I wore sandals out to dinner this weekend! Sandals! It’s the first time my toes have been uncovered in months, there is something about wearing half a shoe that’s instantly relaxing. Digging through my shoes to unearth my sandals got me thinking about changing some other things around as the winter season lifts and we shift into spring.
Dry brushing, you know I’m a fan. Something I’ve changed in the routine is dry brushing before my morning exercise. Could be my imagination, but I swear I sweat more (a good thing), also it fits into my routine easily to slip off the PJ’s, brush all over, slip on clothes (exercise worthy or not) and get on with my day. This also helps make it more of an everyday thing.
Moisturizing, I have a habit of not using enough. I now realize, it’s like medicine – if you aren’t using the correct dosage, you won’t get the intended results. No more skimping on my lotion, the experts say to slather it on like you are frosting a cake – this goes for SPF as well if you are lucky enough to be getting that kind of sunshine!
Fake Tanning, I’ve been hiding my face from the sun for years but now I’m starting to give the rest of me more shade too. This makes the thought of shorts…….less fun. So this year I’m planning to try a few sunless tanning products. I’ve written before that putting stuff on your skin is the same as putting it in your mouth. Here are a few brands that passed my criteria: Chocolate Sun, Lavera, The True All Natural Self Tanner for Face & Body, MooGoo
Hydrating, this is obviously not seasonal thing but as the days get warmer I need to be even more vigilant about staying hydrated. Think of it like magic juice, because a well hydrated body is really a magical thing – supple skin (read less appearance of cellulite), better cardiovascular health, cleanses toxins, muscles and joints work with more ease, oral health, aids weight loss – Yup, drink UP!
For more ideas on welcoming spring, check out Darling Magazine, it’s a really, really, really cool site.