How to Adjust Your Skincare for Spring 2021

The best thing about spring isn’t the flowers blooming or the weather warming, although those are two very good reasons to get excited about spring! In our humble opinion, the best things about this season are the changes to your skincare routine.

Now that the weather is warming up and quickly becoming more humid than in the cooler months, updating your skincare for spring is crucial to keeping your beauty affairs in order all year round. Here are our five best spring skincare tips for 2021 for updating your routine.

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5 Best Spring Skincare Tips

Ready to transition your skincare routine from winter to spring skincare? We’ve rounded up must-have tips and skincare products to help your skin during this transitional season to make sure your skin glows all year round.

1) Rely on Layers for Hydration

While heavier, more emollient moisturisers were ideal for autumn and winter, your skin’s needs change in warmer weather. Your natural acid mantle has fewer stressors - namely, cold, dry air - and won’t need as heavy, rich moisturisers.

The solution?

Update your spring skincare routine and boost hydration with light layers of essence and toner, paired with a lighter moisturiser to lock in hydration without feeling heavy or greasy on your skin. Lightweight hydrating products make sure your skin has enough water, keeping it bouncy and comfortable all day long. 

This essence from Elizabeth Arden provides lightweight, intensive hydration while infusing your skin with protective antioxidants. 

2) Bump Up Your Exfoliation

Some skin types, especially combination and oily skin, find that their skin makes a little bit more oil as soon as the temperatures start rising. Excess oil can hold on to dead skin cells and other tiny bits of debris that clog pores, leading to breakouts. 


One of the best spring skincare tips is to make sure that you’re exfoliating skin at least once a week with a physical scrub or chemical exfoliator. This seemingly small - but important - extra skincare step helps ward off breakouts and boosts skin radiance, and if you use an exfoliator with salicylic acid, can help to keep skin naturally shine-free.

Exfoliate away dead skin cells and reveal smoother skin with this chemical exfoliating treatment from Omorovicza. 

3) Create Your Sunscreen Habit

Making sure that you have a good sunscreen habit before summer is crucial for avoiding premature sun damage on your skin! Any skincare for spring should always include a high SPF facial sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays. 

Starting this habit before the UV index rises any higher will make a difference to keeping your skin youthful for longer, too - so if you only pick up one habit from this list, make it this one!

Block UV rays and prevent premature signs of sun damage naturally with Zinc.

4) Start Using Clay Masks Again

We all tend to reach for sheet masks and cream masks in the cooler months, but it’s time to break out the clay masks for our spring skincare tips, 2021 edition. Clay masks are ideal for mopping up excess facial oils, reducing the likelihood of breakouts and making warmer weather more comfortable during spring and summer.

Clay masks are perfect for once or twice a week as part of your spring skincare routine to keep your skin feeling fresh as humidity creeps in.

Pores are left clear and skin shine-free with this clay mask from REN skincare.

5) Give Double Cleansing a Shot

As the weather warms up and we’re more likely to have a little bit more sebum and sunscreens on our skin than in the winter, it’s important to cleanse your skin well in the spring. While technically double cleansing is something that’s best to do all year, it’s a great habit to start as part of your spring skincare routine.

Double cleansing is a super-efficient way to deeply cleanse the skin of any lingering grime that’s trapped in pores, sweep away excess sebum, and dissolve all traces of makeup. By adding this step to your skincare for spring, your skin is left feeling super clean without being stripped of moisture - think of it as a spring cleaning for your pores!

This cleansing balm from Dermalogica sweeps away every single speck of grime for clean, smooth skin.
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Products Mentioned:

  • Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Antioxidant Infusion Essence
  • Dermalogica Precleanse Balm
  • Omorovicza Acid Fix
  • Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30
  • REN Clarimatte Invisible Pores Detox Mask
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