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Roses are red, violets are blue, spring is here and it’s time for a switcheroo! In just two days, spring officially begins. It’s the season for new beginnings as we transition from the brutal cold to warmer weather. That said: it’s an ideal time to revisit your skin care routine and swap out thicker and denser formulas for lighter products.
When we think of spring, things that are light, fresh, floral, energizing and brand new come to mind. In this piece, we highlight moisturizers perfect for the winter-to-spring skin care transition, and tips on restoring radiance in dull winter skin.
No matter where you live and what skin type you have, everyone can use a moisturizing lotion. Read on for facial moisturizer recommendations based on your skin type.
Never miss a moment to moisturize if you have dry skin. While you can stick to winter-friendly moisturizing formulas during the seasonal change, not everyone likes a dense finish under the spring and summer sun. A lightweight moisturizer cream with the right formula can still effectively tackle rough and parched skin. Lightweight humectants, like honey, are perfect for a spring skin care routine as they absorb well into skin, and help attract and retain moisture.
Rose-infused skin care products loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals are also beneficial to dry skin. The rose ingredient in oil form is especially favorable for this skin type. Formulated with rosewater and rose oil, heimish’s Bulgarian Rose Satin Cream moisturizes and helps to brighten and even skin tone, making it a worthy addition for spring skin care. Emollients pair well with humectants to strengthen the skin barrier, prevent water loss and moisturize skin.
Sensitive and acne-prone skin
For those with acne-prone and sensitive skin, spring may be your biggest nemesis as it brings seasonal skin allergies. Fear not: there are moisturizers capable of providing skin relief. Opt for hydrating creams containing soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera extract, calendula extract and centella asiatica extract. A lightweight moisturizer like AROMATICA’s hypoallergenic Comforting Calendula Decoction Juicy Cream simultaneously moisturizes and calms skin. Oatmeal-infused products help to reduce dryness and itchy symptoms while restoring skin moisture. Rose-infused skin care also has astringent properties capable of tackling skin concerns like acne and inflammation.
The safest bet when moisturizing combination skin in springtime is a water cream. Typically, those with combination skin deal with an unpleasant shiny T-zone while the rest of the face is dehydrated. Water-based creams have lightweight textures that balance skin’s water-oil levels while keeping skin hydrated. Elizavecca’s well-rounded Aqua Hyaluronic Acid Water Drop Cream is a great daily moisturizer for combination skin, as the cream transforms into water drops to bind moisture and hydrates the skin. Say hello to smooth and supple skin.
Those with oily skin should go for non-oily products. Water-based moisturizers that work well for combination skin also work well for oily skin. These formulas won’t clog pores and thus help to prevent breakouts. Look for a product containing hyaluronic acid, which attracts water to skin without leaving an oily finish. A gel moisturizer is also a great choice for oily skin as the lightweight water gel formula keeps skin cool. A calming gel cream like preange’s Oil Free Water-Full Gel Cream does just that on top of regulating sebum production.
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