10 Spring Skincare Routine Tips

By Pinch Med Spa Staff

March 20, 2024

Wait, is there even Spring in Chicago? Like, it is cold and then it is hot. But, if you manage to get a few days of Spring, we at least want to offer some skincare tips as the weather changes from crazy cold a humid and hot. Here are our best spring skincare tips to help you achieve healthy, glowing skin during this season of renewal.

1. Exfoliate to Renew Your Skin

After the harsh winter months, your skin may be left with a layer of dry, flaky cells. Exfoliation helps remove these dead skin cells, revealing fresh, new skin underneath.


  • Use a gentle exfoliator with ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) to avoid irritation.
  • Exfoliate 1-2 times a week to maintain smooth and radiant skin without overdoing it.

2. Switch to a Lighter Moisturizer

As temperatures rise, your skin may not need the heavy moisturizers you relied on during winter. Transition to a lighter formula that still provides adequate hydration.


  • Look for moisturizers with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or aloe vera for lightweight hydration.
  • Choose a non-comedogenic moisturizer if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

3. Update Your SPF Routine

Spring means more sunlight and longer days, so it's crucial to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Make sure you're using sunscreen daily.


  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
  • Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours if you're spending time outdoors.
  • Consider a moisturizer or makeup with added SPF for extra protection.

4. Hydrate from Within

Proper hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin. As the weather warms up, you may lose more water through perspiration, so it's important to stay hydrated.


  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Incorporate water-rich foods into your diet, such as fruits and vegetables.

5. Introduce Antioxidants

Antioxidants help protect your skin from environmental damage and can give your complexion a bright, healthy glow. Incorporate antioxidant-rich products into your skincare routine.


  • Use serums containing vitamin C, vitamin E, or green tea extract.
  • Apply antioxidant serums in the morning to boost your skin’s defense against pollutants and UV rays.

6. Lighten Up Your Makeup

Spring is a great time to switch to lighter makeup products that let your skin breathe. Heavy makeup can clog pores, especially as you start to sweat more in the warmer weather.


  • Use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead of full-coverage foundation.
  • Opt for powder products to reduce shine and keep your makeup in place.

7. Pay Attention to Allergies

Springtime allergens like pollen can affect your skin, leading to irritation and redness. Be mindful of how your skin reacts to the changing environment.


  • Wash your face and hair regularly to remove pollen and other allergens.
  • Use gentle, hypoallergenic skincare products if you have sensitive skin.

8. Protect Your Lips

Your lips can easily become dry and chapped with the changing weather. Keep them protected and hydrated with the right products.


  • Use a lip balm with SPF to protect against sun damage.
  • Choose lip balms with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, or coconut oil.

9. Stay Consistent with Night Care

Nighttime is when your skin repairs itself, so maintain a consistent nighttime skincare routine to support this natural process.


  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly to remove makeup and impurities.
  • Use a nourishing night cream or serum to help with skin repair and regeneration.

10. Consider Professional Treatments

Spring is an excellent time to refresh your skin with professional treatments that can address specific concerns and prepare your skin for summer.


  • Consider treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser therapy to rejuvenate your skin.
  • Or, consider Botox to look your best as summer rolls in

By following our favorite skincare routine tips, you can ensure that your skin remains healthy, hydrated, and protected as you transition into the warmer months. Embrace the season with a fresh, glowing complexion and enjoy all the beauty that spring has to offer. Remember, consistent care is key to maintaining beautiful skin year-round. And, if you want to test some medical grade skincare administered by Nurse Practitioners in your home, check out Pinch Med Spa.

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