Winter is almost over and spring is ready to take over. Weather is much nicer and everything comes back to life. Many people let themselves go during the winter, including lack of exercise, eating all the wrong foods and neglecting taking care of their skin. These are some tips to follow if you want a glowy skin this spring:
No matter which season it is, we need to exfoliate at least once a week. Removing the dead cells allows your skin to regenerate and absorb the moisturizers.
Extra tip: You can make your own face scrub at home if you want to feel extra crafty!
No harsh cleansers
Cleansing is the first step in a beauty routine, therefore it’s important to choose a quality cleanser. We often reach for foaming products hoping that they’ll rid our skin of impurities. However, that’s a wide misconception. Harsh cleansers contain sulfates that strip skin of its natural oils. Instead, use a mild cleanser with gentle formulas.
Extra tip: Use lukewarm water to wash your face so you can avoid skin irritation.
Masks are important
There’s no better way to treat yourself than a good facial mask. It doesn’t matter if it’s a peel-off, clay or a mud mask, as long as it leaves you with soft and glowy skin. Keep in mind that you should always apply the mask on a clean face.
Extra tip: After you remove the mask, use a toner or micellar water to remove the last remains of the mask. Also, the toner will prepare your skin for the moisturizer.
Always remove makeup
You’ve probably heard this one too many times, but removing makeup is an essential part of a beauty routine. In spring, temperatures go up, which makes us sweat more. Therefore, it’s crucial to remove every bit of makeup before proceeding to other steps.
Extra tip: Don’t forget to cleanse your hairline as well since it contains a lot of makeup residue and sweat.
Switch up your moisturizer
Winter is the time when skin needs maximum protection from the cold. In springtime, everything comes back to life, and in return, you are free to ditch all the heavy creams. Use light skin creams with SPF. Just remember to check the ingredients and avoid creams that contain parabens, oil minerals, and alcohol.
Extra tip: Always apply moisturizer right after the toner. If you don’t use a toner, then splash your face with some lukewarm water before you massage cream into your face.
Natural oils are super beneficial
When it comes to a beauty routine, many people skip oils, usually out of ignorance. Natural oils are the skin’s superfood and can also be used as makeup removers. The problem is, once people start learning about oils, they have difficulties choosing the right one for themselves since there are too many.
Many skincare professionals recommend quality jojoba moisturizer since it’s known for its healing properties. It’s also antibacterial and anti-aging so it can be used for both oily and dry skin as it reduces acne and wrinkles.
Extra tip: Never use too much oil. Take a few drops, rub them between your fingertips and then gently massage it into your skin.
Drink plenty of water
If you truly want flawless skin, then drinking water is an absolute must. Aside from looking great, increasing your water intake will give you an energy boost, alleviate headaches and improve your concentration. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need eight glasses of water a day. Water consumption should be based on your age, lifestyle, and weight.
Extra tip: Mix water with some fresh fruit to make it tastier.
Don’t forget the rest of your body
Your face isn’t the only thing you should be taking care of as the spring comes. Don’t forget to eat a healthy diet and exercise. Spring symbolizes new beginnings so change your hairstyle or treat yourself to a manicure or a massage. Days get longer which means more time outside. Soaking up the spring sun will definitely make you feel more energized. Remember that you can only look beautiful as long as you feel good!
Mia Taylor is a lifestyle blogger from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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