It’s Time! Transforming Your Skincare for Spring

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette | 03/03/2016 | 03:37 PM EST

Spring has sprung, but is your skin ready?

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Ladies, soon it will be time to let the layering of skincare products go. We know it’s annoying to keep switching up your routine. But, if you want to look amazing, and be the living proof that indeed “Black don’t crack”, you have to put in the work. Now, let’s get to the details…
 

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Move #1:

Plan on putting away your heavy moisturizer for the next few months. Once spring hits, you’ll be good with a serum and lighter moisturizer. The fun part of all of this, the added humidity and heat in the air will aid in keeping your skin moisturized. 

Even if you have drier skin, get ready to find a hyaluronic acid you love and can afford. Or, look for water-based moisturizing products to combat the very hot weather.

Move #2:

Pay attention to is continuing your exfoliation routine. With the warmer months, think about investing in actual gentle exfoliating cleansers and let go of the scrubs. Look for brands that have glycolic acid. This will spare your skin the roughness of micro-beads, and keep it smooth and clear in the hot months to come. You can also keep up the usage of exfoliating cleansers all year long if you begin to dislike scrubs all together.

Move #3:

Don’t skimp on the SPF. Black women need a sunscreen. We are not exempt from cancers caused by extreme exposure to the sun. Although it may seem that the higher the number, the higher the chances of a white cast covering your face, you must take the time to find a SPF suitable for your skin care needs. Try your luck with Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45.


Move #4:
Find a good tinted moisturizer, if you haven’t already. You’ll want to stay away from heavy foundations. This, you probably already know. Some of the brands that really cater to our complexions with great tinted moisturizers are Iman Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and Shea Moisture.

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