How to get that Spring beauty glow
(This post was originally published on May 20th 2017 and updated on February 28th 2019)
Spring is here! Well, maybe…
It made a brief appearance in London this week and then disappeared, but as we enter into March and maybe a new season, updating your beauty routine to adapt to the "all seasons in one day" scenario is a must because these weather changes can play havoc with your skin.
As a rule, your beauty routine should change with every season, it can be a very expensive task but essential. For example, you may have two different foundation colors, a darker shade for the Summer and a lighter shade for the Winter .
In the summer you may exfoliate and use face masks more often to clean pores because of the heat and sweat, in the winter not so much.
Well, understanding how the seasons affect your skin is a must and then buy the appropriate products to suit your skin type. It could be product, from drug store to expensive but whatever you use, your skin needs to glow girl in every season. Getting that glow-on is the key.
So to help you out, we’ve prepared a list of our favourite products to help you keep that glow on point and flawless no matter what the weather may bring.
And also, what beauty products do you use to help you in the changing seasons? Please comment below, we would love to know.
Right now we are loving the Ordinary products from the Deciem Brand. We would literally recommend any and every Vitamin C product from their range. Vitamin C, (L-Ascorbic Acid) keeps skin youthful, healthy and firm, so ladies, if you want to look glowed-up this season - include vitamin C in your skin routine.
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties and increases collagen production, It brightens skin to give you that superstar look at a very affordable price. This product is one of the many Vitamin C products Deciem have in their range, so check out their website for more information and even their instagram page - the team are very responsive and helpful.
Using your fingers or a brush and apply one-to-two pumps directly to your face or under or over foundation
or alternatively, mix it into foundation. £32.00. Available at netaporter.com
A limited-edition gel-based body luminizer made to veil skin in a gloriously, high-shine finish that feels as dewy as it looks — for sunlit radiance anytime you please. £46.00. Available at Harvey Nichols.com
Containing seven radiance-enhancing, colour-correcting powders, allows you to perfect what nature’s given you – regardless of your age or skin tone. The ultra-convenient palette features three eyeshadow colours to brighten, enhance and subtly define your peepers. £49.00, Available at www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Using an eye blender brush, pick up powder and tap off excess. Sweep under the eye area to set make up. This can also be used on targeted areas such as the t-zone if needed. Apply with a heavier hand and allow powder to sit for a few minutes to 'bake' your make up before sweeping away for long-lasting perfection. £20 Available at www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Facial oils work for all skin types, its provides a healthy glow and keeps your skin hydrated, so highly recommend oils in your beauty routine. We’ve compiled a list of oils below for your skin type. Use them during the day as your normal moisturiser or at night, to get that youthful, plump glow.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Both oils instantly hydrates to reveal luminous, healthy-looking skin all day. Olay Regenerist oil £19.99 Available at www.amazon.co.uk for the UK and www.olay.com outisde the UK. Kiehl's Daily Reviving concentrate is £38 Available at www.kiehls.co.uk
Both oils restores skin back to a healthy-looking glow. Locks in moisture for a supple look, softer feel. Refines skin texture and makes your skin look plumped, smooth and lit from within.
Clinique's Turnaround™ Revitalizing Treatment Oil:
UK Customers: £28, via www.amazon.co.uk and for Customers outside the UK: $39 via www.clinque.com
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil:
UK Customers: £24, via www.amazon.co.uk and for Customers outside the UK: £26.50 via www.dr.hauschka.com
For Acne-Prone Skin:
Face Theory Rejuvenating Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil can enhance the skin's natural repair barrier, stimulate collagen production and better defend skin against UV damage. Jojoba Oil has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties - it contains myristic acid which acts as an inflammatory agent. £12 Available at www.facetheory.com
For Combination Skin:
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
This oil restores balance and confidence to unpredictable skin. Rich in Omegas to help regenerate skin without irritation contains a unique, highly concentrated blend of organic Rosehip fruit and seed oil. £24 Available at www.paiskincare.com