• Courtney Shirkey

Start Your Spring Skincare Routine!



Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer weather, sunshine, and unfortunately - pollen! However, the warm temperatures and for some areas, humidity, mean you need to switch up your skincare routine. Winter is drier and means more moisturizing to keep your skin hydrated. Spring brings more moisture in the air, but it doesn't mean you need to stop using moisturizer! Here are some tips and tricks for transitioning your winter routine to the new season.



Swapping Your Moisturizer


One of the first things you want to do is switch to a lighter moisturizer. Our skin holds more water naturally in the warmer months, which means we don't need a heavy-duty moisturizing routine with oils, balms, and lotions. Instead, try switching it out to a lightweight daily moisturizer. Introduce this into your routine on a regular basis every morning. Additionally, you might want to consider switching to some SPF to help protect your skin!



Lighten Up Your Makeup


Pores are easily clogged by excessive makeup, oils, and dirt. When you sweat, you are producing more oils that can remain on your face. Makeup doesn't allow your skin to breathe as easily, which makes it important to switch to a lighter foundation as well so you don't clog your pores. Try switching out your full coverage foundation with a BB cream for the spring and summer months. This moisturizes your skin and offers coverage, but allows your skin to breathe even during the hot months.



Spring Cleaning


Everyone is familiar with spring cleaning every year. You go through your home and deep clean your rooms and other areas to start the year fresh. However, do you ever consider doing this with your makeup and skincare products as well? Check through all your products for any that might be expired or dried out. Throw them out if they are past their expiration dates. Don't forget to also clean your makeup brushes and any other supplies you reuse when going through your daily routine.



Wash Your Face


Consistently washing your face morning and night will help to keep your skin healthy and clear. This routine helps to eliminate any grime that might collect on your face throughout the day/night. On occasion, you might want to use an exfoliator at night to eliminate any dead skin cells. Your morning face washer/cleanser can be more gentle to prepare you for the upcoming day.



Exercise?


One might ask what exercise has to do with any skincare routine. However, regular exercise is important to both your health and your skin. When you exercise, you sweat, which expels dirt and oil from your pores. Like we mentioned above, exercising with makeup will potentially clog your pores. However, without makeup, your skin is able to breathe. The one thing you need to remember is to cleanse your skin after working out. Don't let any sweat remain on your face for long periods of time because this also should be removed once it's expelled the dirt and grime.



Look for natural skin care products when you are making the switch for spring. These will also keep your skin refreshed and healthy because you aren't washing your face with unknown chemicals. Timshel Apothecary handcrafts small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. Our products are guaranteed to protect you, your family, and your home from harmful toxins providing peace of mind through a holistic and natural alternative. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of our customers and the environment. We aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

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