It may only be April but we're ecstatic that Spring is finally here! More sun, a fresh breeze, melting snow and little green buds sprouting from the trees. Spring is all about rebirth, a fresh start and the multi-coloured beauty of the world. Who doesn't love a good spring cleaning?! But what are some other ways we can renew and start fresh at this time of year. We'll dive into all the ways to refresh inner and outer beauty... read on!
1. Drink More Water
This seems like a no brainer but many of us get in the bad habit of drinking too much coffee and cocktails throughout the winter as way to comfort us on those freezing mornings and dark evenings. Swapping out that first morning coffee for water is a simple way to improve digestion, energy levels and promote clearer, more hydrated skin. We love to infuse our water with fresh lemon and cucumber as it reminds us of being at the spa!
2. Be In Nature
Nature is therapeutic, its scientifically proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase short-term memory and boost creativity. A few ways we love to get out in nature more including planting a garden with our favourite veggies, going on a hike in the river valley and picnics in the park with friends. Hit up the Italian Centre or any local market and grab items to create your own charcuterie board for your bespoke picnic experience!
3. Try Something New
To help us get out of that winter hibernation, we love to jump feet first into new activities and experiences. Spring is such an energizing time, it's full of excitement and possibilities, which feels like a great opportunity to try something new! Painting, pottery or dance classes are a wonderful way to get creative. We've all been drooling over From Tree To Sea Ceramics and we're dying to learn the art of creating pottery as beautiful as hers.
If classes aren't your thing, visiting a new city could be the fresh excitement you need. Taking in the sights and sounds of a new place always enriches the soul. We also love trying food at as many restaurants as humanly possible in a new city. Isn't that what travel's really all about?
4. Add More Colour To Your Dinner Plate
For us winter is all about carbs! Pasta, breads, treats, any warm comfort food. By the time spring arrives our bodies are screaming for fresh fruits and veggies. In Alberta late May is generally the time local farmers markets start their season and many of us start planting our gardens at home. Take advantage of all the amazing food that's in season and explore new recipes. Some of our favourite resources for healthy and delicious recipes are; Minimalist Baker, Nutrition Stripped, Oh She Glows and Pinch Of Yum.
5. Let Your Beauty Bloom
Rather than looking at beauty from a point of what you should change, instead focus on how you can care for yourself. A few ways to care for your natural beauty include wearing SPF everyday and not just on your face! Our favourite SPF line is COOLA, they offer amazing products like an SPF 30 makeup setting spray.
Exfoliation is another amazing way to promote natural radiance. We love using a dry brush with our Cocoa & Rose Body Oil, it's so invigorating and your skin just glows afterwards. For facial exfoliation we use the Exotic Pink Coffee Dust, it's gentle yet effective and smells heavenly.
Spring is all about beautiful bright colours, why not spice up your makeup routine with a pop of colour? We're obsessed with the stunning lip colours from Axiology, a vegan, all-natural focused company offering over 30 lipstick and lip crayon colours that are perfect for spring! Aether Beauty's celestial eye shadow palettes are infused with gemstones and chalked full of amazing ingredients like rosehip oil, they're sure to leave you feeling absolutely angelic!
What Are Some Ways You Usher In Spring?
We'd love to hear about your spring activities and rituals to enhance inner and outer beauty. Tag us on instagram with the hashtag #puramoments to share your moments of self-care, inspiration and nourishment!