March 20, 2013
Spring is officially here, which means it's time for ladies around the nation to take off those pantyhose and oversized coats in exchange for beautiful show-stopping heels and gorgeous tanned skin. Even though your mind may be ready to shed some extra weight via your thick winter clothes, your skin might still be a bit dull due to lack of maintenance in the colder months. WebMD reports there is no better time than now to prepare your skin for the warm weather, and offered tips to do so at home.
Repair the dryness
Dry skin is one of the biggest issues women face during the colder months, and this problem stems from bouts of low humidity, in conjunction with high heat levels and being hit with fresh, cold air when you step outside.
Not only does dry skin affect how well your beauty products work, it can also leave you looking duller and even more wrinkled - a major woe! Luckily, you can get your bod and complexion back in shape by using a moisturizing cream.
Start with your hands by using Bliss products like Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream on a daily basis. Not only does the product boast a light citrusy scent, but it contains antioxidant ingredients to help fight wrinkles and other imperfections. Next, take care of the skin on your body using a cream like the Elemis Spa At Home Skin Nourishing Body Lotion to soften excessively dry skin. You might even want to lather on a ton of the product on your feet and then slip socks over to help the cream seep into your skin.
Find a facial mask that works
Now that your body is basically beach ready, it's time to move on to another important part of your routine - improving the look of your complexion. For this, the experts at WebMD suggest ladies look into certain cleansers or moisturizers that contain ingredients like alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acid to gently scrub away dead skin cells.
You can improve the look of your dry complexion by using a product like La Therapie Creme Hydravitale Cell Vitality Cream for youthful skin, which contains multiple cellular renewal properties that encourages cell regeneration, while protecting the skin from signs of aging. Pair this cream with a toner like the Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner for glowing skin come summer.