The Active Edit

5 Hacks To Flawless Skin In Spring

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 28 Aug, 2023

Spring is just around the corner, and aren’t we pleased to see the back of dry, dull, lacklustre winter skin. We’re all well aware that it is due to be a hot, sticky Spring & Summer, which means one thing… makeup melting off within 5 minutes of stepping out the door. 

That’s why we’ve put together our 5 top tips to flawless skin during the warmer months.

1. Priming Is Your Bestie

Before you do anything, it is essential to prep and prime your skin before applying any makeup. This is going to keep your makeup in one place and to fight the makeup melt! Choosing the right primer for you is important but some of our favourites are the Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer as it has SPF30 in it to prime and protect, or the Youngblood Mineral Primer, which is formulated with vitamins and mineral to help protect, repair and prime your skin. 

More best-selling primers:

Jane iredale Smooth Affair Brightening Face Primer

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer Antioxidant Blend

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre 

The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

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2. Find Your Second Skin

Getting the right base for your skin is the next most important step to a flawless finish. In Spring/Summer we would go for a lightweight formula, to allow your skin to breathe more and to prevent your pore from becoming too blocked. If you’re looking for a light, second-skin type product, we’d recommend either BB or CC cream, like the Inika Organic BB Cream or if you’re looking for more coverage the jane iredale Glow Time Pro BB Cream is perfect as it is lightweight and breathable, whilst also providing enough coverage to minimise the appearance of pore or fine lines. 

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For those looking for a foundation we’re loving the new Eye of Horus Second Skin Foundation as it is formulated with skin benefitting actives and SPF25+. If you’re looking for a foundation that helps to diffuse and conceal redness and discolouration then we recommend trying the O Cosmedics 1Skin Natural Fusion Treatment Foundation

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3. Exfoliate The Night Before

You’ve probably heard of the Skincare Makeup System or the Glass Skin Trend, where we focus on our skin health to give us flawless looking skin, rather than the makeup we put on top. This is where we look towards a gentle exfoliator, like the Alpha-H Liquid Gold Facial Pads, that can be used in the evening, as this will help to smoothen your skin ready for makeup application in the morning.

4. Carefully Application 

Always take your time when applying your makeup, allow your skincare to absorb before applying a primer and then your chosen BB, CC or Foundation. This will ensure that your makeup stays in place and sets. 

5. Get Set and Spray

Now that you’ve carefully applied your base, you’re going to want to set it in place with a strong hold setting spray, like the Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish Matte Setting Spray or the Lancome Fix It Forget It Setting Spray. These are both lightweight sprays that will set your makeup and hydrate your skin. 

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