5 Spring Skincare Essentials

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Transitioning between seasons an be a little difficult when it comes to clothing, your make up and maybe even your skincare. So as the season changes, so too does the effects it has on your skin. From the cold to the warmer spring weather, here are five products to help your skin get its mojo back.

  • Sunscreen

A cloudy spring day doesn’t mean that you won’t get burned, and it’s said that 80% of the sun’s harmful rays pass through cloud layers, so it’s necessary to always keep your SPF loaded sunscreen lathered on! I use the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face sunscreen, with SPF50+, it dries matte on the skin.

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  • Toner

Toner, a product you should use after you cleanse and before you use any serums or moisturisers, manages the skin’s pH levels. In doing so, it allows your skin to naturally create the oils it needs to keep hydrated. Toners are a great way of helping boost the moisture content of the skin and even out the skin’s surface or dry patches. My favourite toner, not pictured here, is the Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner. Without sulphates, mineral oils, parabens or anything the like, it’s a safe all-rounder toner that’s great for all skin types.

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  • Serum

Serums strengthen the skin’s barrier and are a more concentrated way of adding moisture back into your skin. Whenever the seasons change, for some odd reason, my skin gets very dry. This Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum is an organic serum that claims to “plump up your skin contour”, using the power of a “revolutionary Vinanza Grape from New Zealand sauvignon blanc grapes” to help “powerfully protect and build resistance to damage caused by environmental aggressors and pollutants”.

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  • Eye Cream

If you have allergies this time of the year, your skin can get dry, your allergies can trigger dark circles. This The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream claims to help “reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles” and is a great way of hydrating your skin while cooling it down to keep any issues at bay.
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  • A lighter moisturiser

Thank goodness we’re out of winter! With winter, thick moisturiser is a necessary to combat the dry skin that often forms from using heaters to stay warm. So with spring, a thicker moisturiser is not really necessary to stay with the thick creams. So using a lightweight moisturiser is even better! I’ve been using this one for a while now, and as much as I love the scent, I feel just so-so about the formula. So be sure to let me know of any moisturisers that you like to use during the spring!IMG_7099

What are your spring favourites?

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