6 spring care essentails

6 Spring care essentials you should not live without.

By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

Is your skin ready for the warmer days of spring? Getting your skin ready means detox-time and making sure that the skin is fortified, nourished, and very well-hydrated. Your skin is about to go through a seasonal transition which means adjusting your natural skin care products and routine. Read on to learn about Spring skin care essentials for gorgeous healthy skin all season long.

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Here are 6 top tips from Pure Fiji and V for Hair and Beauty Merivale.

1. Tame body acne

We sweat a lot during the warmer months especially when we are active. Whether you are working out, gardening, or doing some sort of an outdoor activity it is vital that you shower immediately afterwards using an exfoliating body cleanser like Pure Fiji’s Coconut Milk Shower Gel. This dreamy coconut milk shower gel is packed with moisturizing agents to hydrate the skin without stripping it of its natural oils, while pineapple extracts gently buff away dead skin cells and impurities leaving skin super-soft as the power of sweet-smelling coconut transports you to paradise. 

Pure fiji shower gel

2. Get rid of dry skin

What is the fastest way to smooth skin? Exfoliate! It may seem counterintuitive to exfoliate but incorporating a gentle exfoliator like Pure Fiji’s Coconut Crush Scrub into your everyday routine will help remove dead skin cells and free up your skin to absorb moisturizing products more effectively.

Pure Fiji body scrub

Why you will love it:

A decadent coconut crème scrub infused with crushed coconut shells from the South Pacific for a smoother exfoliation. Designed to gently buff away dry skin cells and unclog pores to rejuvenate your skin while vitamin rich coconut crème with exotic drift nut oils deeply moisturizes and nourishes your skin. Your complexion is left looking smooth, hydrated, and glowing and with your favourite aromatic infusion also transports you to the tropics.


3. Self- tanning & Spray tanning

Now that the weather is heating up it is time to consider fake tans. You do not have to bake in the sun for hours if you are going after that sun-kissed glow.  There are natural fake tans that are toxin free, chemical free and will not irritate your skin. We at V For Hair and Beauty can help you with all your spray tanning needs.

spray tanning

4. Body oil

An absolute summer essential is Pure Fiji’s Exotic Bath and Body Oil. An award-winning spa product this multi-tasking all-natural organic oil gives you deeply hydrated, glow-y, and subtly luminous skin. It is truly the ultimate all-natural beauty multi-tasker. Use as a massage oil, daily moisturizing treatment, hot oil hair treatment, makeup remover, and more! Who does not love having one beauty product in your arsenal that can do so many things?

For self-massage pour a small amount on the palm of your hands and rub it together. Start from the top of the head and scalp; massage the oil moving downwards your ears, neck, and shoulders. Massage the arms with long strokes, then work in a circular motion for the chest, abdomen, and hips. Treat your legs to long strokes and finish off with extra attention on the hands and feet.

Pure fiji body oil

5. Detox water

Detox water is the perfect way to get all the necessary nutrients required for clear, glowing skin. Water alone is an important key to great skin as it flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients to your cells and keeps your cells hydrated. And hydrated skin = glowing skin. Take it with you wherever you go so you stay hydrated all day long. Why not try this simple 2-ingredient detox water for acneic skin?

Homemade Blueberry Orange Water – recipe from Pure Fiji

 Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 mandarin oranges, cut into wedges
  • a handful of blueberries
  • ice

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a pitcher.
  • Put in the fridge for 2-24 hours to allow the water to infuse.
  • Squeeze in the juice of one mandarin orange and muddle the blueberries to intensify flavour a bit.
  • Serve cold, enjoy!
water for hydration

Blueberries are one of the highest sources of antioxidants, which work wonders for acne-prone skin. Plus, mandarin oranges are packed with vitamin C; another powerful antioxidant that will help clear up your complexion.


6. Take a break..

Even a night away with a little R&R and time out does wonders for the mind body and soul. We snuck away last weekend to one of our favourite spots Twizel. Very tranquil and just two nights away was a real reviver.

south island road trip

Summary

Getting your dose of natural vitamin D from the sun is important for your skin. However, UV rays can cause a lot of skin damage if you are unprotected. Drying and premature wrinkling are just two of many negative consequences from too much sun; there’s also dehydration, which can lead to moisture issues and blemishes, and skin cancer, which can be deadly. Take a break from direct sun every couple of hours and find some shade for 15-30 minutes. Doing so can really save you and your skin from a lot of the damage caused by the sun. Find a shady spot under a leafy tree, or patio umbrella and enjoy a lovely spray mist of Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Mist and you are all set!

pure fiji body mist
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