SKIN CARE FOR SPRING !

CarrieRoseman_CF_003As we age the first place that it is really noticeable is in the face, neck, chest  and hands area. The reason is that the skin is the  It’s important to change your skin care routine for the warmer weather.  We go from dry and cold to humid and moist.  I like to use a system for facial skincare.   There will be a link at the bottom of this article to show you what I use and swear by!  Message me if you’d like more info…

To renew your skin for the spring I suggest using an exfoliant.  This removes dead skin cells built up over the winter and gives your skin a fresher look. For your face there are a lots of choices on the market.  Things to consider…..you want to use one that has anti-aging properties.  If you have fair skin only exfoliate your face once a week.  Darker complexions can handle two times a week.  Never exfoliate around the eyes.  The skin is the thinnest there.  That coupled with the fact that there are over 22 muscles and we blink and use them over 10,000 times a day doesn’t help!  Find a great eye cream to use and make sure it has products like alpha-hydroxy and retinol.  These both combat fine lines and wrinkles by unclogging pores and speeding up cell production.  Don’t forget the lips during your spring make-over.  Exfoliating them removes dead skin, makes them smoother and helps your lips look plumb and supple. If you don’t use lipstick a great way to protect your lips is to apply a hydrating serum and then seal it with a Vaseline or chapstick.    Now is also a good time to change your foundation you use on your face.   You can use something lighter because you will be producing more oil and sweat during the warmer months.  You may needs to adjust the color to a little darker as you get tan from the sun. This will help keep your pores from clogging and your skin clear.  Although using an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is necessary year round, it’s especially important during the warmer months.  We tend to be outside more and the sun is closer to the earth.  Remember the number on sunscreen represents the amount of time you can stay in the sun without burning.  If you would normally start burning after 10 minutes outside a product with an SPF of 15 will make it 150 minutes.  Of course this all depends on the type of skin you have.  The biggest mistake with sunscreen application on the body is people don’t apply enough.  The rule of thumb is 1 oz every two hours.  That a shot glass full!  For your face, I suggest using a sunscreen made specifically for your that area.  Lots of foundations have sunscreen built right into them.  Facial skin is more sensitive to hormonal changes in the body. … If these glands produce too much sebum it will cause oily skin and acne, if glands produce too little sebum, your skin will become dry and sensitive. That’s why your face requires it’s own products.  This is also a great time to exfoliate your body. Especially around the elbows and knew areas which tend to get extra dry in the cold months.  There are lots of products available but I teach a great workshop on making your own Aromatherapy Body Butters and Body Scrubs.  Always apply a moisturizer after your shower or bath and it’s best done on a slightly damp body.  This helps trap in moisture.  Making your own products saves you tons of money and really helps you understand the anti-aging benefits of the ingredients, the benefits of certain essential oils and what carriers work best.  I’ll also link you to that information!

Next week we will cover  how to reinvent your look for the spring and summer months and what’s hot in 2019!  See you at the beach!

Here is the link for the skin care…

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Message me if you’d like info on the Aromatherapy Body Butter and Scrub Workshop!

SixtiesAndSexy@gmail.com or through this sight

 

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