Addressing Skin Blues — Cherie's Guide to Properly Transition From Winter to Spring

When the seasons change, so should your skincare routine!
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Jul. 22, 2020
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You’ve spent months of trotting around in the snow, dodging slush, and avoiding frost. The sun’s finally within reach now, and spring greets you on the horizon. Winter is almost gone, taking with it glum moods and dry, itchy skin. You’ve probably spent the first quarter of the year slathering serum on top of balms and oils, but with increased humidity and warmer air at hand, your skin may be in for a shock. How do you properly prepare your skin for the sunny season? Below are some steps to help you transition from winter to spring:Step #1: Change your moisturizerApplying generous amounts of thick cream may have saved your facial skin during winter, but springtime calls for different needs. Sticking to a thick cream moisturizer will prevent your skin from breathing, which could result in clogged pores and unavoidable breakouts. Look for a moisturizer with a thinner consistency instead, as your skin will need all the help it can get to regulate your body temperature (Hint: The process is done through your pores!). Ensure that it comes with SPF as well, especially since the sun will be up more frequently. If you’re exposed to the sun for longer periods, switch to a product with an SPF of 30 or higher. At night, a water gel cream will do your face more justice as it hydrates without leaving you feeling sticky and uncomfortable. Remember: To keep your skin truly hydrated and glowing, apply your moisturizer as soon as you get out of the bath—slightly damp skin will seal the water particles better Step #2: Stay hydratedsome text hereStep #3: Reduce your exfoliating sessionsThe power of exfoliation is undeniable, especially during the winter season. Dry, dead skin cells create chaos on otherwise healthy skin, as they clog your pores and prevent products from penetrating your skin. As soon as the weather gets warmer, however, there will be enough humidity in the air to keep your pores more open and receptive to skincare products. With this in mind, reduce your exfoliating sessions. With your pores already vulnerable, you risk causing small tears in your skin. Step #4: Lighten up on product useAs with your moisturizer choice, exchange those winter makeup staples to lighter products. Foundation may have been the best choice for winter, but use a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream for warmer temperatures. This allows your skin to breathe—remember that your pores are open, to anything of too much can easily clog them. If you can, go for an SPF tint or BB cream for maximum sun protection. Switch your matter cream lippies to tints and balms instead, and your powdered blush into stains. The best way to take care of your skin is to use less!ConclusionWhile the steps mentioned above are foolproof ways to a spring transition, there is no universal solution to address all skincare blues. Skin types vary and the way a product responds to an individual may not be the case for you. Use this as a guide, but remember to listen to your body! You know it better than anyone else. For the latest on beauty, skincare, and wellness, download the Cherie app! We’ll be your best friend, letting you in on all the trends and reviews—100% authentic, honest, and uninfluenced.
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