By KAHLA PRESTON
We made it, you guys. We survived winter, and now spring is here to reward us for our perseverance.
As we all know, ‘tis the season for starting afresh. As soon as the temperature starts creeping up again, the regeneration begins: our houses get a good clean, the knits are packed away for another year, and our fitness regimens start moving back outdoors (or they, you know… just start in general).
However, these aren’t the only parts of your life that need an overhaul at this time of year – your beauty routine also needs freshening up.
Here are three easy tweaks to help put the spring in your (beauty) step.
1. Get your flower on
If Meryl Streep’s The Devil Wears Prada character could read what I’m about to say, she’d raise an eyebrow and say wryly, “Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” Touché, Meryl.
But it’s a truth universally acknowledged that spring is synonymous with flowers (and, unfortunately for many, hayfever). So embrace it with a deliciously, petally perfume that’ll make winter seem like a distant memory.
Some of the most popular floral fragrances include Marc Jacobs’ Daisy (and its many incarnations), Clinique’s Happy, and just about anything by Chloe.
Tip: If you’re a bit of a novice when it comes to perfume shopping, spring-friendly fragrances aren’t hard to find – they’re usually the ones with flower-influenced names. It’s rather considerate of them, really.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Dove. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
2. Get oily
In winter, slathering on heavy, luscious body butters is the ideal way to inject the moisture back into your skin – but as the days start getting sweatier, that’s the last thing you’ll feel like doing. However, during spring, the weather is still mild enough for you to get away with an intensive moisturising product – but it doesn’t have to be dense. The golden ticket? Body oil. It goes on light and, in many cases, dries almost immediately, leaving you feeling all dewy without that heavy sensation.
Bonus – these oils usually smell really delightful. I love smashing mine on just before I hit the pillow and letting the magic happen while I’m asleep. If you don’t like the thought of marinading in oil overnight, put it on when you hop out of the shower – the steam and moisture in the air will help all the goodness sink right in.