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We never forget to change up our styles and wardrobes with the seasons, but what about our skincare routines? The dry air from the cold weather can cause our skin to become itchy and can make conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea and eczema worse.
As it warms up outside, try to change your spring skincare routine for a healthy and glowing complexion. Here are some of the best swaps we should all be making to our skincare regimes this season:
Never forget SPF
While it is always important to wear a sun-protective moisturiser, finding one with at least SPF 30 for summer is a good idea. Pick one that is waterproof and apply this two to three times a day. If your skin tends to be acne-prone, go for a gel texture cream to avoid clogging up your pores. Make sure you apply the product to all areas of the body that are exposed to the sunlight – your arms, legs, neck and chest.
Swap a thicker moisturiser for a lighter gel
When the weather is humid, you are more likely to sweat. In the spring, instead of using a thick moisturiser that is heavy on your skin, go for a lighter lotion if you have normal skin, or for those with acne-prone skin, avoid using it completely.
Instead, use the Soothing Skin Gel, £14.99, by What Skin Needs (www.whatskinneeds.co.uk), which absorbs immediately and provides long-term hydration, leaving skin feeling fresh and flexible.
Exfoliate your way to a glowing complexion
Exfoliation is the best way of restoring a fresh radiance. It removes any dead skin cells especially after a long and cold winter. Try to exfoliate once a week and avoid any products that are too harsh and could irritate the skin. This will help your moisturiser to absorb quicker and deeper into your skin and will even out the texture.
Try the Janjira Marine Radiant White Exfoliating Scrub, £26. Using walnut shell powder as a natural exfoliator, it is perfect for brightening up your skin and reducing your pores. Also, it is enriched with vitamins C and B3 to help increase collagen production and enhance the skin’s repairing process.
Spring is the best time for you to show off your natural glow and put those heavy foundations aside.
If you are an eczema or psoriasis sufferer, then why not try the What Skin Needs Skin Balm, £13.99, which contains tea tree oil, aloe vera and Plantolin – a patented ingredient with proven anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties – to help skin problems such as skin irritation, dry or damaged skin and skin rashes, leaving your skin feeling supple.