Now that winter's over, I have clear skin on the brain. And who wouldn't? The weather is gorgeous, the sun is out, and I'm ready to enjoy it all. At least, I will be once I get my skin in shape. Winter's tough on my complexion, as I'm sure it is for yours as well. The solution? A spring clear skincare routine just right for this weather. Here's what I've been doing to make sure my skin stays clear and glowing this spring.
Shake Off Those Winter Blues - My Go-To Spring Clear Skin Regimen
The number one issue I run into every spring is that my skin gets dry and flaky. I hear it's pretty common as the seasons change. But this isn't the time to get aggressive with harsh exfoliators. After a long, hard winter, you skin needs a little extra TLC. My solution? A konjac sponge.
Konjac sponges are plant based exfoliating and cleansing tools. Because they're 100% natural, you don't have to worry about any weird reactions or irritations that synthetic sponges can cause. Instead, you can use them to gently (I repeat: gently) slough off dead skin. My Beauty by Earth sponges came in a two-pack. I use my white sponge right when winter is turning into spring. Then, once I've recovered from the worst of the winter damage, I step it up to the black sponge. This one packs a little more exfoliating power, and is perfect for keeping my skin clear, fresh, and glowing. My other favorite Spring clear skin secret? Facial toner. I spritz on a little before I put on makeup to brighten and wake up my face a little, it also works great as a primer. I'll also keep it with me throughout the day. If my face is feeling a little worn out or less than fresh, I just spritz spritz spritz (yes, even over my makeup) and I'm back in business.