Spring cleaning is a term that is derived from the fresh opportunities that this new season brings. When it comes to your skincare, the same can be true, as well. It is the perfect time to declutter so you can renew and refresh your skincare routine. We will start off this 4-part series with the first and most important steps that will set the tone for how you can help your skin recover from the harshness of winter – cleansing and exfoliation. Are you ready to spring clean your skincare routine?
Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine: Cleansing
Cleansing is an essential step in any skincare routine, not just for spring. It helps to get rid of any impurities on your skin, as well as to remove any excess oil and dead skin cells. If you want fresh and glowing skin for spring, you cannot afford to skip this step.
The secret is in finding a cleanser that is suited for your skin type. For skin that is prone to acne, choose ones that can fight impurities. If you suffer from pigmentation, find a brightening cleanser. And if you are prone to dryness, you need a hydrating cleanser. If you use the wrong cleanser, it can make your complexion look dull or, worse, irritated.
The ability to remove buildup is the primary benefit that you can get from the use of cleansers. Over time, dirt, dead skin cells, bacteria, and other elements can build up on your skin surface. A cleanser can help to eliminate them so your skin looks healthy, clean, and fresh for spring.
Cleansing your skin is not only about eliminating skin-deep impurities, however. You need to clear your skin of impurities so that the follicles are not blocked, preventing sebum (or oil), sweat or dirt to be trapped in them. These follicles play a vital role in forming a barrier against bacteria and other pollutants.
Finally, you need to spring clean your skin with cleansers in order to boost hydration. There is a reason why drinking water is encouraged – hydration is needed by the skin to stay healthy and fresh! Choose a cleanser that not only boosts hydration but also locks in moisture on your skin.
Double Cleansing Method
But, cleansing is often not enough. For this, you need to incorporate double cleansing to your skincare routine for spring. Double cleansing is simply a method of cleansing your face twice. The first step involves the use of an oil-based cleanser and then followed with a water-based cleanser.
The first cleanser will give you the benefits mentioned above while the second one is meant to address the specific skin concerns that you have. Essentially, the first step is designed to clear your skin so that it is able to acquire the beneficial properties of the second cleanser.
Start your AM and PM routine with a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin condition and that cares for your skin concerns.
BC Complete Cleansing Bundle
Bc Refresh is free from synthetic foaming agents that can traditionally strip pores and leave the skin feeling tight. Instead, the revolutionary cleanser relies on a non-irritating, single-plant ingredient to gently purify even the most problematic of skin types.
This bundle comes with 2 perfectly crafted Biologi Microfiber Cloths.
ASAP Gentle Cleansing Gel
asap gentle cleansing gel is formulated to gently and thoroughly cleanse the skin of makeup and impurities in one step, while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture balance. Contains powerful antioxidant White Tea and healing Aloe Vera to calm and soothe. It’s Perfect for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
DERMALOGICA PreCleanse Balm
Your PM routine should start with your first cleanser to remove makeup from the day. Dermalogica’s deep cleansing balm-to-oil melts away excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product build-up on skin. Plus it comes with the Cleansing Mitt to provide a more thorough clean than just your hands.
PIXI Double Cleanse
This all in one cleanser by Pixi in collaboration with skincare Goddess Caroline Hirons is the complete package containing your solid cleansing oil for first cleanse and luxe cleansing cream for second cleanse.
ALPHA-H Triple Action Cleanser
This non-detergent gel cleanser is formulated with soothing Cucumber, hydrating Aloe Vera and Thyme – a powerful natural antibacterial, which helps to minimise excess oil and breakouts. It is suitable for all skin types, including problematic skin.
MADARA Purifying Foam
The Madara Purifying Foam creates a rich, soft foam to deeply, yet gently purify your skin. It is enriched with Rose Water and extract of Northern Yarrow, calms and soothes all skin types. Plus it’s suitable for use around the eyes.
DERMALOGICA UltraCalming Cleanser
The UltraCalming Cleanser is a gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. It helps calm and cool the redness and heat associated with reactive, sensitized or over processed skin, and easily rinses away or wipes off, making it ideal for sensitized skin.
PEGGY SUE Facial Cleanser
The Peggy Sue rich creamy cleanser is your skins new best friend. It instantly comforts delicate skin, whilst gently removing daily pollutants, excess oils and makeup. The hero ingredient is Milk Thistle, an ancient herb that is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce redness and rosacea.
Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine: Exfoliating
Cleansing and exfoliating are two integral parts to spring clean your skincare routine. You already know the benefits of cleansing as listed above. Isn’t exfoliating a redundant step in your skincare routine? Wouldn’t it be too harsh on your skin?
The answer is no. Exfoliation is a must during spring; in fact, expert dermatologists believe spring is the best time to incorporate it into your routine.
But what can exfoliation do for your skin? First off, it gives you smoother skin. Like cleansing, it can get rid of dead skin cells that have settled on the skin surface to reveal soft and smoother skin.
Exfoliation also gives you an even skin tone. Say goodbye to flaky patches on your skin as you reveal brighter and more even skin tone. If you suffer from dark spots, then this step is a must!
Exfoliation also promotes increased circulation on your skin. The more you massage your skin, the more you can promote the circulation of blood to that area so you can get a rosy complexion.
When you exfoliate, always be gentle. In most cases, a weekly exfoliation is enough (especially if you have sensitive skin). Make sure to listen to your skincare needs and adjust your routine accordingly.
With Winter and Self isolation combined, our skin has been under all sorts of stress recently. The team at My Haircare & Beauty have created the Spring Exfoliant Edit to help you remove dead skin cells to get glowing skin. Browse our selection of the finest skin exfoliators to add to your spring beauty toolkit.
PEGGY SUE Pink Facial Exfoliant
Peggy Sue’s Pink Facial Exfoliant instantly smooths tired skin, whilst gently removing dead skin cells, daily pollutants, and excess oils. This exfoliant is great for sensitive skin.
ALYA SKIN Pomegranate Exfoliator Facial Scrub
Alya Pomegranate Exfoliator Facial Scrub uses natural ingredients and is designed specifically for sensitive skin – it shouldn’t give you any breakouts / irritate the skin.
MADARA Exfoliating Oil to Milk Scrub
Forget harsh scrubs – Madara’s luxurious and rich oil-based exfoliating formula smoothly transforms into a delicate milk to gently cleanse, soften and renew the skin without stripping its natural moisture.
You will see a softer, smoother, visibly brighter, cleaner and more glowing complexion.
ASAP Liquid Platinum
The ASAP Liquid Platinum is an overnight regeneration exfoliation treatment. Designed to brighten and refine the skin while you sleep. This advanced treatment gently dissolves dead skin cells, stimulates collagen production while decreasing DNA degradation.
The results will see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
DERMALOGICA Daily Microfoliant
This gentle daily use exfoliating powder helps remove dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. It’s suitable for all skin types and can be used daily.
Do you cleanse and exfoliate? What products are your go-to for this step in your skincare routine? Be sure to follow us on Instagram for tips on this 4-part series on how to spring clean your skincare routine.