The days are getting longer and warm weather is just around the corner. Has your skin taken a beating from all the cold dry air during the snowy winter months? Here are some tips to rejuvenate your skin and get that glow back just in time for summer.
The heavy moisturizing cream, (that most of us use during the winter) may be a bit too heavy for spring. It is recommended that you should switch to a lighter, oil free cream instead. Pay close attention to the skin around your eyes and mouth too. Don’t forget to use sunscreen every time you go outside.
Make-up colors should lighten up as well. Put away the dark shades of lipstick, eye shadows and blush, and go for a more natural look this spring. Instead of plum or wine colors, choose more pink tones. Substitute lip gloss instead of lipstick, and switch from black mascara to brown. Also, liquid foundation can feel and look heavy so switch to a tinted moisturizer or mineral based powder instead.
Exfoliate your body
Shorts weather is about here and bikini time will be here before you know it. Skin care isn’t just about your face. Taking care of your body is also important. Exfoliate from head to toe to get rid of dead skin cells and rejuvenate that dull complexion that settles in over the cold months.
Pamper your feet
Your feet and toes have been hiding all winter but it’s time to break out the sandals and flip flops. If a trip to the salon isn’t in the budget, you can do your own pedicure at home. Add 3 C. of milk and 1 C. of honey to a large basin and soak your feet for 20 minutes or so while massaging the liquid into your skin. You can also use a pumice stone to remove any rough patches. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. If you have dry, cracked heels, slathering petroleum jelly on your feet before bedtime and sleeping in a pair of clean, white cotton socks will do wonders.
Drink lots of water
It’s no secret that water is great for your body and your skin. The weather is getting warmer so it’s very important to stay hydrated. It is a great habit to get into by carrying a bottle of water wherever you go, not just to the gym. Try to drink 8 glasses of water each day. Snack on berries instead of chips, cookies and other junk foods. Berries are rich in antioxidants which help fight free radicals and encourage collagen renewal.
Always wear a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Take a look at our online store where we have a large selection of carefully selected skin care products that will give your skin the boost it needs. All sunscreens are 20% for the month of June.