Hey everyone, I’ve done a couple of these seasonal switch ups before. In this mini series I talk about a few general changes I’m making to my routine to fit the new season’s weather. Yes, that assumes the weather does change with the new season. So far in the UK, that is yet to happen; I thought I might actually skip this one. I have heard a few rumours that the south is supposed to be warm next week, my local forecast is still bleak but I thought this one is better late than never.
Spring is a weird one, skin might still be suffering from the harshness of winter, but the sun might be shining. It’s not necessarily cold enough for thick creams but gels might not be doing job by themselves yet. For me, spring is probably the season that I use almost all of my skincare products because the transitional weather is a little hit and miss. BUT, these are the slight changes I’m starting to make or can see myself making soon.
I’ve spoken before about the importance of wearing SPF all the time, but in spring I ditch my heavier, slightly greasier SPF and go for this one instead. The Clinique one contains hydrating ingredients but still sets down quite matte (but not as matte as my summer SPF) so it’s good for transitioning.
I say this with a very heavy heart. As some of you will know I’ve only had the Sarah Chapman Recovery Booster for a couple of months and it very quickly became one of my favourite products. While I’m happy that my skin doesn’t necessarily need to ‘recover’, I am sad to shelve this one for a few months. I’ll be reverting to my longtime favourite Hydrating Booster instead over spring and into summer to give my skin a little boost pre-moisturiser.
Enter the season of matte foundation. Now, I love matte skin, I hate the dewy life. My skin is however bone dry and that only gets worse in winter. See where I’m going here? In winter I have to wear something more moisturisng. Moving into spring, I can get away with using my slightly matte (but not fully dry matte) foundations with a couple of drops of oil. As my skin is so dry naturally, using this method means that my skin is still looking matte without peeling and flaking, yay.
I use Nuxe Reve di Miel every single morning and every night. I have done for years and honestly can’t see a day that I’d opt for something else. However, carrying the pot around is inconvenient and the stick version is rubbish in comparison so I tend to use something basic during the day. Polite reminder, your lips need SPF too. As far as lip balms go, I like this one from Nivea or this one from Palmer’s if I need something slightly more moisturising.
What changes do you make to your routine in spring?
Until next time,
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