In the midst of springtime, we begin looking forward to summer, and this is an opportune time to re-work or adapt your skincare routine. As the weather changes, so do our need for different levels of moisture balance for youthful rejuvenation.
As the weather warms and we inadvertently expose more of our skin, we need to be mindful to our skin needs and focus on hydration, protection, and balance. Certain parts of our skin are more sensitive, such as on our face and hands, and these are the areas that we often see the most, but we can also show some tender, loving, care to the rest of our body.
Skin can dry out very quickly (particularly after a cold spell) when it is not adequately nourished or replenished- think of all the hard work your skin does! With that in mind, as you adapt your diet/exercise for the warmer weather, you can tweak your skincare regimen for even more benefits. True health means supporting yourself from the inside out, and outside to in.
And…it doesn’t need to be expensive, natural products often provide the most powerful results. Things like honey, coconut oil, Aloe Vera, certain essential oils and many other simple goodies can really make a difference to your skin and overall health!
Here are some ways that you can inspire better skin for a better you!
Soak in a bath of Epsom or mineral salts for at least 20 minutes once or twice a week. For added moisture, cleansing, and skin soothing benefits add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil (or another of your choosing). This is great before bedtime as lavender is a naturally calming and regenerative oil, and coconut oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids that penetrate your skin assisting in heightened moisture and glow.
Create your own healing and a hydrating face mask by mixing/blending ½ an avocado (rich in vitamin e) with a tablespoon of good quality honey, and some oatmeal or oat bran. Vitamin E is a supreme anti-oxidant and helps to protect, nourish and hydrate your skin. Leave on your skin for around 10 minutes or so and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Spend some time, or set out a day where you are cosmetic-free. Skin needs to breathe! Clogged pores create blemishes and breakouts. If you don’t want to be make-up free for a day, choose very light cosmetics that won’t weigh down your skin so much.
Fresh air… get outdoors and walk around nature. Fresh air…