As with all things in life, when it comes to skincare, consistency is the key. Establishing a good routine (and sticking to it!) is the best way to keep your skin healthy, happy and looking great.
So today we're going to walk you through how to do a a raw, organic facial ritual at home so that you can start your daily skincare routine today and give your skin the love it deserves, day in, day out!
The first step is to cleanse your skin. This is absolutely essential in removing any dirt or traces of makeup left on your skin, as well as getting rid of any built up dead skin cells or excess oil (sebum) that might have gathered whilst you sleep.
An excess build up of these substances can result in dry sore skin or acne so cleansing is an easy way to prevent this.
Using a natural product specifically designed to cleanse your skin is the best option as it is kinder to your skin and if you use something like our Hemp Glow Cleanser, MSM Organic Beauty Cleansing Serum or our Organic Goji Goddess Superfood Cleanser, these are packed full of carefully chosen organic superfood ingredients designed to nourish, nurture and feed your skin whilst cleansing.
A weekly exfoliating session will give our skin a deep clean, removing all traces of excess oil, built up dead skin cells and dirt, allowing our skin the space it needs to grow and thrive.
Use an exfoliator like our MSM Beauty Polish DIY Kit.
Once your skin has had it's deep cleanse, and then a good exfoliate, a face pack is a luxurious way to replenish any lost moisture to your skin and help rejuvenate it.
Raw chocolate is full of antioxidants which are a great way to fight the free radicals that damage our skin cells whereas a mineral dense clay pack has an amazing detoxifying effect, particularly great for the skin of commuters.
Use a face pack once or twice a week for best results to help keep your skin tight, open your pores and help remove impurities.
The next step is to use a toner to even out your skin tone.
This is because cleaning your skin tends to disrupt it's natural pH and it needs restoring before you can proceed to the final step of your skincare routine.
Our skin is naturally acidic but the soap in cleansers are alkaline which means that our skin's natural pH is disturbed after washing.
Once out of sync, our skin works harder to restore the balance which can produce excess oil but using a toner instantly restores the natural pH of our skin as well as closing our pores and calming our skin.
Finally, it's time to moisturise. Using a moisturiser both in the morning and at night is the best way to help our skin stay hydrated with full skin cells giving our skin a plump, healthy appearance.
During the course of the day, our skin is exposed to wind and sun and pollutants and it is easy for it to lose moisture. Once dehydrated, our skin cells are easily damaged so moisturising is a great way to help our skin repair itself.
A good moisturiser will penetrate the deepest levels of our epidermis, allowing moisture to be absorbed by all skin cells, giving them the life giving water they need to function.
Although you can use the same moisturiser in the day and at night, our Hemp Glow Ritual has a seperate day and night cream, which caters for your oily or combination skin during the day and also when at night, resting.
EXPRESS HOME FACIAL
Why not make a point of indulging in a little me-time once a week in the evening and having a luxuriant mini facial at home? Although our daily routine will remove most of the dead skin cells on our face, a few will remain and build up over time.
This organic facial ritual will only take you 5-10 minutes a day but I promise that within a matter of days you will see and feel quite a difference in the appearance and tone of your skin.
By consciously spending time nourishing it on a daily basis, it will feel healthier, look better and help prevent the signs of ageing as well as allowing you a precious few minutes to solely focus on yourself and prepare yourself for the day ahead, a valuable gift in our busy lives.
Ideal for your home spa experience.