3 Ways I’m Updating My Beauty Routine For Spring

When the days start getting warmer and longer I know it’s time to start rotating to my spring and summer wardrobe. And just like clothing, there are some beauty products that work better for me in the winter than they do in the warmer months and need to be retired when winter ends.

So when the seasons change I switch up my beauty routine so it’s more appropriate for spring and summer. Here are the ways I’m updating my beauty products for spring.

How I'm updating my beauty routine for spring | A Relaxed Gal
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Use a lighter moisturizer

In 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.

Here are three ways you can update your beauty routine for spring. | arelaxedgal.com 

Regularly exfoliate

I exfoliate my facial skin every week 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 tends to get rough and really dry. The best way for me to bring them back to life and be ready to be exposed to 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.

Here are three ways you can update your beauty routine for spring. | arelaxedgal.com 

Wear brighter makeup colors

While 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 lighter and brighter shades of makeup like the Maybelline 24K Nudes Eye Shadow Palette.

Do you change up your beauty routine when springtime arrives?