Temperatures are slowly rising. The birds are starting to chirp again, and it’s finally safe to switch off the heater. Now, strip away the layers of long sleeves and heavy coats – it’s time to survey the damage. Dry, cracked and pale skin? Don’t worry. You don’t have to hide your skin away for long. Here’s a foolproof guide to restoring your super springtime skin!
The Glow Must Go On
Cold winds and blasting heaters have zapped your skin dry. Without all of your natural moisture, your skin is left unflatteringly rough and dry. Springtime is a time for renewal, so breathe some life back into your skin. You can get your glow back in two easy steps. First, strip away the old skin with a good exfoliating scrub. You can really splurge with the exfoliating favorite, Prada’s Candy Scrub ($75), or smooth your skin for less with Caress’ Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash ($7). Either way, you’ll step out of the shower with smoother, softer skin.
Your skin has been seriously dehydrated. How do you fix it? Drink more water! Staying properly hydrated improves skin elasticity while moisturizing and restoring skin tissue. To achieve a healthy glow you need to think healthy. Women should aim for nine cups (or more) of water a day, and men should take in about 13. To encourage proper hydration, switch to purified water in your home. Grab a fun water bottle and refill it often. Your health and hydration fuel your glow!
It’s time to start fresh. Give your skin a clean slate by flushing it of built up toxins. Instead of products or cleanses, you can tackle your toxins the old fashioned way. Sweat it out. Hit the gym, trails, court, field or wherever you go to exercise. Remember, a healthy body equals healthy skin. Exercising will encourage hydration, which also flushes toxins. Clean water in San Antonio is your best friend in the quest for spring-ready skin. And again, drink more water!
Here Comes the Sun
There’s nothing quite like the sun’s warmth on your face and shoulders on a mild spring day. Though you may not think about, you skin is at risk even when it isn’t blazing hot outside. Protecting your skin from sun damage is important for a smooth, flawless look and feel. (Not to mention the dangers associated with serious exposure.) Keep your skin safe from harmful rays with sun protection. Lotions, makeup and plain old sunscreen all provide levels of SPF to help safeguard you from the sun. Dermatologists recommend Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock. It provides up to 100 SPF without leaving your pores clogged or your skin greasy. For your face, try Aveeno’s Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer. It has a SPF of 30, antioxidants and is cloud-light on your face (perfect for underneath your makeup).
If you’re reading this, already crispy from the sun, it’s not too late to prevent that unsightly peel. We love Pur Minerals Fulvic Mineral Mist. A cooling spritz will soothe, refresh and repair burned skin, all while preventing any peeling. Even if you aren’t sunburned, mist yourself for a radiant glow. With these tips, there’s no reason to shy away from springtime. You and your skin can beat the winter blues just in time for short sleeves and sassy skirts!