Spring Rejuvenation for Your Skin

Spring Blossoms
On April 4, 2017 by Susan Griffin-Black in ANATOMY OF A RITUAL, INSIDE INFORMATION

Spring is here and the earth is laughing in flowers. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waking earlier, smiling more, and my whole being feels brighter and lighter. Along with the transition in my attitude  and wardrobe, it’s also time to renew my skin care ritual for spring. 

Winter is not my favorite season; the long nights and cold weather are hard on my body and mind. And, when spring finally arrives I tend to find that my skin is in need of pampering before it gets its big debut on the first warm day of the season. 

Exfoliating is key as we transition into spring. Exfoliation will help remove the dry, tired skin that built up over the cold winter months. For these warmer months, I recommend exfoliating first then cleansing to remove any remaining impurities.

Got Time? Use our Moroccan Lava Clay Exfoliating Scrub mixed with a small amount of water as a masque. Let the mixture dry, then use a little more warm water to loosen the clay and gently massage the mixture against your skin before rinsing. Follow with the Coconut Cleansing Milk to cleanse any remaining impurities.

Got No Time? Mix a little of the Moroccan Lava Clay with a dime sized amount of the Coconut Cleansing Milk and massage onto skin before rinsing.

As the days get longer (and warmer!) it’s time to trade the heavy moisturizers of winter for lighter ones. I use the same serum through every season, but I definitely change the routine as the weather changes.

Got Time? Use the Transformative Night Serum in the evening, giving your skin an extra boost of moisture after long days in the sun. Then, after exfoliating and cleansing in the morning, use a pea-sized drop of the Organic Face Oil and follow with a similar amount of the Hydrating Face Moisturizer.

Got No Time? Mix a small amount of Hydrating Face Moisturizer with a few drops of the Organic Face Oil and massage into your skin.

What we eat and drink and how we sleep can also have big effects on how our skin looks and feels. Eating foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids (foods like Salmon, Tuna, Avocado, or raw Almonds for instance) can boost our body’s ability to create collagen. Drinking enough water is key, pay attention to your water intake as the weather gets warmer and stay hydrated. And, remember to get enough sleep. I know, the days are longer and the nights are warmer and it’s hard to get to bed early, but do your skin (and your whole self) a little favor and try for those magical seven hours a night.

Happy Spring, friends!

XO – Susan