Posted on March 21 2017
With spring arriving our bodies need to adjust to some major changes. Spring is also the best season to purify, detox and give a boost of energy to both body and mind. If you need to rearrange your lifestyle as well as your beauty routine to maximise the benefits of this time of year, take our advice and follow these seven suggestions to feel better both inside and out.
10 Hours of Sleep
Sleeping well has positive effects on our bodies. Adding an extra hour of sleep daily improves our mood, our performance on a mental level and also ensures better health. Also, a healthy amount of rest allows us to flaunt a fresh, radiant face.
Recommended product: Lotion Energisante Eclat de Jour by Clarins which awakens skin’s radiance.
Booster, booster, booster
In times of change, when we shift from one season to another, a booster, or beauty amplifier, becomes an indispensable ally when it comes to upping your daily treatments. Add a boost of energy to your beauty routine.
Recommended product: we tried the new Clinique Fresh Pressed, a system including a powder facial cleanser and a pure, vitamin C-based treatment activator. The face immediately has more of a glow from day one.
Twenty Minutes of Daily Meditation
Meditation facilitates awareness and concentration. All methods of meditation in any culture, from the East to the West, have a common thread, and that is to train those who practice it to learn how to relax and focus their attention on the moment, on the present. Choose a tranquil spot in your home and concentrate on breathing as you relax your body.
Recommended product: try meditating using only a candle for lighting. Do a good deed, and support the Global Greengrants organisation and contribute to rescuing water with every purchase of the Light the Way TM candle at participating Aveda salons between April and May. Made of natural wax and soy which release a delicate floral fragrance throughout the environment, the candle is made with 100% certified organic essential oils, cinnamon and ylang-ylang from Madagascar. Also, the illustration on the packaging was drawn by children native to the Manakara region, in Madagascar, who have been helped thanks to past fundraisers of the Month of the Earth by Aveda.
Purifying our body and skin with a few specific solutions.
Recommended products: The new Ortis line by Detoxine contains organic, detoxin, purifying and draining plant-based formulas such as Detoxine Vitalità, an organic cocktail of nine depurative plants that exert a draining, detoxifying and more vital action. For the face, choose the Night Oil Detox by Caudalie, which nourishes stressed, tired skin. Rich in omega 6 and vitamin E, it contains grape oil, musk rose oil and neroli, lavender, carrot, white sandalwood and Petitgrain essential oils.
Soak in the First Rays of Sunshine
The brisk air in the countryside, by the sea or in the mountains, awakens our senses and puts us in a good mood. While you enjoy the season’s first weekends in the sun or some warmer days spent in the city, don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays as well as from urban pollution.
Recommended product: Skinceuticals Mineral Matte UV Defense SPF 30 protects using filters that are 100% mineral-based, smoothing the skin’s grain with a matte finish, even when it is extremely humid.
Fill Up on Water
Drinking two litres of water a day has various advantages. On one hand, it helps fight cellulite and water retention, on the other it stimulates all vital functions, improving hydration and oxygenation of the skin’s tissues, thus improving its tone and elasticity. As with the body, our skin too, needs to be constantly hydrated.
Recommended products: Estée Lauder recently launched the new Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift FloralixirTM Dew Regenerating Water, a concentrated beauty water that is rich in fine 24K gold particles, Perle del Pacifico, is a cocktail of hydrating extracts, with a soft texture which hydrates and nourishes the skin, while it smoothes and strengthens simultaneously. For those who love serums, the new Siero Idratante Effetto Acqua Tense serum by Becos has a fluid texture. Lancôme Énergie De Vie Water-Infused Moisturizing Cream is a cream we totally loved last season and which we highly recommend for spring as it comes along.