Guest post by Mia from highstylife.com

Beauty Guide for Winter/Spring TransitionWhite roses flowers with easter eggs and cherry blossom sprigs and words A Beauty Guide to Winter Spring Transition

Our skin is very sensitive to weather changes so it’s crucial to pay extra attention to it during the winter to summer transition. Not only should you help your skin recover from the harsh winter months, but you have to immediately switch to lighter cosmetic products that will allow your skin to breathe. Having this in mind, we’ve prepared a list of some useful pieces of advice on this topic. Let’s take a look.

 

It’s time for a spring cleaning!

Before we start discussing all the details of the winter to spring transition skincare, you should make sure to check expiration dates on all your products. Once you’ve singled out those that are still usable, consider which ones you really need, and those that you haven’t even opened over the last couple of months, you can give to somebody as a present. If you’ve followed the instructions so far, your cabinet should definitely be half empty by now. Let’s fill it up together with the right products!

 

Exfoliate regularlyClose up head shot of white woman with blonde hair and blue eyes and sand on her face

The harsh winter weather has made our skin rough and lifeless. Therefore, it’s high time we freed it from all the dead skin cells that have been accumulating on its surface, and exfoliation is exactly what we need. When it comes to the question of how often you should exfoliate, there is no right answer, but once a week is definitely recommendable. So, you should create your own beauty routine that suits your skin type the best, and we guarantee you that owing to regular exfoliation, your skin will look much younger and more radiant. What’s even more important, the cosmetic products that you’re using will have a stronger effect since they’ll easily reach the right skin layers.

 

Don’t even think about going out without an SPF

Sun in the winter and even in the spring seems to be absolutely harmless, but this is not what’s really happening. On the contrary, it has been shown that regardless of the season, prolonged sun exposure can lead to skin damage, serious health issues and even cancer. So, no matter how cold it’s outside, don’t forget to apply a cream with a decent SPF or go for makeup that already contains it. Finally, as the summer is approaching, make sure to gradually increase the strength of your sun protection and give a stronger SPF a try.

 

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Switch to lighter cosmetics

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As we’ve already mentioned, it’s crucial that you stop using all these heavy products that were suitable for cold weather and switch to some lighter cosmetics. For example, instead of applying a heavy cream to your face and risking getting clogged pores, try out a hydrating serum that will keep your skin moisturized and promote cellular repair. Additionally, the same goes for your makeup. Forget about those heavy foundations that don’t allow your skin to breathe and can even lead to acne outbursts.  Instead, make sure to experiment a bit with some more sensitive and lighter options until you find the one which suits you the best.

 

Try out sheet masks

This winter to spring transition is the perfect time for you to add a fresh touch to your moisturizing routine and upgrade it with amazing sheet masks. They are carefully designed to hydrate your skin, leaving it soft and glowing already after the first use. However, you have to be cautious when choosing the appropriate one for you since those containing a heavy creamy essence are definitely not the best choice for this time of the year.

 

DIY face masks are a mustWoman's face wearing a green mud face mask with green ivy leaves and bowls of spices and herbs

Finally, it’s high time you showed off some creativity and made your own face masks. There is no need to panic since you can find hundreds of recipes online and the majority of them are extremely easy to prepare. Our favorite one is definitely a yogurt mask that will cleanse your skin and tighten the pores. All you need to do is mix a spoon of plain yogurt with a bit of freshly-squeezed orange juice together with its pulp and add one teaspoon of aloe. Once your mixture is ready, apply it to your face and let it sit for approximately 20 minutes. We guarantee you that as soon as you rinse it off, you’ll notice a huge change.

As you can see, there are quite a lot of changes that you should consider incorporating in your own beauty routine if you want to look your best during this time of the year.  Finally, make sure to add your personal touch as well, and feel free to experiment with various homemade recipes. After all, you should know best what your skin needs.

 

Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.

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