Spring is my favourite season of the year. It makes me feel happy and relaxed, so relaxed that I sometimes forget about adapting my beauty routine to the current weather and trends. Hopefully, my spring beauty refreshment list will bring you just as much joy as it brings me. Here are all the things you need to pay attention to when spring comes, and how to do them.
Spring clean your skincare routine
With winter behind you, you might feel relieved that the weather is not as cold and harsh as in the previous months. This might trick you into letting your guard down and leaving your skin to the mercy of high humidity and rising temperatures. Here is how to avoid that and help your skin remain healthy and glowing during springtime:
- Start the season by exfoliating. Rain, snow, wind and indoor heating can leave a lot of build-up on your skin, including environmental toxins and dead skin cells. The best way to get rid of them is by exfoliating your skin. Now, generally you can do the scrubbing at home, but when there are such big changes in the weather as this one, I like to go to a professional for a mild microdermabrasion.
- Switch to lighter creams and products. I always use thick moisturizers during the winter, because the cold and the heating can really dry out my skin. However, in the spring humidity, it is wiser to switch to mild and smooth creams and lotions.
- If you haven’t been using sunscreen during the winter, it is about time to start.
- Use an eye cream. As soon as the sun becomes stronger, you are more likely to start squinting, which causes fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes to appear. Prevent that from happening by using an eye cream high in antioxidants.
- Use nurturing face masks.
Nail your nail care
During the winter, I, just as many other women I know, use a lot of dark-coloured nail polishes, which often leaves my nails yellowish, weak, and damaged. That’s why spring is my go-to season for nail recovery, which consists of applying nail treatment, using cuticle oil, giving my nails a good buffing and applying heavy-duty hand cream before going to sleep. My favourite thing about spring is that I can use bright and cheerful nail polishes.
The Personail’s pale pink nail polish wraps are probably the best spring-ready product I’ve tried this year, because they look amazing, and can be applied on the go.
The nail polish wraps come in a package with pictorial instructions on the back. It contains 16 double-ended nail polish strips, a cuticle pusher, and a mini file.
As for the application, the nail wraps are easy to apply, especially if you follow the instructions. The base coat is optional.
Overall, Personails are a great product!
Hair and makeup – Spring Style
Have you noticed how everything is lighter in spring? It’s the same with hairstyles and makeup trends.
During this season you should avoid applying heavy makeup. Instead, opt for light water-based foundations, natural-looking blush, neutral eyeshadows and just a pinch of mascara – no-makeup makeup is the way to go.
As for the hairstyle, the less effort it requires, the better. This includes effortless beachy waves, naturally straight hair, natural curls and all types of braids.
Taking off the winter layers
Winter is a cosy season when you can feel comfortable while wearing chunky sweaters and warm layers. However, when those layers are sent to seasonal retirement, all that is left are the layers of fat from the holiday season. I do believe that upping my fitness routine is important to get back in shape, but I’m not shy to admit that I use some help to prepare my body for spring. I personally look up to celebrities and their beauty routines, which is why I decided for a non-invasive liposuction in Melbourne.
Each season has its own set of rules and different ways in which they affect our look. If you want spring to be kind to your appearance, you need to change your beauty routine and adapt it to the trends and weather conditions. These were my ways of freshening up your beauty routine.
What are your regular beauty routines in spring?