5 Springtime Skincare Swaps It’s Time To Make

Just like we readjust our wardrobe from winter to spring, our skincare routine can also use some tweaks to adapt to warmer climates. In addition to warmer temperatures, spring also brings higher UVB levels and humidity, so you’ll want to make a few simple swaps to keep your skin happy and glowing. 


We tend to use heavier, creamy cleansers in the winter. As it warms up, opt for a cleanser that is more acidic or astringent and can offer more control when it comes to sweat and shine. 

springtime skincare swaps

Tata Harper Clarifying Blemish & Oil Control Clarifying Cleanser


Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser


Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser


Cold weather calls for thick, moisture-packed creams to keep our dry skin hydrated. In springtime, it’s best to swap for something lighter. A common misconception is that you don’t need moisturizer during warmer months, especially if your skin is already oily. But neglecting moisturizer will actually produce more oil as your skin overcompensates. That being said, swap your moisturizer for something a little less heavy. Try to find one that is hyaluronic acid- or water-based formula for optimal results.

Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer


Peach & Lily Glass Skin Water-Gel Moisturizer


BeautyCounter Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream


Avoid oil-based serums in your skincare routine. Opt for water-based or one packed with a high level of hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamin B5 and glycerin to step up your skincare game.

Allies of Skin Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum


Glossier Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid Pro Vitamin B5 Serum


Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Serum


Exfoliating is imperative in the removal of dirt, waste and dead skin cells. It also helps to keep your skin looking bright and healthy. Try opting for a gentle gommage treatment, which gently buffs away dead skin and helps reveal your perfectly radiant springtime complexion. 

Gommage Yon-Ka


Odacité Bioactive Rose Gommage


Arcona Cranberry Gommage Purifying Exfoliator


In winter months, you can get away with lighter SPF products, especially if you’re mostly indoors. But with warmer seasons comes the need for higher SPF levels, and not just for your face. You already know you should be wearing sunscreen every day, even if you aren’t going outside, but that becomes even more important in springtime. Bulk up on your face and body SPF, and be diligent. Even if your makeup or moisturizer has amounts of SPF in it, you still need to be applying a protective sunscreen every day.

Versed Skin Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen


Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen


Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Face Sunscreen


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram