Spring Cleaning Your 2023 Skincare Routine

Alameda California Skincare

Spring has arrived, and with it, it’s time to give your skincare routine a fresh start! As the seasons change, our skin changes too, and it’s important to adapt our skincare routine accordingly. In this blog, we will be discussing three main points to help you spring clean your 2023 skincare routine. Let’s dive in!

Skin Care Routine Order: Morning And Night

While your skin’s needs change as the weather fluctuates, it’s imperative to practice an ongoing skincare routine that gives you a healthy glow. A question our licensed estheticians hear more often than not is “What is the proper way to apply skincare products?”

Lucky for you, we’ve put together the exact order in which you should be applying skincare products from cleanser to sunscreen.

Daytime Skincare Routine

It’s essential to start your day with a clean slate, and a skincare routine is the perfect way to do just that. But with so many products out there, it’s hard to know where to start.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for a simple yet effective morning skincare routine that will keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.

Step 1: Cleanser
The first step in your morning skincare routine should always be to cleanse your face. Cleansing removes dirt and impurities that have accumulated on your skin overnight. Choose a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type to avoid stripping your skin of natural oils.

Step 2: Toner
After cleansing, apply a toner to help balance your skin’s pH levels and remove any remaining traces of dirt or oil. Toners can also help your skin absorb your other skincare products more effectively.

Step 3: Serum
Serums are lightweight products that contain concentrated active ingredients. Apply a serum that contains antioxidants or vitamin C to help protect your skin from environmental damage and improve skin texture and tone.

Step 4: Eye cream
The skin around your eyes is delicate and requires special attention. Use an eye cream that is designed to hydrate and brighten the area, reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

Step 5: Moisturizer
Moisturizing is essential for maintaining healthy skin, so make sure to apply a lightweight moisturizer that provides hydration and helps protect your skin from UV damage. Look for a moisturizer that suits your skin type, whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin.

Step 6: Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must-have in any morning skincare routine. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day, especially if you’re spending time outdoors.

It’s nearly impossible to start your day off on the wrong foot when you stick to this morning skincare routine! Make sure you’re prepping your skin for bedtime with a solid night time regime as well.

Night Time Skincare Routine

It’s no secret that a solid morning skincare routine is key to maintaining healthy skin, but having a night-time routine is just as important. While you sleep, your skin works to repair itself, making it the perfect time to provide it with the right ingredients to help it along. That’s why a good night-time skincare routine is essential to achieving healthy and glowing skin.

To help you get started, here’s a step-by-step guide to an effective night-time skincare routine.

Step 1: Cleanser
Just like in the morning, start your night-time skincare routine with a gentle cleanser to remove any makeup, dirt, and impurities that have accumulated on your skin throughout the day.

Step 2: Toner
After cleansing, apply a toner to balance your skin’s pH levels and prepare it for the rest of your skincare routine. This will help your skin better absorb your other products.

Step 3: Treatment
If you have any specific skin concerns, such as acne, dark spots, or fine lines, apply a treatment product to target these areas. Look for ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid, or niacinamide, depending on your specific concern.

Step 4: Eye cream
Just like in the morning, use an eye cream that is designed to hydrate and brighten the delicate skin around your eyes.

Step 5: Moisturizer
At night, you can use a heavier moisturizer than in the morning. Choose a product that contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides to keep your skin hydrated while you sleep.

Step 6: Face oil
If your skin is feeling particularly dry, you can add a few drops of facial oil to your moisturizer to give it an extra boost of hydration. Look for oils like jojoba or rosehip, which are great for all skin types.

Step 7: Lip balm
Don’t forget to take care of your lips! Use a lip balm to keep your lips hydrated and soft overnight!

Use these staple routines as the foundation for enhancing how your skin looks and feels – no matter the time of year! With that being said, there are some texture and appearance changes you may notice as the seasons change. Now that winter is behind us, you can start habitually prepping your skin for spring!

Winter Is Out, But Healthy Skin Is Always In Season

Put that Vaseline away! As we transition to a warmer time of year, here are the essential changes to your daily morning prep that will jumpstart your skin’s health.

Think About Your Seasonal Skin Changes

As the weather changes, your skin will react differently to the environment, which is why it’s essential to evaluate the seasonal changes in your skin. Assess your skin type and adjust your routine accordingly. For example, if you have oily skin, you may find that your skin produces more oil during warmer months, while drier skin types may require more hydration during the colder months. By understanding your skin type and its unique needs, you can make adjustments to your routine to ensure your skin remains balanced and healthy all year round.

It’s also important to look for changes in texture, oiliness, or dryness, and adjust your routine accordingly. During the spring season, you may notice your skin feels a bit more oily due to increased humidity levels. This may require a switch to lighter moisturizers to help balance your skin’s oil production. Your skin might have felt dry during the cold winter but as summer comes closer that will likely change; phase out your hydrating lotions and perhaps seek lighter coverage than your winter moisturizer. Don’t forget the toner, too! By evaluating these changes, you can adapt your routine to provide the necessary care and attention your skin needs during each season.

If you want to revitalize your epidermic system entirely, check out our Ormedic Organic Facial Treatment! The natural blend of hydrating oils and peptides moisturize your skin to new life and fuller color.

Add Sunscreen

If you do anything – at any time of the year – wear sunscreen. You’ll thank us later.

Adding sunscreen to your skincare routine is a must. Sun damage brings premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and skin cancer, making it essential to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. When selecting a sunscreen, pick a broad-spectrum formula with at least SPF 30 to ensure you’re getting adequate protection from both UVA and UVB rays. You can choose from a variety of sunscreen formulations such as creams, lotions, gels, or sprays. If you have acne-prone skin, try opting for an oil-free solution like Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen

Apply sunscreen as the last step in your morning skincare routine, ensuring it covers all exposed areas of your face and neck. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day, especially if you’re spending time outdoors or sweating. Regular use of sunscreen not only protects your skin from sun damage but also helps prevent signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Not to mention it reduces risks of skin cancer!

Exfoliate For The Warm Seasons

Exfoliation is a crucial step in any skincare routine, helping to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and promote cell turnover. But, it’s important to be mindful of how the changing seasons can affect your exfoliation frequency. With spring and its sweaty temperatures approaching, it’s essential to incorporate exfoliation once or twice a week into your routine, depending on your skin’s needs. Over-exfoliation can damage your skin’s natural barrier, leading to irritation or dryness.

Regular exfoliation not only improves the texture and appearance of your skin but also allows for better absorption of other skincare products. Moreover, in the hotter months, it helps promote a brighter and more even complexion. So, make sure to evaluate your skincare routine and add exfoliation to it if you haven’t already. Your skin will thank you for the extra care!

If your skin feels extra flaky and dead, consider getting one of our custom facials with a microdermabrasion treatment! This treatment helps remove dead skin and energize new cells with a unique process.

Taking Care Of Your Skin Makes All The Difference

Healthy, glowing skin requires some TLC. By incorporating these three springtime tweaks into your skincare routine, you can achieve the radiant complexion you’ve been dreaming of. But, for optimal results it’s worth considering scheduling a facial treatment with us. Our licensed estheticians are experts in assessing your skin’s unique needs and can recommend the best treatment to help you achieve your skincare goals.

Whether you’re looking to address fine lines, acne, or hyperpigmentation, our customizable facials are tailored to meet your specific needs. So why wait? Don’t hesitate to contact us and book your appointment today. Your skin deserves to be pampered and will thank you for it!