MAGICKAL SKIN CARE TIPS FOR SPRING
Get Rid of Winter in Your Spring Beauty Regimen
Before you can focus on gorgeous spring beauty, you first need to get rid of any leftover skin issues from winter. One of the most common problems is that of dryness, which can easily be remedied with exfoliation. If you don’t exfoliate your skin regularly, the skin cells that die accumulate on the surface of your skin, causing skin to look dry and dull. You can achieve skin that glows by exfoliating two to three times every week. Make a natural exfoliating scrub for your springtime skin care routine that’s healthy for your skin.
Soothing Spring Beauty Scrub
1/2 cup brown sugar
- Mix the ingredients together and apply the paste to your skin.
- After a few minutes of gently rubbing the sugar scrub into your skin in circular movements, wash it off with warm water. Skin is instantly smoother!
Or alternatively you could try our Calendula & Cupuacu Natural Exfoliating Face Scrub
Also, change to a natural moisturiser!
Continuing to use your old, synthetic moisturiser when spring arrives can result in clogged pores and breakouts. Use a natural moisturiser instead, and make sure it contains nutritious herbal extracts and oils that work in harmony with your skin instead and keep your skin glowing with youth. Natural skincare products can be powerfully nourishing which is required after a long, drying winter.
You could try Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion Scrubs Up Your Exfoliation Game Tenfold!
Although it sounds intimidating, microdermabrasion is actually a pretty common skin procedure. The key to it is the use of fine particles that gently buff away the outermost layers of skin. “It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and more,” says Dr. Sapna Palep, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Spring Street Dermatology in New York City.
These days, you can get similar benefits right in the comfort of your own home, thanks to microdermabrasion scrubs. In addition to exfoliating the skin, these scrubs lead to increased absorption and penetration of skincare products, which can make them more effective. Our Grapefruit & Bamboo Microdermabrasion Rejuvenator can work wonders for aged looking skin.
Luxurious Herbs for Beautiful Skin
Herbs can be used in a variety of ways to protect your skin against issues (including insect bites or sunburn) that are common during the warmer months. Combine oats with herbs such as chamomile and lavender for a soothing oatmeal bath. Or, try a herbal steam to rejuvenate dry skin and boost your blood circulation so more nutrients and oxygen can nourish it.
Herbal Steam for Spring Beauty
Basin with boiling water with a cup of cold water added for safety
- Cover your head with a towel and hold your face over the hot water for a few minutes. Be careful not to get too close as the steam can burn your skin!
- When you are done, cleanse your face and then rinse your skin with cool water to close your pores.
Note: If you suffer from broken capillaries, or have highly sensitive or very dry and damaged skin, you should avoid herbal steams as they can be too harsh. In such cases, always consult with your doctor before trying a facial steam.
Springtime Skin Care for Irritation
If you follow an active lifestyle outdoors or like sun bathing, you’ll want to provide extra care for your skin.
For a start, being under the sun for long periods at a time means you need to boost your skin’s defense against the harmful rays. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen (this means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays) to avoid sun damage that may lead to cancer, wrinkles, and discoloration.
If you experience redness on your skin, either after a workout, because you have sensitive skin, or just due to warmer temperatures outside, nip it in the bud with skin care products that are safe for sensitive skin. These are great because they don’t cause any irritation. You should also use natural products that contain herbal extracts to nourish your skin. An example is lavender for healing sunburns.
You can make your own lavender face mask to soothe skin redness, especially after a day in the sun, and pamper yourself in the process. This may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin who need to avoid essential oils and fragrances. Try this natural recipe:
Calming Spring Beauty Face Mask
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers or a few drops of lavender oil
When the weather heats up you may sweat more, resulting in a greater risk of breakouts from bacteria that get into your pores. Make sure you cleanse your skin twice daily to get rid of any impurities, sweat, and dirt that may irritate your skin. This is an important step in a springtime skin care routine. Wash your face with lukewarm water that’s gentle on skin (avoid cold or hot water as they can be too harsh), then use circular motions when applying the cleansing product to your face.
You want to pay more attention to areas that are prone to producing more oil. These include your hairline, forehead, and chin. Don’t wash the cleanser off too quickly – give it a chance to eliminate impurities by rubbing it in for about a minute.
Always finish the cleansing step with a moisturiser to make skin wonderfully smooth. When you apply moisturizer after cleansing your face, it’s always a good idea to do so when your skin is still a little damp. This enables the product to lock in moisture for longer.
Follow the above tips to achieve glorious skin this season!