Spring is a wonderful time of the year when the trees are blooming and the sun is shining, but that can be precisely the reason why your skin feels weird. Namely, the weather switching from cold to warm results in increased humidity, and the blooming of flowers tend to make the skin more sensitive and prone to flare-ups or skin eruptions.
Spring Skin Care Tips
Berloque dermatitis, dry skin on knees and elbows, and skin roughness are just some of the potential skin problems you could face during spring, which is why it’s essential that you know how to take care of your skin and make it feel perfect during spring.
Getting rid of built-up skin cells is one of the vital steps when spring comes. In order to make it possible for your skin to glow and look healthy, you’ll need to remove the dead skin cells that have been accumulating on your body during winter. The best way to do this is to exfoliate your skin two to three times a week with a home-made body scrub exfoliating.
You can easily whip up a healthy natural exfoliating scrub for your spring skincare routine that will soothe and prepare your skin for further nourishment. All you need is a half a cup of brown sugar and a quarter of a cup of olive oil. After blending the ingredients and putting the paste on your skin, start rubbing the sugar scrub in a circular motion, for a few minutes. Sugar will scrub all the dead skin away, while olive oil will give the skin the necessary hydration and leave it soft and smooth. When you’re done rubbing your skin, wash the paste off with lukewarm water.
If your skin is particularly dry, you’ll need to provide it with plenty of moisture during spring. One of the best natural remedies for dry skin is a combination of oats and herbs such as lavender and chamomile, which makes for a wonderful relaxing oatmeal bath.
Alternatively, if you’ve run out of your favorite hyaluronic acid serum, you should try steaming your face over a herbal mixture to rejuvenate dry skin. It will also improve your blood circulation allowing nutrients and oxygen to nourish your skin more effectively.
Boil water in a 3-quart pot and put a half a cup of an herbal mixture inside to soak. You can use peppermint, chamomile, calendula, lavender, or rose petals. Cover your head with a towel and lean over the pot, allowing the steam to soak your face for several minutes. Wash your face with a cleanser afterward, and rinse your skin with cold water which will close your pores.
To make your feet less dry make milk and honey foot treatment. Mix two cups of milk and one cup of honey into a basin in which you can put both feet. Let the feet soak in the mixture for 15 minutes, while you massage it lightly into skin. When you’re done, your feet will be softer, smoother and ready for spring footwear. If your elbows are dry too, use the same mixture to treat that area, just make sure you rinse with tepid water.
Spring is a beautiful season, but if you associate it with the experience of irritated skin, it might not be so enjoyable after all. So to enjoy the season, all you would have to do is use some spring skin care ways and just fight those irritations to go out and inhale the fragrance of your favorite tulips! However, forget about all the skin woes and make a lavender-based face mask that will be perfect for treating irritated skin in the spring.
Use two tablespoons of Greek yogurt for good smooth consistency, one tablespoon of dried lavender flowers, and one tablespoon of honey. Blend everything together. Leave the blend on your face for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Another great solution for irritated skin can be an oatmeal mask. Mix oatmeal with boiling water, let it cool before you apply it to the skin. After 15 minutes rinse the mask well with warm water and you’ll see a radiant, moisturized glow on your skin.
Zits Be Gone
If you are sweating more once the first rays of sun hit your skin, you’ll be under an increased risk of breakouts from all the bacteria that will get into your pores. That’s why it’s essential that you wash your face regularly and at least twice a day when you start sweating more. This will remove all the impurities, sweat, and dirt that may cause irritation. Avoid using cleansers that contain irritating ingredients like alcohol, because they will dry your skin out.
A DIY anti-acne face wash with calendula can be a great solution to preventing breakouts. Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties calendula is great for pimple-prone skin. You’ll need one tablespoon of either fresh or dried calendula flowers and one cup of hot water. Boil a cup of water and put the flowers in it once the water cools down. Leave the flowers in the water for 10 minutes, and when the water is cool, squash the flowers to let any liquid out in the water. Use a cloth to dab the brew to your skin.
Spring can cause a lot of skin problems, but there’s nothing nature can’t help you fix. All you need to do is apply proper care to your skin and it’ll look lovely all year long.