Skin and Body Spring Clean
With only a few days away from venturing into the warmer weather, and thoughts and preparations to spring clean you home, have you
ever thought about giving your skin and body a spring clean too?
I remember talking to one of my friends a few years back around the month of August, when she was telling me that she was doing a massive spring clean of her entire home.
I’d never considered doing a spring clean (of that size and commitment) myself. I’d thought “Ah no one does that anymore!. Wasn’t that something they did in the 50’s and 60’s?”
I would always do a massive clean out when we either moved house or got a new piece of furniture.
But as my friend was telling me all that she had done, and all she still had to do, I felt kind of exhausted just listening to her.
I actually thought “Oh man I’m so slack”. I’d just never thought about it.
When in Doubt Chuck it Out!
But I wanted to thank her because she inspired me to go and do the same thing myself! I wasn’t entirely as committed as she was though!
I know my home accumulates so much stuff that every now and then you gotta get ruthless and part with things.
So I’ve started to chip away cleaning and doing things inside and outside of the house.
And that’s when I got to thinking why don’t we do this for our bodies?
And no I’m not into detoxing….it’s too hard and does anyone really want to give up coffee and get massive headaches for 2 days while doing it?
I don’t think so.
So as the days get longer and you start to peel layers of clothing away, you see the remnants from Winter staring at you.
Dry legs (crocodile effect), rough feet and heels from wearing boots, hands and cuticles from being exposed in the cold elements, undernourished facial skin, and can only be expected from living inside for months with dry air and warm heating.
The lack of humidity can actually make you appear more wrinkly. (I’m sorry.. had to say it).
But a few small changes and a SPRING CLEAN can make a big difference especially for your skin.
- Exfoliation of your body and face
- Drinking loads of water
- Consuming less alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
- Exercising to help eliminate toxins.
- Eating nourishing vitamin packed food.