As the weather slowly starts to change and the sun starts to shine, it is the perfect time to pay some attention to your skin and restore its natural glow. Post winter skin can be dull, flaky and dry but I have devised a five step routine that will restore skins glow, gently and naturally with these organic beauty heroes:
Step one: The perfect cleanse
The foundation of any good routine, your cleanser will ensure that skin is soft and glowing, as well as preparing it for any treatments that you will be using afterwards. I find the Lulu and Boo Chocolate orange cleansing oil perfect for everyday use. Suitable for all skin types this oil is nourishing yet easily removed and when massaged in to face, the blend of fatty acids thanks to the chia and Argan oils will lift away any make up, grime and impurities as well as improving circulation and radiance.
Step two: The gentle exfoliation
Whilst exfoliation is key for healthy skin, many people over exfoliate leading to more problems such as sensitivity and dryness. The Pai Kukui and Jojoba bead exfoliator provides a gentle yet thorough exfoliation that is suitable for even the most sensitive of skins. The unique gel/oil texture contains kukui oil to hydrate whilst the gentle jojoba beads get to work on any remaining dry and congested patches. When you apply water the silky oil turns in to a milk texture making it easy to remove and leaving the skin refreshed and refined without feeling stripped.
Step 3: The pampering face mask
Once skin is perfectly exfoliated it is ready for a face mask, the perfect treat to keep skin looking it’s best. The Neals Yard Remedies White Tea enriching Face mask contains a beautiful blend of gentle kaolin clay and soothing botanicals such as pumpkin seed and evening primrose to plump and hydrate the skin. Just ten minutes is needed for this mask to work its magic and afterwards skin feels soft, smooth and plump.
Step 4: The hydrating mist
After you have removed your face mask let the soothing properties of Rose hydrate and calm the skin. Used for years to calm sensitivity, organic rose water is one of my favourite beauty ingredients. The Rose and Echinacea toner from Herbfarmacy is ideal for use every day, simply spray directly on the skin and press gently to allow the skin to absorb the flower water. The inclusion of the herb Echinacea which is slightly astringent makes it ideal for use as a toner.
Step five: Perfecting serums
Whilst skin is still damp from the application of toner it is the perfect time to add a powerhouse serum to replenish and restore skins moisture and add back the healthy glow that is missing after the winter months. The Botanicals Radiance serum is ideal for all skin types and contains a blend of apricot oil, avocado oil, rosehip and grapeseed amongst others, these precious plant oils have wonderful benefits for the skin and over time will dramatically improve skin tone and texture. To apply just take a few drops and warm in the palms of the hands then smooth and massage in to the skin.
This simple routine is the perfect way to incorporate beautiful organic ingredients in to your skincare regime and to take advantage of the best that nature has to offer. What organic products do you love that make you glow?