With the few sunny days we've had, everyone is beginning to think spring thoughts! Easter lilies, crocuses, birds making nests, April showers and soon-to-be May flowers all make us eagerly anticipate warmer weather. Here are a few considerations to make with regard to your skin health in the changing season.
Your skin has had a rough winter. The cold temperatures combined with the dry, forced air heat everyone has in their homes has probably dried out and sensitized your skin. Now is a great time for a deep cleanse and a strong exfoliation. The warmer weather will make your skin less sensitized and more receptive to a stronger or more consistent exfoliation regimen. By exfoliating all the damaged skin, your skin will not only have a healthier glow, but your moisturizers will be more effective which means your makeup (which you will need less of with adequate exfoliation) will go on smoother.
Adequate moisturization is also necessary step in your skin's de-winterizing process. All that dry, dead skin on the surface has kept your moisturizers from getting deep into your skin where it can be most beneficial. If you skin lacks moisture, it will look dull and those pesky fine lines around your eyes, on your forehead and around your mouth will deepen and become more noticeable. Have sufficient moisture in your skin makes it balanced and healthy. It will be more supple and fresh-looking, with that dewy, youthful appearance that keeps all the signs of aging away longer.
So, the two things you need to recover from this winter? Exfoliate and Moisturize. Here's to making your skin healthy
Written by Sarah Hahn
European Flair Salon and Day Spa Expert Skin Therapist