It’s time to wake up our winter skin (bodies) and welcome the beauty of spring.
We can do this by rejuvenating dull, sluggish winter skin with revitalizing self-care practices. I’m sharing three steps that will prepare your body to greet the warmer months with confidence and radiance.
Dry body brushing
Long sleeves, pants and leggings have kept our bodies cozy and warm during winter. But the skin we’ve concealed for months usually doesn’t look its best – especially arms and legs.
Emerging from winter hibernation, our limbs are often dry and dull with flaky, rough patches.
Dry body brushing is the perfect remedy. A healthful spring ritual for your body, this age-old technique works to exfoliate and stimulate the skin.
Not only does dry body brushing help to remove dead skin cells, but it also boosts circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage, leaving you feeling invigorated and refreshed.
Your lymphatic system plays a crucial role in your body’s immune system and helps to remove toxins and waste products. When your lymphatic system isn’t functioning correctly, it can lead to a buildup of toxins, which can manifest as dull, tired-looking skin.
The simple skin ritual of dry body brushing can result in:
- brighter, smoother, exfoliated skin
- reduction in the appearance of cellulite
- cell renewal bringing forth fresh, newly regenerated skin.
You can read more about this incredibly beneficial practice in my article The Benefits of Dry Body Brushing.
After body brushing, shower and apply the luxurious YASOU Hydrating Body Cream to hydrate and nourish the skin deeply.
Self-massage with nourishing body cream
Self-massage is a beautiful way to connect with your body, quiet your mind and rejuvenate your skin.
When you massage your skin, you stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage, which helps flush out toxins and impurities that can build up in your skin over time. This can encourage a brighter, more healthy looking skin and improved tone and texture.
You can enhance your self-massage experience by using YASOU Hydrating Body Cream. Tayonon G’bala, the founder of Tayonon Holistics and my dear friend, uses our body cream in her signature massage therapy session to offer her clients the added benefit of complete skin nourishment.
With a luxurious texture and spreading easily into the skin, our Natural Body Cream is meticulously formulated with natural extracts, oils and vitamins to nurture, tone, hydrate and firm.
Hero ingredients include Calendula, CO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, CO Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Caffeine, Rosemary extract, Honey extract, Mandarin essential oil, Lavender essential oil and Cypress essential oil to name a few. We also offer an aroma free version which is pleasing for sensitive skin.
Days spent cozying up indoors and more time sleeping means we often move less during the cold months. Introduce a simple exercise or stretching routine to welcome spring; gentle and mindful movement is like meditation in motion.
It also stimulates winter skin by increasing circulation; blood carries oxygen and nutrients to nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Enjoying more vigorous exercise amplifies the benefits, research tells us that habitable moderate to vigorous physical activity has a positive outcome for the skin.
As you emerge from your winter hibernation, take the time to nurture and care for your body. Rituals to revive winter skin are an enjoyable act of self-love and a beautiful way to greet the new season, revitalized and fresh.
Be well, YASOU
(photo: ron lach | pexels)