Healthy, Glowing Skin this Spring

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Spring is here. Your skin is thirsty for fresh air and sunshine. But it’s also the beginning of sunburn season. To maintain healthy, glowing skin, follow these tips: 

  1. Moisturize – The warm weather makes not only you thirsty, but your skin as well. Moisturizing is key. If your skin is hydrated and healthy, it can better defend itself against sun damage and heat.
  1. Exfoliate – Exfoliating also helps with dry skin. If you’re looking for that spring glow, you have to rid your skin of any flakes and dry spots. You can make your own natural scrub at home by adding a little sugar to a cup of whole milk. Rub it gently on your face, and the sugar will slough off dead skin while the milk regenerates and moisturizes.
  1. Daily SPF – Warm weather and sunshine mean it’s time to get serious about SPF. Look for a daily facial moisturizer that contains a minimum SPF of 30 and a body lotion with an SPF of 15 that you can apply first thing in the morning to keep you protected. Don’t forget your lips, too! Look for a lip balm with an SPF of 20 or more.
  1. Fake a Tan – Winter can leave feeling pale and pasty. We know you want a little glow. But don’t sacrifice your skin. Try faking it a bit first. Self tanners have come a long way and you can find the perfect color match for your skin tone. Apply it after you’ve showered and exfoliated.
  1. Define Your Brows – If you’ve gone all winter letting yourself look and feel a bit like a hairy wildebeest, now is the time to address those untamed brows. If you get your brows waxed, make an appointment. If you’re more likely to do it yourself, be sure to tweeze right after a shower, so the hair follicles are soft. Consider using cuticle scissors to trim longer hairs.
  1. Create Luscious Lips – Be sure to apply lip balm often and exfoliate your lips before summer is in full swing. One of the best makeup looks for spring is a sexy, shiny pale lip, so make sure your lips are flake-free and feeling their softest this season.
  1. Waterproof Your Lashes – This spring, look for a great waterproof mascara. With the heat and humidity, your mascara is more likely to run. You want to prevent the running and allow yourself the flexibility to splash some cool water on your face or jump in the pool at a moment’s notice without having to fear the streak!
  1. Shimmer for Spring – Spring is a great time to try dewy face shimmers. To create a light glow that won’t look powdery, use a tinted moisturizer, cream blush and a liquid face shimmer. Apply shimmer to your cheekbones and arch of your brows.
  1. Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables – Fruits and vegetables are a must in order to get beautiful skin for spring. They naturally contain all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your skin needs to stay hydrated and fresh.
  1. Drink Plenty of Water – Don’t forget to drink as much water as possible during the warmer weather. It is hands-down the most important beauty tip we can offer.