Get Ready for Spring Beauty Tips
As the leaves turn from various shades of brown into vibrantly brilliant shades of greens, pinks, yellows and purples, the fluids in our bodies start to really activate and blossom with the season. In regard to our skin, we experience an enhanced supply of oxygen making this the perfect time to rejuvenate and prepare your body for the summer ahead. We have compiled a list of top 10 get ready for spring beauty tips to really nourish your skin and body daily from the inside out, while also stimulating your immune system in preparation for the season ahead.
1. Drink two liters of healthy fluids per day
Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluids. If you do not supply enough water to your body, your brain cannot function well, and you will get headaches and/or migraines. Water is the best fluid one can consume. However for a nice variety, mix it up with herbal teas and natural fruit and vegetable juices. Keep your body hydrated at all times.
2. Hot and cold showers
Starting your shower hot and finishing it with a burst of cold water has many health benefits that many of us don’t realize. Some benefits include improvements of circulation, relieves depression, keeps skin and hair healthy, strengthens immunity and it increases overall energy and well-being. So next time, before you hop out of the shower, make sure to douse yourself with a splash of cold water.
3. Choose moisturizers according to your skin-type and apply lovingly
Whether your skin is dry or normal or mixed, you should always use a moisturizer. However, the thickness of the moisturizer you choose depends on your skin type. For itchy or dry skin you may need a thick ointment to lock the moisture of your skin. For normal skin use creams that are thinner, and that help hydrate. Lotions that contain higher water content are the lightest and are considered good for oily skin.
4. Skin Brushing
Not only does skin brushing buff away dead skin, but it’s fantastic at boosting circulation and lymphatic drainage, and ultimately ridding the body of toxins. Your skin is your biggest organ, after all, and needs care. For more information on skin brushing and directions click here (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/dry-skin-brushing-benefits-cellulite_n_1811708.html)
5. Salt Scrubs
Sea salts and Epsom salts both contain minerals that can help to enhance the skin. The magnesium in Epsom salts can reduce inflammation, while sulfates flush out toxins, according to the Epsom Salt Council. Sea salt, derived from evaporated seawater, is also chock full of minerals beneficial to the skin. When mixed with olive, almond or rosehip oils, salt can breathe new life into tired skin.
6. Take in Omega 3, 6, 9 oils daily in your diet
Some of the health benefits by including these oils in your diet are: helps with digestive difficulties, diabetes, skin disorders, high blood pressure, attention disorders, some cancers and arthritis–the list is endless. A few good sources for Omega oils are olive oil, wheat germ, sesame oil, hempseed, pistachios, raw nuts and seeds and sunflower oil. For more information on the benefits, check out www.globalhealingcenter.com
7. Load up on spring vegetables
Spring is the perfect time to hit up your local farmers market and try the freshest produce of the season. Some great choices are artichokes, asparagus, butter lettuce, collard green, and Swiss chard. These vegetables are packed with amazing nutrients and are a good source of fiber, folate, magnesium, beta-carotene and vitamins A, C , E and K.
8. Homemade Facial Masks
Homemade facial masks provide essential nutrients to dull, lifeless and aging skin by using ingredients easily available at home. These homemade masks unclog pores and hydrate facial skin, providing the crucial moisture needed to combat aging and dry skin. We love using ingredients such as honey, oatmeal, avocado and sugar. For some homemade face masks ideas check out The Daily Green.
Sweating is your body’s natural way of providing a high-tech cooling system. In conjunction with proper washing, sweat can produce soft & supple texture of the skin. It improves tone & flexibility of skin and it is essential in the process of removing toxins from the liver, kidneys & the cardiovascular system. Good ways to break a sweat is through regular exercise, steam rooms, saunas and spa treatments.
We all know that sleep makes you feel better, but it’s importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or getting rid of unsightly under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, body and more. It is recommended that adults get between 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
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