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
- Exfoliating masks
My recommended spring skincare ritual looks like this:
To hydrate and get lymph moving, cleanse with Full Moon Cleansing Balm.
This unique cleansing balm includes grapefruit essential oil, a well loved fruit for stimulating the lymphatic system.
Using a pea size of the Full Moon Cleansing Balm, massage into your skin with a circular upwards motion and down towards your lymph nodes to depuff, destagnate and to bring fresh blood to your skin.
Full Moon Cleansing Balm 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 Wild Glow Toner. This botanical toner is filled with nutrient rich hydrosols and aloe juice, hydrating, plumping and supporting 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 Flower Bud Oil Serum. Flower Bud is filled with calendula and cold-pressed oils that nourish, support, protect and restore the skin. Flower Bud also contains anti-inflammatory, protective and free radical scavenging sea buckthorn berry c02, which restores all skin types.
This skincare ritual is perfect for morning and night. If you find that you need a bit more hydration, combine Flower Bud with a little bit of Nirvana Daily Restore Cream for your nightly spring treatment. This is my go-to combo.
Once a week, follow this same ritual but add in the Renewal Exfoliating Botanical Mask in between cleansing and toning the skin. The Renewal Mask is filled with a blend of antioxidant-rich hibiscus flowers, collagen-supporting rose hips, and mineral-rich rhassoul clay that work harmoniously to brighten, protect, and strengthen the skin through gentle botanical exfoliation.
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 Nectar Body Oil.
I hope these tips provide some practical guidance on how to support your skin best as we transition into spring. Shop the full seasonal collection here.