Get Your Skin Ready for Spring
Now that spring has officially started, I plan on spending every day in sundresses, shorts, and bikinis. I want to soak up every last bit of the spring sunshine, so it’s time to get my dry winter skin ready for the spotlight. As much as I’d love to spend a day at the spa, expensive spa treatments are not really within my budget at the moment. Thankfully, I’ve found a great spring body care routine that leaves my skin soft and smooth. The best part is all of the products are $5 or under at the drugstore!
At the end of winter, my skin looked pretty bad. Flaky, dry patches aren’t a cute look, and my arms and legs were itchy and uncomfortable. The easiest way to combat dry skin is the one-two punch of exfoliating and then moisturizing. Using an exfoliating product removes any excess dry skin to smooth rough or flaky patches, and a moisturizing lotion will re-hydrate your parched skin. This two-step body care practice helps your skin stay soft and smooth in only a few minutes, and your arms and legs will look amazing in even your tiniest mini skirt.
I like to use the Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Exfoliating Body Wash three times a week to gently remove the dry skin on my arms and legs. This body wash is infused with Dead Sea salts, and it’s filled with small exfoliating grains to slough away dead skin without irritating your body. On days when I’m not exfoliating, I’ll use the Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Purifying Body Wash with Dead Sea Marine Extracts to cleanse my skin and add a bit of moisture. After I get out of the shower, I add an extra layer of replenishing hydration with the Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Spray Lotion. I’m usually on a tight schedule in the mornings, so the spray format helps me apply lotion to my entire body in under a minute. I simply mist the product onto my arms, chest, and legs, and the lotion easily absorbs into my skin without too much rubbing. The Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Body Lotion is also great if you like applying a thicker lotion. The Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion line is comparable to AHAVA® products, so you’re getting products with high-end quality and results for drugstore prices. The entire line has a soothing, light ocean-salt smell that reminds me of a day at spa or a walk on the beach.
In addition to smooth skin, soft waves are the perfect accessory for any spring look. I use the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo followed by the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Conditioner when I need an extra boost of volume. The products include a blend of rich minerals from the sea without any heavy silicones, so build up is gently removed from your hair to give you natural-looking body and bounce. Unlike some volumizing hair products I’ve used in the past, this line leaves my hair hydrated and soft. After blow-drying and curling my hair, I’ll use my hands to separate the curls into loose waves. I’ll spritz in the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray Salon halfway through the day to revive my curls, and it’s amazing for adding texture to second-day hair! This line is salon-proven to work as well as the Bumble and bumble. Surf® products, so you can get the salon look at home for the fraction of the cost. The hair products have the same relaxing ocean-salt smell as the body products, so your hair will smell light and fresh throughout the day!
If you’re looking for new products to refresh your spring beauty routine, try the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion body and hair care products. You can use the Suave product locator to find a store close to you, or you can buy the line at Target or Amazon!