Here are some spring skin care steps to help you get ready for flip-flop and T-shirt season.
1. Cleanse: No matter how exhausted you are at the end of the day, make sure that you wash your face and remove any dirt or make-up. Pick a cleanser that is gentle and effective, but most importantly, works with your skin type. For dry, sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, or aging skin, there are face and body washes that will fit your needs.
2. Exfoliate: Removing the dead skin cells sitting on the top layer of skin by dry brushing, or even just using a washcloth, is an important step in achieving glowing skin. It is important to be very gentle to avoid damaging your skin. For your face, look for gentle scrubs like MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Scrub. It gently polishes the skin using jojoba beads and refined bamboo stem. Fruit enzymes further dissolve away dulling residue for ultra-smooth, ultra-soft skin. And don’t forget your lips. My daughter made me a homemade lip exfoliator with coconut oil and cane sugar – simple and effective!
Your body and feet can be especially dry. Before a shower or bath, gently dry brush your body using long, sweeping strokes toward the heart with a natural bristle body brush to remove dry skin and promote healthy circulation. Once in the shower, use a body scrub bar or a washcloth to exfoliate. You can also use a homemade body scrub using cane sugar or salt, coconut oil and even a couple drops of lavender essential oil for a soothing experience. If your feet are in extra need of some help, use a pumice stone to help smooth out rough spots.
3. Moisturize: It’s still very important to keep skin soft and supple with a good quality, natural moisturizer. The best time to do so is directly after showering or bathing, shaving, or exfoliating. Natural oils such as olive or jojoba can also be great for dry skin.
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