The transition from Winter to Spring can be made easy with some easy to follow skin care and makeup tips to ensure your skin remains clear, fresh and ready for any special occasion. Professional Makeup Artist Amanda Ramsay and I (Sarah Wilkinson) will share our hottest Spring Makeup Tips to ensure you are Spring Skin and Makeup Ready!

Spring Makeup for over 40's

One of the key trends for Makeup this Spring 2017 is the "no make up" look and Amanda from Secrets from a Beauty Insider has nailed this to a tee! This look masters the non-mask make up look and is all about fresh, glowing skin with the essentials from the Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Range.  Amanda Ramsay from Secrets from a Beauty Insider is all for encouraging women to embrace the skin they live in with a little professional makeup artistry know-how and insider secrets specifically for women over 40. Amanda really is the expert on makeup for women over 40!

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+ Professional Makeup Artist Amanda Ramsay from Secrets from a Beauty Insider for woman over 40 www.amandaramsay.com.au

+ Book one of Amanda's Makeup Masterclasses for women over 40 

+ GET YOUR FREE STEP BY STEP GUIDE on how to Create Smokey Eyes when you Join Secrets from a Beauty Insider

Jane Iredale products used in Video:
+ Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Brightening Primer
+ Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser with SPF15
+ Jane Iredale Eye Shere in Champagne Silk
+ Jane Iredale Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit - I used the champagne colour as a wash all over the lid.
+ Jane Iredale Longest Lash mascara in Black Ice
+ Jane Iredale Pure Brow Brow Gel in Blonde
+ Jane Iredale Moonglow
+ Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in Forever Pink

 

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Spring Skin Care Tips

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Here are MY TOP Spring Skin Care Tips for YOU this Spring and Summer:

1. Keep your skin protected from UV – not only does Mineral Sunscreen (much better than the nasty chemical sunscreen) protect the skin from UV and from burning, sunscreen will also prevent early collagen breakdown. Who wants to age prematurely? Not me!! I ensure I apply a Mineral Sunscreen every day as part of my morning moisturising regime. My FAV is Osmosis Protect – light, non-greasy and smells divine. P.S Don’t forget your neck!

2. If you use Vitamin A in the form of Retinol, Retinaldehyde or Retin A and plan on sunbaking this Spring and Summer, then put your Vitamin A product aside until next Autumn. Vitamin A and sunbakers do not mix. Vitamin A will make you burn much quicker and increase the chance of getting a dermal pigmentation known as melasma. Not easy to remove, so makes sense to pop this anti-ageing wonder aside until the baking is over.

3. Increase your exfoliation – if you aren’t exfoliating your skin at least once a week then now is the time to start. Exfoliation not only gives the skin an instant smoothness but it will also keep pores clean and blackheads at bay. If you are exfoliating once a week, then you can introduce an exfoliating mask into your regime once a week such as the Osmosis Polish or the Cosmedix Glow Mask.

4. Book in for an exfoliating treatment such as a microdermabrasion or a Super Pore Refiner Facial which hydrates, exfoliates and oxygenates all in the one treatment. AHA Peels are also effective in minimizing pores and exfoliating the skins uppermost layers. We love combining the AHA Peel with LED light therapy for anti-ageing benefits or blemish control. Keep in mind that your skin will burn much quicker post peels and exfoliation treatments so be sun savvy for at least 2 weeks prior these treatments.

microdermabrasion at skin matrix

5. Hats are even more fashionable this Spring and Summer so get your collection going of different funky hats to prevent current pigmentation from becoming darker and prevention of collagen breakdown.

6. If you want to use a serum in the mornings what should it be? Spring and Summer dictate that Vitamin C and B are best as these ingredients will give you extra cell protection from UV and prevent oxidative damage. Just like taking a Multi Vitamin orally, applying a MultiVitamin Serum topically will feed and nurture your skin throughout the elements this Spring. Our Vitamin Serum loves are: Skin Matrix Skin Perfection Serum (B, C, Skin proteins, hyaluronic acid and licorice), Skn Matrix IQ Serum (stronger B and C Serum) and PCA Skin C E Strength.

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X Sarah Wilkinson