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Thanks to the low moisture in the air, your dry skin may have felt even more parched this winter. Ugh, so frustrating! Luckily, it’s finally spring. But that doesn’t mean your complexion is totally in the clear just yet. If you’ve got dry skin, it’s important to pamper it with the right facial cleansers, moisturizers, face masks, and face scrubs to help keep it looking and feeling its best as the temperatures begin to rise this spring. Keep reading for the ultimate skin care routine for dry skin this spring.
When it comes to taking care of dry skin in spring, being gentle is key. While a foaming facial cleanser might work for some skin types, if your skin is dry opt for micellar water, which is a gentler option. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oils, and makeup up and away from your skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes. The best part about using micellar water: You don’t need to rinse! Just saturate a cotton pad with it and wipe the pad across your face. It’s no wonder micellar water has been beloved by French women for years.
We get it: Taking a hot shower at the end of a long day can feel super-relaxing. But that doesn’t mean it’s great for your dry skin. In fact, quite the opposite. High water temps can strip your skin of its natural oils, so the next time you hop in the shower turn the dial down and use lukewarm water instead. When you’re out of the shower, apply a body lotion to damp skin to help lock in hydration. Your dry skin will thank you!
Have dry skin? Don’t even think about skipping out of moisturizer this spring (or any time of year, for that matter). Do a little spring cleaning and toss your old moisturizer in favor of a water-based one. Normal and dry skin types face external factors like pollution and UV rays that can damage your skin’s moisture barrier, increasing loss of moisture and causing it to become drier—and in turn, duller-looking. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water for long-lasting hydration. Immediately, your complexion will look more radiant upon use.
Have extra dry skin? Well, your skin type has a very fragile skin moisture barrier that can be easily damaged by external factors like pollution and UV rays. Skin consequently loses its ability to retain moisture, becoming easily dehydrated, feeling tight and uncomfortable. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water. It helps provide comfort and soothes extra dry skin.
Editor’s tip: In the morning, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen over your moisturizer to help protect against UV rays. You should wear sunscreen rain or shine, since you can still get burned on cloudy days. If you’d like to shorten your skin care routine, reach for a moisturizer with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30.
If your dry skin is looking a little dull post-winter, you might want to consider adding a face mask or face scrub to your skin care routine. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub are two of our favorite options. You can use either one two or three times a week.
As you know, dry skin can look dull, especially after months of winter. Put your best face forward by using radiant finish face makeup this spring. Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer, which offers just enough coverage while working to hydrate and highlight your complexion. Apply it with a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. Apply a small amount of lotion onto the makeup blender and bounce it all over your face until you’ve reached your desired level of coverage and glow. Just because you have dry, dull skin doesn’t mean everyone needs to know about it!
Next up: How to Transition Your Makeup Routine from Winter to Spring.