Make the most of seasonal spring produce and all the ingredients that are fresh at this time of year. Lots of vegetables are coming into season around now, including asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli, spinach and watercress. These nutrient-packed foods will give your body a vitamin-boost, while they’ll give your skin a renewed glow too.
Central heating and the colder winter weather can leave skin a little dry, flaky and pale. Use an exfoliating mitt and exfoliating shower gel to give your skin a spring clean, and apply some radiance-boosting moisturiser after showering, while your skin is still damp. This removes dead skin cells and gives your skin some much needed hydration in one go.
Take the opportunity to clean up your beauty shelf at this time of year. Skin creams, make-up and other beauty products have expiry dates that we often forget to look at. Having a regular clear-out to ensure you aren’t using out-of-date products – which increase the risk of skin break outs – is another great way to embrace the spring season.
Both skin-care and make-up routines need a bit of a facelift for the spring and summer. Replace the heavier cleansers and moisturisers you may have used over the winter with lighter ones, as this will help keep your pores clear as the warmer weather arrives. Consider introducing moisturisers that have UVA and UVB filters too, ensuring you have some protection from the sun when it arrives. Darker lipsticks and eyeshadows can also be replaced with lighter shades at this time of year for a fresher look that reflects the season.
It’s easy to hibernate indoors during the winter to stay cosy, but getting outdoors as the days get longer and brighter is perfect for a little feelgood factor. Go for a walk in the countryside and soak up some vitamin D from the sun when it shines.
Another symptom of our winter hibernation is that exercise routines can fall by the wayside. Enjoy the renewed vigour spring brings and add a little more fitness into your life. Take up a new sport or ease yourself in gently by jogging a few times a week. Whatever you do, you’ll feel fitter, fresher and more motivated to continue exercising throughout spring.