Winter is crazy notorious for depleting our skin and it can feel as though your constantly doing damage control from the harsh weather. Having an easy skin care routine to combat the winter skin blues can be a lifesaver. Here are 5 tips to prep your skin for Spring time 💕
Water is life, staying hydrated is one of the best and most important thing you can do for your skin and body. The benefits of water range from mood booster to flushing out toxins; adding more water and herbal tea to your diet can result in glowing skin and a beautiful outlook on life.
Adding in steam facials a few times a month can bring so many skin benefits and help to destress your mind and body. A few benefits of steam treatments are: Increases blood circulation, deep cleanses skin, prevents acne, keeps you young. A quick how to steam:
Wash your face with mild cleanser to get rid of dirt and to remove makeup.
Take a bowl and fill it with water, 2-3 cups will work.
For extra benefits you can add a combination of herbs and oils. For combination-oily skin, use few drops of tea tree oil and for normal dry skin lavender use. Mint and neem, leaves will also work.
Boil the water and set it on table. Sit in a comfortable position because steaming needs to be relaxing.
Drape towel on your head and lean over the bowl. Steam for 8-10 minutes. If you feel discomfort you can always remove your towel for fresh air.
Swap your heavy foundation for a tinted moisturizer to help prep your skin and give you a natural glow. Try skipping makeup all together on some days, your skin needs to breathe, and giving it the chance to do that will allow your skin to regenerate and your internal sparkle to shine through.
Glowing skin is beautiful and healthy, here is a simple skin brightening face recipe to try:
2 tablespoons raw organic unfiltered honey (raw and unfiltered are important!)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice some pulp is ok
¼ teaspoon fresh or dried organic (or unsprayelavender blossoms (available in bulk from health food stores your garden, or your farmers market)
P.S: If you’re exposed to sun directly after using citrus on skin, you may experience severe burning or irritation. Make sure to wash your skin well after application, wait at least several hours before exposing yourself to the sun, and always apply sunscreen for protection. Moreover, excessive use of citrus on skin can cause lightening, so don’t use this mask more than once a week.
In a small bowl, lightly combine all ingredients. Set aside.
Wash your face and pat dry, leaving it slightly damp. Spread about a tablespoon of the honey mask evenly on all areas of your face and neck, avoiding eyes. Leave on 5-10 minutes.
Wash off completely, making sure to rinse hands and forearms of any lingering honey stickiness. Dry face and moisturize as usual.
Recipe and photo found here.
Begin to add in fruits and vegetables that help your skin’s radiance. Foods such as avocado, spinach, blueberries, and kale, add fresh fruit and herbs to your water, it will all help your skin look flawless and your body feel and look amazingly!
What are some of your beauty tips for glowing skin?