Posted on 08 April 2021

Time for your Spring glow up - skincare routine update

How to refresh your skincare routine for spring

So your skin is looking a bit dull lately and it’s feeling a bit dehydrated. Your skin said moisture - who? IDK her...

Well, this article is here to change that for you. We’re going to go over some impressive yet simple ways you can update your spring skincare routine to make your skin go from sad and dehydrated to glowing with hydration.

You probably have found yourself wondering at some point, what exactly are the reasons why you can’t have the glowing clear skin you so desire? The simple answer is that hydration is pretty much the solution to most skincare concerns. Be it hyperpigmentation, acne, uneven tones, this can all be tied to hydration.

We have curated the ideal glow up springtime to summertime skin routine, to give your skin that glow and bounce.

Spring Time Glow Up Routine:


We highly recommend using a gentle gel cleanser or milky cleanser like the LANEIGE Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser. This cleanser is gentle on your skin with a soft luxurious texture. It’s full of antioxidants, white leaf tea water and amino acids to support in keeping your skin healthy and protected.


Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser


A gentle, mildly acidic cleanser that gently melts away makeup and impurities, leaving skin soft and refreshed without being stripped of moisture.


Oils cleansers are also great to use too. We recommend the IUNIK Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil. This cleanser is gentle and made with 94% plant oils that include Calendula flowers, Canola, Sunflowers, Jojoba, Queensland nut, and Cananga odorata.


Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil


Hydrophilic plant oil that easily emulsifies in water to cleanse effectively.


Opting for soft cleansers with more emollient ingredients at the beginning of your routine is good to nourish and prep the skin for the following steps in your skincare routine. This type of product is ideal for those of you with dry or combination skin. Those of you with oily skin types might prefer to go for a stronger cleanser like a deep cleansing foam cleanser to help remove the excess sebum. These products can be too drying for other skin types.


Having a very hydrating toner will help to dampen your skin, which is essential for when you are applying serums and moisturisers, so your skin will be able to seal all the goodness into your skin smoothly. The damper your skin is, the easier it is for products to absorb into your skin.

A great toner to use is the IUNIK Tea Tree Relief Toner. Tea tree oil is a wonderful ingredient in skincare; it’s naturally anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It helps reduce redness and calms down the skin. Centella Asiatica is another star ingredient in this toner, it repairs, soothes, hydrates and even boosts collagen production!


IUNIK Tea Tree Relief Toner


This toner can help calm sensitive skin and restore moisture barrier with Tea Tree leaf water 67% and Centella Asiatica leaf water 19.5%, along with 6 sprout extracts 6,000ppm for skin cleansing and nutrition.


Rich, dense and emollient creams

Ever used gel moisturisers and noticed that your skin started getting tight around certain areas?. This is a sign that the product you’re using is not hydrating enough for your skin.

The Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream by COSRX is a great rich moisturiser. It has two super-powerful healing ingredients, Ceramides and Centella Asiatica. Ceramides help to strengthen the skins moisture barrier and also help to restore damaged and sensitive skin


Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream


Lightweight yet rich moisturizer for suffered skin by sensitivity. Calm, soothe, and strengthen your skin without a cloggy oily feeling.


Sealing with a nourishing oil

I know people with oily skin reading this are screaming! If you have oily skin you can stop at the hydrating moisturiser. But, for those of you with drier skin, however, this step is essential. Sealing with a nourishing oil helps ensure that your skin is going to stay hydrated for as long as possible. You want to opt for products that contain occlusives that will really prevent moisture loss via TEWL - read all about TEWL in our article here

Using an emollient to seal everything in and prevent transepidermal water loss will transform the quality of your skin.

We highly recommend Ocean Deep Blue Oil by KEEPCOOL. This oil contains 8 different 100% plant-derived oils that are lightweight and fast-absorbing into your skin. The deep blue colour is natural and comes from eggplant fruit extract which is a great ingredient for acne-prone skin for its antimicrobial properties.
Rosehip seed oil (Rosa Canina) is an excellent antioxidant oil that also has regenerative properties to give your skin a lovely glow. The deep moisturising Jojoba oil - rich in vitamin E, will really help lock in all the goodness from your skincare routine.


Use SPF every day! One of the main causes of premature skin ageing is sun damage, overexposure to sun rays causes free-radical damage to the skin. If you have dry skin this means your skin already lacks essential natural oils which makes your skin more vulnerable and prone to fine lines. Overexposure to the sun also causes collagen in the skin to break down. So it’s very important to use a skin-protecting SPF to prevent these kinds of skin damage that really affect your skin health in the long term. Simply by wearing a good SPF cream.

We recommend the THANK YOU FARMER Sun Project Water Cream, a super hydrating sun cream that isn’t sticky, doesn’t leave a white cast and is smooth enough to make a good base for makeup.


Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++


Contains natural extracts such as phyto-oligo, inca omega oil, and bamboo extracts. All skin types that need hydration, especially normal/dry skin.


Skincare routines don’t have to be overly long and complicated. With this simple springtime routine, you can bring your skin back to life and have that glorious Instagram-worthy glass skin glow. This routine is so simple that you can get your whole family to join the fun and glow up for summer!

Make sure to check in every week for your latest k-beauty fix.
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