As winter winds down, it’s easy to feel discouraged about the way you look. After all, you’ve been living through months of constant indoor heat on top of bitter cold weather leaving your skin flaky, dry and looking aged. Well, spring is fast approaching and with spring comes sunshine, humidity, and time spent outdoors. It is the perfect time to pamper your skin. Here are some helpful tips:

β.  Exfoliate: If you haven’t scrubbed those dead skin cells off your face all winter, it’s definitely time to start. We recommend exfoliating two to three times per week. You can use a washcloth or loofah or your favorite exfoliating scrub.



β. Pay Attention to Your Feet: You may have seriously neglected your feet over the winter since your feet are regularly bundled in thick socks and boots. With sandal season right around the corner, it’s time to give your feet some attention. Use the Brevena Intensive Foot & Heel Repair Cream to moisturize your feet, then wear a pair of cotton socks to retain the moisture.

β. Shave Smart: Along with not paying enough attention to your feet, you probably didn’t shave as often in the winter as you do in the summer. After all, if you’re all covered up anyway, why bother? But with spring and summer come bare skin, so it’s time to get to work. Before you grab the razor, exfoliate your entire body to remove dead skin cells. After you’ve finished shaving, apply moisturizer before you leave the humid bathroom. This will help seal the moisture into your skin and reduce the chance that you develop razor rash or shave bumps.



β. Protect Your Skin from the Sun: Though you may feel like spending as much time as possible in the sun after a long winter, keep in mind that those UV rays are doing serious damage to your skin. It’s very easy to become sunburned in the spring. Sun is also the number one cause of aging in skin.

β. Bump up Your Vitamins: One of the best things you can do for your skin is to increase your intake of antioxidants, which helps protect skin from free radicals. Free radicals are found in food, as well as tobacco, smoke and polluted air. Free radicals cause skin damage and, over time, contribute to aging by destroying collagen. The less collagen you have, the more wrinkles you get.