Spring Is In Full Swing, Here’s How To Prep For It

For as long as we can remember, Spring Day has been celebrated on 1 September, much to the disappointment of those who advocate for the official start of spring as 23 September – also known as the Spring Equinox. Spring Is In Full Swing, Here’s How To Prep For It

Regardless of the date, a large part of South Africa only feels the effects of spring by October, and the Western Cape tends to hold onto winter the longest. While we’re hanging onto our jerseys and boots a little bit longer, now is the perfect time to start prepping for spring – it’ll be here before you know it!

Get your tan on

After a long winter of being covered up, chances are your arms and legs could do with some bronzing – especially as dresses and skirts are about to take over from jeans and leggings! St Moriz’s self-tan options offer a convenient glow, without the risk of orange streaks. Because time is always of the essence, we recommend St Moriz Fast Tan Mousse (R150.00). It gives you a quick tan and allows you to control your shade, so you can start light and work your way up to medium or deep if you prefer. Infused with vitamin E and olive milk, this product makes it easy to achieve the tan you desire in much less time.

Spring Is In Full Swing, Here’s How To Prep For It Hesitant to try self-tan? Then St Moriz Golden Glow Moisturiser (R150.00) is for you. Applied like a regular moisturiser, it gives your skin a soft and natural glow, making it ideal for beginners.

Stock up on SPF

Spring means we’ll be bearing a bit more skin, which means that it’s time to invest in SPF. By now we all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, and the only way to avoid sunburn and premature skin ageing is to apply a broad-spectrum SPF every day. Piz Buin is a worldwide leader in SPF innovation, and on top of their products’ high efficacy, they’re also known for their signature scent and non-greasy formulations.

This spring, we recommend trying the Piz Buin Tan & Protect SPF15 Lotion (R270.00) and the Piz Buin Tan & Protect Dry Oil Spray SPF15 (R230.00). The lotion is formulated with melitan to enhance the skin’s natural tanning process, and the formulation leaves skin feeling soft and moisturised, while the oil spray also enhances natural tanning, is fast-absorbing and non-greasy.

Spring Is In Full Swing, Here’s How To Prep For ItSwitch up your makeup

Don’t get us wrong – most makeup products can be worn all year round, but after sporting darker eyes and lips in winter, it’s refreshing to stock up on pastels and brights when the season turns. This spring, we’re expecting to see trends of dewy skin, soft eyes, bright lips and pastel nails. These are the makeup products that’ll keep you right on-trend:

wet n wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation (R129.95) offers dewy, buildable coverage and a formula filled with nourishing skin-loving ingredients.

Spring Is In Full Swing, Here’s How To Prep For It

For romantic, soft eye colour, we recommend trying one of wet n wild’s Eyeshadow Quads (R99.95). Walking on Eggshells offers a mixture of matte and shimmery nudes, while Petalette will bring your pastel dreams to life.

Spring Is In Full Swing, Here’s How To Prep For It

If you’re looking to accentuate your lips with a bright or bold lip colour, look no further than wet n wild’s Megalast High Shine Lipsticks (R99.95). Crimson Crime is a great read, and – if you’re feeling extra bold – Tanger-Ring The Alarm is a unique tangerine shade suitable for all skin tones.

Spring Is In Full Swing, Here’s How To Prep For It

What is spring without a pastel manicure? Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails (R170.00) brings the salon experience to your home. These ready-to-wear nails will give you an amazing gel effect and an ultra-smooth finish. They’re available in a variety of classic and trendy designs in every colour imaginable.

Shave it off

Providing that little bit of extra warmth and protection from the elements, beards are trendy all year round, but they’re definitely more prominent during winter. If you’re looking for a fresh start this spring, why not go clean-shaven?! If your beard is long, remember to trim it with a pair of clippers before you go in for the shave. Clubman Shave Butter (R209.95) is a great product to use post-winter because it is rich and moisturises the hair and skin (which may be a little dehydrated) and sets the beard for the closest, cleanest, most comfortable shave.

Be sure to follow with Clubman Bump Repair Gel (R209.95). If you don’t shave regularly, your skin may be extra sensitive when you do. This nourishing gel unclogs pores, heals irritated skin and prevents scarring. It also eases razor burn, shaves bumps and ingrown hairs, while leaving your neck and face looking great.

Brighten your smile

Been enjoying more coffee and red wine in the cold weather? You’re not alone! Sadly, they’re both known to stain teeth. Go into spring with a brighter smile by boosting your dental regime with some whitening products. White Glo Charcoal Powder (R160.00) is a deep tooth stain remover. Sweet mint-flavoured activated charcoal adsorbs superficial stains left on teeth by food, and beverages like tea, coffee, and wine.

If you prefer using strips, the White Glo Charcoal Deep Stain Remover Whitening Strips (R199.95) might be for you. These strips mould to the shape of your teeth without slipping or sliding and offer a secure and comfortable fit to teeth whilst also being enamel-safe and peroxide free, making it perfect for even the most sensitive of teeth.

The article, courtesy of Sunpac

Spring Is In Full Swing, Here’s How To Prep For It

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