Spring Skincare Essentials: How to Take Care of Your Skin in Spring
Spring is a time for cleaning, which means clearing out our wardrobes, our homes, and even our skincare routines. Your arsenal of trusted skincare products that got you through the cold, bleak months of winter might not be enough to get you through spring with the changes in temperature and amount of sun exposure. So, if you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself to some new skincare, we’ll give you several with our spring skincare tips to help your skin blossom.
Level Up Your Sunscreen to SPF 50
Spring/summer skincare involves a lotta sunscreen. During cooler months, you can just about get away with wearing SPF 30, but as the temperature begins to rise, so should your SPF.
While UV rays are still very much present in winter, they’re stronger in spring/summer as the sun is at the highest point in the sky. This means they have a more direct path to us here on earth, so one of our spring skincare tips is to use SPF 50 – mo’ SPF, mo’ protection!
A broad-spectrum, antioxidant sunscreen that you won’t mind wearing from AM to PM. It doubles up as a moisturiser (for those with dry skin in spring) that dries as a matte finish, absorbing excess oils and taking your skin from greasy to glowy.
It’s also lightly infused with citrus essential oils to reduce the signs of ageing, detoxify, brighten the skin, and boost your mood with an uplifting scent. With this sunscreen from IMAGE Skincare, you’ll feel like it’s summer every. Single. Day.
If the thought of worsening your hyperpigmentation kills your summer vibes, this sunscreen from SkinCeuticals is where the party is at. Its formula features a potent blend of ingredients that target discolouration, such as tranexamic acid and niacinamide, by brightening and evening out skin tone.
Add in Antioxidants
To increase your protection against UV rays, we recommend incorporating antioxidants into your spring/summer skincare routine. UV rays cause our skin to produce free radicals, which are unstable atoms that can lead to cell damage and accelerate the ageing process.
Antioxidants help to stabilise these unpredictable atoms and minimise sun damage, so all you have to worry about is booking that summer hol you’ve been thinking about all winter.
If you want a spring/summer skincare routine as unique as you, SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E is the first of its kind antioxidant serum. The night time serum works to enhance the skin’s natural antioxidant system and strengthen its free radiance defence with pure resveratrol, vitamin E, and baicalin.
Rich in antioxidants, including Kakadu plum and beetroot extract, this organic, naturally fruity fragranced serum protects against everyday damage. For extra dry skin in spring, grape water and hyaluronic acid will leave your skin feeling hydrated, supple, and bright.
Always Apply a Primer Before Your Makeup
Next up in our spring beauty tips is to use a primer. A primer holds makeup in place for longer and helps to stop the skin from getting oily, making it a spring/summer skincare essential for when it gets warmer, and we all have a case of Harriet Bentley’s SULA (sweaty upper lip alert) from Wild Child.
For extra hold and coverage as part of your summer skincare, this perfecting primer by Colorescience has a beautiful bronze tint to smooth and blur imperfections. It can be used on its own when you’re feeling lazy or to enhance your regular makeup routine. Either way, you’ll be hooked. FYI – it’s reef safe, so you can clear your conscience and skin.
ZO Skin Health Sunscreen + Primer SPF 50 – Please Get in Touch
Protecting you from becoming a slip n’ slide and the ageing effects of UVA, UVB, and HEV (blue light from screens), is ZO Skin Health Sunscreen + Primer SPF 50. It dries matte with a universal tint to suit all skin tones and types to smooth over those stubborn flaws that a concealer can’t save.
Keep Up the Regular Exfoliation
Much like you should keep up the exfoliation in winter to remove dry skin flakes and dead skin cells and increase product absorption, the same goes for your spring/summer skincare routine. Sun exposure and warmer temperatures can contribute to water loss and strip your skin of natural oils, leaving you with dry skin as early as spring.
Circadia Micro-Exfoliating Honey Cleanser – Please Get in Touch
Featuring honey and natural beeswax microbeads to gently exfoliate the skin, Circadia Micro-Exfoliating Honey Cleanser dissolves pore-blocking dirt, stimulates cell turnover, and cleans up excess oils for a fresh face feel.
ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish – Please Get in Touch
Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E, this exfoliating polish is adored by dry skin in spring. It contains magnesium crystals to clear, smooth, and even out your complexion.