Spring beauty swaps you need to make 2024

Spring beauty swaps you need to make 2024

Amy x

I know the April showers have been out in full force this week, but as it’s technically spring and the season of new beginnings, tonight we’re talking about how to adapt our beauty routines for this new phase.

With any luck, the warmer weather is only round the corner and this trusty toolkit is sure to keep your skin clear, glowing and youthful for the sunnier months ahead.

So, let’s get prepared together…

#1. Better late than never...

If you follow along on Instagram, you’ll know that one of my favourite beauty tips is to do your evening skincare routine as soon as you get home on an evening. This way your skincare will have 2-3 hours extra to work its magic…However, what I should also point out is that this is Autumn/Winter advice only!

Now the nights are longer and lighter (Yippeee!), it’s far more important to keep your Sunbeam Cream - SPF 50 on for as long as possible instead. Whether you’re pottering around the house with the curtains open, watering the plants or getting your steps in, those ageing UVA rays will be trying to attack your skin.

So, over the coming months, aim to do your routine just half an hour or so before bed. This way your skin will still have chance to drink up all the goodness rather than your pillow and the sun won’t be able to break down your precious collagen either!

#2. Let it go...

Believe it or not, just like the food in your fridge, your beauty products have best before dates too! As it’s so easy for things to get lost at the back of cabinets or buried in the bottom of your makeup bag, this is the perfect season for a spring clean 🧼

To help you work out what can stay and what needs to go, have a little look at the back of your bottles. You’ll find an icon that looks like an open jar with a number inside, which indicates how many months the product will be effective for once open.

I’ll pop a quick cheat sheet below for you to give you a head start and I’d recommend repeating this process at the same time every year, for best results 🥰

Mascara: 3-6 months
Eyeliner: 6-12 months
Foundation & Concealer: 12-18 months
Lip Gloss: 12-18 months
Face Powders (setting powder, blusher, bronzer): 18-24 months
Lipstick: 18-24 months
BASE Products: 12 months

#3. Less is always more...

As the weather warms up, you may start to notice changes to your full coverage foundations.

When exposed to heat and sweat, they often cake up and settle into fine lines and pores. They can also oxidise, which means they begin to turn orange or gradually deepen in colour throughout the day - A bit like a dodgy spray tan 🙈

The best solution is to opt for a lightweight alternative such as a CC or BB cream instead. Not only are they more comfortable and less likely to cause spots, but they’ll eradicate all the issues above and keep your complexion smooth and flawless from dawn ‘til dusk.

Thankfully, the one area you won’t need to make any changes, is your 5 Minute Kit routine. It’s been perfectly formulated to deliver healthy, youthful skin 365 days a year, whatever the weather…So that’s one less thing to worry about!

Fingers crossed there are more sunshiny days on the horizon and you’re now set to glow throughout the entire season ✨

Amy x

Amy is a qualified skin expert and founder of BASE. When she’s not writing about skincare, you’ll find her applying it, developing it or daydreaming about it instead!