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Suffering from the winter blues? Heidi Schiller, beauty editor at Tango magazine, shares some ideas and affordable products to help add a touch of spring to your face, body, hair and home.
Nothing says spring like the smell of fresh flowers. But until your garden starts blooming, try some new and creative fragrance ideas to set the mood and tone for your at-home spa.
Red Flower Home FragranceThese are beautiful bottles with fragrance reeds, and the product is organic. They add fragrance to your room without the tacky-smelling atomizer or boring candle. They may seem a little pricey, but they last for about five months, $75.
Origins Shedonism line
They are dried fragrant flower petals (based in Tahitian rituals and scents), and are the perfect way to get your home in the mood for spring. Scatter the fragrant petals in your lingerie drawer to lightly scent your clothes or fill a bowl like potpourri, $20.
CleanUse a “just-opened-the-windows-because-it's-spring”-scented linen spray from brands like Clean. When you are spring cleaning, there is nothing better than freshly laundered sheets, with a whiff of outdoors, $32.
Basic beauty ideas
Give your face and body a warm radiant glow, so you look like you've just been kissed by the fresh spring sun. And use products to help you fight that all over dry, flakey skin that comes with the constant changes in temperatures associated with the cold weather.
Clarisonic Skincare Brush: An at-home motorized scrub for your face that is literally like spring cleaning for your skin. Many top spas use them in their facials, so this is a great way to get rid of dead winter skin cells and dry skin for a fraction of the cost, $195.
Jergens Natural Glow Face Daily Moisturizer SPF 20: The best-selling body cream is now available for your face. Gets rid of winter white skin and protects your face from the sun, $6.99.
Anthony Logistics for Men Self-Tanner: Since this is designed for men, it is completely foolproof and not orangey at all. It spreads easily and won't rub off on clothes, $28.
Philosophy Inner Grace 3 in 1 Shower Cream: 100% of the gross profits are donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation when purchased on philosophy.com, $22.
Whish Shave Crave: A luxurious whipped shaving cream for women — super chic and ultra hydrating. They also have gorgeous crystal body brushes that transform the shaving cream into a lush cream, while exfoliating your skin, $32.
Au Lait Body Butter: Target has introduced this line of milk-based bath products. They are fortified with natural milk ingredients for luscious buttery skin, $12.99.
Marc Jacobs Splashes: Three spring scents that can be worn alone or layered for a light scent. Cucumber, Rain and Orange, $65 each.
Spring hair treatment
And lastly, slather on a weekly hair treatment that can start to return the youthful bounce and vibrancy to limp winter hair.
Paul Labrecque Repair Condition Lemongrass Hair & Scalp Treatment: Cold weather and indoor heat can leave hair looking lifeless and feeling brittle. Revive hair with a five-week intensive conditioning treatment, $55.