Skin-Habits

If you’re feeling the inexplicable urge to clean closets, plant a garden, and shop for pastel paint colors, you’re not alone. This spring awakening is a common phenomenon, so embrace it! With the change in weather, increased sun exposure and, likely, activity levels, now is the perfect time to reevaluate your skin care routine. To help ease you into the seasonal transition, the MyChelle Beauty Squad—Ramona, Catie, Kimberly, and Maggie—are sharing their top beauty tips to give skin a fresh start this spring. If you have a questions for our fierce foursome, email it to community@mychelle.com.

1. Adopt a Nightly Cleansing Ritual

Commit to washing your face before bed each night, even if you hold out until after the Late, Late, LATE show. Skin attracts dirt, debris, and free radicals throughout the day and makeup settles into pores and facials lines, creating a breeding ground for bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells. The combination can leave skin with a tired, dull appearance and lead to premature aging. If you want to awaken with fresh, dewy skin—and a clean pillowcase— incorporate a gentle detoxifying cleanser into your routine to wash away the day.”
– Ramona, Vice President of Marketing 

Ramona’s Spring Cleanser Pick:
MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser – Perfect for all skin types, this refreshingly sudsy cleanser will remove surface impurities and gently exfoliate with multi-fruit Alpha Hydroxy Acids while Antioxidant Turmeric helps calm skin and ease irritation to protect skin health.

2. Polish to Perfection

Regular exfoliation is essential to maintaining healthy skin. A proper scrub gently removes the top layer of dead skin and unblocks clogged pores for a fresher, firmer, and smoother appearance. Professional laser treatments and chemical peels can be a great option for a beauty refresh, but if you aren’t ready for the down time or $$$ involved with these more aggressive treatments, try an at-home peel. MyChelle’s treatments are naturally formulated with potent blends of plant-derived skin brighteners and smoothers to dissolve dry, dead skin cells while increasing cellular turnover.”
– Catie, Director of Product Development & Brand Management

Catie’s Most A-peel-ing Recommendation
Fruit Fiesta Peel – Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a weekly application of this multi-fruit acid peel formulated with 7% Lactic Acid.

3. Throw Shade at the Sun

“Year-round, daily SPF sun protection is a must, but as the spring months heat up, we tend to expose ourselves to more of Mother Nature’s UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays can cause superficial damage like sunburns, while UVA rays are responsible for the aging aspects of sun exposure like wrinkling, loss of firmness, and hyperpigmentation. All MyChelle natural sun care products use Titanium Dioxide and/or clear Zinc Oxide to offer a mineral-based, broad-spectrum defense that helps prevent the premature signs of aging.
– Kimberly, Chief Marketing Officer

Kimberly’s Everyday SPF:
Daily Defense Cream SPF 17  Nourishing ingredients combinee with Zinc Oxide to moisturize and protect in one easy step.

4. Eat Your Way to Healthier Skin

“A poor diet will adversely and noticeably affect the health of your skin, nails, and hair. To reverse and revitalize skin tone and texture, swap processed, prepackaged foods for organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. To help reduce inflammation and decrease the likelihood of acne breakouts, choose naturally colorful, skin-friendly foods like antioxidant-rich red and purple berries; bright orange salmon loaded with Omega 3; and dark leafy greens packed with Vitamins A, C, and E!
– Maggie, Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Maggie’s Go-To Recipe Resources:
Whole Foods Market stores offer some of the best fresh picks for spring: artichokes, asparagus, avocados, strawberries, and kale are all in season and can be incorporated into meals and snacks throughout the day. For seasonal menu inspiration, there are several recipes sites and blogs that offer a bounty of fresh and fabulous meal ideas.