Feeling inspired by budding blossoms and warmer mornings? Us too! Why not take advantage of the spring in your step and switch up your skin routine? From tossing out old products to choosing a lighter moisturiser, we’ve got your new season transition covered with these tips.
1. Spring clean your skincare shelf
Spring means out with the old, and at the top of our ‘out’ list are those products at the back of the bathroom shelf collecting dust. Do you know what that jar symbol on your products means? This is the period-after-opening symbol that tells you the number of months you can safely keep your product after opening it. It might be time to give that two-year-old moisturiser the boot and refresh your trusted trio of basics: cleanser, toner and moisturiser.
2. Lighten up
Springtime generally means lighter make-up. Fresh colours and minimal coverage allow your dewy summer skin to take centre stage. Switching to lighter cleansers like Simple® Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water will lightly grab away make-up and hydrate spring skin, without clogging pores or leaving a sticky residue, which can lead to unwanted breakouts. No thank you!
3. Buff away winter skin
Legs! Arms! They’re out! Maybe not just yet, but don’t forget to show them some love. As the weather gets warmer, your spring routine isn’t just about your face. Skincare all over your body helps you wave goodbye to dry, flaky winter skin in preparation for the start of summer. Use an exfoliating mitt in the shower and follow up with a moisturiser – apply immediately after towel drying for an extra hydration boost!
For your face skincare, the same rules apply. Get all the effects of a facial the easy way with an exfoliating face scrub, and buff away dead skin cells, which can leave spring skin looking a little dull. Ready. Set. Glow!
"Use small, circular motions when using a facial exfoliator - and go easy on your skin - once or twice a week is all you need!"
4. Moisturise more
Skin has been hiding. Necks and ears have snuggled under scarves and hats…until now! We so often forget these spots – but they can get really dry, dehydrated and irritated (especially from the friction of winter woollens).
Has your neck escaped from the polo neck at last? After exfoliating, moisturise one last time with a rich cream, then switch it out for a lighter non-comedogenic lotion for the new season.
Using a light lotion is one of our top spring skincare tips. Why? As temperatures ramp up, so too can our skin’s oil production. And yes, we tend to sweat more too. A lighter lotion will help to keep pores clear to avoid overloading spring skin with excess oil as the weather warms up.
5. Don’t skip the SPF in your spring skincare routine
Here comes the sun (hooray!), which means it’s time to up that SPF. OK, so we may seem a little eager – the season’s only just beginning, we know – but UVA and UVB filters can affect your skin through glass and clouds too. Enter our Protect ‘n’ Glow Triple Protect Moisturiser – AKA your anti-pollution BFF that helps shields against skin-damaging UVA & UVB rays, pollution and blue (electronic) light.
6. Try something new
Now you’ve nailed the spring skincare basics, it’s time to have a little fun, so why not try out a new skincare treat? Insta feed in sheet mask mania? Get in on the action with a Simple Kind to Skin Rich Moisture Sheet Mask to help alleviate signs of dry skin (with its clever blend of skin-loving vitamins). Fifteen minutes is all it takes to get glowing, and you can double-up and use the time to catch up on your WhatsApp chats, listen to that podcast, or just dance around. Why not? It’s spring after all!
See? A spring skincare switch up is easier than it seems. Tweaking your routine (hello lighter lotions!) means skin is ready for the sunnier new season.
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