Are we the only ones still mentally stuck in January? Gosh, time flies! Still, despite the time-lament we definitely won’t complain about the beautiful weather out – it’s warm, it’s sunny, and we finally get to bury our drab winter coats at the back of our closets! And it’s not just the coats – with the warm weather out, we’re rapidly replacing our winter regimens and switching to a different hair and skin treatments in order to bring their initial healthy glow back. Ah, winter does crazy things to our skin and hair, and spring is the time when we get to redeem them. So here are five key tips to start your spring skin care routine:
1. Peel the winter away
Well, not exactly peel… more like exfoliate, okay? The idea is to remove the damaged skin from head to toe, (almost) painlessly and effectively, and cheer the winter goodbye! If your face is super sensitive, it’s best you stick to fruit acid exfoliation or a gentle scrub like our cleansing grains. As for the body – you can use a salt or sugar body polish. Although the skin on your elbows, heels, and hands is way thicker than on your face, there shouldn’t be a problem using these exfoliates.
2. Keep it… wet
It goes without saying – the most compelling reason to adopt a regular moisturizing routine (especially in spring) is that it will keep your skin fresh, healthy, and glowing. “Moisturizers work as a sort of a catalyst for developing healthy skin.” They help renewal of the skin cells, thus improving skin’s elasticity and making it look age-defying. With the right moisturizer, your skin will be plump and healthy and, guess what? You’ll look younger and well-rested!
3. Amp up the UV protection
If you don’t know it by now, it’s time you’ve learned it: the skin needs UV protection 24/7 and it’s up to you to provide it! Using sunscreen year-round is one of the most important skin tips you’ll ever get even though most aren’t that diligent about it. Let’s face it – with the cold weather, most of us have forgotten what the sun even is. Still, as we’re now enjoying the warm March weather, we can quickly upgrade our sunscreen game and prevent the damage to the skin. To boost your protection, use a sun-protecting moisturizer, foundation, or even bust out your best beach sunscreen – and, obviously, apply daily.
4. Avoid irritants
Allergies seem to be a common thread linking us all together in spring, right? Well, if we’re already exposed to the external allergy triggers, we don’t have to be suffering from the products we pick. During the allergy season, it’s advisable to stick to free and clear detergents and soaps to reduce the risk of heightened sensitivity. Also, choosing organic products instead of the commercial ones is a wise move, as well. For instance, we love Dr Hauschka products as they are 100% certified and support beauty and skin health.
5. Get plenty of rest
While we absolutely understand the love and thrill for longer days and the frenzy to spend as much time out as possible, be sure you don’t skip on your sleep. Aim for 7-8 hours per night to keep your skin looking its best!