As winter melts away, spring brings more sunshine and warm weather. As you spend more time outside to enjoy the changing seasons, you’ll also want to spring forward with extra nourishment in your skincare routine. While you might have been keen on extra moisturizing during those dry winter months, now’s the time to focus on cleansing and sun protection as you spend more time outside in warmer, more humid weather. Imbue your spring skincare routine with Desert Essence’s personal care collection for a botanical boost. Here are our favorite spring skincare tips and tricks. 

Step 1: Start With Clean Hands 

Skin care isn’t exclusive to the face. Handwashing helps you keep germs at bay after all of your outside play, and it can be as replenishing as it is practical with a nourishing vegan Desert Essence hand soap. Infused with a vibrant spring scent, Desert Essence Italian Lemon Soap Bar cleanses and moisturizes. In this spring skincare essential, jojoba seed powder and oat kernel flour help remove impurities as jojoba oil replenishes moisture. The result is supple, cleansed hands. 

Step 2: Double Cleanse 

As you spend more time outside during the spring, rejuvenate your skin with a double cleanse to remove oil, sweat, makeup and other impurities. You can start with a gentle cleansing oil like jojoba oil or wipe your face with a cleansing pad. Then, rinse everything away with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash - Sea Kelp. To refresh your face, tea tree oil and olive oil-based Castile soap to deeply cleanse while sea kelp delivers soothing hydration.

Step 3: Exfoliate Weekly

Those cold winter months may have led to a buildup of dead skin cells, but it’s now time to do some spring cleaning with proper exfoliation. You can ease into a weekly exfoliation regimen with Desert Essence Gentle Face Scrub. In this botanical powerhouse, walnut shell powder, jojoba seed powder, almond meal and oatmeal help slough off dead skin as jojoba oil, aloe and cucumber nourish the skin. You’ll get an instant reset — all you have to do is embrace the healthy glow. 

Step 4: Layer Hydration

Although the weather is more warm and humid during spring, you still want to support your skin barrier with a moisturizer. Instead of heavier creams, go for lightweight layering. For a moisturizer that layers beautifully underneath makeup, we love incorporating Desert Essence Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer into our routine. Infused with the sweet spring scent of geranium oil, it blends jojoba oil, organic aloe and safflower oil to hydrate skin. For extra moisturizing, add Desert Essence Balancing Face Oil. In addition to balancing skin with organic jojoba oil, it helps fight environmental stressors with antioxidant-rich organic pomegranate oil. 

Step 5: Protect Skin From the Sun 

In addition to your Desert Essence favorites, don’t forget to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from sun damage when you’re out and about. Before applying your makeup, apply sunscreen to your face and other exposed parts of your body — application should be at least 15 minutes before going outdoors. Reapply sunscreen every two hours when you’re outside or exposed to sunlight. For extra sun protection, you can also wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.

Little adjustments to your skincare routine can make the transition from winter into spring effortless. There are steps that you’re probably already taking, such as washing your hands and applying SPF. As the weather becomes more warm and humid, your skin may also benefit from steps such as double cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizer layering. For botanically powered spring skincare products, nourish your skin with Desert Essence’s Skin Care Collection.