Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the sun is beginning to peek out from behind winter clouds: it’s springtime! In this beautiful season, you’re bound to spend more time outside and bare more skin. If you want to show off gorgeous, glowing skin this spring, you need to take good care of your complexion. At Aspen Kay Naturals, we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping customers improve their wellbeing by cleansing, moisturizing, and maintaining their skin with organic, handcrafted soaps and skin care products. In the following blog, we share our top five springtime skin care tips to help you make the most of this wonderful time of year.
1. Slather on the sunscreen.
You might think you don’t have to break out the sunscreen until the summertime, but it’s best to protect your skin as soon as you start spending more time outside. In an article covering dermatologists’ recommendations for springtime, Reader’s Digest explains: “in the springtime, it’s especially important to be vigilant about protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.” Even on gloomy days, ultraviolet radiation can damage your skin. Dermatologist Dr. Day advises: “the most important thing is to make sure you use sunscreen, even if it’s cloudy.” She suggests: “a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher” to shield your skin. Keeping a bottle in your purse or car can help you remember to put on sunscreen before you head outside to enjoy the warmer weather.
2. Exfoliate your skin.
Sloughing off dead cells can give you sleeker, softer skin. Exfoliation is especially essential during this season because “in the winter when your skin is drier and more sensitive (thanks, whipping winter winds and dry indoor heat), it’s best to exfoliate just once a week. But in the spring, exfoliation removes old layers of skin and helps topical treatments absorb into the skin better.” Using an exfoliant twice a week can help you “clean up your winter skin” and “bring out its brightness,” according to Dr. Day. When the temperature and humidity are kinder to your skin, it can handle more exfoliation - “most skin types can increase exfoliation to twice a week.” Taking advantage of more clement weather can help you smoothen out your skin.
Exfoliation can also be helpful as you transition from winter wear to springtime attire. For many women, donning springtime shorts, skirts, and dresses means it’s time to shave your legs more regularly. WebMD reports: “According to beauty expert Claudia Spagnolo, among the best things you can do for your skin is a full-body exfoliating scrub before you do any hair removal treatments.” Using a “mild natural ingredient like brown sugar to gently...rub your body several days before having a waxing or chemical hair removal” can “loosen and remove dead skin cells,” making the treatment “easier” and “safer,” as per Dr. Spagnolo.
3. Try some turmeric.
Aspen Kay Naturals recommends spicing up your springtime skin care with turmeric (often misspelled as, tumeric or termeric)! This fragrant yellow plant product can “[reduce] skin damage by UV exposure” and may “[prevent] skin cancer initiated by harmful sun [radiation],” according to recent studies, as reported by Turmeric for Health. To take advantage of these benefits, you can cleanse your skin with our 100 percent natural and organic Turmeric Bar Soap, made with organic palm oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, and other quality ingredients. To get even more out of turmeric’s protective and anti-aging properties, you can also use our Glow Face Oil, made with organic rosehip seed oil and (you guessed it) turmeric.
Spring into Skin Care with Aspen Kay Naturals
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