So far, we’ve discussedspring wardrobesand spring hair,but what about spring skin? I typically assess my skin needs in the summer and winter; but this year, in partnership withKleenex,I’m doing things a bit early.
This winter came at my skin something brutal. The temps were mild, so you would think my skin would accept winter’s(global warming) offering and been fine. But it was the opposite, probably due to the combination of weather, stress, and that one time I played around with that one product. Oy.
Truthfully, it’s been a little disheartening.I came to expect healthy, beautiful skin from an easy and food-safe skin care routine. When faced with breakouts this winter, I was a little conflicted. Part of me wanted to Google “next best skin healing product”, invest in it, and cross my fingers and toes that it would work—even though I knew my skin was reacting to neglect, weather, poor food choices, and stress. (And it those nights I dozed off in full make-up probably didn’t help much either!)
But instead of going the chemical route, I’m trying to hone in. I’m reaching for things found in my cupboard, along with simple products from the Kleenex Facial Cleansing Line. It is the perfect blend of ease and killer-action.
Here’s how I’m trying to deal with my winter skin damage:
–Hydrate. I know this. I KNOW THIS! But I don’t do this. Flat water makes me want to gag, and so unless I have a fresh seltzer made in my kitchen, I will forgo. I also feel so guilty about purchasing bottled seltzer, and so often, I would just skip all together if I forgot my bottle. This spring, I’m just trying my hardest to be more responsible. Not just for the earth, but for my body. Hydrating is beneficial, and a reusable bottle in my bag at night or simply setting “glass goals” has done wonders for my water intake.
– Sleep. My eye bags are storytellers. Need I say more?
–Little or No make-up. I’ve come to realize that running out with a freshly-oiled face only does wonders. I use a dab of coconut oil and run the rest through my hair. Lip gloss and mascara to pull it together.
– Shine Away Sheets.When the oil becomes it’s own little beast, these sheets work wonders around my nose and forehead.
– Hairless Face. My hair holds on to oil, which is great for my hair! Not for my forehead with build up. Twisting my hair back and giving my face some breathing room will help heal my face this spring.
Have you ever had a particularly rough skin patch? What did you do to help heal it?
(This post is in partnership with Kleenex.Their facial cleansing line is sold exclusively at Kleenex.com. Thank you for supporting our partners.)
LY is a lifestyle blog with a focus on family, style, design, wellbeing, culture and community. LaTonya lives in Brooklyn and is a native New Yorker.
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