Here at Beauty Expert, we’re fully aware that transitioning between the seasons can be a tricky business, especially when it comes to your skincare routine! We recently caught up with our resident Pharmacist Hira, who gave us the lowdown on how to properly care for your skin during that in-between period from winter to spring. As the weather starts to warm up, it’s all about keeping our skin looking as clear and as fresh as ever. Here are Hira’s top spring skincare tips…
Hira’s Top Spring Skincare Tips…
Although rich creams are essential during the colder months when it comes to aiding dry winter skin, they can often be too much for the warmer months. Lighter textured face and body creams are still effective at keeping skin hydrated, but as the texture is lighter, they don’t cause an over production of oils which is the main cause of clogged pores and a shiny complexion! Our favourite comes from Caudalie! The Vinoperfect Radiance Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 20, is super lightweight and helps control oil for a more even skin tone.
Always use sunscreen-even when it’s not sunny
It’s the number one skincare tip and it’s one that definitely needs to be followed all-year round! As Hira explains, sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more blocks 97% of UVB rays if properly applied. With 80% of the sun’s harmful rays able to pass right through the cloud layer, there’s always a need to reach for that bottle! Our favourite comes from SPF experts Alpha-H! Their Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+ offers an un-fragranced, broad spectrum, sweat resistant, water resistant and long lasting protection.
Battle allergy season like a pro
For many of us, Spring means allergies, and allergies mean puffy eyes, dark circles and broken capillaries from sneezing. Resident Pharmacist recommends using Facial oils with anti-inflammatory and healing properties to help keep all of these problems at bay. We can’t get enough of the Rose Otto Face Oil from Balance Me. This anti-oxidant rich oil helps to strengthen delicate skin, reduce sensitivity, minimise redness and helps to calm inflammation. It’ll be our go-to this Spring!