Dealing with dullness and skin that’s devoid of luminosity? To remedy the effects of winter’s brisk, bitter and blustery weather, it’s all about tried and true products for bringing out the brightness of skin ravaged by the elements during the colder months.
Your spring skincare routine is simple: lighter moisturizers, chemical exfoliation, SPF, and a great cleanser to wash it all off. It’s more normal than formal. The spring is an excellent time to reinvigorate that regimen and return to a full routine—not a complicated one, but enough to ensure we’re thoroughly removing makeup, addressing acne and caring for our skin so as to stave off fine lines and wrinkles. Here’s what to bring back into your spring skin care arsenal.
1. Use Cool Cleansers
Try one that will keep you matte and fresh when the mercury rises, like DCL Active Mattifying Cleanser. This extraordinarily effective facial wash gently cleanses and purifies oily/breakout-prone skin, while helping to eliminate excess sebum. It’s perfect for using after a workout.
2. Hydrate Your Skin
If you’re dry or concerned with anti-aging, you may want to layer your moisturizer up with a serum. Serums’ consistency delivers a more potent punch of key ingredients directly to the skin. You want to apply a small amount of both products while your skin is still wet post-washing for maximum effectiveness. One combo to try? DCL’s dynamic duo: Hydra Boost Finishing Serum layered over Skin Renewal Complex SPF 30, which works well for all types of skin.
3. Apply That Eye Cream
Never forget eye cream! Apply it morning and night in a wing all the way toward your temples to eschew crows feet. Don’t neglect your lids or under eye, either. We are partial to DCL C Scape High Potency Eye Treatment, an elixir packed with a Vitamin C complex to help eradicate the signs of fatigue. You can also use a thicker winter-worthy moisturizer as eye cream in a pinch.
4. Protect Daily
Just because the temps are cooler doesn’t mean you can skip this vital step. Always apply a layer of SPF over your moisturizer and reapply throughout the day. DCL Super Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50 boasts the protection you need in an elegantly layerable formula so you can combine it with your moisturizer or serum of choice.
5. Exfoliate Weekly
Sloughing off dead skin cells at least once a week is key to having healthy, smooth skin. DCL AHA Resurfacing Lotion 20 is powered by an impressive 20% glycolic acid complex that encourages cell renewal, while retexturizing and renewing skin to reveal a brighter, smoother and more even-toned complexion.