N’s Spring Must Haves
Winter can be beautiful, but it can also be a really unpleasant jerk. This is especially true in the skin department; drying up the beautiful skin we worked so hard to maintain over the sunny summer months. Not cool winter, not cool.
Frank body scrubs can help you combat the annoying dry patches that come with the cooler weather, nourishing your skin ready to bare to the world in the springtime! The ingredients work together to stimulate blood flow, exfoliate and moisturise the skin.
Grab yours here: https://frankbody.com/
Le Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+
Our mum has been telling me to apply suncream whenever I’m going into the sun (i.e. everyday) since before I can remember. Younger me nodded and then promptly ignored her advice in the hope of getting an ever-illusive tan on my oh-so-pasty skin. As a result of this I have slight signs on sun damage. Silly girl. Always listen to your mum, people!
Finding a sun product that works for you is a tough process, but this one is wonderful! Its fluid consistency keeps it light – none of that cakey feeling you get with some suncreams. You can use it on its own after moisturizing, or mix it in with your foundation for a little extra sun-safety in your springtime beauty regime.
Aussie gals can grab theirs at Priceline: https://www.priceline.com.au/skincare/sun-and-tanning/sun-protection/anthelios-xl-spf-50-extreme-fluid-50.0-ml
Benefit Fake Up Concealer
I kind of stumbled across this concealer by mistake, and I adore it! It’s moisturizing formula of vitamin e and apple seed extract helps to conceal all those dark patched and imperfections whilst also moisturizing. I find most concealers quite dry, so Fake Up is a great change of pace! It’s particularly great for those delicate under-eye areas that you want to keep crease-free all day long.
Pick yours up here:
Rosehip oil is the hidden secret of many a beauty blogger, and I have definitely jumped on the bandwagon. Earlier this year my skin just kind of…gave up. Normally pretty issue-free skin suddenly had all the issues. Dry patches, oily patches, breakouts, black heads – all at once! It was at this point, out of sheer desperation, that I decided to give facial oils and oil cleansing a go.
Whilst I do still cleanse using oil occasionally, it was the use of rosehip oil in my skincare routine that changed my world. It helps to fight signs of aging, repair skin damage and regenerate skin cells. I had a small scar from a breakout ages ago that I thought I was stuck with, but since using rosehip oil it has disappeared!
I use it in the morning and at night. For day time I just mix 1-2 drops in with my moisturizer, at night I gently press 2-4 drops all over my face before applying my night cream.
I just want to add that one of my friends did not like rosehip oil at all for her skin, so just be aware facial oils may not be for you.
There are a tonne of brands out there, my favourites are from Trilogy (antioxidant+) and Sukin. Both available at priceline:
M’s Spring Must Haves
M.A.C Face and Body Foundation
If you’re looking for a super light coverage foundation to even out your skin tone then M.A.C Face and Body is for you! It’s a water-based foundation, which means that it blends seamlessly with your skin and is almost undetectable – exactly what you want for spring! It’s also very buildable which means that you can apply more to any troublesome areas without looking like a cake.
Get M.A.C Face and Body… You need it in your life! (M uses the colour C2 and N uses C1).
I have super dry, tired looking skin and this is the only primer that I’ve used that makes me look like I’ve actually had a full night’s sleep. It makes my foundation stay on for about 1000x longer and perfectly smooths out any dry patches around my nose and chin. When I’m having a good skin day I wear it on its own and it blurs out any rough patches and gives me a subtle glow whilst also providing sun protection.
Pick this baby up here: http://mecca.com.au/nars/light-optimising-primer/I-016026.html#start=1
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
Because my skin is so dry most of my breakouts are from clogged pores or that time of the month. This is a creamy mask that I use twice a week after my shower at night. It sinks into my skin after about 20-30 minutes and makes your face feel like an overly hydrated babies bottom. I can actually see the reduction of redness and pimples when I wake up the next morning and feel a huge difference in the texture of my skin. This is a must for anyone who needs a bit of a pick-me-up in the hydration department. Highly-highly recommended!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser
This is the cleanser I have been searching for my whole life! It feels like your washing your face with a pillow and leaves my skin feeling so moisturized and clean! I am In Love with this cleanser and could not go a day without it! It’s great for dry skin types (perfect for after those dry Winter months) but N uses it on her combination skin type too (oily in spots and dry in others) and it doesn’t break her out. After using cleansers for a while I usually hit a plateau and stop seeing any results but I am constantly seeing amazing results with the Vitamin E Cream Cleanser even after using it for a couple of months! It’s also 200mL so it will last you ages!
Pick it up from The Body Shop: http://www.thebodyshop.com.au/skincare/cleansers/vitamin-e-cream-cleanser.aspx#.VExLn4fQIy4
– M & N x