If your skincare routine is feeling a little bit blah lately, don’t sweat it. With each change of season, it’s normal to want to revamp your wardrobe and the products in your medicine cabinet. Plus, as the weather gets warmer (or colder!) you might need to switch it up a little to give your skin that extra boost to maintain glowing skin year-round. Not to mention, sometimes skincare products become less effective over time as our skin gets used to them. So switching it up a little might produce better results and have you reach your #SkinGoals in no time.
FYI: Spring cleaning doesn’t only need to apply to your physical space - you can spring clean your skincare routine, too. Today, we’ll give you five ways to give a boost to your skincare routine - whether that’s incorporating new ingredients, trying new techniques, or something else, you’ll be able to learn easy upgrades that will take your skin to the next level.
Reasons to Give Your Skincare Routine An Upgrade
As we mentioned earlier, you might want to upgrade your skincare routine because you’re bored with it, or you need to give your skin a boost. Switching up your skincare routine is an easy way to target new skin concerns with the change of seasons.
Sometimes your skin just doesn’t agree with a product anymore - that could be another reason you need an upgrade. Whatever your reason for wanting to boost your routine, we’ve got a few great ideas that are all fairly simple!
5 Ways to Boost Your Skincare Routine
Add a Serum to Your Rotation
Is your skincare routine feeling a little too simple? If you’re not currently targeting any specific skin concerns, you might want to add a serum to your routine. Whether you want to target dark spots, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, etc. a serum is a great way to get a more concentrated dose of an ingredient that works for your skin type. Here are a few we recommend:
- Brightening Serum
Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients for revealing a glowing complexion and fighting sun damage. It’s basically a must-have for a glowing skin routine. We can’t get enough of our Lighten Up Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum’s amazing blend of Rosehip Oil, Vitamin C, Lemon Balm Leaf Extract, and of course, the amazing Coffea Arabica Seed Extract. It’s a powerhouse for brighter and more even-toned skin and our go-to serum for glowing summer skin.
- Firming Serum
Our Demitasse Firming Facial Serum is amazing for helping skin look plump and perky - and it works overtime to combat the appearance of premature aging and environmental damage. Featuring a powerful blend of antioxidant Vitamin C, Vitamin E to soothe, and Jojoba Oil to moisturize - this serum is the ultimate pick-me-up.
- Eye Serum
News flash: serums are not just for the skin on your face! You can use a lightweight eye serum to treat and reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. If you experience puffiness under the eyes when you wake up, keep your eye serum in the fridge for a cooling and de-puffing effect.
Start Doing Weekly Masks
If you’re not regularly doing face masks, this may be the boost your skin needs! Whether you need to deep clean your pores, perk up your under eyes or give your skin a much-needed boost of hydration, we have plenty of masks that target a variety of skin concerns. You can even make weekly masking a part of a self-care ritual so it’s something you look forward to.
Incorporate the Art of Facial Massage
Have you been massaging your face? There are many different types of facial massage techniques and tools out there, but we love using a gua sha, facial roller, or just your hands to reap the benefits. Did you know regular facial massage has incredible benefits like lymphatic drainage, anti-aging, increasing blood flow and circulation, toning facial muscles, and more?
Not only does it help relax your facial muscles, it also helps reduce stress, relieve tension in the face, and help you feel refreshed.
If you haven’t been incorporating the art of massage into your skincare routine, you’re missing out! Try it and see how much better your face looks after.
Go Below the Neck - Body Care
It’s so easy to forget to take care of the skin on your body, but you should definitely make sure you’re paying attention to the skin below your neck, too.
If you’ve never paid attention to the skin on your body, it’s probably in need of a little love to get rid of dead skin cells and buff away dry skin. Prep the skin on your body so it’s ready for baring all with a body scrub. The Buffing Beans Coffee Scrub not only smells like a vanilla latte, but it’s actually extremely effective at revealing baby soft skin.
We recommend self-tanning rather than getting a tan from the sun because of the damage the sun does to your skin and body. With the right self-tanner, you’ll give yourself a healthy glow minus the sun, and you can look tan any day of the year! Pro-tip: apply AFTER exfoliating for best results.
And finally, make sure you’re regularly moisturizing the skin on your body to keep it smooth and supple!
Make Sure You’re Not Sabotaging Your Skincare Results
Don’t let yourself stand in the way of achieving your skincare goals. Make sure you aren’t making these common skincare mistakes and sabotaging your results. Hint: ALWAYS wear sunscreen and don’t sleep in your makeup.
So how will you be boosting your skincare routine? Let us know what you’ll be doing this spring in the comments below.