Get Your Skin Summer Ready!
by Jen Freitas
Bring Your Skin and Hair Back to Life
Spring is one of my favorite seasons; I can probably relate that to how much I detest winter. Finally I see buds on trees, tulips popping up, and the sweetest thing of all, is the sound of the birds singing in the morning. I love watching the entire world start to come back to life after a long, cold winter!
But there’s one thing that I don’t love about spring, and that’s the transition from the thick, cozy clothing of winter to lighter warm-weather clothes that tend to show a bit of skin. Skin, unless properly prepped, can look and feel dry, flaky, and pale—and don’t forget about the mane, which can be frizzy and dull! Luckily, with a bit of at home beauty TLC, you can bring your skin and hair back to life just in time to bury your gray and black tights in the back of your drawer and pull out the sleeveless shirts and bright summer dresses!
Here are 2 of my favorite DIY, all-natural beauty treatments for the perfect spring makeover:
Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
The first step to spring weather ready skin is to literally shed your winter skin! This exfoliating scrub does a superb job, plus it incorporates one of my favorite natural beauty superstars, coconut oil.
Here’s the how to:
Mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil with ½ cup sugar. I use organic cane sugar. If you want a gentler scrub, you could opt for oats instead!
In the shower, use your hands to scrub the mixture vigorously all over your body. Rinse off with warm water then towel dry. Your skin will feel silky smooth and hydrated, as some of the coconut oil will stay on your skin and act as an intensive moisturizer.
You could add a few drops of Lavender essential oil for some scent, if you would like. Plus, it will contribute to the spa like feeling.
This is a great daily tip to carry with you through all seasons. Purchase a long handled brush made for dry brushing. It should be made with natural fibers. Gently run it over your entire body every morning. This will help remove dead skin cells, which contribute to dry, flaky skin. It will also stimulate blood flow, improving circulation and assist your body in detoxifying.
Easy peasy! Now bring it on Mother Nature! This winter was too long!
Do you have any natural at home beauty tricks that you incorporate in your daily life or as you prepare for the warmer weather?
Thanks to author Jen Freitas, founder and president of The Truth Beauty Company. Jen is a leader in the field of eco-friendly and cruelty free Beauty. She is also a Holistic Skin Care Consultant, avid Beauty Blogger, public speaker and mother.