Now that it’s spring it’s time to get glowing like the blooming flower you are. Follow these 5 tips to get your skin back on track for the year.
Winter weather causes a build-up of dead skin that requires exfoliation. Using an exfoliator twice a week (like this one from Kora organics) will even out texture and dissipate any pesky build-up. You can also try natural exfoliating mask options using ingredients like sea salt or sugar. For a more abrasive exfoliation try a chemical peel like the ones our estheticians offer: see the full menu here.
Eat Nutrient Dense Foods
Healthy skin starts from the inside out. Now is the time to detox from the holiday sugar rush and focus on more sustainable nutrition such as fruits of the season and vegetables. Strawberries are an excellent source of free-radical fighting vitamin C and antioxidants. The folic acid in these berries helps in producing new cells in the body. Because of their natural ability to cleanse the body, strawberries can clear the dermis of acne.
As the sun shines on the flowers, it’s also shining on your skin. Now more than ever your sun exposure is at an all-time high since the warm weather is making an appearance. Wearing sunscreen on a regular basis prevents pre-mature aging and fights against harmful rays that cause cancer. So while you may want that nice tan, stick to the self-tanner and save your skin.
Get Enough Sleep
Time is of the essence due to springing forward an hour. Adjust your sleep schedule so that you’re getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. This is important not only for your clarity in the day but also factors into your appearance. Your body resets and regulates during sleep cycles so getting a good nights rest allows proper circulation assuring a refreshed and healthy look. There’s a reason it’s called “beauty sleep”.
Water works wonders for the skin. Hydration through drinking water flushes out toxins in the body that could be an underlying factor in skin dullness, flakey texture, and acne breakouts. “Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water, including skin, tissues, cells and the organs.” That’s why it’s important to replenish the body with water after a hot day in the sun.
With these 5 tips, you’re on your way to glowy skin. These are all simple ways to improve your overall health quality with the side effect of major skin benefits. If you have serious skin issues it’s best to see a dermatologist or consult with our staff at FACES+ who offer a variety of solutions to combat skin irregularities and sun damage.