Health and beauty tips for spring

Ways to help you look good and feel happy, healthy and vi­brant as we head into spring

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GET MOVING

If you’ve spent a good part of the past few months rugged up on the couch watch­ing Net­flix, it’s time to start moving again. Try a brisk walk or cy­cle around your neigh­bour­hood or your lo­cal park, or a jog on the beach if you’re close to the coast. Any form of ex­er­cise is good for you, and will trig­ger the re­lease of en­dor­phins, which will help re­duce stress and get rid of any win­ter blues.

GIVE YOUR SKIN SOME LOVE

Your skin is prob­a­bly a lit­tle dry and dull by the end of win­ter. Bring out its bright­ness with some ex­tra ex­fo­li­at­ing – it will re­move old lay­ers of skin and help mois­turis­ers ab­sorb bet­ter. Try a face scrub or a gen­tle chem­i­cal ex­fo­lia­tor for your face or visit a sa­lon for a pro­fes­sional fa­cial or peel. Frangipani Beauty Spa at Bal­lina have a range of fa­cials in­clud­ing the half hour ex­press fa­cial, which in­cludes a dou­ble cleanse, ex­fo­li­ate, treat­ment mask and fin­ish­ing cream, as well as skin peel treat­ments to keep your skin look­ing smooth and fresh.

NOUR­ISH YOUR HAIR

Like your skin, there’s a good chance the months of dry air, win­ter winds and in­door heat­ing have left your hair feel­ing parched. Put the mois­ture back in with a homemade mask. Blend half an avocado with one quar­ter cup may­on­naise, one tbsp of co­conut oil, one tbsp of olive oil, one tbsp honey and four tbsp of wa­ter. Comb through damp hair then leave for 15-20 min­utes. Rinse then sham­poo and con­di­tion as usual.

BEST FOOT FOR­WARD

It’s time to re­lease your feet from the win­ter boots and slip into those strappy san­dals. A pedi­cure will have your feet look­ing their best (and you feel­ing re­laxed). Frangipani Beauty Spa at Bal­lina of­fers a range of pedi­cures, from the Mini, which in­cludes a cut, file and pol­ish, leg and feet ex­fo­li­a­tion and a mas­sage from their spa chair; to the Ul­ti­mate Gel pedi­cure, in which your ther­a­pist gives your feet an aro­mather­apy spa, mas­sage and ex­fo­li­a­tion, then blade, buff and gel nails, as you re­lax in a re­clin­ing mas­sage chair.

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