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Spring skincare essentials: Transitioning your routine for warmer weather

As the seasons change from the cold, harsh winter to the warmer, sunnier spring, so too should our skincare routines. Transitioning your skincare to accommodate the rising temperatures can help maintain your skin’s health and enhance its glow.

The following is a helpful guide to tweaking your skincare regimen to best suit the spring season.

1. Update your cleanser for a deeper clean: In the wintertime, you may find yourself turning to more emollient cleansers to keep your skin from becoming too tight. If you’ve been using a creamier or oil-based cleanser during the colder months, spring might be the right time to introduce a foaming or gel cleanser like the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel or Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash. These can be better at penetrating your pores, effectively removing the sweat, oil, and makeup that can accumulate on warmer days.

2. Exfoliate for a brighter, more vibrant complexion: Exfoliating will help remove winter’s buildup of dead skin cells and debris. Regular exfoliation will bring vibrance to a dull complexion while smoothing the skin and keeping blemishes at bay. Transitioning into spring, it’s wise to exfoliate one to two times a week depending on your skin type. Chemical exfoliants like AHAs (glycolic acid) or BHAs (salicylic acid) are excellent for gentle yet effective exfoliation. Shop our range of exfoliators here.

3. Lighten up your moisturiser for a more comfortable feel: During winter, heavier creams are often used to combat dryness. However, as the weather warms, these thick moisturisers may feel too thick on the skin, potentially leading to clogged pores and discomfort. We recommend switching to a lighter, water-based moisturiser which will provide hydration without overpowering the skin. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin which help retain moisture without extra weight. We recommend Dermalogica Calm Water Gel or Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturiser.

4. Use a strong SPF to shield your skin: While sunscreen is a year-round necessity, it’s particularly crucial in the spring and summer when the days are longer and we spend more time outdoors. Ensure you use a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30. Reapply every two hours or immediately after sweating or swimming to protect your skin from premature aging and other damage from UV rays. We carry a range of SPF options so you can choose the best one for your skin type.

5. Incorporate antioxidants for powerful protection: Incorporating antioxidants into your skincare routine can combat free radicals generated by increased sun exposure. Vitamin C is a popular choice that not only protects against environmental aggressors but also brightens the skin. Serums are typically the best way to incorporate high concentrations of antioxidants. We carry a range of exceptional serums that come highly recommended. Try Dermalogica BioLumin C Serum for brighter, firmer, and more radiant skin. Advanced bio-technology and an ultra-stable Vitamin C complex work synergystically to enhance bioavailability of Vitamin C to fight oxidative stress and the appearance of skin ageing before it starts.

By adjusting your skincare routine to the changing seasons, you can better protect your skin from seasonal challenges and keep it looking its best. Always remember to listen to your skin’s needs and adjust products accordingly—what works in the chill of January might not be perfect for the warmth of May. Strala has a wide range of quality skincare, beauty, and haircare products to keep you looking and feeling your best.