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03.30.2017 Change up your Skincare Routine for Spring

Rachael Gallo
By Rachael Gallo

Rachael leads Operations at Silver Mirror Facial Bar while driving the growth and expansion of locations in New York City, Washington D.C, and Miami. Her skin care expertise stems from prior roles as a licensed esthetician and manager at Disney Spas and a medical day spa group, along with National Spa Director at Exhale Spa.

Silver Mirror skincare routine for spring

Hello Spring!

As the season changes, so should your skincare. Here are a few tips to prepare your skin for Spring.

Foaming cleanser


This step is very important. Chemical cleansers will cleanse, exfoliate, and remove impurities all in one step. Toss out your old facial scrubs and try a mild acidic cleanser containing Alpha-hydroxy or Beta-hydroxy acids. Don’t be scared by the idea of putting acids on your face. AHAs and BHAs are great for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. It will remove all the surface impurities and clean deep into the pores without you having to physically scrub your face off. 😣

I love Sanitas’s Enzymatic Foaming Cleanser ($34). This pore-refining cleanser contains fruit acids and enzymes and can be used daily without irritating or drying out the skin.

Ideal for: All Skin Types

Ingredients: Lactic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids

As the weather warms up, chemical cleansers would be beneficial for skin types that tend to be more oily and acne prone. For those who use a facial cleansing brush, keep in mind that bacteria can collect in the bristles causing more breakouts! So, unless you’re replacing the brush head frequently, I recommend using a mild acidic cleanser for a deep cleansing.B5 moisturizer


Moisturizing is essential but for Spring the key is to keep it light. If you’ve been using rich creams all winter, it may be time to swap it with a lighter formula. Continuing with heavy moisturizers into Spring can actually clog pores and cause breakouts.

For those of you on the oilier side, this can be a challenge. I recommend using serums and moisturizers with Hyaluronic Acid. This ingredient provides moisture without making the skin too oily. Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel ($82) is one of my all time favorites.

Ideal for: All Skin Types

Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5



It’s crucial to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays. I highly recommend a potent Vitamin C serum ( SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic or Phloretin CF ) combined with sunscreen to give you the ultimate protection. My clients are really liking the Sanitas’s Solar Block spf 20($35). It’s a lightweight mineral (physical) sunscreen containing zinc oxide and it won’t clog your pores! 😊 I prefer mineral sunscreens over chemical because they work as a physical barrier and reflect the harmful UV rays instead of absorbing them. Remember to apply sunscreen on your neck, too!

Ideal for: All Skin Types

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Antioxidants

Putting together a simple, but effective skincare routine is really easier than you might think. Take these small steps to transition your skin from winter to spring.

And if you’re unsure, book a facial with us. I’d be happy to help you decide what products would work best with your skin.

Originally posted on Christina’s blog at

By Rachael Gallo