Spring is here - I think...
Ok ladies the weather in 2018 has been a little confusing so far - Winter doesn’t want to leave. Spring may have made an appearance – we're not sure, and we’ve had a few random heatwaves which indicates Summer is also here but and then Winter comes back with its' messy self to drag Summer away so right now people are carrying their coats, jackets, and cardigans to prepare for a "all seasons in one day" scenario and of course these weather changes can play havoc with our skins ladies, right?
As a rule, your beauty routine should change with every season, but even I can admit that would be an expensive and difficult task right now. And as a woman of colour. my routine can be a little tricky - my summer foundation colour is darker than what I would wear in the Winter. In the summer I exfoliate and use face masks more often to clean my pores because of the heat and sweat. So what is a girl to do right now? Well what i normally do is ensure that I have all my essential beauty products for my skin type avaialble in preparation for whatever the day may bring. It could be anything from drug store to expensive because your skin needs to glow girl in every season. the glow is the key.
So in preparation for “every season in one day” scenario, we’ve prepared a list of our favourite products to help you keep that glow on point and to keep you flawless no matter what the weather may bring.
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, i have oily skin and use Jamaican castor oil all day every day, it works wonders and gives me a healthy glow, so highly recommend you include facial oils in your beauty routine. I've compiled a list below of oils for your skin type. I recommend using them during the day as your normal moisturiser or at night as a night cream, to moisture your skin and give it 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