• Get ready, get set, SPRING!

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    spring skincare tipsPrepare your skin for spring! Hopefully cold weather won’t last too long and soon you’ll be able to enjoy the warm spring sun. You need to prepare your body and your skin for the season change so here are a few must-do’s: 

    Eat more fresh vegetables and fruit! Spring comes with its fresh production of greens and vegetables so take advantage of the plentiful vitamins.

    Detoxify! Take a few days off your winter diet and get to eat more fresh produce, whole cereal and dairy products while you drink lots of water and tea. Give up meat and fatty food during this time.

    Go outside! … and spend as much time as possible outdoors, take a walk or exercise, enjoy the sun light and the fresh air. This can significantly help skin regain its natural functions. Winter meant cold weather and time spent indoors with the heaters on. In between the extreme low temperatures outside and the dry heat inside, your skin turned drier that usual and needs intensive hydration to restore the elasticity.

    Get Vitamin D naturally! Your vitamin D (naturally produced by the skin exposed to sun) is at low levels after long and dark winters – all you need is a boost of sun light. Enjoy sun with caution and use sunscreen, especially around the eyes where skin is very sensitive. Use a higher-factor sunscreen if you have acne scars and hyper-pigmentation – sun light makes them appear darker.

    Cleanse your face! Deep clean your pores with gentle exfoliators based on Glycolic Acid or Alpha Hydroxy Acids and don’t forget to tone. Once a week, apply nourishing or detoxifying face masks (you can use fresh fruit!)

    Get a new glow! Shed the dull winter skin all over your body with a good exfoliator. Revive the pink on your skin and prepare to breathe the spring air through every pore. Natural scrubs can be prepared right at home: mix some honey with sea salt, wheat or coffee and rub it on your skin. End your all over skin routine a splash of cold water to energize and tone.

    Hydrate, protect! Spring calls for a different type of hydration – a lighter lotion, with sunscreen. Water based hydrators are always suitable for most of the skin types and shine-free in spring and summer days. Hydrate your skin day and night and eat vitamins that will promote healthy skin inside and out. For aging skin, use your regular skincare regimen and don’t forget the SPF in your day cream.

    Take time to smell the roses! Since a healthy mind will help a body stay healthy, take time for your emotional self-care, which eventually will help you feel and look good. Spring is the perfect time for outdoor relaxation so make time for a few moments in nature, do the things that make you happy and take your mind off negative things. Your body will thank you. 

    • Great tips! With the seasons changing, everyone’s skin is in limbo! Many of our clients have complained about dry skin and this is only natural, but by following your tips above, such as drinking lots of water, you can sort your skin out in no time! Good job!(skingenesis.wordpress.com)

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