The first word that comes to mind when we say ‘cleaning’ is spring. Spring cleaning is simply the best, you pack away clothing items that you do not need, and you clean your apartment top to bottom to welcome the shiny new season. With the transition from winter to spring, it is time to do some makeup bag cleaning as well, and replace some of your winter skin solutions with more appropriate spring ones. To lend you a helping hand in doing so, we have created a list of five fantastic tips on how to upgrade your spring beauty routine – naturally, of course! So let us hop to it.
Let’s Start from the Top
By the top, we mean your hair, of course. Winter weather is generally rough on the hair, so the first thing you might want to check are potential souvenirs in the form of split and dry ends the winter might have left you with. To tackle that first, you will need to see your hair stylist. Hair products might mask split ends for a while, but to truly give your hair a fresh start and enable it to grow healthily, trim a few inches. It might not be what you want to hear, but it is what is best for your hair in the long run, and you know it. After that, treat your hair to a great hair mask once a week, to show it some serious spring love and let it shine, let it shine.
Beauty Comes From Within
This is not just a figure of speech. Yes, of course, it is essential that you are a beautiful person on the inside so that it can show on the outside, but this advice is a tad more literal. Beauty comes from within, as in, you need to be healthy so your skin will show it. To that end, it is vital that you stock up on the vitamins, minerals and other supplements. Luckily, nowadays you can easily find a great online supplement store where you can take your dose of health. This is particularly convenient in this fast-paced era, when we are left with very little free time to do the actual, going-to-the-store shopping. Plus, you find everything in one place and you do not waste time roaming around the store.
Step Aside, New Cells Coming Through
Exfoliation is healthy and glowy skin is a must. In order to make room for new cell regeneration, you must make time and get rid of the old dead cells, and gentle and natural exfoliation is here to the rescue. The safest and most gentle way to go is with an oatmeal mask/face scrub. So, let us head to the kitchen and start stirring. You will need 1 tablespoon of raw ground oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil. Add a scant ¼ teaspoon of salt. Easy-peasy, right? Gently massage this into your already wet face and let it sit for about 10 minutes, after which you just gently rinse and proceed with…
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!
First of all, drink eight to ten glasses of water, this will jumpstart your hydration from within and shine through the skin. Second on the list is to find a great moisturiser. Apply it several times a day (Asian skincare secret), to keep your skin hydrated at all times. SPF moisturisers are the absolute best – sun is the enemy (also Asian skincare secret), so find a natural, preferably organic product with high SPF and you will kill two birds with one stone.
Wake Up and Makeup
No beauty routine is ever complete without a bit of makeup. Springtime calls for natural, no-makeup makeup, so look for great natural BB creams instead of heavy foundations. Mineral powders also work like a charm as they not only beautify but also nourish your skin. A dab of nourishing highlighter for that beaming fresh glow, a few coats of mascara and some tinted lip balm, and you will be looking like a healthy and super-fresh ray of sunshine. Happy Spring-ing gals!