|Posted by Papilla Team on March 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM|
Spring is in the air, and as we put awaythe bulky sweaters and boots, it is also time to evaluate our skincare products. For instance the moisturizer we have used all winterlong may be too heavy for the spring and summer months.Furthermore, your winter moisturizer may not contain enough SPFprotection for the spring and summer months.
An how about color? Usually our spring and summer wardrobe have awonderful assortment of different colors. Whynot add some color into your makeup bag and introduce new shades ofeye shadow, lip tints and blush.
Below are some simple steps to get you glowing for the springseason:
1: Evaluate your moisturizer - Does it contain SPFprotection? As the weather gets warmereveryone’s complexion tends to get a little oilier. Even if youhave a dry or combination skin, you may need alighter moisturizer. For those withextremely oily skin, keep a few blotting papers in your bag or check outthise products specific for oily skin.
2: Exfoliate the whole body- winter months can take a toll on our skin because the skincells do not rejuvenate as fast, thus leaving behinddry, rough, and scaly skin. Smooth outskin with a whole body exfoliation. Additionally, exfoliation will promotecirculation and bring about a natural glow to the skin. Getsome homemade body scrub recipes here.
3: Evaluate your skin - Just asyou visit the doctor for yearly physicals; it is imperative thatyou check your skin. Get a skin survey from adermatologist. The dermatologist will evaluateall moles, freckles, dark spots and variations in skintone. Most skin cancer is treatable if detectedearly.
4: Your Skin and food - springbrings a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables and offers somuch to promote great looking skin. Fruits andvegetables provide antioxidants which fight off free radicalsand
protects the skin
5: How about a hydrating facialmask to relieve winter dryness, below is a simple recipe you canmake at home:
1/2 cup unripe papaya, diced
1 teaspoon plain yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Apply themask to your face for eight to ten minutes. Then, rinse with coolwater and apply a toner to remove all traces of the mask andrestore pH balance. Follow with a moisturizer. Get more skincare recipes at Complete Skin Care Therapy
6: What about your beautyproducts? If you are using a hydratingfoundation, consider a light dusting powder, bronzer and lightlip gloss. For springtime,it is best to keep it simple and fresh. However,ensure that your moisturizer has SPF protection!
7: Be diligent about sun protection - theweather gets warmer, make sure you’re applying sunscreen to allexposed areas 20 to 30 minutes before heading outdoors, andreapplying every two hours. If you don’t own a double-duty productalready, consider using a facial moisturizer with SPF, thusavoiding applying several layers of lotion on the face.
8: I can relate to thisone! Clean out the makeupbag! Does you makeup bag look like a child wentthrough it with their crayons? How many items doyou have in you makeup bag and never use? Maybeit is time to spring clean your makeup bag and make roomfor wonderful spring products.
9: Don’t forget feet and hands - Well manicured toes add so much to thatpretty sandal! Your hands and feet need extracare to stay smooth and supple.
Check out CompleteSkin Care Therapy for more skin care tips and skin carerecipes.
Categories: Skin Care