Springtime is full of transitions: The gray, rainy days of winter encourage bright, beautiful flowers to bloom, and cool, crisp mornings give way to warm, sunny afternoons. With spring’s promise of warmer weather and longer days, there’s no harm in looking to the future and dreaming of sunshine!
When it comes to skincare, though, moving from winter to spring can take a little preparation. You still want to hydrate your skin for the blustery days ahead, but if you’re already in that springtime state of mind, here are few tips to transition your skincare routine right now.
1. Exfoliate Dry Skin
With cold air comes dry, flaky skin. Gentle, weekly exfoliation can help you unveil your springtime glow. To exfoliate your face, add ProX by Olay Advanced Cleansing Brush System to your routine. The two-speed rotating facial cleansing brush massages the ProX by Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser into your skin, thoroughly cleaning as it gently exfoliates. To exfoliate the rest of your body, wash every day with Olay Daily Exfoliating with Sea Salts Body Wash. Its advanced formula gently exfoliates your skin and cleanses while delivering long-lasting moisture to help treat dryness.
2. Grab a Serum or a Mist
If you haven’t investigated the serum trend yet, now is the time! Layer Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum underneath moisturizer to keep skin extra soft. Infused with Olay’s Amino-Peptide Complex II, this formula is designed to deliver moisturizing ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface. After just four weeks, your skin’s appearance is firmer. Then once spring hits, you can get away with a serum-only moisturizing routine.
3. Energize Your Skin
If your skin needs a boost after gloomy winter days, try a facial mist. Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence contains the revitalizing and hydrating benefits of a vitamin C, bergamot and vitamin B3 mist. Every cloudlike mist instantly quenches and energizes, leaving your face looking bright and makeup looking refreshed.
4. Say Goodbye to Body Cream
A heavy cream is great for the dry, winter months, but you don’t want to moisturize your body with it all year long – or you’ll find yourself sweating under it in the spring and summer heat. Choose a nourishing formula with a lighter consistency, and make sure it has SPF.
5. Switch up Your Deodorant
When the weather heats up, so do you. Beat the heat – and get long-lasting odor protection with more natural ingredients – with Secret Aluminum Free Deodorant. With no aluminum, no parabens and no dyes, it’s a gentler, skin-friendly solution that will have you reaching for your sleeveless tops.
6. Protect Your Pout
If you aren’t using a lip balm with SPF, make it a point to start. It will help heal cracked winter lips and protect your lips from further damage in the sun. In other words, it’s a total year-round beauty must-have.
7. Freshen up Your Feet and Legs
Sandal season is right around the corner, so make sure those toes are ready to show! Use a foot cream daily and exfoliate your feet a few times a week to help heal the dry, cracked heels winter is bound to leave behind. While you’re at it, get your legs ready for short and skirt weather by shaving with the Venus Smooth Sensitive Razor. It features the SkinElixir lubrastrip and three body-hugging blades for a smooth shave with up to 0 percent irritation.*
*U.S. Consumer Study, February 2018.
8. Update Your Makeup
Updating your makeup is a crucial part of this beauty transition – not just for a new spring color palette, but to ditch any germs that can build up in your makeup over time. Spring is a great time to experiment with lighter-weight foundation formulas, rosy blushes and fun trends like colored mascara.