By Terry Herman
- Change your skin care and body care regimen and products. Go with lighter formulations. With more humidity in the air, you might be able to forgo using a serum or booster, plus heavier-weight moisturizers, and just go with a medium-weight moisturizer. Consider exfoliating less and reducing the intensity of your cleansing regimen. If the change is too drastic, your skin will react; so, pay attention to what your skin might be telling you to do or not to do.
- Consider using chilled face toners or an essential oil-based spritzer to refresh the face and neck areas throughout the day, especially as temperatures heat up and humidity increases.
- Change the density of your fragrance. Go with lighter formulations, such as florals or greens, versus woods, ambers, musk, etc. Remember, as temperatures warm up and humidity levels increase, so too will your body heat, intensifying the fragrance and making it too cloying.
- Continue using products with a sunscreen/SPF rating to protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays. If uncertain, consider consulting a dermatologist.
- Both the weight of clothing fabric and color palettes should changeover from weightier fabric materials with darker colors, to lighter-weight fabrics (e.g. cotton, silk, natural fiber blends, etc.) that are more neutral or pastel; lighter weight fabrics and colors also keep the skin cooler, naturally.
- When in doubt, look to nature for cues on what to do. For example, during the day when the sun’s rays are their strongest, most birds and other creatures have the good sense to seek shade and avoid rigorous activity. Take a cue from them, slow down and stay cooler. Animals also begin shedding their winter “coats” to prepare for the warmer temperatures.
- What may have worked during the fall and winter, might not necessarily work in the spring and the lead-up to summer.
- Lighten up on the types of foods you consume and continue drinking plenty of water to maintain a healthy digestive and circulatory system.
- Don’t forget to open those windows and let the balmy breezes and fresher air envelope you.
- Enjoy the rebirth of all-things nature.
Terry Herman is a recognized expert in issues related to spa, beauty, wellness and lifestyle, as well as business, management, operations, customer care, treatments, products, and trends. Her work has appeared in both consumer and trade publications, including her digital magazine, Terry’s Spa, Beauty and Wellness Go-To. In addition to writing and reviewing, she is also a management consultant and motivational speaker. She also serves on EXPERIENCE | PREMCHIT Journeys In Retreat To Wellness Advisory Board, which is comprised of ten international experts in various fields of wellness and spa. You can email her at email@example.com.