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Thursday, March 22, 2018


Winter can wreak havoc on our skin. The calendar might say spring, but the thermometer says we’re still in the grip of winter. Cold air, low humidity, and indoor heat are a recipe for dry skin and a dull complexion. If you’re suffering from either or both of these, here are some tips for entering spring with a healthy glow.

Cleanse your face only at night, and use lukewarm water. Hot water dehydrates skin. Use a cream formula cleanser. In the morning allow your skin’s natural oils to nourish it.

If you’re like me, you love a steamy bath. However, as with face washing, you should avoid hot water, opting for a lukewarm soak to keep the rest of your skin from getting super dry. Adding a few drops of argan oil will help hydrate your entire body.

Facial oil will give your skin a healthy glow. It immediately absorbs into your skin and won’t clog your pores.

Exfoliate once a week to slough away dead skin cells. This allows moisturizers to penetrate better, another way to give your skin the hydration it needs.

And don’t forget to protect your skin from harmful UV rays by using products with SPF and antioxidants and wearing sunglasses.

Once a week treat yourself to a homemade natural mask. Combine 1 tablespoon each of honey and coconut water, 1 teaspoon of liquid glycerin, and 1 egg. Using your fingertips, apply the mixture to your face and neck. Allow the mask to sit for twenty minutes, then rinse off with warm water.


Angela Adams said...

Helpful tips! Thank you!!!


Thanks for stopping by, Angela!