Go lighter. During colder months, humidity drops and our skin becomes more dry – why heavier products and body butters are more effective. With humidity and heat rising, natural oil production in skin rises as well. So we need to adjust our skin care too. Moisturize your face and skin using lighter formulations and oils like jojoba. For your body, whipped cremes and lotions are also a good option.
With more sunny days, use sunscreen. Yes, we have more melanin but we still need protection from the UV rays. To turn your usual lotion into sunblock version, just add a few drops of essential oil like SPF-high carrot seed oil (SPF 40). Sunscreen can even be one of the ingredients in your foundation or as one step combined with your moisturizer. Don’t forget to care for your lips by having protection in your lip balm too. You can even make your own.
Whipped Sunscreen Recipe
Get ¼ cup coconut oil, ¼ cup shea butter, 1 teaspoon carrot seed oil, 2 tablespoons non-nano zinc oxide
Shea butter and coconut oil are melted over warm water. Add other ingredients (carrot seed oil and zinc oxide) and stir before cooling in the fridge for ½ hour until solid. Whip for a few minutes until light before transferring to a jar with a lid. Keep it in a cool place.
Spring cleaning for your beauty tools. Get rid of products and make up more than 6 months old. Remember there will be a build-up of bacteria which leads to clogged up pores and dull skin. Don’t forget your makeup brushes and sponges, which should be washed with soap and water.
Exfoliate. Get rid of the dead, flaky skin from winter once to twice per week. Be gentle though with the exfoliation. Sugar scrubs are gentle, natural and smell great. Add the sugar to a light carrier oil (sunflower and grape seed). Moisturize with body butter (cocoa or shea) or oil to lock in moisture right after bathing. Don’t forget to exfoliate the dead skin your feet, so you’ll be ready for the hottest line of sandals with warmer weather coming.
Add moisturizing stuff in your bath. Essential oils like sweet almond, avocado or olive are great choices. You can also add finely grind up raw oatmeal (naturally soothing and restores moisture) and add it to your warm bath water. Don’t forget to lock in moisture as soon as you get out of the tub.
Use a hydrating face masque. Keeping your skin type in mind, add extra hydration to your face masque recipes by including ingredients like avocado, extra-virgin olive oil, cocoa butter or simply one with yogurt and banana together. Don’t feel like being the creative Indie this weekend, we’ve got the perfect Wild Oat and Honey Masque for your to try.
Though there will be more sun and warmth, still prepare for colder days. Keep your favorite body butters near for the driest parts like hands, feet, elbows, knees and neck. Don’t forget to take purse-sized lotion and moisturizer with you.
Make those necessary adjustments in your skin care regimen to reflect the changes in our seasons from colder to warmer.
As always …
Dedicated To Your Beauty,
Nyraju Skin Care