Spring Care: 5 Easy and Affordable Steps to a Skin Routine That Works

Esther Combes

Glowing skin is always present, and as we head into the warmer months, there are five easy product changes you can make to create an effective effect. spring care routine that delivers, whatever your skin type.

One of the easiest ways to see results from your skincare is to rotate products each season, moving from richer oil-based textures in the winter to lighter gel-like formulas in the winter. spring.

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Offering trusted favorites plus the latest cult finds from the US, Australia and beyond, Boots stocks an amazing selection of skin care products in-store and online, allowing you to create the routine that best suits your skin and your budget.

So whether you’re not sure where to start or just want to reboot your routine and find out which of the latest launches to introduce, try our easy five-step daytime regimen and get your skin ready for spring.

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Your spring care routine in 5 steps

1. Cleanser

Washing your face when you wake up is essential, as it removes the buildup of bacteria and dead skin cells accumulated throughout the night, while perfectly preparing your skin for the products, allowing them to be as effective as possible. . No matter how your skin feels in the morning, there’s a texture and a key ingredient for everyone.

Normal to dry skin – try a hydrating gel cleanser with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to protect and nourish – we love CeraVe hydrating cleanser for normal to dry skin, £10.

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin, £10, Boots


oily skin – turn to salicylic acid which helps reduce rashes. Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser, £10.99, also contains zinc to help with oil control while providing a deep clean.

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser, £10.99, Boots


Sensitive skin – try gentle formulas and avoid heavy fragrances or essential oils. La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Cream Cleanser, £14, has been created to soothe discomfort or sensitivity with shea butter and niacinamide. The Regular Squalane Cleanser, at £5.50, is also a great all-rounder and feels well above its price point.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Cleanser, £14, Boots


The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, £5.50, Boots


2. Vitamin C Serum

Then it’s time to add a vitamin c serum. Recognized as one of the most effective skincare ingredients, Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It also helps lighten dark spots and pigmentation, and boosts collagen production to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – a triple threat!

Modern Vitamin C formulas are quickly absorbed and easy to apply, so they won’t interfere with your makeup or SPF application. We assess these three:

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, £45, Boots


Vichy Liftactiv Skin Brightening Vitamin C Correcting Serum, £38, Boots


Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Day Serum, £66, Boots


3. Moisturizing

Next, lock in your serum with moisturizer. Try the next generation of lightweight, gel-like textures that deliver all-day hydration and comfort.

Estée Lauder Daywear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant 24H Moisturizer Crème, £45, has a smooth, whipped texture that feels like water on skin, plus it’s non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores.

Estée Lauder Daywear Multi-Protection 24H Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer, £45, Boots


Clinique’s Moisture Surge, £25, is a fan favorite for good reason – packed with hyaluronic acid and aloe water, it sinks into the skin for a plumped, healthy glow.

Clinique Moisture Surge™ 100H Self-Replenishing Moisturizer, £25, Boots


For an affordable buy, try Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA from The Ordinary, £5, with amino acids, glycerin and hyaluronic acid to ensure skin is hydrated and protected all day long.

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, £5, Boots


4. Sunscreen

Then layer your FPS skin care. Textures have evolved over time, so you’ll be spoiled for choice with the products you really want to use, while protecting your skin from harmful UV rays all year round. As a general rule, apply two finger lengths of factor 50 sunscreen on your face before you leave the house in the morning, and don’t forget to top up if you sunbathe, expose yourself to the sun, or sit near a window for long periods of time.

Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF30 combines a lightweight, oil-free and chalk-free formula, so it goes on invisibly on all skin tones. It has a delicious melon scent and absorbs quickly without pilling makeup. Plus, the packaging is refillable, meaning you’ll save on future cartridge purchases and help protect the environment. Prime!

Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30, £34, Boots


For fans of French skincare, Clarins has created comfortable formulas with high-level filters and botanical extracts to preserve skin’s youthful luminosity and provide UV protection.

Clarins Dry Touch Face Sun Cream SPF50+ 50ml, £20, Boots


Meanwhile, Caudalie’s Milky Sun Spray also offers SPF50 in an easy-to-apply spray bottle with an eco-friendly formula – a smart buy for the holidays.

Caudalie Milky Sun Spray SPF50, £21, Boots


5. Moisture spray

Whether you store it on your desk, in the fridge or in your bag, get a dose of hydration throughout the day with a convenient moisturizing spray. Apply liberally over makeup or skincare whenever you need a hydration boost.

Curel’s Deep Moisturizing Spray, £19.50, can be used as needed, including for hot flashes caused by menopause and will leave skin looking fresh, supple and smooth.

Curel Deep Moisture Spray, £19.50, Boots


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist, £22, instantly awakens the skin with a blend of antioxidants and vitamins in its signature Eight Hour formula and an ultra-fine spray.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist, £22, Boots


Meanwhile, My Clarins ReFresh Hydrating Beauty Mist, £18, contains 0% alcohol and is a great option for teenagers and those with sensitive or problem skin. Spray and go – you’re ready for spring!

My Clarins ReFresh Hydrating Beauty Mist, £18, Boots


Shop more skincare for your spring routine now at Boots.