Being a huge skincare fanatic I always love to change up my seasonal skincare. The past few months I’ve noticed myself indulging in so many bits, and I feel my skin has been in the best condition it’s been in a long time. In the spring I tend to stick to hydrating products that will give me a surge of moisture and brighten my complexion. I think of skincare as a little treat everyday and each season I sometimes bring out old favourites or introduce new products, and everything I’m using for spring skincare is below.
The mornings and evenings consist of pretty much the same skincare but usually I use more in the mornings. This is usually because my skin feels at its dullest in the mornings and I like to exfoliate in the mornings. To start the day I take the Benefit Refined Finish Facial Polish, a new favourite of mine and one I’ve been using pretty much everyday. It’s a gentle exfoliator that diminishes blemishes and excess oil and leaves your skin feeling super cleansed and smooth. It always ensure a smooth base for makeup. I then go on to using my eye cream, which is the Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Eye*, a lightweight creamy product that is cooling as well as hydrating. I sometimes suffer with puffy eyes and this gets rid of that whilst helping my dark circles. It’s an all rounder product that does a bit of everything and is super affordable. Then on to a new product that came in this months Birchbox, which I will be buying a full size product of as I love it! It’s the Balance Me Instant Lift Primer, which is an instant skin refining treatment that works to diminish the appearance of pores and blemishes. I like to use this under my moisturiser so it can work it’s magic on those large pores before I apply anything else. It works as a great makeup primer to.
Next is my morning moisturiser, the Origins GinZing, which is an old favourite. I love this for an instant boost of moisture and radiance. Its really hydrating and gives the perfect dewy base for makeup. I finish the morning skincare with the Pixi Glow Mist, an illuminating spray on potion. This product is great before makeup, or even better on makeup free days as it wakes up your skin and leaves it plump and glowing for the rest of the day. I also love the Mario Badescu Facial Spray, for days I’m feeling a little dewy and just need a wake me up.
For the evenings, my makeup remover of choice is the Garnier Micellar Water, an old favourite that I’ve used for a very long time. I’ve been testing a new makeup remover tool that you can read about here. The Garnier water is so affordable and removes all of your makeup just as well as high end products. I find it so easy to use and does an incredible job every time. Then, I use the Pixi Glow Tonic as my exfoliator/toner, as it’s a 2-in-1 product that works to gentle exfoliate with glycolic acid and brighten your complexion. I use the same eye cream and skip the Balance Me Primer, as that product is best for makeup days.
For moisturiser I prefer to use one a bit heavier to give my skin the care it needs. For this I’ve been loving the Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus*, a super hydrating and nourishing moisturiser that’s thicker so I like to lava it on a bit more before bed so I wake up with fresh and radiant skin. After the moisturiser I use the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist*, a lightweight spray you pat into the skin for an added boost of hydration – you can tell I’m all about the hydration can’t you! You can read about both of the new Jurlique products here. I prefer to use these in the evening as I find the formula and scent so calming. Once or twice a week when I feel my skin needs it, I use the Skin Chemists London Rose Quartz Youth Facial Oil*, a lightweight oil/serum that sinks into the skin and gives it all the goodness it needs. I leave this to work overnight to give my skin all the vitamins it needs. This stuff is super nourishing.
What skincare steps do you change up for the spring?