At last spring is here, giving everyone a little more hope and bounce to their step. The spring flowers popping up are a very welcome sight; after the depths of a loooong winter we can all feel a little jaded. Central heating, cold winds and too much builder’s tea (definitely speaking for myself here..) oh, and a pandemic – can take their toll on our complexions, leaving us feeling lacklustre and tired looking. Dehydration can make finelines become more apparent and dark circles are also commonplace in the winter season. No wonder we can’t wait for the longer warmer days.
Sometimes when our skin isn’t going quite to plan, the temptation of heavier foundations can lead us into more trouble. It is true that in winter skin can benefit from richer skincare formulations, however heavier make-up products can make skin concerns look worse, they can also exacerbate issues. Spring means a fresh start so first thing’s first, ditch any full coverage foundations for lighter textures. I see so many women wearing heavy faces of make-up and more than often they don’t need it.
I then go in with a concealer and add extra coverage just where needed, for example under the eyes and blemishes. Keeping it minimal means that more of the natural texture of the skin is kept, and ultimately the complexion looks fresher. Some of my current favourites here… I’m also loving the new Kosas one too.
Blusher is your best friend when it comes to giving a spring look. Cream versions are my favourite as they give that glow from within effect. Also brilliant if you literally have two minutes to do your make-up, they’ll brighten instantly. Some of my current kit favourites here.. A fresh new lip colour is also such an easy way to shake up your look for the new season.
Give the rest of your beauty regime a spring clean too, it doesn’t have to mean an expensive overhaul though. Simply taking a few things out and adding a few things in can make a big difference. As the seasons change, the elements become kinder on our skin so it makes sense to change things up.
Oils are fantastic for the skin and can be used all year round; go for a lighter texture as the temperature starts to rise. My skin also definitely benefits from a serum with hyaluronic acid – the Nourish ones are long term favourites. Their Radiance Rejuvenating Peptide Serum is a bargain at £23 and one I buy again and again. I’m currently using Typology’s Plumping Serum and I’d recommend it for sure.
Changing up your beauty routine is a great way to give your skin a boost, but switch things in one at a time. If you change everything at once you won’t know what is working for you and what isn’t. What one skin likes, another might not – beauty is definitely not one size fits all. Give things a chance too, these days everyone wants quick fixes but it can actually take a few weeks to see the difference in a new skin regime. Take your time, listen to your skin and you’ll soon have that spring glow about you.
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