The general rule of thumb is – switch your skincare routine at the change of seasons, and the reason for this rule is actually quite reasonable. Winter can be harsh on the skin, so we focus on protection most of all, but let’s face it, the season can still take a toll on the skin so spring time is when we focus on rejuvenation of the skin, the body and our spirit. Spring is essentially glow-time, so let’s get rid of all the winter souvenirs by committing to a comprehensive 5-step rejuvenation process that will give you the radiance and glow and give spring the welcome it deserves.
Inside and out
In order for your skin – your barrier and protector, to shine, it’s paramount that you nourish it from within first. This is perhaps the most comprehensive step of all as it includes adopting healthier dietary habits, meditation, exercise and numerous other ways to treat your body like the temple that it is. Each of these actions plays a major role in the health of your skin. Healthy foods, predominantly super-foods, are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and since there is an inextricable link between the gut and the skin, what you eat inevitably reflect on the ‘outer shell’. Exercise is always important as it helps flush out the toxins through perspiration, and meditation is there to relieve you from the inevitable stress that comes with modern day lifestyle, and make no mistake about it, stress affects your health and subsequently your skin to a great extent, so you’ll want to do everything to minimize it and chase it away from your life.
Entire body rejuvenation
As sun dresses, shorts, and bikinis are in our near future, it is our goal to prep not just the skin of the face but the entire body for the glorious skin-revealing season. Dry brushing has become extremely popular as it helps get rid of dead cells, and the increase of blood flow has shown to be a great tool against cellulite, so get a brush and start already. Speaking of getting rid of dead cells, which tend to form much faster in the winter, this might be the perfect time to step up your game in the exfoliation sector. Remember to use mild, non-abrasive exfoliators as they can cause inflammation, and go easy on the skin. Exfoliating it more than three times a week can potentially aggravate it and cause breakouts – the last thing you want, so give your skin time to actually ‘provide’ dead cells for you to remove so you don’t go stripping it of its natural oils. Now, in the spirit of whole body prep, there is the matter of unwanted hair in unwanted places, so considering laser hair removal might be a good idea as it allows you to get rid of this nuisance once and for all.
When you don’t know, ask
Hey, we’re not experts on skincare, we’re just people who happen to have skin. Jokes aside, it’s not uncommon for people not to know what their skin type or issues are, which is why we most often end up purchasing over the counter products that give us nothing. So, why not just consult a skincare professional online , and get the skinny on your skin once and for all so you can stop wasting your time and money on the wrong products and start choosing the ones that will actually deliver results? When in doubt, always turn to those who are in the know, your skin will thank you by the time spring kicks in.
The star of your journey
The road to glowing, luminous and healthy skin is paved with numerous steps, but hey, nothing good in life ever comes easily, so you have to be willing to put in the work. Now, if you have already commenced your journey with the steps mentioned above, then it is the time for some supreme pampering. Serums have been getting an extraordinarily good rep, and boy, it is totally deserved. You see, serums are powerful yet lightweight products that deliver more active ingredients that penetrate the skin more effectively than any moisturizer in the world, and there are different serums that target different concerns. For instance, good hyaluronic acid serum is one of the most frequently recommended ones, especially for this season. You see, hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body, so naturally, we can only benefit from topical solutions that contain extra dosages of it. This is one of the best overnight treatments out there, as when you sleep the body kind of reboots itself, along with the skin, so applying a great serum before getting your beauty sleep is a double-threat combination that will result in morning radiance, plumpness and skin that’s been nourished and moisturized like never before.
One more and you’re done
If you’ve been diligent and have already put this advice into practice, kudos to you. There is only one more thing left to teach you and it regards skin protection. Dermatologists all over the globe do advise us to wear sunblock all-year-round, as the UV rays actually never rest. However, we all know that spring and summer are sun’s ‘prime time’, which is why weneed to amp up the volume – SPF style. Translation – settle for nothing less than an SPF 30, and preferably choose products from the broad spectrum family as these will keep you safe from both UVA and UVB rays. The skin can’t be ready to glow if it’s not protected, so hop to it.