Winter is almost a fond memory…that windy, cold time of year when your skin spends its days at home or in the office, blasted by heat, begging for moisture. Spring is on its way and with it warmer weather…and dry, moisture sapping office air conditioning. If you find yourself scratching, rubbing or itching your legs and arms or attempting to reach that little spot right in your in the middle of your back…here are a few tips to rid yourself of winter’s dry, flaky skin and prepare your skin for summer:
- EXFOLIATE – Use a salt or sugar-based exfoliating scrub as a natural way to rid your body of dry, flaky, dead skin that has built up over time. Apply the scrub to your legs and arms and anywhere else on your body your skin is dry. Rub it in for 30-60 seconds and rinse with warm water. Do this in the shower at least twice a week.
- TRY BODY BRUSHING – Brushing benefits your teeth and hair and can benefit your body as well. Look for a body brush that is specifically designed for skin and dry-brush yourself all over for about 10 minutes a day, preferably before showering or bathing. Although it may sound counter-intuitive, it’s not. You will improve your circulation and notice a difference in your skin within a few days.
- TAKE SHORTER SHOWERS – Showering or bathing too often, especially in very hot water, strips the natural oils from your skin, causing it to become dry and flaky.
- MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE – If you aren’t applying a good moisturizer or body butter to your skin every day, you’re asking for “the itches.” Look for a heavy-duty, moisturizing body butter or cream that is specially designed to seal in moisture after you bathe or shower and apply it while your skin is slightly damp.
Make it a priority to take better care of your skin – all of it! Call for a consultation appointment to learn about the variety of non-invasive skincare treatments we offer and get yourself summer-ready: (716) 633-6100.