Spring Skincare Routine

Now that spring is here, it’s time to shift your skincare routine for dewy, hydrated spring skin. With warmer weather, you may notice your winter skincare products feel heavy. Today’s article will help you lighten the skincare load with a simplified, basic skincare routine to suit your needs and desires.

We take the guesswork out of how to build a skincare routine with this four-step process from NassifMD® Skincare. Keep reading to learn more about:

  • The best skincare routine
  • A no-fail skincare routine order for spring skincare
  • An easy plan to hydrate, exfoliate, and protect the skin while recovering from winter

Let’s dive in!

Simplified Skincare Routine for Springtime

The most critical spring skincare tips are to:

  • Choose lightweight products, such as water-based serums and gels
  • Increase exfoliation after the winter months
  • Increase antioxidants, your first line of skin protection
  • Commit (or recommit) to daily SPF use

Accomplish all these goals with a simplified skincare routine that includes four steps:

  1. Exfoliating cleanser
  2. Hydrating toner
  3. Hydro-gel serum
  4. Sunscreen

These simplified skincare routine steps are perfect for various skin types, whether you are new to skincare or ready to mix it up. Try these steps as:

  • A skincare routine for combination skin
  • A skincare routine for oily skin
  • A sensitive skincare routine
  • An anti-aging skincare routine
  • A beginner skincare routine
  • A daily skincare routine

It truly checks all the boxes! Let’s walk through each step.

Cleanse Skin

The first step of any skincare routine is cleaning the skin, removing dirt, makeup, impurities, and stress from the day. With clean skin, you can proceed to the rest of your routine and allow other products to penetrate more deeply for increased effectiveness.

Exfoliate Skin

Over the winter, you’re likely exfoliating less, and dead skin cells can accumulate on the skin’s surface, making the skin appear duller, older, and dryer. In the spring, you can begin to exfoliate more to remove the dead skin cells and deeply clean pores. The process of exfoliation increases cellular turnover to reveal new skin cells.

Daily exfoliation supports:

  • An even skin tone and texture
  • Decreased appearance of fine lines
  • Less redness and inflammation
  • Clearer and more hydrated skin

Dawn to Dusk AM + PM

You don’t need to decide to exfoliate or cleanse first; you can do both with one product!

NassifMD® Dawn to Dusk AM + PM is an exfoliating facial cleanser for your morning and night skincare routine. The dual-action formula starts as a gel and turns to foam as you use it. Along with deep cleansing, it offers gentle exfoliation from phytic acid and Ecuadorian ivory palm seed powder.

The result is clean, exfoliated skin that retains moisture, for a brighter and more even skin tone and texture. (add link to tone and texture article) All it takes is this NassifMD® gentle cleanser.

Hydrate with Toner

Step two is to use a hydrating toner. A toner is a water-based spray that delivers active ingredients to the skin, such as antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and plant extracts. Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient for maintaining skin moisture, drawing water into the skin, and holding it there.

Over the winter, the skin can become dry, and hydrating ingredients in a lightweight toner can help replenish and maintain hydration in the spring without being heavy or greasy. Use a hydrating toner on the skin after cleansing and exfoliating, allowing it to absorb into the skin before continuing with the rest of your skincare routine.

Pure Hydration Replenishing Toner

NassifMD® Pure Hydration Replenishing Toner is the best hydrating toner, perfect for all skin types. It balances, hydrates, and calms the skin without drying or irritating it. Thanks to incredible active ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, natural polysaccharides, and plant extracts, this toner:

  • Softens
  • Smooths
  • Soothes
  • Brightens
  • Protects
  • Hydrates

Smooth and Brighten Skin

Step three is introducing a hydro serum or serum gel to your skin after the toner. Instead of an oil-based serum or thicker moisturizer, a hyaluronic acid gel serum is water-based and delivers hydrating and nourishing ingredients to the skin cells that need them. You’ll find clinical ingredients like retinol, plant extracts, aloe, and antioxidants to nourish the skin deeply.

Antioxidants provide the first line of defense against free radicals produced by sun exposure, air pollution, and other skin stressors. The skin contains a high concentration of antioxidants, and skincare products can help strengthen this antioxidant protection as the skin faces more damaging exposure in the springtime.

Retinol is a powerful antioxidant and active skincare ingredient important to look for in hydro serums. It is an active form of vitamin A that supports a healthy epidermis and promotes cellular turnover. It also allows hyaluronic acid to accumulate for improved hydration and prevents collagen loss with age.

Hydro-Gel Serum

You may be familiar with NassifMD® Hydro Screen Serum, the best-selling hydrating serum. For springtime skincare, we recommend NassifMD® Hydro-Gel Serum, which is the gel version containing HyRetin, a powerful combination of hyaluronic acid and retinol to boost the skin’s glow, minimize pores, hydrate, and deliver anti-aging effects.

Apply Sunscreen

In spring and into summer, your skin is exposed to more sun. Committing to daily SPF (sun protection factor) is essential for preventing sun damage and aging.

Step 4 in your morning skincare routine in the spring is sunscreen. Choose safe mineral sunscreens, like zinc oxide, and apply it daily to your face, neck, ears, back of your hands, and other exposed areas of skin. For your skincare routine at night, choose a lightweight moisturizer.

Sheer Daily SPF 40 Sunscreen

NassifMD® Simply Hydration is a mineral sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 40 that protects the skin while keeping it hydrated and moisturized. Key ingredients include zinc oxide, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and antioxidant plant extracts.


Whether you need a beginner basic skincare routine or to jazz up your skincare routine for spring, NassifMD® facial plastic surgeon skincare has you covered. Invest in your skin health with four essential spring products to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, nourish, and protect the skin:

  1. NassifMD® Dawn to Dusk AM + PM
  2. NassifMD® Pure Hydration Replenishing Toner
  3. NassifMD® Hydro-Gel Serum
  4. NassifMD® Simply Hydration

This isn’t just a good skincare routine; it’s an effective, streamlined approach for spring. Get all four products in our Spring Skincare Kit to turn dull, dry winter skin into fresh, dewy, healthy spring skin. Your spring skincare routine has never looked so good or worked so well!



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  2. Puścion-Jakubik A, Markiewicz-Żukowska R, Naliwajko SK, et al. Intake of Antioxidant Vitamins and Minerals in Relation to Body Composition, Skin Hydration and Lubrication in Young Women.Antioxidants (Basel). 2021;10(7):1110. Published 2021 Jul 12. doi:10.3390/antiox10071110
  3. Schneider, S. L., & Lim, H. W. (2019). A review of inorganic UV filters zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine, 35(6), 442–446.


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