(Today’s Woot! Woot! Wednesday guest contributor is Erin Huerta, SEO specialist and WordPress design assistant at www.hostpuppies.com. Erin is passionate about natural skin care, and after following the Lara Mealor blog, was inspired to try her hand at a guest post. And guess what…girlfriend can write! We hope you enjoy Erin’s tips, sweet spirit, and fresh perspective.)
As the old adage goes, “Time for spring cleaning”. This doesn’t just mean your home, but your skin care products as well.
The time has come to peel off your sweaters and long pants…and ditch your cold-weather cosmetics!
Take spring by storm with our I-aint-got-time-guide to de-winterize your skin.
Have you ever noticed your skin care items have a “Best when used by date”? No ladies and gentlemen, this doesn’t just apply to the meat and veggies in your fridge.
The fresher the products the more active and potent their ingredients. When skin care items sit open and under light for long periods of time, they break down and become less beneficial.
So, despite what you mother may have told you, hanging onto a two year old bottle of sunscreen or night cream isn’t saving you any money.
Let’s start by clearing out those heavier moisturizers and creams. They were great for skin that was taking a beating from the winter dry air and central heating. Most of them likely contain heavy oil based products to help protect and seal in moisture.
Now that spring has sprung, your skin needs to get some deep cleansing and fresh air too.
Time to book a facial and bust out your favorite, all-natural exfoliating scrub to buff away the dry, dead skin and show off the rejuvenated new you.
To tone, moisturize, and protect, reach for products that are light and oil-free…and don’t forget sun protection of SPF 15 or higher.
And for a full body, tingly-all-over spa experience at home, try dry skin brushing.
All you need is a natural firm bristle body brush.
Apply medium to firm pressure, and brush your skin with long even strokes upward in the direction of your heart. It helps to do this as part of your daily cleansing routine, like before you shower.
Dry brushing feels AMAZING, will help buff away dead skin cells, and stimulate circulation and lymphatic flow. Many swear by it for cellulite reduction.
Who doesn’t want to show off their skin in those shorts, tank tops, and flip flops?
Skin spring cleaning and de-winterization, DONE.
And remember that the outside of your body is just as important as the inside.
(Erin Huerta is an SEO specialist and WordPress design assistant at www.hostpuppies.com. When she’s not changing the world through the web, Erin loves spending time with family and friends, window shopping, and movie night. She is an avid reader, newbie writer, and self-proclaimed video game junkie.)
Enjoy your Woot! Woot! Wednesday…
just for the health of it!