Well all know by now that it’s important to protect the skin during the hot months of summer, right? We’ve read the articles, and we know the facts about sun exposure when it comes to long term UV damage and pigmentation. But sometimes, the heat wins and after a cocktail or two and a few too many hours outside soaking up the sun’s warm rays, we’re left with unwanted congestion, and uneven skin tone.
Luckily, there happen to be a number of ways to heal and reduce sun damage - naturally. Try the skincare routine below for a glowing, radiant complexion as we move into fall.
Weekly exfoliation ensures dead skin cells are sloughed off to allow for the maximum absorption of treatments or other hydrating products. Our Fresh Face Exfoliant is formulated with ground almond flour, oat flour, and quinoa along with a brightening combo of bergamot and orange essential oils. We love using quinoa in this formula because it has a soft husk which won’t irritate sensitive skin. Use 1-2x/week, especially before an application of our Rejuvenating Green Tea Mask.
Uneven, congested skin benefits from a gently detoxifying clay mask like our Rejuvenating Green Tea Mask. An effective combination of antioxidant rich seaweed powder, purifying BC colloidal clay and healing green tea, this mask helps decongest, heal UV damage and brighten a dull complexion. Green tea comes from a tea plant native to Asia called Camellia sinensis and is rich in a powerful antioxidant known as Epigallocatechin Gallate. Studies have shown the polyphenols found in green tea target free radicals, particularly those caused by sun exposure to help reduce inflammation and pigmentation. To brighten and even skin tone, we recommend mixing a tbsp of our mask with steeped (chilled!) green tea 1-2x/week.
Adding a few drops of oil to your moisturizer is a great way to ‘boost’ your skincare’s potency. We love adding 1-2 drops of our Nourishing Facial Oil to our Moisturizer and treating ourselves to a 2 minute facial massage to stimulate circulation and encourage deeper absorption of product.
The ritual of applying these botanically charged products settles the skin and mind. So settle in and enjoy these moments for you.