DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS HERE: Time to Lighten Up Your Skincare Routine
“Spring forward, Fall back.” That’s how we remember Daylight Saving Time (it is not “savings time. There is no plural).
Eagerly awaited by many who long for more light in the evening, when local standard time on Sunday, March 8, 2020, reaches 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, March 8, 2020, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 8, 2020 than the day before.
Daylight Saving Time ends When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 1, 2020 than the day before. However, there is more light in the morning.
It’s Time for Spring:
Daylight Savings Time officially begins on March 8th. Gone are the dark and gloomy evenings. Celebrate by shedding some light on your skincare products, shedding layers of heavy clothes and parking your fleecy boots away for next winter.
While March can be fickle, (remember the freak snowstorms we get occasionally?) temperatures are usually in the high 40’s, 50’s and occasional 60’s and the icy, gusty winds of winter become more subdued.
This is a great time to inventory your winter skincare staples and add some lighter, more fluid items to your skincare menu, putting away the heavy creams and ointments.
Transition Your Skincare to Daylight Saving Time:
You may find that March is a transitional month for your skin. Hidden away under so many layers, you may still have patches of dry, callused skin on your feet, and patches of dryness on your elbows, hands and feet. Your cheeks may also be a bit redder than usual and dry to the touch.
When you think of lighter skincare products, think serums, oils and lotions. A pumice stone and a body sponge can help remove flaky, dry skin and leave your skin primed for some topical nourishment.
P.S. If your feet really look like a disaster area, treat yourself to a professional pedicure and lose the tough calluses that often form when feet are tucked into boots for months. If you opt to DIY instead, discard your loofah every two weeks as it can harbor bacteria that flourish in the moist environment of your bathroom.
Get a Glow:
Step one in your new DST routine should include a face oil to shoo away the cast of winter and usher in the start of a new season. Try Sunday Riley’s ‘C.E.O. Glow’ a botanical-based face oil that’s perfect for those in need of a radiance boost.
The formula is infused with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, Golden Tumeric and Evening Primrose to promote skin’s defenses, while cold-pressed Ginger, Pomegranate and Red Raspberry Seed Oils leave a glowy finish.
Serious Hylauronic Serum:
If tiny little lines have formed around your eyes and lips, adding a hyaluronic serum to your regimen is a great idea. A good one to try is Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier. Hyaluronic acid is a super-moisturizer that will help ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up your skin and making it appear more firm and supple.
This unique formula also contains proxylane, liquorice root and purple rice to help skin glow with health.
Clever Skin Savers From Clarins:
Make sure to get plenty of restorative sleep and make the most of your body’s Circadian rhythm by applying an equally restorative night cream before tucking yourself in. Don’t skip a night. This is a “must-do” step for smooth, radiant skin. Clarin’s Super Restorative Night cream is a must.
Pair it with Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate. This wonderful, very lightly-scented eye cream nourishes and gently lifts to illuminate the eye area while replenishing and stimulating skin repair.
Remember, the delicate skin around your eyes needs specific ingredients well-suited to the eye area. This means ingredients won’t “wander” or seep into the eyes causing irritation. So, don’t try to cut corners by using your face cream as an eye cream.
Chuck Chapped Lips:
The Advice Sisters have reviewed many lovely lip protectors on advicesisters.com
For Daylight Savings Time I recommend Lip Whip Perfector is the ultimate lip buff and mask. It is a good step in prepping your lips for color that glides on smoothly and lasts.
Use it as a gentle lip exfoliator to remove dry skin and provide an even, healthy lip surface.
You can leave the Perfector on as a lip mask for up to five minutes for extra hydration. Lip Whip Perfector is also a way to remove existing lip color.
This lip balm can multi-task to erase the effects of Winter in just a few applications. It’s made with a blend of organic chamomile and sugar.
Time To Reset!
There is no time like the present to reset your skincare routine. And, don’t think you have to toss your trusted winter skincare products. If they were bought this winter, their shelf life should be good enough to get you through next winter too.
Just remember to check for expiration dates. Turn those clocks and watches forward! This is a good time to also check your fire alarms and other batteries!
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