Caring for our skin doesn't have to just step 1, 2, 3 and forget it! Maybe we could try fewer steps and more time enjoying each one, relishing these moments to care for ourselves.
Our skin really shows everything about our lifestyle, the inevitable wear and tear. And it's not just about what we are feeding our bodies, it´s also what we are feeding our minds. That's why I believe that integrating ritual and positive moments for ourselves are so important.
How can skin-care make your eyes sparkle? Well, that's all about the soul! A lasting sparkle definitely doesn't come out of any jar or store-bought lotion that I´ve seen. The real glow and smoothing of those little wrinkles (but please, laughter lines are a real sign of your beauty) comes from finding joy, loving ourselves and empowering our own natures, those things really show in your skin and make you glow in your natural vibrancy!
As I talk you through an example of my daily skincare ritual which, by the way, is always changing with the seasons, cycles and my needs. You will see that the product line I created is designed to be simple but most of all very adaptable. To fit into our real lives and real schedules. Whether it be 5 minutes or a luxurious hour, its still your moment... You can use the products simply alone, or mix and match to create your perfect hour-long spa ritual when you have the time!
So, play your favourite music, make yourself a nice cup of tea, take a long deep breath, and most of all ENJOY your time to care for yourself.
SKIN CLEAN & ALIVE
“To follow our bliss and dive deeply into the mysteries of fragrance, color, and taste; blend with the magnificent diversity of mother nature; and follow the inner signs to become aware of who we really are ” Prana Gogia
A gentle daily cleanse can be achieved with the most limited time, or extended to your heart's desire.
ROSE MILK FACIAL CLEANSER
Is especially apt to remove your makeup and dirt/pollution picked up during the day.
Apply with massage all over the face for as long as time will allow. You may remove simply with warm water, or alternatively with a natural facecloth under hot water and drape over your face, allow the steam to open your pores and wipe clean.
TRIPHALA CLEANSING POWDER
Is a powerful detoxifying and brightening cleanser. Gently exfoliating for when you need to revive tired skin. A blend of Triphala herbal preparation and vitamin C get to work, and Kaolin clay with colloidal Oat and spices detox and purify.
Dispense some of the powder about the size of a pound coin into the palm of your hand or small dish. Sprinkle just under the same quantity of water and mix to create a smooth effervescent paste. Apply over dry skin and massage over the face.
AS A FACE MASK
You may leave the paste on as a face mask for up to 15 mins. If you are about to step into a warm bath or shower, even better. use your time in the shower for the warm steam to aid the mask to penetrate the skin and activate the healing properties, simply remove at the end before stepping out.
For troubled skin, try using some natural honey to mix the Triphala paste. Apply a thicker layer as a mask and relax for a while, or steam in the bath. It´s a fantastic treatment for all skin types, especially those in need of something special.
ROSE MILK & TRIPHALA
These two are best friends! They love to be mixed together. For all the purifying benefits of Triphala with the hydrating, skin smoothing benefits of the Rose milk cleanser. Simply add equal parts of both and mix into a paste.
"Be good to your skin. You´ll wear it every day for the rest of your life." Renée Rouleau
SKIN BACK TO NATURE
SKIN BEE HAPPY REGENERATING MIST
Refresh, tone, balance, hydrate...
Lavender water, Witch hazel and pure Aloe vera juice help heal and regulate all the skin types. Lavender and Ylang ylang transport the senses.
After cleansing spritz over face and gently press into the skin. Dont forget the chest and shoulders. You can use the spray in any moment you feel the need for a quick pick me up and to bring a vibrant freshness to the skin.
Especially useful for helping skin prone to breakouts.
Moisturise the skin, yummy! It´s that moment of your ritual that's all about the conscious application of some good old fashioned skin food. Enjoying the feeling of smoothing and touching, of the plumpness of your skin, hydrating and enjoying all the benefits of the ingredients and beautiful aromas.
HEMPALICIOUS BALANCING FACIAL CREAM
Is a silky and wonderfully balancing face cream to help your skin regain its natural equilibrium, uniquely suited to heal and nourish your skin. For all skin types and especially suited to mixed/combination.
BUTTER & SEED NUTRITIOUS FACE CREAM
Thick and creamy soothing moisturizer, skin food to the max. Calming and buttery soft. Especially suited for sensitive, dry skin types
For mature skin types discover my new AIRE Radiance serum and AGUA rejuvenate facial cream from the ELEMENTS range.
It, of course, is part of each step but I love a facial massage sooo much that it must absolutely have its own category. As an extra treatment at any time, the stimulation of blood flow and drainage of the lymph are just a few of the benefits of a massage. Your face loves to be touched, it enlivens the complexion, brightening and relaxing the muscles and tissue.
And there are so many ways to include it...Try a massage before your cleanse and follow with a hot cloth. Or maybe after your cleansing routine, you can finish with a light layer of oil and massage in all those lovely active ingredients you used in the previous steps in your ritual.
Just enjoy it, feel what feels good for you!
TRIDEVI BALANCING COMPLEXION OIL
Tridevi is a unique blend of nourishing and balancing plant oils, to feed your skin. Three goddesses of the oil world team up to provide your skin with natural nutrition. Hemp seed oil, Argan oil and Avocado.
Dispense a few drops into the palm of your hand and warm between your palms, pat over face and gently massage over the skin for as long as you like.
You can use Tridevi alone, but it works wonderfully if you have very dry winter skin, apply after your moisturizing cream for maximum hydration.
Try adding a few drops to your treatment mask for a rejuvenating effect.
Try using as an evening treat as a perfect regenerating night-time treatment, the aroma and relaxation you find from this small ritual works to help you not only relax your muscles and all the benefits I mentioned before but also balances and conditions the skin while you get your beauty sleep.
"Massage is the answer...Who cares what the question is!" unknown
Enjoy inventing your own rituals based on what you really love!