What’s our skin care mantra this spring? Renew and simplify! Those heavy duty creams and serums worked wonders during the cold and dry months but as we all know, April showers bring higher humidity. This means that now is the perfect time to refine and re-calibrate your routine!
Let’s take this moment of seasonal renewal as an opportunity to get back to basics: if you’re like us, you probably have a ton of products that do a thousand different things, and you’re not really sure which way is up anymore. We’d like to provide some recommendations that offer simple and effective solutions; from there, you’ll have a better idea of what works--and what doesn’t--for you!
Step one couldn’t be any more straightforward: you need to clean your face to remove impurities. We’re all looking for a gentle daily cleanser that does just that without stripping away our acid mantle and dehydrating our skin. These are three of our favorite cleansers that not only meet those expectations, but exceed them!
Even with spring’s more forgiving climate, most of us are still going to need a little spritz of hydration throughout the day. Toning is very important, and often overlooked. The addition of a toner to your regimen can prevent you from over-moisturizing, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
We can sum up moisturizer trends in the last few years with three words: doin’ too much! We love moisturizers with simple and natural ingredients and these three products truly get back to the basics. Not to mention, we have great options for any budget!
Speaking of renewal, everyone should exfoliate once or twice a week. The exfoliation process clears away dead skin cells and debris and gives your face a fresh start! These are a few of our most popular and effective exfoliators. (The AHA treatment in particular is an extremely gentle option!)
Here’s to a fresh start to skin care this spring! If you’re interested in any additional skin care tips from Smallflower, here are a few other blog posts on the topic:Your Skin Care Problems, Solved, The Eco-Friendly Philosophy of Biodynamic Skin Care