If winter has left your skin looking a little lacklustre, we’ve put together some genius cleansing tips to get your spring skincare routine off to a glowing start.
Chapped lips, acne flare-ups and dry complexions can leave your skin feeling a little under the weather during the colder winter months. So if your skin is crying out for a spring clean, we spoke to our beauty expert Maizie Paddison to share a few of her tricks of the trade.
From swapping your moisturiser to cleaning out your make-up brushes, Maizie’s skincare routine is guaranteed to get your skin prepped and ready for spring.
Your New Season Skincare Routine
Throw Out Anything Over 6 Months Old
Be ruthless! A good spring clean means throwing out old items you no longer use. If your cupboard is full of half-used products, just get rid. A clean bathroom cupboard will inspire you to purchase products you actually want and need. Start afresh for spring and indulge in a few pamper products you know you love.
Swap to a Lighter Moisturiser
We spend the winter months using heavy creams and products to deeply replenish our dry skin. In spring, however, you should opt for a lighter texture instead. Try a lotion or a gel texture for a cool, fresh and lightweight finish.
Perfect for that spring switch, the balancing botanical ingredients provide the skin with a daily dose of hydration along with a light fresh floral scent.
Bump Up Your Sunscreen Factor
Spring is almost here, and warmer days are on the horizon. If you’re spending more time in the sun, use an SPF 50 sunscreen before your daily skincare ritual for the best protection during the warmer seasons. Don’t forget, UVA and UVB filters can affect your skin through glass and clouds too, so don’t let the sun deceive you. Even when it’s cold, your skin can still suffer from sun damage.
This light fluid texture leaves a non-greasy tinted glow. It provides a high UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection for the most sensitive skin, whilst providing a sheer light coverage to cover those imperfections.
Exfoliate Winter Skin
Exfoliators not only remove dead skin cells and excess make-up, they also work hard to extract debris and minimise pores. Opt for a gentle and a less abrasive facial scrub or exfoliator that won’t strip the skin dry. We recommend any product containing bamboo, jojoba beads or any natural exfoliant ingredients.
Clean Your Make-up Brushes
Either deep clean your brushes or throw them out and start afresh. Make-up brushes collect so much bacteria, it’s important to keep them clean to avoid filling your pores with dirt. You can use baby shampoo as a daily wash for your brushes and try to store them upright in a pot rather than leaving them in a make-up bag.
Get Your Hit of Vitamin C
As we slowly step into spring, we’re looking forward to warmer weather and sunny days basking on the beach. As you’ll be exposing your skin to more sun, try using a Vitamin C-infused skincare product. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. What’s more, Vitamin C also brightens and repairs the skin, promising a youthful, glowing and healthy complexion.
The high dose of Vitamin C in this cream helps to protect and prevent the skin from future damage. Paired with Hyaluronic Acid, your skin will feel moisturised and hydrated all day long.