Hi guys! So recently, the Dollar Shave Club contacted me and told me about how they are trying to spread the word about how to properly take care of your skin as the weather shifts and spring starts to set in.
So they have asked me to share some of my best tips when it comes to taking care of your skin in the spring.
However, as I have frequently lamented, my country is so hot you could probably cook a steak on our sidewalks. So I really don’t know anything about taking care of your skin in any other season except summer.
So I thought that today I would give you three tips to keep your skin looking its best. These tips are things that you can do (and should do) no matter the season.
1. Keep it cool
Everyone loves a hot shower. That is, everyone except your skin. Make sure that you don’t shower or have a bath in water that is too hot. When you use water that is too hot, you can end up drying out your skin. I know spring time means its still kind of cold outside but resist the temptation to boil yourself like a lobster.
One of the things I like to do especially when its very hot outside (everyday) is to take an ice cube and rub it over my face till it completely or mostly melts. You can use the ice cube directly on your face if you wish but don’t do it when the ice cube is straight from the freezer because you could break the capillaries under your skin and while I personally don’t know what that means, it sounds pretty bad.
Doing this not only cools your skin but helps blemishes, makes your skin look clearer and even helps your makeup stay on longer.
Exfoliating is my favourite thing in the world to do. I just love the feel of scrubbing (this word is used loosely here. Don’t actually scrub your face please) my face and having it feel so smooth and clean and wonderful afterwards.
If you have yet to discover the wonders of exfoliating, let me just say that you are missing out on much more then a satisfying end result. You are also allowing your pores to remain clogged. You are allowing dead skin to remain on your face and dull your complexion. So exfoliate.
I usually like to do it twice a week. Be careful to not exfoliate too often because you could damage your face.
3. Moisturise + SPF
Moisturising is the single most important thing when it comes to maintaining your skin. So make sure that you are using the correct moisturiser not only for your skin type but also for the weather that you live in.
Since my country is constantly 1000000000 degrees hot, I have to make sure that my moisturisers (and even my powders actually) have a good enough SPF to make sure my skin does not die. A good estimate is to get something with an SPF of 30 or more.
Another important thing to remember is that you need to use a face lotion. Not body lotion. You wouldn’t use shampoo for your feet would you? Same logic. The skin on your face is much more sensitive and it needs proper care.
So there you have it. Three tips to help you keep your skin looking its best no matter the season. I hope it helps you and if you are in the middle of spring where you are, enjoy it because some people (me) cannot.