Even our skin longs for the fresh sweet air of spring. Weeks of deprivation from sun kissed vitamins and over harsh and dry weather can leave the skin tired and lifeless … Spring is upon us, it’s time to freshen up!
Here are five healthy habits to nurture fresh vibrant skin.
1. Be Gentle
Use products that are mild and gentle. The fewer ingredients* the better, and be sure that the ingredients the product does contain are emollient and nutritive, not harsh or drying. This time of year, a cleansing oil or milk type cleanser for face is perfect. You can make your own with organic olive oil and essential oils (we use Lavender and Rosemary). Oil is actually an excellent cleanser. It feeds the skin, and removes dirt without pulling skin.
*Be aware of what you are putting on your skin. Sixty percent of what comes in contact with the skin is absorbed. For vibrant health, it is best to use products with pure, natural ingredients, and gentle essences.
2. Apply Face Cream Daily
A deeply penetrating face cream or serum can make a big difference in the balance and health of your skin. Daily use of a nutritive, hydrating and protective cream increases skins elasticity, vibrancy and overall health. Each individual has unique skin that is adapting and changing as environmental conditions change. Carefully choose a high-quality cream that is right for YOU.
3. Increase Hydration
Your skin is a mirror of your hydration level. For soft, youthful skin that is plump and supple be sure to drink plenty of water. In addition, it doesn’t hurt to further hydrate skin by bathing, misting, or submerging. When a conveniently placed clear tepid pool of water is lacking, we LOVE a skin rejuvenating spritz.
4. Eat Healthy and Get Fresh Air
True beauty really is cultivated from the inside out. The health and balance of your entire body is reflected through the skin. To help nurture your complexion from within, take a daily dose of vitamins, including fish oils, eat ample portions of fresh foods, and get outside everyday.
5. Find Your Happy Place
Stress can show on your skin. Relax, meditate, visualize, do yoga or just find your happy place. Do this every day for at least 15 minutes. Carve out this time for yourself and make sure you do it. This, above all else, will give you the benefit you seek.