Springtime is here and finally the days are getting longer and the temperature is rising. The change in season means it's time to switch up your skincare routine and swap out some of the products that have been keeping you going through the winter.
The cold winter temperatures will have made your skin dryer, making it flaky, rough, red and tight. Spring is the season to focus on exfoliating in preparation for the start of the summer.
Shed Your Winter Skin
The first step in your skincare routine is the best time to exfoliate. Using a cleanser with AHA will remove oil, pollution and dust while gently removing dead skin cells.
COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser 150ml With a low pH, this is perfect for sensitive skin. Mild acids like Betaine Salicylate and Citric Acid (AHA) help to gently exfoliate to set your skin up perfectly for the day.
Using a toner with BHA in your routine will help with extra but mild exfoliation.
Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner 200ml This plant-packed toner contains 0.5% BHA - Salicylic Acid - which is great for penetrating pores to remove dead skin cells and excess sebum.
Manage That Oil
One of the first changes you might notice as the weather warms is an increase in oil production and sweat. To deal with this we have to swap our thick winter products for those with a lighter, less rich, texture.
Purito Centella Unscented Recovery Cream 50ml This light textured and easy-to-spread cream benefits from amazing ingredients like Centella Asiatica Extract, with its impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Squalene is a light and non-comedogenic oil that moisturise the skin without heavy feeling, while Glycerin is a powerful humectant.
Etude House Soon Jung 2X Barrier Intensive Cream 60ml An intensely hydrating cream that moisturises and restores the skins oil and water balance without a heavy feeling on the skin
COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream 80g A lightweight moisturiser to soothe and heal irritated skin. Containing Centella Asiatica for its healing properties and Ceramide for strengthening the skin barrier.
Keep It Simple
With things warming up you can look at take out unnecessary steps in your routine. At night time skip your moisturiser stage and go straight to a sleeping mask.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask 70ml An intensive moisturising overnight mask that helps skin look clear, bright, and well-rested in the morning. Formulated with highly concentrated Hydro-Ionized Mineral Water to deliver intense doses of moisture.
Looking for something richer, and more nourishment for the skin? Try the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask 60ml The mask strengthens and restores your skin overnight, so that you wake up feeling refreshed and revitalised. The mask barrier allows the cream to nourish the skin while reducing the loss of oils and moisture.
Spring Clean Your Product Range
Continue with your Essence/Toner and Serum/Ampoule steps throughout spring to give your skin some support. These steps combine various elements of the skincare routine and are essential all year round. With a high concentration of active ingredients, these products will deeply hydrate and re-balance your skin. The extra hydration will allow your skin to better absorb the next step in your routine.
Spring is a good season to try something new, and find a new favourite for summer!
COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 100ml Contains a huge 96% of filtered snail mucin. This penetrates deep into the skin to repair damage and leave your skin feeling incredibly smooth.Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner 180ml Formulated to the skin's natural pH level, to soothe and hydrate sensitive skin. Ingredients include Madecassoside to repair damaged skin and Panthenol for intensive hydration.
Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Essence 150ml Designed to moisturise and soothe the skin, Its principal ingredient is Artemisia extract, also known as mugwort, a herb with powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serum 35ml This premium serum combines the benefits of snail mucin, yeast, and bee venom to firm up your skin and give up a fuller, brighter glow.
Missha Bee Pollen Renew Ampoule 40ml Strengthen your skin's protective barrier and energise your skin with the power of bee pollen.
Here Comes the Sun
With the longer days comes (hopefully!) more sunshine, meaning it’s time to up that SPF because sunscreen is a must to protect your skin from damage. UVA and UVB filters can affect your skin through glass and clouds
Check out our wider range of sunscreens to choose that one which suits you the most.
Once you're protected from those rays, you're ready to step out into the spring in confidence that your skin will be looking and feeling its best.
As always, everyone's skin is different and what works for one person won't necessarily work for another. Always stop using a product if it is not working for your skin, and if you have a serious skin complaint always consult a dermatologist.
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