Winter officially draws to a close in March so it’s the best time to do a little “freshening up.” Your skin is starting to come back to life as though awaking from hibernation. As your skin is dealing with the warmer temperatures your skincare should follow suit, both on and off the court.
People often don’t understand how important it is to exfoliate and cleanse regularly. Most acne-related problems could be prevented simply by cleansing daily. You may not feel as though you have gotten that dirty throughout the day but the simple act of waking up puts you in the midst of everything airborne.
An exfoliant such as Hugo Naturals Kumquat Brown Sugar Body Polish ($12.99, hugonaturals.com) is great to use once weekly to exfoliate dead skin and remove impurities. It also prevents excess oil and sweat from getting trapped under dead skin cells. Follow that with a skin-appropriate facial cleanser on the days you are not using a scrub. Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Fresh Cleansing Foam ($5.99, garnier.com) is ideal for dry skin and Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Resurfacing 3-Way Cleanser ($6.99, garnier.com) is great for oily skin and can be used a few different ways.
Originally published in March/April 2011