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As winter melts its way into spring and nature wakes up around you, it’s also time to consider revitalizing your skin routine. Since spring is a time for new things to blossom, why not also shake off the old and find a new approach to taking care of your skin?
Winter can leave your skin feeling dried out and looking dull, but there’s plenty of ways to have it glowing again in no time.
Try A Night Time Foot Mask
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Your feet work hard for you. They hold your body up, get you to work and endure quite a bit in your day-to-day lives. They’ve also been hiding away in heavy winter boots all season long, and probably don’t remember what it’s like to be flake-free.
A foot mask can help bring the moisture back to your cracked heels and the skin on your feet. Applying things like Vaseline, coconut oil or a thick salve like Bag Balm can do wonders for your skin, without having to put in a lot of work.
The best time to treat your feet is right before bed. Apply your salve and then wash your feet in the morning to discover smooth skin that’s been hiding all this time.
In just a few days, you’ll be ready for sandal season.
Oatmeal Face Mask
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After dealing with the harsh cold of winter, your face will be ready for a special treatment to bring vitality back and tone down itchy and dry skin.
An easy mask to revitalize your face can be made out of oatmeal, coconut oil and salt. Once you mix the ingredients together, let the mixture rest on your face for about 10 minutes.
When the face mask has dried, you can rinse it off with lukewarm water. Make sure to pat your face gently with a cotton towel and then apply a moisturizer.
Your skin will not only feel squeaky clean, but will also look brand new.
A DIY Body Scrub
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Everyone always mentions how exfoliating your face is an important part of any beauty routine, but it’s important to give the rest of your skin that same sort of care as well. Areas like your elbows, legs, and hands can suffer from dry skin, and a simple body scrub can make them look and feel brand new.
There are plenty of scrubs out on the shelves in your local stores, but you can also make scrubs at home that don’t have harsh chemicals that might end up further drying out your skin.
One ingredient in particular to use in a homemade body scrub is coffee! Coffee wakes up the skin, and can exfoliate it to leave it feeling soft to the touch.
Prep For Hair Removal
The long winter nights have likely left you a little more than negligent about taking care of the hair on your legs, face and the like. But fear not, as you have options that are natural and accessible to make shaving just a little less of a nuisance.
To reduce the hassle of removing hair from the body, consider using mild ingredients in scrubs that contain brown sugar. It eliminates dry skin cells from the topmost layer of skin, and makes it easier to remove hair growth overall when using a razor.
It’s time to treat your skin with some respect after the harsh winter season has done its job of wrecking havoc on your skin. These natural tips will not only show a little love when your face and body need it the most, but will let your skin glow and welcome Spring’s arrival.