It’s important to reassess your skincare for the brighter days ahead
It’s important to reassess your skincare for the brighter days ahead

How to transition your skincare from winter to spring

It’s time to prepare for the sunnier days ahead

Sarah Young
Thursday 30 March 2017 10:45

After months of blistering winds, freezing temperatures, snow and slush, spring has finally sprung.

And, just as we wave goodbye to winter, so too must we detoxify our dry and itchy skin to make way for the bonus moisture that comes with the new season.

With warmer climes comes longer days and (hopefully) a touch more sun exposure so it’s important to reassess your skincare for the brighter days ahead.


Your first port of call should be to invest in an exfoliator. During the winter, skin becomes dull so using a gentle scrub to slough off dead skin and unblock pores will leave your complexion feel super-smooth and radiant.

While this can seem like an annoying step, remember that many new formulas come with added benefits like anti-ageing so they can actually prove really helpful to achieving your skincare goals.


During the warmer months our skin tends to hold more water so, as a rule, you don’t need as much hydration. Instead, swap our your heavy winter cream for a light moisturiser that will allow your skin to breathe.

Cover up

This is the one skincare rule you should absolutely follow all year round, no matter the season. But with sunnier days ahead, make sure you’re applying a sunscreen that’s at least SPF 50 for peak protection.

And remember, it’s not just your complexion you need to think about here, you need an SPF in your lip balm too.

Spring clean

Just like your home, your beauty stash needs a good clear-out from time to time and the new season is a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate your products.

Using lotions and potions that are past their expiry date could actually do more harm than good to your skin so make sure to throw out anything that’s more than six months old.

Similarly, using dirty make-up brushes can lead to clogged pores and unwanted germs so make sure to give them a good scrub at least once a week.

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