By: Brooke Morton, FNP-C
The weather is warming up and the trees in New York are in full bloom! In addition to stashing your puffer coat in the back of the closet, warmer weather is a great reason to make a few adjustments to your skincare routine. As the weather gets a bit warmer, our skin is able to tolerate a higher frequency and percentage of active ingredients and we can typically transition to more lightweight products. Here’s a breakdown of my AM skincare routine incorporating some seasonal changes. Pro tip: spring cleaning is also a great time to sort through your medicine cabinet and throw away any expired skincare products!
Step 1: Cleanser
In the Spring, I transition from cream or oil cleansers that add needed hydration in the winter months to the Ject Gentle Cleanser. This cleanser is gentle and non-foaming and contains soothing ingredients that work for all skin types.
Step 2: Toner
Increased sweat and SPF use often mean an increased need for exfoliation. These JECT Glycolic Acid Exfoliating pads are a great solution because they are pre-soaked in a gentle AHA/BHA chemical exfoliant and are easy to use. The glycolic acid helps to avoid sun spots caused by UV-induced hyperpigmentation, while the salicylic acid helps keep breakouts at bay. These pads are easy to bring to a morning workout class for both face and body when you can’t tote around your whole skincare routine.
Step 3: Vitamin C
Increased sun exposure in the spring and summer months mean an increased need for daily antioxidant protection. Vitamin C helps to defend against free radicals in the air and strengthen your skin’s photo protection. Vitamin C is notoriously unstable and I love that Isdin’s individual ampules ensure the quality and efficacy of the product.
Step 4: Moisturizer
Particularly during the day, I no longer need a heavy moisturizer in the springtime. The JECT Triple Antioxidant Cream has soothing ingredients such as green tea and caffeine, with a bit of a sheen that bestows a natural glow.
Step 5: Eye Cream
This eye cream is amazing for a signature “no makeup makeup” look-–the tint covers dark circles after late nights drinking Aperol Spritzes, but is lightweight enough to be undetectable.
Step 6: SPF
The Eryfotona Ageless Ultralight Tinted Mineral Sunscreen by ISDIN has SPF 50 that helps to protect against photo damage. The natural sheer coverage tint is a great replacement for a lightweight foundation or CC cream during the warm months.
To explore more Spring Skincare recommendations on Shop JECT click Spring Product Collection HERE.