Spring is just around the corner and with it comes warmer weather and the excitement of spring break. It’s time to say goodbye to the harsh winter weather and hello to sunny, outdoor activity-filled days. While we’re all excited for this change, the transition from winter to spring can be tough on our skin. That's why it's important to start preparing now for a spring break that’s both fun and skin-friendly. Here are some tips to help you get ready:
It's time to abandon the myth that skin needs to be exfoliated: Your entire epidermis needs to remain in place to maximize its role in filtering UVA and UVB radiation which is one of its many important jobs especially at altitude. Your epidermis is only about 2 sheets of construction paper thick and is naturally designed to slough on its own. Dryness and flakiness is actually a sign of a compromised lipid barrier which can be addressed with a gentler cleansing product like Cleanse or Lift Away and appropriate moisturizers, reassessing products being used at home or perhaps there is an underlying health reason behind the dryness that can be addressed with our Recovery prebiotic oil supplement to naturally restore your natural skin hydration levels.
Hydrate: Even with the dry winter weather behind us, it’s important to continue to care with a good quality moisturizer to lock in hydration without adding dangerous preservatives and other ingredients. Nourish or
Protect: Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays with a good sunscreen. Use Protect, our natural zinc based SPF sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days and even when you're indoors to protect your face from blue light from computer screens which can lead to pigmentation issues. Always read the ingredient deck to avoid the addition of chemical sunscreen ingredients which can lead to issues down the road with their use. Also, did you know that the daily use of Catalyst AC-11 is as effective as sunscreen in preventing further sun damage from occurring!
Pamper: Treat yourself to a facial to rejuvenate and hydrate your skin before the start of spring break. A good facial can help you get your skin in top shape for the new season.
With these tips, you can be sure to have healthy, glowing skin all spring and summer long.
And don't forget, if you need to get ready for spring break with a little extra help, my nail, waxing and facial services are here for you! Book your appointment today and get ready to feel and look your best.