Tips For Healthy Skin This Spring – Warm weather will be here before you know it.  If you’re preparing to spend some time outdoors on a sunny day, be sure to apply a quality sunscreen about 30 minutes before going outside, and then apply again every 90 minutes. Even when they are water-resistant, sunscreens can still be rubbed off as you towel dry after a swim or other exercise. Also, protect your facial skin from dryness and sun exposure by applying a daily moisturizer.

Tips For Healthy Skin This Summer

Tips For Healthy Skin This Spring

You’ve no doubt heard this before, but a healthy diet works wonders for the skin. Promote healthy collagen growth with foods that are rich in antioxidants like leafy green veggies and fruits like blueberries and cantaloupe. For breakfast, salmon and egg whites are ideal sources of protein that nourishes the skin and helps it recover from sun exposure.

Simplify your daily cosmetics routine. Stick to the fundamentals like mascara, lip gloss and concealer, and use a bronzing blush to showcase your own natural beauty this season.

Replace razors on a regular basis. Exposed legs and bikini lines call for more consistent hair removal. Be sure your razors are sufficiently sharp by changing to a new one once a week. Or, consider an alternative such as waxing. Laser hair removal is another excellent option and is a procedure performed here at the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery. Call 630-232-7860 for more information.

Exfoliate. Relaxing poolside or at the beach is enjoyable but can cause significant damage to your skin. Be sure you slough away dead skin with an exfoliating body wash at least once per week.

Are you running on an empty “fuel tank?” Longer days make spring the ideal time to start running or walking but make sure to keep track of your water consumption. It’s possible to lose anywhere from six to twelve ounces of fluid in just 20 minutes of running! So before slipping on your running shoes and hitting the trail, drink at least ten ounces of water first. Continue to drink that amount of water every 30 minutes along the way too. If you’ll be running or walking longer distances, sports drinks are also an excellent way to stay hydrated.