SPRING READY SKIN
It’s that time of year again. As soon as Valentine’s Day is over, we become increasingly aware that spring is on its way and it will be here before you know it. Now, even if you’ve been diligent when it comes to body and face skincare even through the hectic and indulgent holiday season, springtime comes with its own set of rules and changes in the field. There are diet changes to be made, skincare products that need to be replaced with springy ones, as well as some other prep steps, so let’s not waste any more time and start pampering to welcome the season in spick and span shape for the perfect spring ready skin.
Starting from within
We’re all well aware that great skin starts with great dietary habits, so if you’ve been procrastinating and delaying the cleanse, mark your calendar and start with it already. According to Women’s Health magazine, when starting your detox, it’s best to use artichokes first as they contain antioxidant plant compounds called caffeoylquinic acids, which are used to treat hepatic (liver) disorders because they stimulate bile flow. Bile helps the body digest fats, and efficient bile flow clears the system of potentially inflammatory substances contained in fatty foods. Then, move on to such superfoods as avocado, beets, broccoli (all greens for that matter) and yogurt. Drinkable skincare is the latest craze in the field, but if you’re not ready to give drinkable collagen a go just yet, yogurt is here for you. It contains probiotics, which are great for digestion and subsequently the skin as well. Citrus fruits are mandatory for flushing out toxins so make sure to start every day with a nice warm glass of lemon water. Let go of the fatty and processed foods and let the fresh produce into your body.
Beat the clock (spring ready skin)
As women, we usually deal with hair removal more frequently than we would want to, and the choices seem limited. There is the razor, which isn’t helpful at all because the next day, the unwanted hairs are back and we’re back to square one. Waxing is plain painful and we all know it, but perhaps the pain would be worth it if the process gave more permanent results than it does. However, salvation is to be found in laser hair removal. It’s pain-free, and it sets you free from hairs for good. Now, for it to provide the optimal results, eight to ten treatments are the norm, and they usually take place in a time span of six weeks, which makes this the perfect time to start. Hence, when the time comes to show off those legs, you’ll be smooth and ready.
As Wellness Mama tells us, dry brushing your skin is a marvelous thing. Why? First of all, brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and helps the body detoxify itself naturally. It also does wonders for getting rid of cellulite as it helps increase blood flow, and not only that, but it also cleanses the pores and exfoliates the skin so it’s perfectly smooth and gentle to the touch.
Speaking of exfoliation…
People often underestimate the importance of exfoliation, or even worse, use harsh and abrasive exfoliants which only irritate the skin and cause inflammation and even breakouts. The key is using gentle exfoliating products, such as the Body Shop Vitamin C Revealing Liquid Peel. The process is frill-free, you simply massage the product in circular motions until dry chunks of impurities form on the surface and then you just wash your face with lukewarm water. After that, you’ll finally see a perfect spring ready skin!
Switch things up
Generally, winter calls for heavier skincare weapons – stronger washes and thicker moisturizers – and all these products become, well, redundant come spring. The sunnier times ahead of us call for lighter products that provide the perfect level of hydration and give a natural glow, without giving your face a heavy and greasy feel. Our recommendation is Kiehl’s iconic Ultra Facial Cream that is incredibly nourishing yet lightweight, and it’s so moisturizing that for those with dry skin, it’s even the perfect foundation primer. Some sort of facial oil is again an absolute must, and even those with oily or combination skin have nothing to worry about, as these oils are so light that they won’t grease you up additionally, just provide all the loving that natural oils can. Our pick is definitely Noni Glow by Kora Organics, which is full of antioxidants, and we definitely need those for not just nourishment but that glow-from-the-within look. Keep a great face mist by your side at all times – something along the lines of MAC’s Fix+, which you can use to freshen up your makeup look or just give a radiance boost to your naked skin.
Spring ready skin – Bonus tip: Don’t forget about the importance of hydration, and if you’re looking for more ways to tone that body and perfect the look of your skin, find a pool and start swimming regularly. Aussie girls swear by this form of exercise.
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