During the winter months, skin takes a real beating from exposure to cold, harsh weather, indoor heating, and heavy clothing. Recondition, before you head to the beach with a simple 4 step skin preparation. See and feel immediate results after just one treatment.
1-Brush off Dead Layers – Start by gently brushing dry skin with a natural fiber body brush. The brush fibers stimulate circulation, loosen dead skin cells, and massage the skin. Using light pressure, stroke upwards towards the heart. Begin stroking the feet first, working upward to the arms and neck. Dry Skin Brushing is a great way to relieve stress while pampering the skin. Body brushes are not designed for facial skin care.
2-Exfoliate Rough Spots – Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and promotes skin renewal. Sugar and salt body scrubs are great for removing deodorant buildup from armpits, softening rough heals, and elbows. A fine grain scrub infused with ground walnut shells is recommended for facials. Use a lip buff before bedtime to renew dry flaky lips. Always wet the skin before using a scrub. Apply light pressure in a circular motion. Let the product do the work.
3-Try a Super Soaker – Soaking is therapeutic and helps skin retain moisture. Alternate your cleansing routine by soaking in a warm oil bath for 20 to 30 minutes. Add a tablespoon of Grapeseed oil to warm bath water. According to Foreverlookingyoung.com, “Grapeseed oil contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants. These polyphenols can help slow the process of aging, as well as having anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties, which makes it great for helping clear up acne.” Soaking is a good time to rejuvenate the tender areas around the eyes, with chilled cucumber slices or chamomile tea bags.
4- Slather on Vitamin Rich Body Butters, Balms and Oils – Choose a good skin moisturizer for your skin type and apply a healthy layer after bathing and at bedtime. A heaping handful of shea body butter or virgin coconut oil helps to keep the tissues in the skin strong and supple. Condition cuticles with Vitamin E Oil and apply a balm to heals, elbows, knees, and ankles.
Develop a routine to pamper your skin before you engage in outdoor activities. Consistent treatments can prevent early aging and protect the skin from damage caused by over exposure to direct sun and warm temperatures.