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Use a lighter moisturizerIn the wintertime my facial skin tends to feel dry. Sometimes so dry that it looks ashy and peels and I wear heavier moisturizers. When the weather warms up I’m more likely to sweat and I’ve found that heavier moisturizers feel more uncomfortable on my face. They also have a tendency to break me out. The lighter moisturizer I’ve started using is Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Daily Lotion.
This daily lotion from Garnier is really light. Much lighter than the face lotion I had been using during the wintertime. It has a fresh scent and includes 15 SPF sunscreen which is great when I spend a lot of time outside.
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Regularly exfoliateI exfoliate my facial skin everyday no matter the season, but that doesn’t apply to the rest of my skin. At the end of winter I find that the skin on my heels, knees and elbows tend to get rough and really dry. The best way for me to bring them back to life and ready for to be exposed by my spring and summer wardrobe is to exfoliate them.
To exfoliate those areas I prefer to use homemade sugar scrubs. I’ll mix a little bit of white sugar and brown sugar with a few drops of an essential oil and other natural oils.
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Add brighter makeup colorsWhile I like a natural makeup look and gravitate towards neutral colors like browns and pinks I do like to mix it up a bit and add some pops of color. But in the fall and winter I somehow revert to wearing darker shades of colors - plumbs, dark browns and blacks. But when the days get longer and the weather is warmer I like to wear more lighter and brighter shades of makeup like the Maybelline 24K Nudes Eye Shadow Palette.
Do you change up your beauty routine when springtime arrives?