Even though the official start of spring was late March, warmer weather is finally starting here in Northern California and other parts of the country. It’s time to break out your shorts, tanks, and sandals and to show off your skin! As Dr Bailey says in her original blog post, Tips to Spring Clean Your Skin, skin-baring fashions call for a good skin spring cleaning! After working hard to moisturize and to nourish your skin during the cold winter months, it’s time to focus on rejuvenating your skin through exfoliation. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, smooth the texture of your skin, and even improves sunless tanner application.
Below we will discuss Dr. Bailey’s favorite methods to spring clean your skin. These methods will focus on exfoliation, deep-pore cleansing, and deep hydration for every part of your body. Don’t let your skin be the reason you don’t get to enjoy the warm weather and spring fashions!
Arms and Legs Spring Cleaning Exfoliation
Chemical Exfoliation: After physical exfoliation and toweling off to dry, apply alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) moisturizer. Dr. Bailey’s Anti-Aging Body Skin Care Kit combines the best physical and chemical exfoliation skin care products for your arms and legs.
Body Spring Cleaning Exfoliation
Physical and Chemical Exfoliation: Use the same methods as for the arms and legs, especially the powerful Anti-Aging Body Skin Care Kit.
Deep-Pore Cleansing: More oil glands exist in your chest and back than on your arms and legs; these areas often require more powerful cleansing techniques.
The Clarisonic Plus Sonic Skin Cleansing System is a powerful tool to unclog you pores and increase the effectiveness of your skin care products . Additionally, a Clarisonic Body Brush Extension Handle helps to increase your ability to properly cleanse all areas of your back.
- A professional Back Facial performed by a local medical aesthetician provides an additional luxurious touch for body deep-pore cleansing
Feet Spring Cleaning Exfoliation
Physical and Chemical Exfoliation: Rough skin on your feet requires strong AHA skin care products and physical exfoliation. Dr. Bailey’s Rough Foot Skin Remover Kit is perfect for making smooth feet. The kit contains a foot buffer to smooth rough calluses and skin, a large professional foot file for finishing touches, and Glytone Ultra Heel and Elbow Cream (AHA) designed for feet.
Facial Spring Cleaning Exfoliation
Physical Exfoliation: Use a physical exfoliating scrub with beads, such as the Replenix Exfoliating Scrub, to make your skin smooth and supple for an even application of sunless tanners.
Deep-Pore Cleansing: Clarisonic Brush Cleansing System will gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse your pores through its patented sonic technology.
Chemical Exfoliation: Apply professional-level AHA skin care products. Dr. Bailey has compiled several Glycolic Acid AHA Anti-Aging Skin Care Kits for every skin type.
Once you are done spring cleaning your skin with exfoliation, don’t forget to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to all your exposed skin! Exfoliated skin absorbs more UV rays, increasing the sun damage to your skin layers. Look for sunscreens with zinc oxide, a well known broad spectrum physical blocker. Check out the sunscreens Dr. Bailey trusts and recommends to her patients by clicking here.
Now you are officially ready for the spring weather!
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Sincerely, Dr. Bailey Skin Care Team
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