Spring is here and that means sunny days, warmer nights and bright colours. As the season’s change, so does our skin. It’s time to switch up your winter skincare routine; move past the dull, dry winter skin and get ready for revived spring skin. Here are 6 must-have spring skincare essentials to get your skin into the spring spirit.

1. Exfoliating Scrub

African Extracts Rooibos Exfoliating Face Scrub
(Image obtained from clicks.co.za)

Regular exfoliating removes the build-up of dead skin cells, which blocks pores. Celebrity esthetician, RenΓ©e Rouleau, said in a Glamour article, “Because of the dry air in winter, the skin may have residual dead skin build-up.”

Exfoliating also allows for the removal of dry flaky winter skin and revives it. The African Extracts Rooibos Exfoliating Face Scrub for N$61.95* at Dis-Chem won’t disappoint you.

2. Purifying Charcoal Mask

Young Solution Charcoal Purifying Mask
(Image obtained from WomensHealth SA)

Masks are a great way to cleanse. This charcoal mask, in particular, draws impurities and dirt from the skin. Charcoal purifying masks also aid in the reduction of acne breakouts. Try out the Young Solution Charcoal Purifying mask for only N$19.95* at Dis-Chem.

3. Nourishing hydrating cleansing oil

Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil
(Image obtained from Simple Skincare)

After the Exfoliating and masks, it’s time to nourish the skin with soothing hydrating cleansing oils. Just like in chemistry, like dissolves like, so using an oil cleanser attracts the oils from your skin, removes and breaks down oily impurities from the skin.

Impurities that cause a lot of skin problems include sebum, pollutants, dirt and even makeup that has not been properly removed. A cleaning oil acts as a makeup remover too! We like the Simple Hydrate Cleansing Oil priced at N$149.95* at Dis-Chem.

4. Sunscreen

Johnson’s Face Care Even Complexion Day Creme
(Image obtained from clicks.co.za)

We all need sunscreen no matter the season. Yet according to a Today’s article, people forget to apply sunscreen during winter, therefore, they often see burns (or dark patches) in the early spring.

Sunscreen, in general, tends to be quite expensive so why not opt for an SPF enriched facial creme? Not only does it moisturize the skin, but it also protects it from the sun’s rays. We love Johnson’s Face Care Even Complexion Creme for only N$44.95* at Dis-Chem.

5. Light Moisturiser

African Extracts Rooibos Dual Action Purifying Moisturiser
(Image obtained from African Extracts)

During spring, temperatures are much higher compared to winter, so the heat of the sun causes a higher production of oils in the skin. A light moisturiser is the best option as it won’t be weighing down the skin. We recommend the African Extracts Rooibos Purifying Dual Action Moisturiser for N$51.95* at Dis-Chem.

6. Night creme

Nivea Creme
(Image obtained from Nivea)

A night creme is used for overnight skincare. The Nivea Creme in specific is a wonderful substitute for the pricey night cremes and is wonderful for spring. This creme assists in reducing the appearance of dark spots and soothes the skin.

It is formulated especially for dryer skin. It locks in moisture and prevents trans-epidermal water loss. Try out the Nivea Creme for N$ 24.95* at Dis-Chem.

Now that you have your spring skin care, essentials prepare to enjoy your new spring-cleaned skin.

*Prices are subject to change.

Naango Kainge

Hi, I'm Naango!
I'm a first year Biochemistry & Biomedical student studying at the University of Namibia. I love Avocados, writhing journals, decorating, singing as well as creating aesthetics boards on pinterest :)

As an Afterbreak Magazine contributor, I'll give you all things beauty and hair. I hope you find my pieces interesting.

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September 2020