By Miranda Rios, Murad Store Manager
Now that spring is finally here, I’m switching up my skincare and eating habits. The change in weather makes it necessary to make minor adjustments to both my day and night regimens.
I’m a huge fan of the double cleanse, and I believe this has drastically helped my dry skin. I start with our Renewing Cleansing Oil to remove makeup and excess oil, and to add some hydration to my skin. After massaging it in and rinsing with water, I do a second cleanse with Essential-C Cleanser. Anyone who lives in a region with moderate or high levels of air pollution will definitely benefit from this method because it removes all of the debris and grime buildup.
My goal for my skin is for it to look hydrated, smooth and healthy throughout springtime. A gentle exfoliator is a great way to achieve this, and it will absolutely transform your skin. I recommend Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser twice a week. Exfoliation helps with skin renewal and deep cleansing, while giving you a nice canvas for your makeup and skincare products.
If there’s one thing I can’t live without it’s my SPF! I love our Essential-C Moisturizer with SPF 30. It has a lightweight texture that’s perfect for the warmer months, and it gives great antioxidant protection. I also take our Pomphenol® Sunguard Dietary Supplement for an extra layer of protection since our flagship store is located on a sunny street in Los Angeles.
At night, I alternate between Age-Balancing Moisture and Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture. They both give me just the right amount of hydration so my skin feels healthy, but not too greasy, before bed. If you want to give your skin a little extra TLC, I would recommend seeing an esthetician and getting a professional facial. It’s a great way to jumpstart your skincare for spring. The team at our Murad Inclusive Health Spa® and at Massage Envy and professional spas are amazing when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated and glowing. Find a spa near you.
Besides adjusting your skincare, you can also switch up your daily eating habits come springtime. I replace my afternoon coffee with a green juice, and I keep an assortment of veggies with me at work to snack on throughout the day.
I love the change in seasons, and spring is the perfect time of year to begin healthy habits that will help make your skin glow all year long!
Miranda has worked in the cosmetics industry since 2007 and is the manager of our Murad Flagship Store in Los Angeles.