We hate to do it, but we’re going to pull the rug out from under you. You know that skin care regimen you’ve got down pat? It’s out of season, guys. We know that you just stopped stealing from your girlfriend’s medicine cabinet and finally bought your own face products but to every product there is a season – and the season is now spring.
Start using SPF, every day
As spring gets back into full swing, the weather gets warmer and the wind becomes a little bit less bracing. That means it’s time to ditch that thick, protective parka of a moisturizer you used in the winter for something lighter that easily absorbs into your skin. It’s also time to up your SPF ante. Go ahead, give a face lotion like Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 a go and block those UV rays. All. Day. Long.
Invigorate your scalp
Warmer weather also means that you’ll probably be retiring that beanie (unless you’re Ashton Kutcher) and awakening those gruff tresses from their winter slumber. After being tucked away, it’s time for the summer style again. When you’re using a hair product daily, you need a shampoo that knows how to remove gunk. (Malin+Goetz) Peppermint Shampoo will do the job and will also slough off any remaining winter flakes without removing moisture.
Introduce a spring scent
It’s also time to update your aroma. All winter you’ve channeled your inner wood-chopping, fire-lighting, mountain-living man with pine needle and warm musk scents but now it’s time to shed the arboraceous fragrances for something a little more vibrant. Try something with citrus undertones or a hint of fresh cut greens to keep up with the brightening season. We recommend The Motley’s Bergamo Cologne as your spring signature scent.
Clean your tools
While renewing your grooming routine, it’s also time to do a little spring cleaning on your tools and accessories. Clippers, combs, tweezers, and brushes can all be breeding grounds for bacteria and reservoirs for residue. A quick wash with a bit of white vinegar does wonders to tidy up those tools. Now you’re all set for spring, get out there and run through those April showers.
Pro Tip: When the ice melts away, don’t be afraid to take the plunge. Updating your hair and skincare regimen for the seasons doesn’t necessarily mean completely overhauling your toolkit; update a few key components and keep your trusty staples close at hand.