The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and we're finally spending more time outdoors. The windows are open and we're getting a fresh infusion of air. Yes!
After winter, our skin can sometimes feel stagnant, puffy, dull and dry. After months of spending time indoors with warm, dry air or outdoors in harsher cool air, our skin is looking for a bit of a refresh.
Spring is often the time of more movement, flow and water. We naturally move more and so does the water through rain and melting snow. By taking a cue from what's happening naturally around us, we can find a routine that connects us to the season and to ourselves—all while supporting and nourishing our skin from the inside out and outside in.
Spring is often the time for:
- Lymph detox
- Dry brushing
- Gua sha
My recommended spring skincare ritual looks like this:
To hydrate and get lymph moving, cleanse with Seatide Daily Cleanser.
This unique cleansing balm includes grapefruit essential oil, a well loved fruit for stimulating the lymphatic system.
Using a pea size of the Seatide Daily Cleanser, massage into your skin with a circular upwards motion and down towards your lymph nodes to depuff, destagnate, and encourage circulation in your skin.
Seatide Daily Cleanser also provides the perfect slip for your gua sha ritual.
Add a little bit of water and continue to massage the balm into your skin, with a focus on the puffy, stagnant or dull areas on your skin. Take your time and enjoy the process.
Then, gently rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft washcloth. If your skin is more oily, you can use a bit more pressure to remove more of the cleansing balm from your skin.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Once you’ve lightly dried your skin, mist generously with Mountain Flora Mist. This botanical toner is filled with nutrient rich hydrosols and aloe juice to hydrate, plump, and support your skin's natural barrier function and to help other products absorb into your skin.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to start incorporating spring infusions into your every day routine. I like nettle in the spring. You can also try the Beauty Tea recipe for an all encompassing tea for internal and external health.
Immediately follow with a few drops of Wild Earth Facial Oil. This botanical concentrate is infused with calendula, tulsi, comfrey, and cold-pressed oils that nourish, support, protect, and revitalize the skin.
Wild Earth Facial Oil also contains anti-inflammatory, protective, and free radical scavenging sea buckthorn berry oil, which restores and balances all skin types.
This skincare ritual is perfect for morning and night. If you find that you need a bit more hydration, combine Wild Earth Facial Oil with a little bit of Nirvana Daily Restore Cream for your nightly spring treatment. This is my go-to combo.
Spring Body Ritual
Dry body brushing is a practice where you exfoliate your skin with a tough bristled brush while stimulating circulation and your lymph system. Learn more about how to dry body brush here. After your dry brushing ritual, take a shower and finish with a generous application of Sunspell Body Nectar.
I hope these tips provide some practical guidance on how to support your skin best as we transition into spring. Get started with Lagom Body Co. with the Best Sellers Facial Set and say hello to glowing spring skin.