When winter becomes spring, we're faced with a bit of a dilemma: what do you wear during this transitional time between now and the summer? While swapping out parkas for trench coats, you should also consider something just as important: transitioning your spring beauty 2014 skincare routine to suit the change in weather.
Spring skincare is an entirely different beast from winter beauty routines. Typically, you want to prep your skin for a beautiful warm weather glow by exfoliating, upping your SPF usage and trading in rich creams for lightweight moisturizers because warmer weather requires lighter emollients.
If you want to maintain a beautiful complexion, as our celebrity skin crushes Olivia Wilde and Halle Barry do, take a peek inside their bags to see what beauty balms they use. Or, you can keep reading and see what celebrity skincare secrets we’ve dug up for you.
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Halle Berry has pristine skin, owed in large part to avoiding alcohol, smoking and drugs but the beauty icon swears by products from LA’s Kinara Spa. Kinara’s Red Carpet Facial Kit is the perfect at home kit for a skin spring cleaning. Its benefits include hydrating, soothing and revitalizing dull winter skin.
The new mom is a huge proponent of natural beauty products. A self-proclaimed fan of "hippie shit", Wilde likes to slough off dead skin with Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate, an intensive exfoliating treatment that polishes skin to reveal a glowing complexion.
Skincare guru Dr. Frederic Brandt counts daytime beauty Kelly Ripa as one of his clients, which explains her luminous skin. His spring skincare tip is all-important: protect yourself against the sun by wearing sunscreen regularly. We’re going to bet Kelly is a fan of Dr. Brandt’s UV SPF 30 High Protection Face lotion.
A great toner is important all year round. The busy Whitney Eve designer totes around Murad’s hydrating toner to keep her skin looking and feeling fresh.
A peel can be a great way to start your skin off right for spring and as we all know, dead skin cells are never a good look. For Demi Lovato, that means that one of her go-to beauty products is Orogold’s 24K Deep Peeling, which takes a layer of dry cells off of the face to reveal smoother and younger looking skin.
Every year, Oprah shares her favourite things with the world. The OWN head honcho may have millions of dollars but just like any ordinary gal, Winfrey swears by giving her skin a great clean with the Clarisonic Skin Care System. The relatively inexpensive skincare contraption uses massaging bristles that result in the most lustrous spring glow your friends will envy.
The Victoria's Secret model knows exactly how to keep her skin smooth and supple even after a brutal winter. To start your spring skincare routine right, treat chapped winter skin with Ellingson’s must-have skincare product, Ling Skincare Gingseng Therapy Moisture Mask, which keeps the skin hydrated and glowing with a moisture-rich treatment.
There’s a reason the 72-year-old doesn’t look a day over 40. The lifestyle maven takes skincare seriously with an epic routine full of moisturizers, masks and serums. Since spring brings more sunny days, good UV protection is absolutely necessary. Stewart protects her skin against the sun with SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense.
She’s not a natural redhead but Christina's natural radiance is anything but fake. Like Stewart, the "Mad Men" actress is also a stickler for protecting her lily white skin against the sun’s rays. The 38-year-old includes Dermalogica Super Sensitive Faceblock on her hot list of beauty essentials.
Swap your heavy foundations for a tinted moisturizer in the spring, to allow your skin to breathe. Ali Larter relies on Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, a lightweight formula that evens out the complexion and gives skin a healthy glow. A general rule of thumb when making your skincare transition is to replace heavy creams for light lotions or gels and swap oils for serums.