Preparing for Spring: 6 Top Beauty Tips
During winter, there’s a temptation to disappear indoors, snuggle up under the covers, and forget about our usual beauty routine for a while.
14:08 01 January 2021
We may be in the middle of winter now, but before we know it, the evenings will be getting lighter again and spring will be just around the corner. Waiting until spring has arrived to start looking after yourself again is a risky strategy – you deserve to look and feel your best all year round. To ensure you put your best foot forward next year, here are six top beauty tips to keep in mind when transitioning from winter to spring:
Look after your body
A balanced and nutritious diet (including fruits, vegetables, oily fish, and nuts) with plenty of hydration, good sleep, and regular exercise is important all year round, not only when we are concerned about how we will look in our summer wear. Of course, winter includes the holidays, relaxation, and indulgence, but you want to step into spring feeling your best.
Prepare for springtime allergens
If you struggle with seasonal allergies, such as a dust mite allergy in winter or a pollen allergy in spring, take preventative steps now. Taking anti-histamines or using allergy eye drops can help keep your eyes and nose clear and reduce redness or irritation.
Exfoliate your skin
During the winter, the air is cold and dry, which can lead to the accumulation of dead skin and impurities on the skin. Exfoliate on a weekly basis to remove dead skin cells leaving fresh and glowing skin behind. Remember to exfoliate your body as well as your face so that you are looking radiant from head to toe, ready for those summer dresses.
You should be using a moisturizer throughout the seasons, but it becomes even more important during the dry, cold winter. Moisturizer will hydrate your skin and restore balance, but it is important not to use one that is too heavy or greasy as this can clog your pores. A water-based or gel moisturizer is usually much lighter but still hydrates and protects your skin from environmental toxins.
Remember your shades
The sun may not be out as much, but when it is, it is as bright as ever which can cause us to squint, leading to wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes over time. Always keep your shades on you and use a night cream specifically developed to prevent the breakdown of collagen around your eyes.
Keep using SPF
In addition to protecting your eyes, you should be applying SPF protection to your skin even during the winter. The sun’s UV rays are always around, even on cloudy days. Whether you use sunscreen or moisturizer/foundation with SPF, it is important to protect your skin to prevent cancer, sun damage, wrinkles, and age spots. There are several moisturizers that are tinted to provide coverage and include SPF, so it takes a matter of seconds to protect yourself every day.