Have you ever felt more ready for Spring than you do right now? It's been a bit of a wicked winter, and with our clocks adjusted to enjoy all of that gorgeous extra daylight, we can't wait to welcome Spring. So, as you bid bye-bye to that giant parka and say so long to those heavy sweaters, your skincare strategy could use a bit of a switch-up.
Because springtime skin is all about going for glow. Here's what's in bloom when it comes to a radiant, warmed up complexion:
Time to tone.
The secret step to dewy, glowy skin? Try a toner. After cleansing and before applying serum or moisturizer, add a toner to discover all the glow-inducing good they can do. Fast penetrating and simple to use, toners deliver hydration and so much more. We recommend our Tri-Phase Daily Glow Toner, a 3-in-1 daily toner to smooth, hydrate and brighten for a radiant, lit-from-within glow.
Add a serum step.
We get it- the warmer months have us all wanting to shed the layers but loading up with a serum step will boost your regimen and help with everything from hydration to brightening, exfoliating, and more. Our Hyaluronic Dual-Response Serum rehydrates and replumps to bring dehydrated skin back to life. Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful humectant that helps pull water into the skin. Found naturally in the skin, Hyaluronic Acid diminishes with age and over time which leads to dehydration and the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If you see dull, dehydrated skin with no glow or your moisturizer isn't doing its job, add to your regimen.
And adding a C-step (as in Vitamin C) will take your glow game to the next level. Our Super-C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serumbrings together the brightening power of Vitamin C with retinol's correcting power in one supercharged, lightweight serum. It's a perfect formula to restore radiance, smooth lines and improve elasticity and skin firmness.
Look on the bright side.
Though you may be eyeing up a new pair of sunnies, see dramatic eye results all around by adding an eye product to your routine. We recommend our NEW Peptight™ 360˚ Tightening Eye Serum, now upgraded to harness the power of three unique peptides to visibly tighten, firm, and brighten the entire eye area. Light and layerable, we love the cooling applicator that gently massages and depuffs to reinvigorate this delicate skin.
Give your barrier a boost.
Lasting hydration is key to a strong barrier. Maximize your moisture by using a moisturizer day and night is a must-have. And we've got just the thing! Our SD Advanced™ PLUS Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate targets ten types of collagen while providing continuous moisture for up to 72 hours.
Screen and protect.
It's finally warm enough to take the dog for a long walk or grab a bite outside, so you need sun and pollution protection, not to mention a shield against all of that blue light from screens. Our Full Screen™ Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Clear Finish is packed with healthy vitamins, protects against UVA and UVB rays, and is reef-friendly. It also comes in illuminating and mineral vanishing tint finishes, so you have options when it comes to protecting and defending this season and beyond. And just in time for all that sunshine is our new Super-C SPF 30 Vitamin C Moisturizer. Combining two superstar skincare ingredients, it’s the perfect moisturizing, brightening, and radiance restoring must-have you’ll reach for to pump up your routine and defend against environmental and lifestyle aggressors with advanced Antioxidant and Broad Spectrum SPF.
A few other hot tips for that beautiful bright glow? Sip green tea. Green tea is great because it's rich in antioxidants, and it helps detoxify skin while leaving it healthier-looking and radiant.
And though shower time has become a respite from work/life these days, keep your showers on the shorter side and shy away from making them too steamy. Hot water can dull your skin, so go for lukewarm or, as the weather warms, keep the water temperature cool. And though rethinking your regimen is crucial to revving up radiance, you still have to clock enough sleep. Check out our blog on why a good rest is critical to beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
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