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Here’s Your March Skin Care To-Do List

 

As we begin to shrug off the heaviness of winter, there’s a sense of coming ease and renewal. We want to experience it in every aspect of our lives including our skin care. From rethinking your diet to paring down your product requirements, here are our suggestions on how to uncomplicate and optimize your spring skin care routine.

 

 

Use products that do double-duty.

Simplify your routine with multi-tasking products where ever possible. Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser is an over-achiever that actually does triple-duty as a facial cleanser, body wash, and shampoo all-in-one. For skin, it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory to support a healthy skin barrier and protect against UV and environmental stressors. For hair and scalp, it’s gentle, sebum-reducing, and will bring the shine.

 

Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15 is a light, non-greasy, non-comedogenic moisturizer and sun protection in one. Use it in the morning to hydrate and protect from UV radiation. Apply serums first and allow to dry before applying Day Treatment Lotion.

 

 

Give your routine a reorg.

A change in seasons is the perfect time to take stock of your skin care routine and make sure you’re using the right products. It may be time to swap heavier moisturizes for lighter ones like Totaloe Calming and Hydrating Gel or Allantoin Sedating and Hydrating Lotion, both healing, calming, and feather light.

 

Likewise, it might be time for a toner with a little more muscle to keep up with skin acclimating to a more humid environment. Normalizing Tonic or Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Toner will deliver the refining and clarifying boost skin needs now.

  

 

Take time for self-care.

A little yoga, some afternoon green tea breaks, the occasional nap, your favorite song, and some at-home spa treatments on the reg will improve your skin and your outlook. Tuck into an Algae Soft Mask for a restorative detox. Concentrated marine minerals, amino acids, sea protein and polysaccharides nourish and renew skin above and below the surface leaving skin radiantly soft and smooth. 

 

 

Up your exfoliation game.

Dry winter air can cause skin cells to die faster resulting in a buildup of dead skin cells. Shed winter dullness and get back your glow with some exfoliation. Use a rejuvenating scrub a few times a week to physically slough away the cellular debris making skin look tired. Antioxidant and brightening Mandelic Acid 3-In-1Exfoliating Cleanser defends against acne, signs of aging and irregular pigmentation. For a cell metabolism booster, work in an acid-based corrective serum. Mandelic Acid 8% 3-In-1 Serum is a good choice for all skin types for gentle exfoliation. For a little more muscle, try Exfol-A, which pairs glycolic acid with vitamin A for the ultimate cell regeneration cocktail.

 

 

Use a balm with benefits.

Perk up your pout with a softening balm that also defines and volumizes. MaxiLip Plumper has peptides to stimulate collagen and elastin production, plus oxygenating ingredients increase blood flow to promote a natural, rosy hue. Fuller, smoother, softer and more perfectly defined lips in a compact, go-anywhere stick.

 

 

Improve your sleep schedule.

Good sleep is critical to healthy skin. Maximize your body’s natural repair cycle by giving your sleep routine a revamp. Shoot for eight hours a night, sleeping and waking at consistent times. Adjust your activities, dim your devices, lighten your thoughts. For more tips, see our recent blog on sleep strategies.

 

 

What are you eating?

Spring is coming, and that means the farmer’s markets are going to be full of tender, healthy fruits and veg. Now’s the time to upgrade your diet. Plenty of plant-based antioxidant loaded produces. Remember the brighter or darker the color, the greater the antioxidant quotient. Eat more nuts for healthy fats and minerals. Avocados and salmon for omega 3s. Avoid the sugars, carbs, white rice and pasta that add raise your blood sugar and trigger protein-damaging glycation.

 

 

Get outside.

As the weather warms up, it’s a great time to get outside and get some fresh air and exercise. Increased circulation gets more oxygen and nutrients to the skin, which improves your glow, decreases inflammation, and helps get toxins and impurities to the surface. Just be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat while you’re out and reapply sunscreen after sweating or swimming. Shower with Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser to remove dirt, sweat, and oil after exercise.

 

 

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