Health and beauty tips for spring
Ways to help you look good and feel happy, healthy and vibrant as we head into spring
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.