The sun is finally out, which means it’s time to ditch your winter beauty routine and get ready for spring. Use this simple checklist to make sure your face, hair, and body are fully ready for the upcoming season.
Have a spa day at home
What better way to chase away the winter blues than to have a spa day at the comfort of your home? A DIY spa day will help revive your dull winter skin, prep your body for a spring beauty routine, and shake off the seasonal fatigue.
First, set the mood by lighting a few scented candles and playing some relaxing music. After you’ve washed your hair, give it an all-natural deep conditioning treatment by rubbing in some organic coconut oil. In the meantime, fill your bathtub with warm water and throw in a handful of Epsom salt and a few drops of lavender oil to soothe your muscles and soften your skin.
Before you get in the bath, steam your face over a bowl of hot water and apply a detoxifying clay mask. That’s it! Now all you have to do is lay back in your bath and let go off all your worries.
Get a facial
A homemade face mask is a great way to give your skin some much needed TLC, but every now and then you need to give your face a professional treatment.
A licensed aesthetician will know exactly what type of treatment is suitable for your skin type and give you some valuable advice about which skin products you should use at home.
Besides making your skin look better on the outside, a facial massage will also stimulate the lymphatic system and boost collagen production, giving you fresher- and younger-looking skin.
Make a dentist appointment
The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, which means it’s time to worry less and smile more. This means you need to schedule a dentist appointment and get your smile ready for the sunny season.
Your dentist will start by checking for cavities, removing any plaque buildup, make sure your gums are healthy. If necessary, they will recommend a whitening treatment. The dentist and dental hygienist will also talk to you about your diet and brushing habits. Ultimately, they will advise you on how to take care of your teeth and gums at home.
Getting your smile picture-perfect for spring is not the only reason to pay your dentist a visit. The dentist will also check your tongue, the inside of your cheeks and lips, the roof and the floor of the mouth, and the sides of the neck for any signs of oral cancer. This is hugely important because oral cancer is often hard to detect on your own. Early diagnosis is crucial for improving the chances of successful treatment.
Clean up your diet
The winter holidays are behind us and the comfort food you’ve been indulging in simply won’t cut it anymore if you want to feel more energized for spring.
First and foremost, you need to start increasing your daily water. This will give your digestive system a boost and help you de-bloat. Aim for 2 liters of water every day. Additionally, make sure you keep your intake of coffee, tea, juice, and soda to a minimum. Replacing all or most of your drinks with water will help flush out toxins from your body. It will also increase your energy levels and speed up your metabolism.
Clean up your diet for spring by eating more fresh produce and cutting back on sugar, salt, alcohol, and processed foods. Now is also the time to start eating more mindfully. It will help you keep your portion sizes in check and reduce cravings.
Soak up the sunshine
Now that the sun is out, you no longer need to take your Vitamin D supplements. Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D, so take advantage of the spring weather by spending more time outdoors.
The sunshine vitamin is important for the proper functioning of your immune system. It may also reduce the risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, and certain types of cancer.
Keep in mind though that too much sun exposure can be harmful to your health. Stay in the shade during peak sun-hours. Apply sunscreen every time you go out, and protect your eyes from UV rays with good-quality sunglasses.
To recap, treat yourself to a homemade spa day. Pick up the phonebook and make appointments with your dentist and facialist. Also, take a walk to the local market to soak up the sun and stock up on spring veggies while.