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Congratulations on making it through winter! You now have warmer days ahead—and that means it’s time to switch up your skin care routine for the new season. Just because you want to spend all of your time outdoors now that the last bit of snow has melted doesn’t mean you should skip out on taking care of your skin. Sure, you may have found yourself busier these days, but taking a few minutes out of your schedule to show your skin some attention when you wake up and before you go to bed is definitely a good idea. You can keep things basic—facial cleansermoisturizer, and broad-spectrum sunscreen are a good place to start when it comes to skin care products. Today, we’re focusing on one product in that basic trio: moisturizer.

As you well know, moisturizing is a fundamental step in any solid skin care routine and can help keep your complexion feeling hydrated and looking its best. (And as for how to moisturize, applying yours to damp skin after cleansing can help lock in hydration.) Beyond using moisturizer consistently all year, it’s a good idea to switch up your product pick based on the season. Ready to try a new one for spring? We’ve got you covered with plenty of options! Below, find our best moisturizers for spring, including everything from trendy water-based moisturizers to a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum SPF. Go forth into the spring season with a happy complexion!

OUR 12 BEST MOISTURIZERS FOR SPRING

Ready to make the switch to moisturizer that’s suited to spring? Here are our best moisturizers for the season.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face/Neck/Chest/Hands: This moisturizer formulated with manuka honey extract absorbs quickly to relieve mature, very dry skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands—even on the go. The balm wraps skin in soothing moisture to soften skin that feels tight and uncomfortable. Your skin will be left looking more youthful with a healthy glow. Every morning and night, apply onto cleansed skin.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Day Cream: This creamy face moisturizer with nurturing oils and manuka honey extract is also infused with calcium and antioxidants. The cream envelops skin with a soft, silky layer of comfort to replenish skin with long-lasting, non-greasy, non-sticky hydration to restore comfort and nourishing moisture to mature, very dry skin. Your skin will be left feeling firmer, more supple, and elastic with a healthy glow. Every morning, smooth onto cleansed skin until thoroughly absorbed.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm: This night balm face moisturizer, which is formulated with nurturing oils and manuka honey extract, provides skin with incredible nourishing comfort. The formula effectively penetrates the skin's surface layer to comfort and strengthen mature, very dry skin. Your skin will be left feeling firmer, stronger, and more resilient. Every evening, apply onto cleansed skin.

L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica: Cica cream is one of the trendiest skin care products of the moment—so go ahead and give it a try this spring! This cica cream is lightweight and formulated with Pro-Retinol, a wrinkle-fighting ingredient, and centella asiatica, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. This cica cream strengthens and repairs the skin barrier to help resist visible lines, loss of firmness, and other signs of aging that a weakened skin barrier can accentuate. Immediately, skin feels softer, smoother, more supple, and noticeably more hydrated, while wrinkles appear less visible and clarity is improved with continued use over time. Every morning and evening, smooth the cica cream over your face until thoroughly absorbed.

L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Broad-spectrum sunscreen is an absolute skin care must. And that’s especially the case now that the temps are rising. Here’s why: When you spend prolonged periods of time in the sun without wearing protection, this can lead to visible signs of aging like dark spots and wrinkles down the road. What’s more, you could get burned! UVA rays are the ones that cause damage while UVB rays are the ones that burn—which is why you should choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen to help protect against both. And since you can get burned even on cloudy days, you should apply broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, rain or shine. (Let’s be real, the arrival of spring means lots of rainy days are ahead!)

While you could choose to use a separate moisturizer and sunscreen (sunscreen would go over moisturizer), you can also reach for a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum SPF instead. This moisturizer with SPF is formulated with glycolic acidvitamin C, and Pro-Retinol and helps brighten the look of your complexion in addition to protecting against UV rays. Apply it 15 minutes before going outside—and bring it with you so that you can reapply every two hours. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends reapplying sunscreen immediately after sweating or swimming, so keep that in mind. There are other steps you should take to help protect your skin from the sun as well. Avoid the sun during peak hours (10 AM to 2 PM), wear a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, and seek shade, especially during the sun’s peak hours.

L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily Skin: Yes, you really do need to use moisturizer if you have oily skin, so don’t skip it! That’s because external factors like pollution, UV rays, and excessive cleansing can damage your skin’s moisture barrier, causing loss of moisture and an increase in oil production. This can leave your complexion looking overly shiny. Not what you want, right? This moisturizer is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration. Bonus: It has a matte finish and helps reduce the look of excess shine.

L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin: Ready to show your dry skin a little extra love this spring? Reach for a water-based moisturizer! Dry skin can face external factors like pollution and UV rays, which can damage the skin’s moisture barrier, increasing loss of moisture and causing it to become drier. As a result, your skin surface may lose its natural glow and start to look duller. This moisturizer is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration. It envelops skin with moisture to help it appear more radiant.

L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Extra Dry Skin: Winter—with its low moisture levels in the air—can do a number to your complexion, leaving you feeling extra dry. If the effects of winter are still dragging down your skin come spring, you may need a new moisturizer. When skin is extra dry it tends to have 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. This moisturizer is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration. It envelops skin with moisture to help soothe, nourish, and comfort your complexion.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer: Who doesn’t want a pretty rosy glow? After all, it’s a signifier of youth! But as your skin matures, its ability to renew surface cells slows down, causing a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface. As a result, skin's natural pink tone becomes hidden and your complexion can become dull. This intense daily moisturizing cream is enhanced with rosy pigments to help revive skin’s rosy tone. Plus, it’s formulated with imperial peony and LHA to help gently exfoliate dull skin. Your skin will feel hydrated immediately and look renewed with continued use over time. Smooth it gently on clean skin in circular motions in the morning.

L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer: Bright skin is one of the biggest skin care goals—and beyond wrinkles, dull uneven tone can make skin look older. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your skin repairs itself while you sleep, so nighttime is a good time to add a brightening moisturizer to your beauty routine. This moisturizer combines an exfoliating concentrate and brightening infusion in one pump. The exfoliating concentrate is formulated with glycolic acid to help remove dead skin cells, while the brightening infusion is formulated with vitamin C and Pro-Retinol to help enhance skin clarity. Your complexion will look more radiant immediately and more even with continued use over time. Smooth it gently over cleansed skin at night—and make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen in the morning, since alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

L’Oréal Paris Men Expert™ Vita Lift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer: This one’s for the guys! With time, signs of age, such as loss of firmness and wrinkles, can start to appear. This moisturizer can help fight the appearance of sagging skin on your face and neck, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and make skin feel firmer. Plus, it’s infused with peppermint leaf extract and can help soothe razor burn—a must if you shave every day. This non-greasy, non-sticky moisturizer provides long-lasting hydration. Apply it twice daily to a clean face and neck and don’t forget to follow up with broad-spectrum sunscreen to help protect your skin from the sun!

L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Face Mask: If your complexion feels like it needs a little extra hydration this spring, turn your attention to this overnight face mask. This luxurious, hydrating leave-on face mask forms a virtual protective mask to cradle skin. Immediately, skin feels hydrated. Every evening, apply the overnight face mask to cleansed skin prior to sleep, just as you would a traditional moisturizer. Smooth it over your face, neck, and jawline until absorbed and leave on overnight to see results. Talk about beauty sleep!

Ready for more springtime skin care tips? Check out our article, Master Class with Dr. Rocio Rivera: How to Transition Your Skin Care Routine from Winter to Spring, next.