Your spring shower essentials
The products you should add to your caddy
You’ve swapped your rich winter moisturiser for a more lightweight formula. You’ve ditched your heavy, full coverage foundation for one with a fresh, dewy finish. But have you given your shower routine a spring clean yet? Well, now’s the time. Here’s everything you need to fill your shower caddy with this season.
#1 / A nourishing cleanser
Irritated skin is a common concern during spring, so treating it with Stem Organics Gentle Cleansing Milk's soothing ingredients of organic aloe, chamomile and echinacea will deliver anti-inflammatory and healing properties and help your skin adjust to the rollercoaster of changes in weather, all while gently removing dirt, dead skin cells and pollutants.
#2 / A scalp cleanser
If your scalp took a turn for the flaky in winter thanks to all your hot showers, Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt is the product for you. It works much like any face or body scrub, eliminating impurities, boosting circulation and intensely cleansing your skin (or in this case, your scalp) to reveal a revitalised, rebalanced head that’s equipped to take on spring’s more forgiving weather.
#3 / A daily exfoliator
For healthier looking skin from tip to toe, a regular full body exfoliation is key - especially given your limbs will be out on show as the weather warms up. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Exfoliating Body Cleanser feels like a shower gel but contains fine exfoliating beads (so fine you can use this every day) to buff away dryness and reveal brighter looking skin after each wash.
#4 / A hard-working body scrub
Once a fortnight, swap your daily scrub for this active skin rejuvenating blend. Biology Smart Skincare No.351 Skin Smoothing Body Buff will give you more intense results, working hard (yet still gently) to lift away stubborn dead skin cells, re-mineralise the skin and promote microcirculation to reduce the appearance of cellulite. All essential factors for smooth and flawless skin that’s ready to go on show. Plus, it's a great formula to use pre-fake tanning.
#5 / A fake tan
There’s no hiding behind jeans and coats anymore – you’ll be baring a lot more skin this season so it’s time to start self-tanning. Good news is, you can now do so mid-shower. St. Tropez In Shower Tanning Lotion Golden Glow Medium is a clever gradual tanner that goes onto wet skin after you’ve washed – simply turn off the shower, apply and leave for three minutes, then wash it off, dry yourself and watch the colour develop throughout the day.
#6 / Exfoliating gloves
Before tanning, add these Beauty Theory Exfoliating Gloves to your body exfoliating routine. They’ll help ensure you get an even head to toe scrub so your tanning lotion goes on flawlessly, and make exfoliating your ankles and feet a breeze. Remember to use a circular motion to also reap the benefits of boosted circulation for a more refined skin surface.
#7 / A clarifying shampoo
Is your hair feeling more frizzy and frazzled than normal? Blame it on a combination of the damage caused by those scalding showers you had in winter and the increased humidity in the air as spring’s sunny weather kicks in. The best way to fix it? Start from scratch. Use a clarifying shampoo like Ouai Haircare Clean Shampoo (created by Kim Kardashian’s hairstylist Jen Atkin) to detox and refresh your hair, giving you a super clean and soft mane once more.
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.