WORDS BY ABBY BLANKE
Spring is the perfect time to look at your home skincare routine and see if it needs a little adjusting for the warmer months.
When we head into Spring and Summer, there is a little more warmth in the air and humidity starts to creep up. This means we don’t lose the water content in our skin as quickly as we do in Winter. The extra nourishment we have been giving our skin may start to feel a little heavy or not absorb as quickly as it normally does.
If you tend to be a little on the drier side, switch to using your oil-based serum or moisturiser at night-time only, so you are still getting the lipids your skin needs, but it’s not too heavy in the day.
A moisturiser containing hyaluronic acid is a great choice for a lighter moisturiser that will keep the skin super hydrated and absorb quickly so it doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on the surface or worse, sweating off.
Here are a few other go-to products for Spring:
I love the convenience of hydrating mists and how they give the skin a pick-me-up, especially if I am outside for the day. Try the Jadea Hydrate Mist or the O Cosmedics Micro Biome setting spray. These can be applied over make up to give you a refreshing boost during the day.
Micellar waters are my go-to either in the morning instead of my full cleanser routine or straight after any kind of exercise. They balance out the skin, add the key ingredient of hyaluronic acid and stop the heavy sweaty feeling that the morning can sometimes bring. Skinstitut Micellar feels super gentle and I love O Cosmedics Micellar Treatment Gel for straight after exercise, as it has an anti-pollutant and protects the skin from dirt or grime.
Finally, exfoliation. I must admit I don’t exfoliate a lot during Winter as my skin doesn’t really need it. But in Spring and Summer, with the extra layers of sunblock, sweat and oil, sometimes you need more than just your night-time cleanse. My go to is the Multi-Functional Peel by O Cosmedics. It contains enzymes and lactic acid to help shift redundant cells and clean out the pores.
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