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How To Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

We could not be more excited. It’s officially time to pack away your chunky sweaters and bulky winter coats. Spring, we’re here for you. We await you and all the great (and sometimes not-so-great) things that you bring. The temperamental weather or forecasts that guarantee frizzy hair days are less than ideal but beggars can’t be choosers and we’ve been begging for chirping birds and blooming tulips. While we will probably continue to procrastinate spring cleaning of our houses (Hey, at least we’re self-aware!), spring cleaning our skincare routines is always an exciting process (and great excuse to buy some new products!). We’ve laid out the swaps you should be making to transition your skin while the weather transforms from dry and harsh to moody and humid.

Double Cleanse

As you know by now, the Double Cleanse is the foundation of our skincare philosophy and always the first step in our routine so that’s where we recommend starting spring cleaning. With the dry winter behind us, we like to turn to the Detoxifying Double Cleanse to keep our skin clear and balanced during the moody, transitional weather. It detoxifies, exfoliates and hydrates to get your skin in tip-top shape.

SPF

We all know by now that SPF should be a year-round part of your routine so we’ll skip that lecture this time. It’s even more important now as we venture outside into the sun (shoutout to those endorphins) and shed off layers upon layers of sweaters, scarves and jackets. We love our Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 for daily UV protection. The added benefits of hydration will leave your skin soft without feeling greasy or weighed down.

Eye

We are always on the lookout for our eye area because it’s the most delicate skin and requires some TLC. When our eye creams feel too slick or heavy in the rising temperatures, we turn to our Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask. It will still tackle your major undereye concerns like dark circles, puffiness and fine lines but feels super lightweight and refreshing. Trust us. These will become your holy grail when you’re going for the ‘I-Got-8-Hours-Of-Sleep’ look, even if you only clocked in a measly five.

Serum

Silicones in heavier oil-based serums that once felt comforting can now feel downright suffocating in the warmer weather. We suggest swapping in a water-based serum or something more lightweight like our Firmarine Lift Essence Lotion. This will be the refreshing boost your skin will need as the forecast becomes less dry and more humid.

Mask

As you emerge from the throes of winter, your skin might be left feeling and looking down and dull. It’s the Lighten & Brighten Hydrogel Mask to the rescue! This mask will leave your complexion looking brighter instantly and nourishes your skin with rich essential oils and hydrators like avocado, chamomile, and peony. Even just listing those ingredients has us feeling in the spring state of mind.

Night Cream

It’s time to give the heavy-duty night creams that saved your skin all winter long a rest by swapping in a lightweight gel cream like our Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask. It will still provide intense hydration that your skin needs overnight but it’s delivered through a weightless, NASA-inspired gel texture that allows your skin to breathe.