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Spring at last: tips for radiant skin

Winter hibernation is over and we are ready for spring! In complete contrast to our skin, which the winter has left behind tired and pale. Don't worry, that can be changed. With our tips for beautiful, radiant skin in spring. Now read on and get the glow...

Get winter-weary skin ready for spring

Good News: We're almost there! The long, gray and dreary winter months will soon be behind us and spring is already knocking gently but audibly. Everywhere it begins to bud, green and bloom. So let's get out of our winter cave and finally soak up the long-awaited rays of sunshine! If only it weren't for the pale, winter-weary skin that turns red and blotchy the first time it comes into contact with the sun and has no summer glow at all. Is that exactly how you feel? Then pay attention now! We'll tell you how to optimally care for and protect your skin this time of year so that it shines like the spring sun.

Skin care for glowing skin

In spring it is important not to overstress our skin. For months she hardly got any direct sun and the last of the summer tan has now disappeared from our faces. We should therefore handle them with kid gloves. To make the skin shine again, you need a little sensitivity and a routine that is based on the following three pillars: cleansing, care, protection . If you follow the tips below, your skin will soon be as radiant as the blue spring sky.

Radiant skin in 5 steps

At home: cleaning & care

1. Thorough cleaning in the evening.

With the FIVE make-up remover and the oil cleansing method. Our make-up removal oil for face and eyes is particularly gentle on the skin and is therefore also suitable for sensitive skin types. If you also want to promote blood circulation in your skin, combine the evening make-up removal ritual with a soothing facial massage. Good for the glow because it relaxes the facial muscles and therefore your facial expressions. At the same time, it supplies your skin with oxygen-rich blood, which transports nutrients better and thus provides a real boost of freshness.

We explain to you step by step the best way to cleanse your face with oil in the article “ Cleaning your face with oil – The Oil Cleansing Method ”.

2. Moisture is key.

Our skin needs moisture like we need the air to breathe. As the season changes, the way you moisturize also changes. In winter, oil-based cosmetics in particular protect our skin from wind and weather. With the warmer temperatures in spring, things are changing and lighter care products are finding their way into our bathroom cabinets.

That's why we recommend that you pamper your face, neck and décolleté with our FIVE facial serum after thorough cleansing. This means your skin can replenish its moisture reserves overnight and regenerate in peace - essential for radiant skin. In the morning, simply apply a generous amount of the facial serum together with one to two drops of facial oil to your face, which has been washed with lukewarm water, and the day can start.

3. Take care of your body holistically.

Not just your face, the rest of your body deserves care too. Because if you generally feel good in your skin, then you radiate that too - and so does your skin. So treat yourself to a brush massage in the morning, which stimulates lymphatic flow, which in turn strengthens the immune system. Other positive effects: You get going better in the morning and prevent cellulite. After showering, do something good for your still-damp skin by gently massaging in a body oil.

In this article we have summarized for you the most important points to consider when using a brush massage: Dry brushing: instructions for the self-care ritual.

Outdoors: Always well protected

4. Avoid active sunbathing.

As soon as the first warm spring sun shines through the cloud cover, we are drawn outside, into the open air. Whether it's going for a walk, on the picnic lawn or on the terrace of our favorite café: we want to soak up every ray of sunshine. This is completely okay if it is done in moderation. However, it is not a good idea to try to achieve radiant skin through excessive sunbathing .

In the long run, you will achieve exactly the opposite: a suntan may look nice at the beginning, but it promotes an uneven skin tone - and will make you look old in the truest sense of the word by the coming winter at the latest. To get “color on your face” in a healthy way in spring, our tip is: self-tanner and blush instead of excessive sun exposure.

☝️ Beauty tip : It's best to always keep self-tanner in the fridge and buy new every year. This way you avoid the risk of the tanning ingredient dihydroxyacetone having a carcinogenic effect.

5. Apply sunscreen.

An absolute MUST in spring, as the skin's own protection time against UV rays is short at this time of year. Self-protection time means the period of time during which your skin can protect itself from UV radiation without being damaged. By the way, this isn't just the case if you get a sunburn caused by UV-B rays. UV-A rays are also serious because they damage the deeper layers of the skin and thus accelerate skin aging.

The duration depends on the skin type and is just 10 minutes for very fair-skinned people (skin type 1). With sunscreen, this period of time cannot be delayed indefinitely, but at least it can be extended. That's why a small tube of sunscreen definitely belongs in every handbag and backpack in spring.

To be on the safe side, take a quick look at the best-before date on sunscreen from last summer before applying it. Unopened sunscreen usually has a shelf life of 30 months from the date of manufacture. However, it is better not to use opened tubes after a year, as the protective function of the UV filters they contain weakens over time.

☝️ Beauty tip : Don't forget to always wash off sunscreen thoroughly in the evening, so your skin can breathe and regenerate at night. Simply use the FIVE make-up remover as described in step 1.

At a glance: Get radiant skin in 5 steps

Step 1: Cleansing with the Oil Cleansing Method
Step 2: Moisture for regeneration
Step 3: Brush massage for blood circulation
Step 4: Self-tanner instead of sunbathing
Step 5: Sun protection against skin damage

Self-Care: Radiant skin from the inside out

Radiant skin is not just a question of proper care, but also the result of a holistically healthy lifestyle as well as inner balance and satisfaction. Use this moment of the year to finally throw unhealthy habits overboard. Spring gives you the positive energy you need to establish new routines :

Everyday tips for radiant skin

  • Go offline more often : Turn off the computer and put your cell phone aside - this relaxes you and brings you back into the analogue world.
  • Get out into the fresh air : Move outdoors for at least 30 minutes a day - whether it's a walk or a sport.
  • Take a break : breathe deeply, clear your head and then carry on calmly.
  • Get a good night's sleep : There is hardly a more efficient way to achieve radiant skin than sufficient and restful sleep.
  • An apple a day : Eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables - preferably seasonal and regionally sourced.

🥦 If you would like to know how to make your skin shine with an anti-inflammatory diet, we recommend taking a look at the article “ Anti-inflammatory diet for the skin – Why is the right diet important for beautiful skin?”

Declaration of love for spring

Spring may be the most longed-for season of all - but why is that? Why do we beam from ear to ear when it finally says: “Spring is here!” So ​​that you can experience this spring even more consciously and fully enjoy the wonderful energy of these months, our tip is: Create your personal love letter to spring with 10 things , which you are most looking forward to. By the way, this is what our declaration of love looks like – maybe we have a few points in common with you? 😊

Dear spring!

10 reasons why we love you so much:

  1. You give us that wonderful tingling feeling in our stomach that we usually only have when we are in love.
  2. You inspire us to have a picnic on the lawn with dear friends and family.
  3. You motivate us to do the much-needed spring cleaning – also on our skin and in our cosmetics cabinet.
  4. You bring us the seductive scent of flowering trees, bushes and meadows.
  5. You let us leave the house in daylight and come back in the evening.
  6. You're finally making outdoor sports possible again.
  7. You let us swap the thick anorak for a light jacket .
  8. You wake us up in the morning with the melodious chirping of birds .
  9. You make us want the first ice cream of the year.
  10. You make us want to have a barbecue in the garden .

Spring, how wonderful that you exist! 💘

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