For many, spring feels like the season to refresh and restart — hence all the spring cleaning and purging. For beauty lovers, it’s a time to clean up your makeup bags, simplify your beauty processes and refresh your must-have beauty products. Of course that means it’s also a time to reassess your skin care routine, transition out of your winter beauty staples and adopt ones more suitable for the warm weather being ushered in. And we have five quick tips to help you do exactly that.
From finding the best facial cleanser and moisturizer, to the importance of wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen, to the allure of creating a faux glow with self-tanner, everything you need to know to slay spring is just a scroll away.
1. Pick a New Facial Cleanser
An easy way to spring clean your skin care product stash is to start by investing in a gentle facial cleanser option, like micellar water, which can also remove makeup. Since micellar water doesn’t require any rinsing, it can be especially handy when you’re traveling (hello, spring break!) or in need of a little post-workout refresh.
Powered by tiny oil molecules that attract dirt, oil, and makeup and lift them off your skin, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types hydrates, soothes and intensely purifies.
When you have more time to dedicate to your cleansing routine, consider reaching for the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser to gently exfoliate your skin while giving it a soothing cleanse without over-drying it.
2. Switch to a Lightweight Moisturizer
Moisturizing should be a twice-daily step in your skin care routine year-round. But while you may have found you needed to use a heavier formula during the winter months, the same might not hold true for spring. Consider using a lighter-weight moisturizer, such as a water-based formula, this season.
The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration sans a greasy finish. If you love a tinted moisturizer, try the L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer, which has a 70 percent water-infused blend with aloe vera and witch hazel. It offers lightweight, natural coverage for those no makeup, makeup days when you want a clean look but still want to conceal imperfections.
3. Stock Up On Broad-Spectrum SPF
The final step in your skin care routine should always be broad-spectrum sunscreen — no matter the season or weather. Yes, even on rainy spring days, since you can still get burned when it’s cloudy outside, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
If you find yourself in a rush, you can always use a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30, to help cut a step out of your skin care routine. Apply it 15 minutes before sun exposure and make sure you put it in your purse so that you can reapply every two hours.
4. Try a Tinted Serum
Just as with your moisturizer, you may have reached for a heavy foundation in the winter. But spring is all about lightening things up, especially as the warm weather makes you want to take things off. For those days when you just want subtle radiance that looks natural, try using a tinted serum like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Hyaluronic Tinted Serum. It helps skin feel hydrated and look brighter with a glowing finish.
5. Fake Your Glow With Self-Tanner
Once you come out of winter hibernation you may find your complexion looks somewhat sallow. You can get a faux glow by using self-tanner. There are so many types of self-tanner available, so using one has never been easier. Take your pick from any of these top options:
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Water Mist, Vitamin E: This easy to use spray is infused with vitamin E and absorbs quickly without a sticky or greasy feel.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Facial Drops, Fragrance-Free: Building a tan has never been simpler than adding this tanning serum to your favorite moisturizer. If you use it at night, you’ll wake up to a gorgeous glow.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Water Mousse: This tanning mousse works just like your gradual self-tanner lotion but with a more lightweight feel. Apply it evenly onto clean skin and watch your glow grow in as little as four hours.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes: These self-tanning towelettes make it easy to get your glow on while on-the-go. They’re also perfect for those hard to reach areas that often give away that your tan is fake. Don’t forget the knees, knuckles and toes and no one will ever know.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Glow Daily Moisturizer Natural Skin Tone Enhancer: This daily moisturizer can also offer a short-term, healthy glow for fair to medium skin tones. Enriched with almond oil, mango butter and vitamin E — tan or no tan — it’s a must for deeply hydrated, spring ready skin.
Written by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn
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