9 Best Spring Skincare Tips for Healthy & Glowing Skin

9 Best Spring Skincare Tips for Healthy & Glowing Skin

9 Best Spring Skincare Tips for Healthy & Glowing Skin

Spring has nearly sprung, and we couldn’t be more grateful! However, it isn’t just about milder temperatures, blooming houseplants, and celebrating the spring equinox. That’s right; new beginnings also symbolise new beginnings for your skincare routine. After all, spring skincare requires a complete overhaul from the hydrating layers of winter skincare. But where do you begin? Well, learning how to transition skincare routines from winter to spring requires a little bit of knowledge, and a lot of intuition about your skin.

That’s right – it’s time to stop layering on the thick, occlusive moisturisers. Instead, welcome the warmer weather by letting your skin breathe. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t moisturise at all. Whether you’re on the lookout for new spring skincare products, or want to learn to take better care of your skin this spring, you’ve come to the right place. At Poko, we’ve got all the information you need, to take better care of your skin this spring!

Start your spring skincare routine with exfoliation

During the colder months, we tend to treat our skin to thicker, more occlusive moisturisers. Over time, these moisturisers can build up in our pores, clogging them. This also means that our skin rarely gets a chance to breathe – especially if you practice slugging at night. Once spring rolls around, however, this can also mean that your skin seems a little dull. Don’t worry; the solution is far easier than you might think.

Begin your spring skincare routine with something you already have in your arsenal: a chemical exfoliant. Think of the chemical exfoliant as a hard reset for your skin; it’ll help prepare your skin for the new season, and ensure that it’s completely ready for a pared-down routine, with much lighter skincare products. Simply add a chemical exfoliant to your skincare routine once a week (or twice, if you have oily or congested skin), and feel the difference. If you don’t have a chemical exfoliant, or don’t know where to start, then we’d recommend Poko’s AHA Exfoliating Treatment. This option offers a gentle yet effective exfoliant for all skin types – and it slips seamlessly into your skincare routine, no matter what products you use.

It’s time to hydrate!

What happens to the skin in spring? While this season is far milder on the skin than winter, it can also be tempting to spend more time outdoors. Let’s be real – spring isn’t exactly warm, either! Therefore, come springtime, there’s no better way to take care of your skin than to hydrate it. While a moisturiser is crucial in a spring skincare routine, we’re partial to hydrating from the inside out. After all, warmer temperatures mean that you should increase your water intake. A glass of wine or two in the evenings can be tempting – especially as the evenings grow longer and warmer.

However, alcohol is a diuretic, which means that too much can cause dehydration. When your body is dehydrated, the tell-tale signs seem to predominantly crop up on your skin – sagging, fine lines, and itchiness can all be signs of dehydration. Therefore, consider swapping a glass of wine for a glass of water, or carrying a reusable water bottle around with you, and sipping at it throughout the day.

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Your spring skincare routine should involve spring cleaning

You heard it here first: spring cleaning also involves skincare. We’ve all had the tendency to hold onto older skincare products – especially if it was a little more on the expensive side. However, did you know that skincare products can expire, just like everything else? While they might not display physical signs of change, it’s likely for these products to lose potency, after the expiration date lapses. Therefore, it’s important to keep abreast of your skincare products, and make notes of what might have expired.

This spring, make it a point to clear out your skincare shelfie. By doing this, you can ensure that you’re only putting good-quality, effective serums and moisturisers on your skin. If your favourite serum has expired, fear not! It’s also time to completely revamp your skincare routine – and you can do this by browsing the product selection from your favourite brand. If you’re in the market for something new, why not browse the Poko product selection?

Switch up your moisturiser

If you’ve ever wondered, “How can I change my skincare routine in spring?”, then you’ve come to the right place! If you can only change one thing about your skincare routine (beauties on a budget, we have you covered!) in the spring, then make it your moisturiser. We all know that winter can be rather harsh on our skin, and therefore, most of us tend to use thicker, more occlusive moisturisers during the colder months. However, spring skincare often requires lighter options – especially when it comes to moisturisers. This is especially true if you have oily or combination skin, as a thicker moisturiser can clog your pores, make the skin appear more oily, or cause breakouts.

Therefore, in the springtime, we’d recommend swapping your current moisturiser for a lighter option. Finding the perfect moisturiser can be difficult – many lighter options might not be as hydrating as you’d like. However, at Poko, we have the perfect solution: our Light Hydrating Moisturiser works perfectly for all skin types. Its light texture makes it an excellent choice for your spring skincare routine, and it promises hours of hydration after application!

Include your eyes in spring skincare

The days are finally getting longer – and we couldn’t be happier about it. However, this also means that our skin is exposed to the sun for longer periods. At Poko, we’ve emphasised the importance of SPF before, and we’ll stick by that as the days get longer. However, we’d also like to highlight how important it is to take care of the delicate skin around your eyes. After all, this is the first area on your face to show signs of stress and ageing – a lack of sleep, dehydration, and yes, sun damage, can often be seen around the eyes. Thankfully, taking care of the skin around your eyes couldn’t be easier! We’d recommend our Correcting Eye Cream, coupled with a light SPF, and a chic pair of sunglasses for all the days in the sun!

Speaking of SPF, everyone should use it!

With the cold weather and grey clouds long behind us, we’re all looking forward to sunny days. While we all know the importance of a good spring skincare regimen, it’s just as important to be diligent about SPF application. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: SPF is the most effective anti-ageing tool in your skincare arsenal. Therefore, be sure to layer on the SPF before you leave the house on those spring mornings. This will protect your skin from harmful UV rays, and help reduce chances of hyperpigmentation. In addition to this, you could also layer up on skincare products that offer sun protection – like our Regenerating Collagen Moisturiser. By doing this, you’ll offer your skin added layers of protection, which encourages better results from your SPF.

Make double-cleansing part of your spring skincare routine

What better way to achieve healthy and glowing skin this spring, than with a good, old-fashioned double-cleanse? Plus, it’s the perfect addition to a spring skincare routine. After all, with the addition of oil, sebum, sweat, and makeup, the humble double-cleanse turns your skin into a blank canvas – one that’s ready for the rest of your skincare regimen. At Poko, we like to begin our double-cleanse with our Luxury Facial Oil; just a few drops should do the trick, emulsifying any makeup or oil that has built up on your skin’s surface.

Then, we like to follow this up with our Purifying Gel Cleanser – for that Poko-perfect cleanse. By deciding to double-cleanse your skin this spring, there’s no doubt that you’ll see clearer, healthier skin. There’s really no better way to address clogged pores and reduce the risk of blackheads and breakouts.

Strive for sustainability

Sustainability seems to be at an all-time high this year – just in time for you to incorporate it into your spring skincare routine. After all, a skincare routine should be part of your self-care, and what better way to do this than to treat yourself to one or two sustainable skincare products? Plus, sustainable beauty alternatives can be better for your skin. So many high-street skincare brands are peppered with harmful additives, whether for texture-related purposes, or to extend the shelf life of these products. By switching to a vegan-friendly, cruelty-free alternative, you aren’t just making decisions that are better for your skin – you’re also making decisions that pave the way for a more sustainable future.

Let your spring skincare routine support your skin

Ultimately, when your spring skincare routine is a good one, you can rely on it to support your skin. But what makes for a good skincare routine in the spring? Well, we’d recommend placing emphasis on lighter, non-occlusive products. Choose hydrating options like lighter moisturisers and facial mists. You could also swap your foundation for a tinted moisturiser, or use a gel-based SPF. By doing this, you’ll create the perfect environment for your skin to thrive – and in this environment, your skin can truly support you through the transition season!

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