We’ve followed the groundhog. We’ve moved the clocks forward. And we’re anxious to swap the comforting tomato soup for the fresh cucumber salad.
Not only do your closet and pantry need a spring zhuzh, but so too does your skincare routine.
After enduring several months of harsh winter weather, your skin is in (desperate) need of some extra attention and care. From exfoliating to hydrating to protecting your skin from the sun, we've got you covered. So let's get started on achieving healthy, radiant skin for the new season.
Remove the dead winter skin
Exfoliating should be one of the first things we do come springtime. Our face has seen some harsh weather, so removing dead skin can give you a new glow. Try Riversol’s Exfoliating Glycolic Peel to brighten up your spring complexion.
Wake up your skin with dry brushing
Maybe your skin feels like it’s been hibernating all winter, hiding under the cozy warmth of those extra layers. With the help of a dry brush (a firm, bristled brush), you can do just that and more. Think of it as a non-chemical peel. It helps to remove dead skin cells, increase blood circulation in your skin, and much more.
Dry brushing isn’t a new thing, in fact, it’s been around for thousands of years in some form. From India’s Ayurvedic system to ancient Egyptians, Grecians, Romans, and Chinese, dry brushing has been found in one form or another for centuries.
Related article: Dry Body Brushing Benefits, Results, and Your Complete How To Guide to the Body Brush
This guide from our sister company, Midnight Paloma, explains everything from what dry brushing is, how often you should do it, and even the results and aftercare.
Hydrate your skin from the outside, in
Winter is known to have a drying effect on our skin. Even if you don’t normally have dry skin, it’s important to still moisturize on a daily basis. This will ensure your skin looks (and feels) its best.
But for the warmer months, some moisturizers can feel heavier than they need to be. That’s why we recommend changing to a lighter moisturizer. You’ll still get the same results, just without the heaviness.
Protect your skin from the sun
At Riversol, we believe sunscreen should be a part of your daily routine, all year round! So adding sunscreen to your skincare regimen shouldn’t be new, but it bears reminding since the sun will start to be out more with the warmer weather.
Related article: Choosing the Right Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, you are probably a little extra cautious when selecting products, this article can help you determine which is best for you.
Uncover your neck
The skin on our neck doesn’t get nearly as much love or care as it deserves. And now that it’s spring, our décolletés are starting to peep out from those scarves and turtlenecks. The skin on your neck is different than on your face. Give your neck skin the TLC it deserves with creams that are specially formulated to treat the area.
Eat and Drink Fresh
This time we’re nourishing your skin from the inside out. And we have just the smoothie to help.
Related article: Glowing Skin Smoothie
Want something delicious that will help your skin glow? Here’s a new recipe we developed in-house for just such an occasion. Glowing Skin Smoothie.
Treat yourself to a little self-care
Need an excuse to sit there and relax for 15-20 minutes? Try a face mask. It’s self-care and skincare all rolled into one. And a Hydrating Antioxidant Mask is just what Doctor Rivers ordered. This mask will not only hydrate your skin (as the name suggests), but it will also brighten your skin and freshen your mind (thanks self-care).
Get your sleep, then get more sleep
Our sleep changes over the years and it can have some strange effects on our body over time. Either we wake up more often during the night leaving us feeling like we haven’t had a good night’s sleep or we just can’t seem to fall asleep. That’s why it’s important to prioritize rest and do what we can to ensure a good night’s sleep.
Evaluate your routine before making changes
Lastly (or maybe firstly?), before you implement any new steps to your skincare regimen, start by assessing your current routine. Sometimes, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel when you maybe just need to swap out your moisturizer for a lighter product?
It’s important to invest in quality products that you trust and that work for your skin. If you can try the product with samples first, that can help you determine if it’s worth the switch.
Whatever you do, be sure to give your skin the attention it deserves. By following these tips and making them your own, you can create a personalized and effective skincare routine that works for you.