Now that winter has finally ended, it’s time to prep your skin for spring and summer. Winter always wrecks havoc on my skin, leaving it dry and dull. Here are a few tips to prepare your skin for spring including six of my favourite beauty products.
Exfoliate | Exfoliating is a great way to get rid of dead, dry skin, leaving your skin’s surface smoother and more radiant looking. Mary Kay’s Satin Body Revitalizing Shea Scrub is perfect for the job. The creamy base provides moisture (thanks to shea butter and sunflower oil) and the exfoliants are gentle enough for daily use. It also has a wonderful, refreshing scent that is perfect for spring weather!
When exfoliating, don’t forget your lips! There’s nothing worse than trying to apply lipstick to dry, cracked lips. I personally love LUSH’s Lip Scrubs. They are affordable, effective, and safe to eat (not that I’d recommend eating them).
Moisturize | This is an obvious one! My dry skin loves nothing more than a quenching body lotion. My absolute favourite is the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream which not only works amazingly but smells like a tropical vacation. The lotion is thick and buttery but sinks into the skin and leaves a long-lasting scent. If you are stuck in temperamental spring weather, at least you can smell beachy!
Nothing beats L’Occitane Hand Cream for keeping my hands moisturized! Due to my work, I am constantly washing my hands and applying hand sanitizer, which is incredibly drying. The L’Occitane hand cream is luxurious and rich. Because you only need such a small amount, a tube lasts forever!
The Bite Agave Lip Mask has a permanent location on my bedside table. I apply it before bed and wake up with soft, nourished lips each morning. This is another product which lasts forever! I’ve had this tube for well over a year now.
Hydate | Now that you’ve hydrated your skin, you need to hydrate your body. Getting into the habit of drinking water is an easy change you can make in the spring. A general rule is to divide your body weight in half and drink that many oz of water (for example, if you weigh 140lbs, you should drink 70oz of water per day). Not only does increasing your water intake help with weight loss, it also leaves your skin plump and nourished.
Get Your Glow On | Glowing skin appears healthier than dull skin. I recommend using SPF while outdoors and instead obtaining a glow through the use of a self-tanner or bronzer. The Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer is perfect for giving your face a natural, sun-kissed look.
Get Some Vitamin D | I don’t know about you but I tend to hibernate all winter long. Now that the days are longer, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the nicer weather. I struggle with SAD which makes it even more important for me to take advantage of the springtime. If you are feeling healthy mentally, it will make a difference to your physical appearance as well!
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