Get The Glow: Twiggy Jalloh's Guide To A Big Beauty Reset

As the days get longer and the summer months near, there is no time better to reset and refresh your beauty routine - and we have you covered. Whether you’re looking for a lasting second-skin finishing powder to wear on ‘no make-up’ make-up days, a fragrance to add a little pep to your step or body oil that’ll leave your skin glowing all day and through the night, this is everything you need to get your glow on.

Makeup

Makeup. What a great place to kick off the ultimate beauty reset. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a full face day-to-day, or prefer to keep it minimal - there is something here for you. The great thing about there being so many make-up products out there is that you have a chance to experiment, play around and hopefully find something that seamlessly slots into your existing routine.

Lip glosses and lipsticks have always been a great way to transform any look in a matter of seconds, and the flattering Clinique Almost Lipstick is a great one to start with. Its soft-shine finish complements each natural lip colour and is suitable for all skin tones. Another great way to give life back to dull winter-trodden skin? Add a little bronzer and a featherlight mineral powder to your routine. A good rule of thumb is to add bronzer wherever the sun naturally hits your face - which is usually below the cheeks, temples, sides of the nose and chin. A simple but subtle way to add dimension.

Hair

A hair reset could be just what you need if your hair has lost its usual lustre. By reevaluating products in your existing routine, you can decipher whether they match your hair type and its specific needs, and then you can decide whether it’s time to introduce something new.

Are you drying out your hair and scalp with daily washes when you could be using a refreshing oil-absorbing dry shampoo like the Living Proof Phd Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo in between washes? Or perhaps your hair lost its natural sheen from colouring and styling? A weightless product like the K18 Molecular Repair Hair Oil will strengthen, add shine and give it some extra TLC. Regularly using moisturising conditioners like the avocado-rich Bumble & Bumble Curl 3in1 Conditioner is also a great way to frequently maintain the health of hair while softening even the most brittle hair.

If your scalp is looking a little more visible over time, density-increasing drops like the Philip Kingsley Density Preserving Scalp Drops maintain the hair follicle and help improve the condition of the entire hair strand, as well as help slow hair loss.

Hair styling tools also give you the chance to experiment with and switch up your current look without the commitment.

With so many ways to switch things up, you can decide what your needs are, and start from there.

Skincare

With warmer months on the horizon, this is optimum time to give your skin a refresh. A great place to start is by identifying the products in your routine that have been working excellently for you, including those that have become a regular part of your daily routine. With those existing products in mind, you can now clearly see what your essentials are, what you may be missing from your routine, as well as new products you’d love to try out and incorporate into your routine.

As this is a skincare rest, a great place to start is sun protection. SPF as we know is a non-negotiable, especially as we approach sunnier seasons. A hydrating everyday SPF cream like the Clarins Hydra -Essentiel [Ha²] Cream Spf15 is a great one to get into your skin routine as it provides sun protection, quenches dehydrated skin and leaves a silky matte finish that makes for the perfect make-up base.

If you are looking to brighten tired eyes, incorporating a depuffing and fine-line-reducing eye serum like the Dior Prestige Le Micro-Sérum de Rose Yeux Advanced Eye Serum would be ideal. Incorporating exfoliation into your routine with a fast and effective treatment like The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is a great way to clear away dead skin cells, improve skin texture and radiance, while allowing your skin to absorb all the benefits of skincare to follow.

Wellness

A wellness reset is a transformative way to rejuvenate your body, reclaim your energy and make time for relaxation in your routine. This reset might include introducing a new supplement into the mix, home fragrances to create a more relaxed atmosphere, as well as relaxing aids to help improve the quality of your sleep.

Introducing effective wellness supplements into your wellness routine alongside a balanced diet can offer a myriad of benefits. From improved immunity function that’ll help ward off illnesses and aid in quicker recovery, increased energy levels to give you a much-needed boost when completing daily tasks, to aiding in better digestive and overall gut health.

Wellness enhancing products are also a great way to promote self-care in your routine. And though it may seem trivial at times to light a candle when you’re feeling low or to put a beautifully scented diffuser in your living room, scent and aromatherapy have a powerful way of lifting the mood and helping promote a sense of contentment. A wellness reset around spring really is the best time to establish a fresh start, help shed winter layers and begin fresh new practices that make you feel better.

Body Care

With most of the focus now being on skincare, face treatments and tweakments, beyond basic hygiene, it is very easy to neglect the body and overlook the difference body care products can make to your skin and overall confidence. Setting time aside to care for your body can make all of the difference, whether it means using a shimmering body oil before you head out for the evening to soften your skin and give it that sought after holiday glow, or using a quality sleep-enhancing body butter that will leave your body feeling baby-soft as you drift off.

Body care products also address specific concerns such as dry skin, sore muscles and low moods. Multi-functioning body moisturisers like the Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Magnesium Body Butter are great at doing a number of things at once. The dreamy moisturiser is blended with nourishing shea butter, soothing aloe vera, fragrant lavender and relaxing magnesium.

While body treatments like the Clarins Body Treatment Oil firms and tones your skin, improving its elasticity, while the mint, geranium and and rosemary filled tonic oil works to sooth and restore a sense of wellness. All of the product recommendations below are perfect to use when you are looking to reclaim time for yourself. See what piqued your interest, find out what your body loves, and see the difference it makes.

Fragrance

There is no time like the present to consider a fragrance reset. Introducing a new fragrance into your existing perfume wardrobe is a refreshing way to compliment seasonal changes. It has the power to boost your confidence and overall - mood and is a great way to express yourself without having to say a word.

Overtime, sometimes without even realising, the fragrances you have been using for years may now simply be a part of your daily routine and no longer feel as special as it once did. By doing things like experimenting with layering your existing scents or trying a scent from a different fragrance family, you might discover something new that excites you. Whether you are looking for a sweet and sensual fragrance like the Italian countryside inspired Tom Ford Bitter Peach Eau De Parfum invite the warmer months in - or looking for a heady fragrance like the Byredo Vanille Antique Perfume Extract that emanates notes of musk, laudanum and vanilla through the heat of the body. You can choose to align your scent with your updated beauty routine for a full fledged reset. A good spritz of a beautiful fragrance really is the cherry on top of it all.