Wednesday 21 March 2018

Dealing With Transitional Skin

If you've been around here for some time, then you'll know that my skin tends to go into meltdown during the transitional period between seasons; Winter to Spring and Summer to Autumn being the worst. Whether it's a sudden spate of blemishes or a dehydrated complexion, for a couple of weeks without fail my skin doesn't react well to my usual skincare or makeup routine, so I thought I would try and anticipate it this year and share with you how I'm dealing with it. 

Moisturise | I moisturise everyday anyway, but when I know my skin's hydration has gone AWOL, I like to make sure I have a few holy grails to hand. I'll use the Clinique Moisture Surge* in the morning and a thicker, yet non-oily offering at night to ensure that my skin isn't going to react to anything new. 

Keep Skincare Simple | Continuing from my last point, keeping your skincare simple and familiar definitely helps if you're skin isn't feeling it's best. I think it can be tempting to pile on the acids if you know they help to keep your skin smooth and clear, but it's important not to overdo it. I'm making sure I only use one form of acid (in the form of Drunk Elephant) and then keeping my cleansers pretty simple, non-fancy and sticking to ones I know my skin enjoys - The Pixi Double Cleanse* is going to be top of the list as it's a no-frills cleanser that gets rid of makeup and doesn't irritate my skin ever. 

Cream Products | Whether it's a cream blusher, highlighter or bronzer, I think they can cover a multitude of sins when it comes to dryness or irritation. They blend into your foundation like a dream and can always be sheered out with a Beauty Blender. I like to opt for the Bobbi Brown Powder Pink Pot Rouge as it's a perky pink colour that adds a slight hue to my cheeks; great when my complexion is looking lacklustre from lack of Winter sun. 

A Natural Base | Although my go-to flawless base is the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and I will lean on that if my skin decides it doesn't want to work with any other bases, but for the time being I think that the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation is a great pick for everyday wear. It conceals blemishes, evens out skin tone and lasts a considerable amount of time. For added coverage, I reach for the Glossier Stretch Concealer as this cannot be faulted if you're trying to cover dry blemishes or if you don't want your base to look "too flat". I set this with the Glossier Wowder which is just the best loose powder if you want to set everything down without compromising on a natural glow. 

How do you deal with transitional skin problems? 

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