If you’re in the Northeast like Bel Mondo, it’s been a long winter. Cold and snow were the norm and most likely you spent a lot of time bundled up and indoors. But as the weather breaks you’ll be venturing outside for activities and returning to your non-wintertime skin care routines. To prepare for your skin’s springtime awakening we’ve gathered togethers some helpful skin care tips.
Prepare before your shave
If you’re like us, when you’re wearing long pants and sweaters, you’re probably not shaving your legs and other areas as frequently. But before you jump back into shaving take some time to prepare and acclimate your skin.
Before your first shave exfoliate your skin with a nice, soothing body scrub. This will eliminate dead skin and expose healthy, newer skin. Shave carefully, splurge on new lotion or shaving cream and a brand new razor. Then once you’re done shaving, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Apply Sun Screen Liberally
Of course, you use a daily moisturizer that includes a sun screen, so your face is already protected. But you’ve probably neglected your body. So before heading outside for some fun activities make sure you apply sunscreen generously. In fact, if you’re heading out for a day in the sun, or perhaps a vacation in the sun, it can be beneficial to apply sunscreen for days prior to build up the protective ingredients in your skin’s top layers. But if that’s not possible, make sure to apply sunscreen liberally 20 minutes before you head out into the sunshine.
Drink More Water
We repeat this so often we get tired of typing it almost as much as you’re tired of reading it. But it’s true and proper hydration will help your skin’s overall appearance. More importantly, during the spring as you venture outside more and your activity level increases you’ll sweat more and likely need more water than during the winter. So drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated.
Add More Antioxidants
Another terrific way to keep your skin looking good is to eat well and to supplement your diet with beneficial antioxidants. Antioxidants will help to repair and prevent underlying skin problems. Also beef up your vitamin regimen keying in on Vitamin E, C, and K. Enjoy the bounty that spring brings by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet – since natural foods are still the best source for antioxidants and vitamins.