If you are feeling sluggish after the winter then you are not alone. Most people will feel tired and worn out after the long, cold months. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay that way!
Try these five ways to boost your body and put a spring in your step to welcome warmer weather.
After cold months your skin can feel sluggish and puffy, especially if you have been wrapped up all winter in thick clothes. Get your circulation going again with a daily massage before you go to bed. The increased blood flow will bring colour back to your cheeks as well as repair damaged skin. Use a moisturising body balm to give your skin a treat as well. Massage your entire body slowly starting on the arms and hands and slowly working down to your feet. If your partner is willing, ask him to help out, but remember to return the favour.
Brush away the winter
Your skin will no doubt have suffered over the winter months, which may have left it dry and damaged. Rejuvenate your skin using an exfoliating scrub that removes dead skin cells and helps to smooth out bumps and flakiness. You can even replace your usual body wash with an exfoliating wash to save time. Exfoliating will not only remove the old dead skin but also bood blood circulation and even help fight the appearance of cellulite.
No one can deny that you feel better with a bit of colour on your skin. After winter, unless you have been away for a holiday, chances are that your skin will be ghostly pale — so why not fake it? The tan doesn’t have to be a thick orange one, just a slight glow will make you feel better. Take a look at what is on the market. There are many good-quality fake tan brands that can provide you with a holiday glow in a bottle.
Skin that is nourished and hydrated not only looks and feels better, but also reduces the appearance of cellulite, which no one wants with swimsuit season coming up. Moisturise your skin every morning or after you have a shower with a super-intensive body cream. Your body will feel softer and look shiner and healthy.
After a long, winter break your body can feel less toned than it was. Over-indulging during the holidays and avoiding the gym on cold days all add up to a “softer” you. To get back in shape why not go swimming once or twice a week. It is good cardio exercise and it works out most of your body, too. You can go at your own pace or sign up to a club. If you do some research, your local club may even have a spa area that can be beneficial for your body as well. The sauna or steam room helps to remove toxins from your body, and the hot tub is the perfect way to boost your body’s circulation.