Spring skincare tips from Decleor’s expert


Fiona BrackenburyHi everyone, I'm Fiona Brackenbury, guest expert for Decleor.

As the weather starts to get a little warmer we start to expose our skin to the most challenging environmental conditions that our skin just doesn’t like. Not only do we start shedding the winter layers, revealing skin that's dry and parched, but we also let our skin start to see the day light.

It's important to analyse our skin, for some of us our skin will have changed. This is common with seasonal changes – skincare for spring and summer can be different than in winter depending on your skin type and sensitivity.

So, here are my top tips for keeping your skin looking its best in the warmer months…

Drink plenty of water
Your body releases toxins as the weather warms up, so drinking plenty of water will help out your skin by flushing out the toxins, leading to healthier, clearer skin.

Be aware of the sun
This is the time when we get caught out and we underestimate the power of the sun in early to late spring. Your spring and summer routine should now include an SPF.

Buff those heels
If you haven't started already, the quickest way to getting those heels ready for sandals and to remove cracked hard skin is to take a shower or bath so that skin is soft and pliable, then buff feet with a foot file or a pumice stone. Follow with a cream, which makes the skin really smooth and hydrated. For extra dry heels, pile on the moisturiser and then pop some socks on and let the cream work its magic while you sleep.

Keep the skin clean
Unfortunately, as its starts to get warmer and the humidity increases this plays havoc for some of us causing blackheads and breakouts. Keep the skin ultra clean morning and evening, use enzyme facial washes like Decleor Brightening Cleansing Foam which keep the skin super clean – it also has the enzymes to keep blockages at bay.

Give your skin plenty of drink
As well as the body getting dehydrated, make sure your skin does too. The skin is the largest organ of the body and when dehydration takes a hold it steals from our collagen and then we end up accelerating the ageing process.

See Decleor's spring skincare essentials.


  1. SHEILA ROLLAND April 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    hi fiona, just finishing the last of my vitaroma firming face cream.do you still make this cream?x

  2. Ann Andrew April 20, 2010 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Fiona,
    Lots of great tips to prepare skin for spring/summer! I use neroli and hydrafloral in the morning. I have an oily t-zone and eyelids. What would you recommend to put on following my decleor cleanse, tone and moisturiser? I find that I’m continuously having to renew my bare minerals eye make-up and foundation throughout the day.

  3. hazel guille April 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    thanks Fiona Lauren and myself will be taking your advice

  4. Mrs Heidi Barnett April 20, 2010 at 10:33 pm -  Reply

    Thanks Fiona..agree with all you said totally!
    I MUST buy some of your Aroma night cream..it’s fantastic!!
    Tried a small one in a set I got for Christmas and have to say I noticed a real difference in my skin moisture, plumpness and clarity. A must have product for a spring/summer skin regime.
    Also love Hydra Floral,Neroli aromessence, and System corps is THE best body moisturiser!
    I know Prolagene is great, but can you recommend a good mask please, my skin is dehydrated/sensitive with broken capillaries and prone to open pores.
    Many thanks x

  5. Joyce Piper April 21, 2010 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    Hi Fiona, always enjoy watching your shows. I’ve just tried to re-order the neck & decollete cream on line but the system isn’t working !!! I felt that the more I used the cream, the better my throat looked – unfortunately I have caused much sun damage over the years in the hot Australian summers. I previously awarded the product 4 stars but would definitely give it a 5 now as I can really see the marked improvements the longer I used it. Thank you. Best wishes always, Joyce

  6. marie charles April 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    could you please tell me what step the prologene gel comes into, is it after or before my serum application?

  7. madeline May 30, 2010 at 10:07 am -  Reply

    hello a desperate mum my daughter has very dry skin thashe can not use make upat all she also has dermatius she gets these sores all over her face and they weep then they go into a crust.like cold sores she has been 2 a skin specialist and nothing seems 2 help they com out more with stress and the sun she also as roceasa she is mortified as it can look quite badshe cant wear makeup as it drys everything out and moisturisers she tried reacts 2 her skin please can u help i have always used your products and find them brilliant my daughter is 34 and i am 57 everybody says i dont look my age i have not got any wrinkles
    but now my face has strated 2 drop and now getting a little were you smile my eyelids are starting 2 drop can you reccomend anything or excercises would they help kind regards

  8. samantha hamlin May 31, 2010 at 5:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Fiona, do you do facials for the public? If so, would you be able to let me know where us “normal” people can book an appointment with you. If not, can you recommend a good salon or therapist (I live in the Kent area), Thanks so much.

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