We went straight from cold winter to hot spring in Washington DC. My routine shifted right away.  Here are my absolute spring necessities.

1. A great cleanser and peel.
My skin tends to get much more grimy in the spring/summer. I love M-61 Perfect Cleanse ($26), a gel based paraben-free, sulfate-free Vitamin E cleanser followed by M-61 Power Glow Peel ($28) for deep exfoliation and cleansing.

2. A Vitamin C Serum.
Vitamin C adds additional antioxidant protection from the sun and reduces sunspots. I use M-61 Vitablast C ($92) in the morning before my tinted moisturizer/BB cream.

3. A great tinted moisturizer/BB cream or CC cream for coverage and protection.
I am in love with NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($42) in shade Alaska for my work days and/or Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm Instant Solutions SPF 35 ($85) in Shade 1. On the weekend I use SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 ($64). It has a slight tint so my skintone is evened out, but it is one step and out the door. Great for soccer game sidelines.

4. An unbelievable bronzer.
I switch back and forth between cream and powder. I love the Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder ($38) in Medium, I love NARS The Multiple ($39) in South Beach. I also love my peachy blush: Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lotus Pink.

5. A gorgeous pink or peach lipgloss.
My favorites: NARS Serious Shine Lip Gloss ($25) in Sweet Revenge, Laura Mercier Lip Glacé ($25) in Tulip, Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster® SPF 15 Lip Gloss ($25) in Sexy Nude, and Laura Mercier’s new Gel Lip Colour ($22) in Flushed.

Spring at last,
spring at last...


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