Honor, respect, courteousness — virtues these excellent gentlemen bring to mind. As winter nears its end, the birds return, the harsh cold eases its grip, the trees begin to bud and the plants begin to blossom. There are many things to reassess as we head into spring, including how we take care of ourselves.
Grooming yourself shows that you can take care of yourself. You can take the initiative in feeling and looking your best. Don’t miss out on making the best first impression.
Moisturizing is the key to healthy skin! During the winter, you might have used a thicker, long-lasting moisturizer. In essence, it would protect your skin from the bitter cold and dry air. But, using the same product in spring could feel heavy and overwhelming. What should you use?
If you prefer a specific brand, check their site for lighter alternatives. Or, if you have sensitive skin, consider using natural oils or creams. But, if you’re still concerned, speak to a doctor or dermatologist.
To that end, try to incorporate sun protection into your skincare routine. Why? Simply, the number one cause of wrinkles, premature aging, and skin cancer is none other than the Sun. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration says that “there were more than 80,422 people diagnosed with melanoma of the skin —the most serious form of skin cancer— in 2015 alone.”
The most unsettling fact about sun damage may be that it’s irreversible. In effect, once UVA/B rays are burned into the skin, they can’t be removed, to which end, cancer can’t be undone.
Hats, scarves, hoods, long nights, cold days — the core of the winter season. All of these can take their toll on your hair. In fact, hats, while protective and important, can sometimes place undue stress on your hair. Wearing a tight hat or beanie can place strain on your hair follicles. Additionally, such tight-wear stifles your scalp creating the perfect environment for sweat and bacteria.
So, would it be a bad thing to get a haircut? That’s up to you. Is trimming your ends —dead or not— something you’re okay with. Can getting a professional shampoo benefit your scalp? Spring is about letting your hair flow in the breeze, right? Plus, new season, new you?
You might even consider a new hairstyle! Something more freeing and creative. If that’s what you decide, flaunt it! But, be sure to take care of your hair. Try hair masks or scalp-friendly shampoo and conditioners. If your hair needs gel, try a pomade instead. Or, even a scalp-friendly pomade! The spring days are yours — all 90 or so of them. Make them count!
What To Bring Into The New Season
- Sun Protection
- New Hairstyle
What should you leave behind? The cold dry air, your hat scarves and gloves, and maybe even your thick lotions. As you make the most of your spring, try a new deodorant scent or cologne. Changing up your smell can attract, not only bees but, also a special someone.
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