It’s that time of year when it’s getting warmer out, the earth is coming to life again, and the flowers are poking their heads up, but your skin still feels dull and dry from the long winter. It’s time to get refreshed and rejuvenated with some skincare tips to include in your springtime routine!
1. Pack in the antioxidants!
There are so many natural sources of antioxidants you can enjoy in your diet to build a youthful look and feel inside and out. Berries and green and white tea in particular are rich in antioxidants, which help to stop signs of ageing by inhibiting free radicals. Studies even show that the cells of avid tea drinkers appear five years younger than those who don’t drink much tea.
2. Hydrate: inside and out
Using lotions and creams to hold in moisture is much more effective when your body is hydrated from the inside, so don’t forget to drink a lot of water. For an extra boost of nutrients and moisture, you can also layer a hydrating serum underneath your facial cream.
“Using creams and serums with different sizes of hyaluronic acid molecules allows hydration to reach multiple layers of the skin to retain moisture in each level”, according to Dr. David Hauck, CEO of Dr. Hauck R&D.
3. Get moving
With the weather getting nicer, there’s no excuse not to get outside and get moving. Whether it’s a breathtaking Nordic hike or a walk around your neighborhood, exercising is good for more than just your heart and muscles. It gets your blood flowing, bringing more oxygen and clearing away free radicals, giving you a healthy, glowing look.
4. Take care of yourself
It can be hard to find enough time for a good night’s sleep these days, but it’s one of the most important things you can do to keep your body in shape. Sleep is when your body—including your skin—repairs itself. There is actual wisdom in the term “beauty sleep”! Loading up on superfoods, vitamins, and healthy fats is also a great way to care for your body.
Try one of our favorite smoothies:
80g frozen bilberries
100 g plain yogurt
1 tsp chia seeds
5. Pamper yourself
Treat yourself with a facial mask or a spa treatment. It’s important to take time to slow down and clear your mind. Our favorite way is enjoying the clean, fresh, beautiful arctic landscape!