Spring Cleaning For Your Skin

How To Prevent Dry Skin

Hello world,

It is March 13, the first day of daylight saving time and that can only mean one thing- spring is in the air. If you have been having a rough winter you don’t mind losing an hour of sleep because that signals longer daylight hours, and less grumpy people. It is also the time to do a little spring cleaning.

In this blog we will talk about our skin rather than our house. All seasons have an effect on your skin. Your skin is the largest organ, but many times you don’t think of it that way. Well, what does your skin need? A simple and basic skin care regimen is cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. If you are not doing this you do not have a skin care regimen and your skin is making you look older than you really are. If you are a teenager you need to be on a skin care regimen.

The winter weather has dried out your skin. That is made worse because most people do not drink enough water, so their skin is dry. Harsh weather and dry skin are not good for your skin. Soap also dries out your skin and leaves the same scum on your skin as what is left on your shower curtain. So what do you do?

Make sure you find a product line that at least has products to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. I love Mary Kay and have a personal beauty consultant who keeps my skin looking younger, firmer, and well moisturized especially during the winter. In spring I get a complete makeover (spring skin cleaning).

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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time Not Saving Any Time

Hello world,

Depending on the part of the world you are living in, you should have set your clocks and watches one hour ahead before you went to bed. Today, March 13 marks another season of Daylight Saving Time (DST). As the saying goes, “Spring Forward and Fall back.” That means we go 1 hour forward today and that means we lost one precious hour of sleep.

The idea of daylight saving time is a good one, but somehow it does not seem to be saving us much energy based on studies. Yet, we continue to spring forward. One good thing about DST is that we know spring is near.

The other part of the issue is that many people are just not getting enough sleep. People are staying up later than usual and when the time changes, particularly when we lose one hour of sleep, it just adds to our stress.

The best way to stay on top of the sleep issue is to make sure you go to bed an hour earlier tonight. Even if you do not sleep right away, try to get into bed and let your body relax and in no time you will be fast asleep. Make sure if you have children you get them in bed early tonight so they can be ready for school tomorrow morning.