Spring forward – Fall back. Each spring and autumn we follow the tradition of setting our clocks ahead one hour in the spring and back one hour in the fall. The idea came from Benjamin Franklin, but wasn’t enacted until 1916 in Europe and 1918 in the US.
The extra hour during the warmer spring and summer months gives us an extra hour of daylight, and studies have shown a decrease in accidents in these months along with an uptick in exercise and activities. It also saves energy, as the nights are shorter and people don’t need to use lights until later in the evening.
This year, Daylight Saving Time will occur on March 13th at 2am (local time) and will last until November 5th, when clocks will again go back one hour. This extra hour of sunlight could be a great time to start a new beauty routine. We suggest using Christie Brinkley authentic skin care products to help create the perfect routine for you.
Two time changes twice a year doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, but if you are in a regular routine, it can take some adjusting to. Here are a few ways to help ease the transition this spring:
- Plan ahead and gradually adjust to the upcoming time change over a week or two, adjusting in 10 or 15 minute increments.
- Spring tends to be easier to adjust to since we are gaining an hour, but it can get us on the backend at bed time, so try to get up at your normal time to make sure you sleep enough.
- Try to stick to your evening routine at bedtime for an easier adjustment.
- Napping during this time can backfire and make it take longer to adjust, so try to stick to a solid night’s rest.
And with the extra hour of sunlight, enjoy the great outdoors, warmer weather and later sunsets. Summer is near…