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4 All Natural Beauty Tips for Spring

April 8, 2014

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Spring is my favorite time of year. The trees are turning green, the flowers are blooming, and everyone seems to be outside enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather. I love watching the entire world start to come back to life after a long, cold winter!

But there’s one thing that I don’t love about spring, and that’s the transition from the thick, cozy clothing of winter to lighter warm-weather clothes that tend to show a bit of skin. If you’re anything like me, your winter skin is dry, flaky, and pale—and don’t even get me started on my frizzy, dull locks! Luckily, with a bit of at home beauty TLC, you can bring your skin and hair back to life just in time to bury your tights in the back of your drawer and pull out the sleeveless shirts!

Here are my 4 favorite DIY, all-natural beauty treatments for a spring makeover:

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

The first step to spring-ready skin is to literally shed you winter skin! This exfoliating scrub does a great job, plus it incorporates natural beauty superstar, coconut oil. Mix 3 tablespoons of virgin, unrefined coconut oil with ½ cup sugar. I use this evaporated cane juice organic sugar ,  In the shower, use your hands to scrub the mixture vigorously all over your body. Rinse off with warm water then towel dry. Your skin will feel silky smooth and hydrated, as some of the coconut oil will stay on your skin and act as an intensive moisturizer.

Dry Brushing

This is a great daily tip to carry with you from winter to spring. Purchase a special brush made for dry brushing, and gently run it over your entire body every morning. This will help remove dead skin cells, which contribute to dry, flaky skin. It will also give your body a chance to detox daily. 

Nourishing Hair Mask

Your hair might just be the biggest victim of winter weather! It’s been exposed to harsh elements for months and is probably looking pretty dry and lifeless. To help it out, massage a few teaspoons of olive oil, combined with 2 or 3 drops of tea tree essential oil, into your scalp. Leave it in for 20 to 30 minutes, and then wash out using your regular shampoo followed by conditioner. Do this one or two times a week for healthy, shiny hair!

Nighttime Foot Mask

Don’t overlook your feet as you get your skin and body ready for spring. They are about to make their annual sandal debut after all! I like to use a thick salve like Bag Balm, or even plain old Vaseline, a couple times a week to soften the skin on my feet and moisturize them to prevent cracked heels. Just apply a thick layer to both feet, slip on some thick (and preferably very fuzzy) socks, and hit the sack. In the morning, your feet will feel brand new!

Do you have any natural at home beauty tricks that you turn to as you prepare for warmer weather? Tell us in the comments!