Although we still have another month of winter, spring isn’t really that far away. This means it is time to come out of hibernation where we have been hiding all winter long from the cold weather. This also means bringing our skin out of hibernation as well. Here are a few full body skin care tips to get the whole body ready for the warmth of spring.
Take Short Showers or Baths
Yes, lingering in a hot bubble bath or standing a little longer under a hot shower does feel good and we are always tempted to stay in a little while longer because it does feel so good. However, when getting our full body skin ready for the joys of spring, shorter baths or showers are better. This is because the longer we stay in the hot water, the more our skin dries out. So, get in, do what you have to do, and get out before the dry skin begins.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize
As soon as you get out of the short bath or shower, the very first thing you need to do after drying off is to apply moisturizer. This will help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. This is especially true after getting out of the bath or shower because doing so will help lock the moisture in. You can choose between moisturizing cream or lotion.
Make Sure to Exfoliate
Use a body scrub to exfoliate the dead skin cells from your body. This means full body, from feet to lips. By getting rid of the dead skin cells, you will be allowing fresh, new skin cells to come out. A body scrub is one of the best pieces of beauty equipment you can have in your body care arsenal.
Keep Your Razors Sharp
When shaving the excess hair from your body, if you use this hair removal technique, make sure the razor you are using is a new, sharp one. Never shave with old or dull razors because doing so can cause skin irritation. Not only this but you can also end up with razor bumps, nicks, and even painful ingrown hairs.
Slather on the Sunscreen
Although we know to apply sunscreen to our face before stepping out the door but we should also make sure to get our neck and hands with it as well. Going outside without it can cause us to age faster and even cause skin cancer. Don’t forget any other body parts that will be exposed to the sun will need an application of sunscreen as well for protection.
Full Body Afternoon Cleanse
After coming home from a sweaty workout at the gym, do not stay in those sweaty clothes for a minute longer. Hop in the shower and wash the dirt, grime, and sweat from the day away.