Winter to Spring Beauty Routine
Now that the official start of spring is finally here it's not only our wardrobes that are in need of an overhaul but our skincare routines, too. With sunshine, humidity, and heat on the forecast, it's time to add some lighter additions to your beauty routine. To master your seasonal beauty transition, say goodbye to heavy creams and thick moisturizers and you'll be ready to say hello to spring in no time.
First Thing's First, Exfoliate
The secret to glowing spring skin? Scrubbing away winter's dry skin, of course. Spring is the perfect time to increase your exfoliating and the best way to eliminate the dead and flaky skin that accumulated during the colder months. A great facial scrub like OLEHENRIKSEN Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub will give you the polished skin you want.
Swap Oils for Water-Based Serums
In the winter, a hydrating serum containing natural oils and silicones is exactly what you need when your skin is lacking moisture. But in the warmer months, these ingredients can suffocate your skin by blocking pores - leaving you with unwanted acne. In the spring, swap your oil-based serums for a water-based serum like First Aid's Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, as it'll give you all the same benefits in a lighter formula.
Switch to a Lighter Moisturizer
During the chilly months of winter, our skin needs a heavy dose of hydration, which is why we tend to go for heavy moisturizers. But with warmer weather on the horizon, a light moisturizer is all you need. The new Olay Whips moisturizers are formulated to work and feel differently, providing lightweight hydration with powerful ingredients – but without the sticky feel. Plus, it comes with SPF.
Increase SPF Usage
With sun-filled afternoons on the agenda, protecting your skin from UVA/UVB rays is imperative. While sunscreen is important all year, spring brings more exposure so a good SPF is a must. We're loving LASPA's SPF 20 daily mineral sunscreen, as it's light and translucent while still proving enough coverage.
Trade Full-Coverage for Light-Coverage Foundation
There's nothing worse than walking outside on a beautiful day and to arrive at your destination with your full-coverage makeup melting off. During spring, a light-to-medium-coverage formula is all you need like Giorgio Armani's Luminus Silk Foundation. With this foundation, you'll feel like you're bare-faced, while still giving you a lit-from-within glow.
Add an Eye Cream
The skin under your eyes is much thinner than the rest of the skin on your face and after months of cold weather, chances are it’s in desperate need of some hydration. To combat fine lines and wrinkles, an eye cream will temper the effects of squinting in the sun. Our favourite is NeoStrata's AquaYouth Filling Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream which comes with a metallic applicator to cool and soothe the skin around the eyes.