How To Update Your Skincare Routine For Spring


Are you feeling inspired by the lighter mornings and warmer weather? Us too! When the first signs of spring start to emerge, it’s like a breath of fresh air – and we needed that feeling…

Our skin loves it; it’s exposed less to cold, dry air and exposed more to higher moisture levels and milder temperatures. So, with the seasons changing, it’s time to take full advantage and switch up your skincare routine!


Why Should You Change Your Skincare Routine For Spring?

We’ve all done a spring clean around our homes, so why not try spring cleansing your skin too? Just as your wardrobes and food choices can change from season to season, it’s important to change your skincare too.

When the seasons change, there are temperature changes, differences in sun exposure levels and other environmental stressors which can all have an impact on your skin – so tailoring your skincare seasonally is essential.

Spring may mean more sweating and exposure to impurities in the area too, which can both easily clog your pores, leaving your skin feeling dull.

Here are a few ways to easily transition to your spring skincare routine

1. Exfoliate Your Skin Each Week

Spring really is the ideal time to start bringing back weekly exfoliation! Our skin can become so dry and flaky in winter and although the skin cells may naturally fall off, some may not; and this can then lead to congested pores (on top of the sweat and pollution!). Exfoliating weekly will help to give you glowing skin for spring and using the right scrub will leave your skin feeling fresh and bright.

2. Moisturise And Protect

Of course, with spring comes warmer weather! It doesn’t take much to tempt us to go outside when the weather is lovely and warm, but this does mean we will be exposed to sunshine more often and, maybe, for longer.

So, let’s provide our complexions with more moisture and SPF… Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays is crucial to maintaining healthy skin and preventing any signs of ageing. Always apply moisturiser and SPF each day under your makeup – although the sun isn’t as hot as it will be in summer, you will still be exposed to the sun, so always make sure you are protected!

3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Hydration is key, no matter what season it is but, in spring, try swapping your heavier winter moisturiser for a few lighter layers of hydration. If you layer, you create a lighter moisture barrier which is just as effective (especially if you’re spending time outdoors!) You can layer by using facial oils, serums and face mists, and these will leave your skin feeling hydrated, plump and radiant.


4. Introduce Double Cleansing

If you haven’t already introduced double cleansing into your routine, spring really is the time to do so! So, whether your spring plans involve working, relaxing, going away or working out, springtime weather can lead to more exposure to impurities – which results in clogged pores! Double cleansing involves using two different types of cleansers, one right after the other. The process involves washing your face, firstly with an oil-based cleanser followed straight after with one that’s water-based.

Want to know more? Read our guide to ‘What Is Double Cleansing And How Important Is It In Your Skincare Routine?’.

5. Don’t Forget Your Neck!

Finally, make sure you are bringing all your skincare products down your neck. In winter, we are so used to wearing high-neck jumpers and scarfs but as it’ll soon be time to swap jumpers out for strappy tops, you’ll need to start focusing more on taking care of your neck again. It’s important because it’s going to be exposed to sunlight and it deserves the love!

Skincare Essentials Perfect For Spring

So Glossies, if you’d like to change up your routine in time for spring, we’ve put together a list of products we think you’d truly benefit from…

  1. Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator
    £14.40 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX Beauty Unboxed

    Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator

    Infused with skin-loving ingredients, this face scrub gently lifts away impurities. Fine jojoba beads buff away dead cells from the surface layer, working to remove dull, flaky skin.

    Buy now with free delivery
  2. Avène Gentle Exfoliating Gel for Sensitive Skin
    £14.75 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX Beauty Unboxed

    Avène Gentle Exfoliating Gel for Sensitive Skin

    Rid your pores of dirt and debris, with the Avène Gentle Exfoliating Gel for Sensitive Skin. The textured scrub effortlessly eliminates makeup and SPF from your skin, utilising Jojoba Wax and Niacinamide to provide a thorough exfoliation.

    Buy now with free delivery
  3. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF50+ Sun Cream
    £27.00 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX Beauty Unboxed

    La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF50+ Sun Cream

    This formula helps improve the look of wrinkles, dark spots and boosts skin elasticity. Hyaluronic acid gives a burst of moisture, while Niacinamide works to treat areas of hyperpigmentation. PHE-Resorcinol boasts resurfacing properties for a brighter, smoother complexion.

    Buy now with free delivery
  4. CeraVe PM Facial Moisturising Lotion with Ceramides for Normal to Dry Skin
    £15.00 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX Beauty Unboxed

    CeraVe PM Facial Moisturising Lotion with Ceramides for Normal to Dry Skin

    Quench thirsty skin with CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion, a lightweight and silky face cream that provides up to 24 hours of hydration. Helping to strengthen and restore the natural skin barrier to prevent moisture loss, the lotion uses three naturally occurring ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe any sensitivity and leave skin calm, comfortable and ultra-healthy.

    Buy now with free delivery
  5. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
    £46.00 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX Beauty Unboxed

    ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

    Cleanse your skin and indulge your senses with this innovative Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm from ELEMIS. A softening cream that melts on contact with this skin, this Cleansing Balm gives you a deep, nourishing and cleansing action that will leave the skin soft and supple.

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  6. CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser
    £12.50 Buy now with GLOSSYBOX Beauty Unboxed

    CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser

    A gentle formula that helps to remove oil, dirt and impurities from the skin, the CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser leaves the complexion feeling nourished and refreshed. Ideal for normal to very dry skin, the hyaluronic acid-infused formula transforms from an oil to an ultra-mild foam, offering up to 24 hours of hydration.

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Grace Walker

Grace Walker

Beauty Writer

As someone who is skincare obsessed, it’s no secret that I have a huge passion for glowing skin! Over the years I have written many blog posts which specialise in skincare, so I have plenty of top tips to share to help you on your own skincare journey. I am always trying out new products and finding new discoveries that I can add to my collection. My go-to skincare product right now is definitely a hydrating face mask; they’re perfect for that instant hydration boost before you continue with your beauty routine!