Spring’s warmer weather, though entirely welcome, means a change must be made to our daily skincare routine. After a long winter of using heavy creams to combat the drying effects of harsh temperatures, the skin has different needs as the weather warms up outside. By switching to a lightweight moisturizer for spring, you’ll be minimizing the clogging of pores and the oily skin that tends to happen when our bodies are in warmer temperatures.
Whether you’ve got dry or oily skin, you’re looking for a tinted moisturizer or an anti-aging lotion, there’s a lightweight moisturizer that will suit your needs for spring. The most important thing to remember as the sun starts to shine more often? Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Despite whether you’ll be out in the sun’s rays or cooped up in an office building all day, SPF is a must. So, of course, most of the spring appropriate lotions we love contain SPF. We’ve put together a list of lightweight moisturizers for every skin type and every budget so that no matter what, you’ll be taken care of this spring.
If you've got oily skin, try this moisturizer that helps skin to retain moisture without adding extra oils to your face. Applied alone or under makeup, it can be used on all skin types.
(Kiehls Sodium PCA Oil-Free Moisturizer, $18, Kiehls.com)
For a lightweight moisturizer that protects against signs of aging, give this lotion from Estee Lauder a try. With a broad spectrum sunscreen and a visible reduction of signs of aging, this product is ideal for every day use.
(Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint, $48, EsteeLauder.com)
If you're on a budget and in need of a face lotion that won't clog your pores, take a cue from Allison Williams' playbook and try Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer.
(Simple Skincare Hydrating Light Moisturizer, $9.99, Target.com)
We can't say this enough: You need to be wearing sunscreen at all times, whether you're going to the beach or you're working at the office for the day. This lotion from Garnier is oil free and contains SPF 15, ideal for an every day product.
(Garnier Moisture Lightweight UV Lotion with SPF 15, $11.81, Amazon.com)
After months of your skin spending little to no time in the sun, you may need a flush of color. This tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier is practically sheer and has SPF 20, so you're getting hydration, color and sun protection all in one.
(Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20, $43, Sephora.com)
For those with acne prone skin, switch to a hypoallergenic moisturizer meant to absorb oil instead of depositing oil, leaving your face blemish free without irritation.
(MaryKay Velocity Lightweight Moisturizer, $12, MaryKay.com)
For smoother skin just in time for spring, try this oil free lotion from Neutrogena, specifically created for sensitive skin.
(Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture, $10.79, Drugstore.com)
Need to firm up your skin? This lightweight moisturizer from BareMinerals improves elasticity and skin texture, all while hydrating. Created for combination skin, 98% of women said they saw an improvement in their skin's firmness after using this product.
(BareMinerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer for Combination Skin, $28, Sephora.com)
The clay in this lightweight face lotion helps to absorb oils from blocked pores as it calms flare ups and neutralizes acidity in your face. All in all, it hydrates, tones and moisturizes for fantastic skin this spring.
(Fresh Umbrian Clay Face Lotion, $38, Sephora.com)
For moisture that lasts up to 48 hours, this product is designed for sensitive skin and contains SPF 25 for long lasting sun and dryness defense.
(L'Oreal Ideal Moisture for Sensitive Skin With SPF 25, $6.99, Drugstore.com)