I’m absolutely of the opinion that we are all beautiful in our own way without any help whatsoever, so I say, ‘spring beauty must haves’ with my tongue firmly in my cheek. However at the moment I need all the help I can get and these are products I’ve tried and love.
So if like me, you need a little spring boost, I’ve got your back with these personal recommendations. Here’s to making the most of the beautiful person that you are!
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Spring Beauty Must Haves
I love Dry Bar’s Triple Sec 3-in-Texturising Finishing Spray. It’s fabulous to add body to any finished blow dry as well as instead of dry shampoo, to refresh second day hair.
About four years ago, my hairdresser recommended Olaplex. Olaplex products are bond builders, specially designed for coloured hair. I started using Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo and Olaplex No. 5 Conditioner and could see results almost from the first time I used them. I have been amazed by their repairing and rejuvenating properties.
I now also use Olaplex No. 3, a deep conditioner designed for use at home. Olaplex products are pricey but for me they are definitely worth the investment. My hair is much stronger than it was, and is smoother and less frizzy. It’s also thicker, but that may also be due to the collagen that I started taking around the same time (more about that in a second). You can find out more about Olaplex on their website.
Within weeks of starting to take Absolute Collagen a couple of years ago, I noticed my skin was not as dry. After a couple of months, my hairdresser commented on how much new hair growth I had. This increase has continued ever since; my hair is now much thicker than it was before. My nails are also much stronger. In fact, I have been so pleased with the results, I recommend Absolute Collagen to all my friends and colleagues.
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Absolute Collagen is marine collagen so it is not vegetarian or vegan. Please do check with your doctor or health care professional before taking any new to you supplements.
Skin Spring Beauty Must Haves
If I am in a hurry, there’s nothing like Dior’s Dreamskin One Minute Mask. Believe it or not, I really can see a difference in the appearance of my skin in just a minute, although you can leave the mask on a bit longer if you have time. It’s definitely one of my spring beauty must haves.
My favourite cleaner is by ESPA. Their Optimal Skin Pro Cleanser has little beads that gently exfoliate as you cleans and you can use this product as a mask as well.
Crème de la Mer moisturizing cream has been my go to for over ten years. I get cross with how they keep putting the price up but it works so well for me I can’t resist buying it. Try a small container first before splurging on a larger one just to make sure you are as happy with it as I am!
I also use Crème de la Mer Regenerating Serum before applying Crème de la Mer.
These products are real all rounders, not just spring beauty must haves for me. Please do bear in mind that it is really important to wear a good facial sunscreen all year round, in addition to the sunscreen in your moisturiser or foundation.
Now we are wearing masks all the time, beautiful eyes are definitely spring beauty must haves.
Like many women, I have found that my brows are not as thick now I am older. (Why is it that men’s brows grow wild when they are older, but ours get sparser? Very unfair!) I’ve had great results with Revitabrow. Be sure to buy from the official website or a reputable salon.
My eyebrows have started to come in white in places so normally, I have them tinted. However when this is not possible I use Blinc eyebrow mousse. Available in a selection of colours (I use dark blond), it makes my eyes look much more defined. Be careful not to apply too much or it will look too dark. Use a very light hand when applying this spring beauty must have.
I use Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging and Intensive Repair eye serum regularly. Another one of my spring beauty must haves? Mary Kay’s Indulge Soothing Eye Gel. It’s perfect on those mornings when your eyes feel a little puffy.
In addition to moisturising, it’s important to exfoliate your lips regularly. I love the convenience of Dior’s Lip Sugar Scrub. It’s packaged like a lipstick and even has a bit of tint, so you can exfoliate and add a little colour at the same time. I also like Mary Kay’s White Tea and Citrus Satin Lips Shea Sugar Scrub.
Spring Beauty Must Haves – A Little Extra Help
I love professional facials and other beauty treatments when we are able to have them. Regular maintenance and treatment can reap big rewards. One of my spring beauty must haves is a real catch up with all my treatments, including CACI facials (which I swear by), manicures, pedicures and regular eyelash and eyebrow care.
Shout out here to my favourite salons – Virgo Beauty in Goring and Virgo Hair and Beauty in Pangbourne. Both offer a professional, friendly atmosphere and lots of cutting edge treatments and products to help you look your very best. (This is not an affiliate link.)
All of these Spring Beauty Must Haves recommendations are absolutely based on my personal experience of products I have purchased myself. I have no connection with the companies who manufacture them and cannot guarantee your personal results. Always patch test products on a small area of skin before using them and consult with a doctor or health care professional before taking any new to you supplements.
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