Tips to Spring Clean Your Skin

Cynthia Bailey, MD|May 14, 2013

spring skin baring fashionsSpring is here and so are skin-baring fashions. You need to give your skin a good spring cleaning to get it looking its best. This means exfoliating, deep pore cleansing, and deep hydration. Your skin will be silky smooth. It will also be the perfect palate for sunless tanners. Tips to spring clean the skin of your arms and legs Use an exfoliating scrub or sponge in the shower when you bathe. Follow that by applying an alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer immediately after toweling skin dry. My favorite way to do this is with my Anti-Aging Body Skin Care Kit. Anti Aging Body Skin Care Kit I've used it for over 15 years on my own skin and it works like a charm. You could also use your favorite exfoliating scrub, followed by AmLactin Lotion or Cream. Tips to spring clean the skin on your body In addition to using the exfoliating scrub or sponge and an alpha hydroxy acid cleanser, you may need to deep clean the pores on your chest and back. You have more oil glands there and the pores can become clogged. Consider adding a Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush and the Clarisonic Body Brush Extension Handle to your bathing routine. Clarisonic plus body brush and skin cleansing system Clarisonic Body Brush Extension Handle Another quick fix is to have a professional Back Facial done by an aesthetician. At our Sonoma County office, our aestheticians are pros at back facials; the treatment is therapeutic and luxurious at the same time. Tips to spring clean the skin on your feet If you have rough skin on your feet, you need heavy-duty AHA exfoliation to get your feet ready for public display in sandals. My Rough Foot Skin Remover Kit works miracles! Rough Foot Skin Remover Kit Tips to spring clean your facial skin Your facial skin is on display 365 days of the year, but in the spring and summer you may want it even more ready to look great with self tanner. This means that your facial skin needs to be exfoliated to prevent the tanner from going on unevenly or making your freckles and age spots really dark. You can use exfoliating scrubs like Replenix Exfoliating Scrub before applying your self tanner. Replenix exfoliating scrub   A Clarisonic Brush Cleansing System helps gently exfoliate at the same time it cleans deeply into your pores too. Adding alpha hydroxy products to your skin care will add the "icing to the cake" to spring clean your skin. My Glycolic Acid AHA Anti-Aging Skin Care Kits have everything you need for professional-level AHA skin therapy. dermatologist recommended glycolic acid aha facial kits Remember that your skin needs sun protection every day so always apply a broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. This is especially true if you're planning to use AHAs during the spring and summer as exfoliated skin allows more harmful UV rays to get under your skin where they can cause damage. The best protection is clothing. On exposed skin apply a zinc oxide product when you're outdoors during the day. Click here to see the sunscreen products that I trust.  Photo: thanks and gratitude to Ingridf_NL  

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