Stephanie Thynne

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The best 5 products to prep your skin for the spring

Time to start thinking about your skin

The coming of Spring means a lot of new things: new birth, beautiful flowers, sunlight, and ofcourse - new skin care rules.

I’ve already started shopping for the oversized pool floaties, flip-flops, swimsuits and weekend parties with all of the summer weekends coming my way.

And if you’re also planning a trip somewhere warm this year, it’s time to start thinking about your skin. Especially after a winter spent indoors, you’ll need to give your skin a little extra care and your skin needs to be treated a little differently in the warmer months.

And with the help of these these 5 must-try products to get your skin ready for spring.

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Medik8 Hydrate Eye 360, £40, available at Medik8

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on your whole body, so you need to be extra careful when applying products. So add this concealing and sun-shielding hybrid into your routine, stat. With high protection against the sun’s rays and vitamin C to minimise the appearance of dark circles, it’s the perfect spring skincare swap.

Murad Skin Smoothing Polish, £32, available at John Lewis

The mercury rising makes you want to have as little on your face as possible. Want to perfect that no-makeup-makeup look? A smooth canvas is the best place to start.

Buff a little bit of this gentle scrub onto a damp face before applying your hydrator ( see next skincare) to remove any dead skin cells or impurities. It’ll kickstart your cell turnover for brighter, clearer skin.

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, £24, available at Boots

Spring is a funny old time for your skin. Between the sudden warm days and the odd chilly breeze, your skin has a lot of switching it up to do. That’s the beauty of Clinique's new Moisture Surge 72-Hour Hydrator: as well as the caffeine and activated aloe water, it uses hyaluronic acid to bind in moisture and keep it there, without feeling heavy or sticky.

It ideal to use before makeup, as a mask, or even lightly dabbed over makeup for a quick refresh.

NeoStrata Sheer Physical Protection SPF50, £31.20, available at Amazon

You should be wearing sunscreen all year round (just because it’s not hot, doesn’t mean UV rays aren’t still reaching you and causing damage), but it’s all the more important to wear it always when you’re outdoors.

Choose something super lightweight like this Neostrara and avoid that uncomfortable ‘sticky-face’ feeling. With low thickness but high sun protection, this is an ideal partner to the upcoming warmer days.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, £36, available at Net-A-Porter

Give yourself a natural-looking glow with this organic coconut oil-based highlighter. Suitable for all skin tones, the creamy texture melts into skin and beautifully reflects hazy sunshine for a lit-from-within glow.

Dot all over the high points of your face and blend with fingers.