Have a Spring-Ready Glowing Skin in Easy Steps

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Published on May 31st, 2015 | by Joan Makai

The winter season leaves your skin pale, dry, and dull. Low humidity, hot baths and basking add to the dryness and dullness of your body. With the spring season setting in, it is time to pamper your skin and rejuvenate it with some simple and easy home tricks to get silky smooth and glowing skin.

  1. Exfoliation

Think when was the last time you exfoliated your body during winters? Don’t remember? I won’t blame you for who would think of body exfoliation in freezing cold winters. This results in accumulation of dead cells on the topmost layer of the skin which prevents fresh air and nutrients from reaching deep down the skin.

So either you purchase an exfoliating scrub from the market and use it thrice a week. Or you can make your own recipe of exfoliation scrub. For body exfoliation, mix some granulated brown or white sugar in half a cup of body wash and for face mix a tablespoon of it in face wash. If your skin is too dry you can add honey or milk in it. Now gently rub it all over your body and face for around 20 minutes and wash it with tap water. Pat it dry quickly and softly and immediately apply moisturizer on your face and skin. This will lock the nutrients in your skin keeping it soft and supple.

  1. Treat hard-to-smooth areas

Feet are the most neglected part of our body. When it comes to beauty treatment most of us pay attention only on face and hands. But remember our entire body weight is balanced on our feet. It is very important to take care of the overall health and hygiene of our feet. Toenails are highly prone to fungal infection. Also, cracked heels are equally common in man and woman.

Fill a foot basin with six cups of warm water, add one cup of milk in it. Now dip your feet in it for 20 minutes. Milk is a mild exfoliator. The lactic acid present in the milk will make your feet soft and tender ready for exfoliation. Pat them dry with a soft towel and apply foot scrubber on them. Gently massage the scrubber all over your feet. This will remove the dead cells and improve blood circulation. Rinse your feet in tap water and liberally apply foot cream on them allowing it to be absorbed by the skin. Pull on a pair of socks and let the moisture be sealed in.

  1. Don’t forget your lips

The dry winter air robs your lips of its softness and mildness making it chapped. You need to cover your lips with a protective layer. Slather a rich lip balm twice a day to speed up the healing process. Avoid using lipstick or gloss until your lips are completely healed.

  1. Replenish the loss of Water

The onset of the spring season is marked with a rise in temperature and the rising heat dehydrates your body quickly. Replenish the loss of fluid with plenty of water, juicy fruits like melons, berries, pineapple and kiwi. Fresh fruits work wonders in helping you attain soft and glowing skin.

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