As the warmer season sets in full swing, we think it’s high time you arm yourself with a plethora of products suited to the seasonal change — out with the old and in with the new, we say.
Detox the skin
During warmer months the skin requires treatments that soak up excess oil and unclog pores. Good quality charcoal masks, like this nourishing Detox Clay Mask by Chantecaille, bind to the skin, removing unwanted debris and oil when cleaned off.
Dull hair repair
Following winter’s wrath, it pays to invest in a hair treatment that will remedy months of damage with real, structural repair. Olaplex Hair Perfector, available at M11 Studio, is an innovative treatment that rebuilds hair strands and leaves your mane reaching glossy new heights. While the instructions say to leave it on for at least 10 minutes, we recommend sleeping in it overnight for a full overhaul.
Switch it up
Replace winter’s full coverage foundation with a softer, lighter BB cream, it will allow the skin to breathe while still offering sheer coverage and a natural, dewy glow. Dior’s Diorskin Nude BB Cream is an ultra lightweight formula that blends seamlessly with the skin to deliver the ultimate ‘no-makeup makeup’ look.
Lighten the load
Be sure to swap out heavy moisturiser for lightweight variations, even better if you can find a Jack of all trades — a light moisturiser that tackles SPF, tinting and moisturising all in one, just like Bare Minerals’ multifaceted Complexion Rescue Hydrating Gel.
Stay sun smart
After months of sun deprivation, we can all fall prey to forgetting the importance of sunscreen. For a silky SPF that doubles as both a face and body moisturiser, we recommend the Protective Lotion from Sothys.
Prep & prime
Makeup tends to lose its stability during the warmer season, be sure to keep the lighter BB creams steadfastly in place with an illuminating face primer that achieves a glowy base. Tatcha’s The Silk Canvas Protective Primer leaves skin so luxuriously velvety that makeup glides on with ease, and lasts all day too.
Spring marks the return of bare legs and to get those pins primed and ready a de-flaking, rejuvenating, body exfoliating scrub is key. Divine Company’s Exfoliating Scrub combines aloe vera and shea butter with pumice and walnut granules to leave the skin buffed and moisturised.