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Change in regime: From winter to spring

Spring has sprung! As winter takes a backseat and the sun comes out to play, it’s time to load up on Vitamin D and give our wardrobe and beauty regime a fresh makeover. That’s right! While we swap our winter wear for easy-breezy outfits, we must not forget to reboot our beauty regime. Remember, as the weather changes, skincare and beauty regimes must change too. What worked in winter may not necessarily work in spring.

Why you ask? We’ll tell you. You see, during winters, the dry air leaves the skin more dehydrated, stripping it off moisture and making it flaky and itchy. That’s why a deep moisturization seems godsent. But when winter melts into spring, the humidity increases and skin begins to produce natural oils, which can lead to a greasy and sweaty texture leading to clogged pores, breakouts, and acne. This is why lighter products work wonders.

Thus, it is essential to change your beauty regime and keep it in sync with the changing weather. And with spring hot on our heels, we have 6 fabulous beauty tips that will add a spring to your step, a smile to your face, and gorgeousness to your skin.

Cleansers

DITCH: Creamy cleansers
SWITCH TO: Water-based cleansers
Cold weather demands creamier cleansers to hydrate and moisturize dry skin. But as spring pushes its way in, it’s time to push out creamy oil-based cleansers and switch to lightweight, water-based cleansers. Air during Springtime is warmer and does not dry the skin out. Hence, a lightweight cleanser is the best bet.

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Moisturizers

DITCH: Heavy moisturizers
SWITCH TO: Lightweight moisturizers
In winters, the skin tends to soak in all the hydration to prevent drying. But as the temperatures rise, our skin produces more oil. This calls for a water-based or gel-based moisturizer that is easily absorbed into the skin, and the kind that doesn’t clog your pores. It’s time to let your skin breathe. Remember, your skin needs to be moisturized, whatever the season.

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Sunscreen

DITCH: Lower SPF sunscreens
SWITCH TO: Higher SPF sunscreens
This is one beauty step you simply cannot miss, be it winter or spring. The only difference is that as the climate gets hotter, you should ideally opt for a sunscreen with a higher SPF. It is wise to use a 50+ SPF sunscreen with a broad spectrum to protect you from both UVA and UVB rays and prevent sun damage and sunburn. Thus, you can now go out without worrying about the sun.

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Exfoliate

DITCH: No exfoliation
SWITCH TO: Exfoliation!
Winter causes dry skin; hence many avoid exfoliation. But as the weather warms up, it’s time to start exfoliating to get rid of all the dead cells accumulated on your skin during winters. But remember, be gentle on your skin and do not overdo this step. For normal to dry skin, exfoliation once in 10 days works great. For oily skin, once a week is advisable.

Serums

DITCH: Oil-based serums
SWITCH TO: Water-based serums
The same thumb rule applies to serums. As spring sets in, it’s time to swap your oil-based serums for water-based ones. Water-based serums are easily absorbed and will not leave your skin gasping for air, and they’ll also prevent breakouts.

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Makeup

DITCH: The old
SWITCH TO: The new
It’s time to spring-clean your makeup haul and replace all old beauty products with newer ones. Anything old or dated must be replaced. Throw away old makeup and skincare products, wash and sanitize your makeup brushes, sponges, and applicators. Marie Kondo, your beauty arsenal, and keep it free from bacteria, dirt, and grime. Remember, using old makeup products can harm your skin.

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As winter turns into spring, let the new beauty bells ring. Stock your makeup bag with these absolute essentials and prep your skin for sunnier days ahead. A couple of minor adjustments can help you flaunt flawless skin all through spring. Because whatever the weather, remember, healthy skin is always in.

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