With brighter evenings, singing birds and blooming Daffodils, Spring has officially sprung in Wales. A change in season makes us shift our fashion, diet and physical habits; i’ve already pushed my woolly jumpers and boots to the back of the cupboard in favour of lighter clothing, I’ve been getting up earlier and now I’m going to switch up my beauty routine.
In the colder months, you may have found yourself wearing heavier layers (of makeup) and opting for ultra-rich moisturisers to help combat chapped noses, flaking and skin dryness caused by the winter season. Springtime poses a whole different set of threats such as higher exposure to UV rays, breakouts and uneven skin texture; I’m going to share three simple ways you can prepare your skin for all of them…
1. Apply SPF Using The Two-Finger Method
Springtime means brighter evenings filled with sunshine and more time outside enjoying it! Even though it’s important to wear SPF all year round, being in direct sunlight for longer does mean that it’s even more important to keep your skin protected from the damaging effects of UV rays, such as collagen breakdown and ageing skin. UV rays are made up of both UVA and UVB, it’s important to use a broad-spectrum SPF that protects your skin from all types of photodamage.
How much do you need to apply? Try the trusted two-finger method: cover the inside length of two fingers with your SPF and apply it across the face and neck.
2. Switch To Cream Blush
Dewy, flushed and fresh skin is the perfect look for Spring. One of the quickest ways you can achieve this is by switching your powder formulas for a cream-based makeup alternative; the finish feels lighter and looks fresher. As I adore a rosy cheek, of course, my first switch is to a cream blusher. A few dots on the high points of my cheeks dabbed and blended give the perfect pinch of blush.
3. Use A Chemical Exfoliator Once A Day
Naturally, in Spring it’s easier to achieve coveted radiant and glowing skin, and one of the best ways to execute this is by exfoliating your face regularly. Not sure where to start? It’s best to opt for a chemical exfoliant because they are less irritable and harsh on the skin barrier than physical exfoliators. Exfoliating regularly will offer an array of skincare benefits such as a boost in radiance, smooth skin texture, and a reduction in pigmentation – all of which make for better makeup application.