With Springtime finally feeling like it's here to stay (fingers crossed!), the dry winter skin many of us experience in the colder, harsher months should also make a gracious exit.
Many of us struggle with the task of creating a solid skincare regimen. It can feel overwhelming at first to understand how simple a good skincare routine can be. The good news is, we get you! And we're here to help.
Our skin is a mirror to our overall health and well-being. Beautiful, healthy skin should not be considered a luxury—it is something we can all achieve and maintain with good habits and careful choices. Regular use of skin-care products suitable for your skin-type and a holistic healthy diet consisting of nourishing, whole foods, can you give you comfortable, clear, dewy, and radiant skin.
Below, we've listed our easy-to-follow guidelines and some special suggestions for starting your regimen for radiant skin!
Find your favourite fit. Is it a gel or cream-based cleanser? A good cleanser leaves the skin feeling clean but not dry or "tight". Use your cleanser daily—morning and night—to start the day off fresh-faced and to wash away the day's impurities. Your skin is your largest organ and can absorb everything you encounter, from the street pollution to environmental elements. Don't take that to bed with you!
Cleanse at the beginning and end of the day—every day. Following the instructions on your cleanser allows you to remove all traces of make-up and impurities.
Rose Facial Wash (Gel-based) for Normal & Sensitive Skin Types. Refreshes and cleanses with gently foaming, antioxidant-rich aloe vera combined with precious rose otto and soothing pink rose petal extract.
Rejuvenating Frankincense Refining Cleanser (Cream-based) for ALL skin types and those concerned with aging. Gently cleanses and smoothes with a blend of organic anti-oxidant rich baobab and moisturizing cocoa butter. Works well the the organic muslin cloth provided with cleanser for a softer, smoother and more refined finish.
Use a toner to refresh the skin, refine the pores, remove any residue and prepare skin for moisturizing. Toners should refresh the skin without causing dryness. Remember a toner is your friend and should leaving your skin feeling comfortable.
Twice a day, post cleanser, apply toner to cotton wool and sweep over the skin, especially over open pores.
Rehydrating Rose Toner. Balances and refreshes normal and sensitive skin types. Fresh damask rose flowers are distilled to create this fragrant gentle toner which acts to cool and cleanser, leaving skin beautifully refreshed, rehydrated and happy.
Serums, also known as concentrates or elixirs (we love the word "elixir"!), supply special nutrients to the skin, such as antioxidants or anti-aging botanicals. Serums penetrate more deeply than a moisturizer allowing all that magic to penetrate deeper and help you achieve your best skin. A good serum absorbs quickly without any tingling.
Apply before your moisturizer and/or make-up. Pat gently on the skin in the morning and evening and allow to softly sink in.
Wild Rose Beauty Elixir. A nourishing and radiance boosting serum for all skin types with captivating and calming wild rosehip oil along with turmeric, hyaluronic acid and the antioxidant power of vitamin C. proven to repair, firm and smooth. Did you know turmeric can help bring back radiance to your skin naturally?
Frankincense Intense Lift Serum. Clinically proven. Skin is visibly lifted and recontoured. Hydrating hyaluronic acid, micro algae, linseed oil and riboe plump and refines for smoother looking skin and increased elasticity. Upon inhalation of the frankincense essential oil essence helps de-stress and calm. Did you know Hyaluronic acid is natures miracle? One gram can hold up to 6 litres of water. Think of what that can do for your skin!
MOISTURIZEDid you know how rich your moisturizer should be depends greatly on your skin type? (see our: "Do you know your skin type?" blog post). You could use a simple facial oil with a light moisturizer or a creamy rich lotion—it all depends on your skin type. Either way skin should feel soft and hydrated, not oily or sticky.
Use a light cream in the morning before you apply make-up to moisturize and balance your own natural oils, and a more nourishing cream or facial oil at the end of the day. Using a circular motion with application allows for greater stimulation of the skin and gets the most out of your product. Remember to always avoid the delicate eye area and use only a cream or gel formulated specifically for that delicate area.
Frankincense Intense Cream. This luxuriously silky-soft and easily -absorbed cream is age-defying, firming and toning with clinically-proven results. Hyaluronic acid, gradenia plant stem cell science paired with the 3 peptide complex significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while boosting skin's plumpness and toning the skin to optimize radiance. Use with the Frankincense Intense Eye Cream for optimal and effective results. Frankincense is a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, powerful anti-ager—enough said.
APPLY A MASKA mask deeply cleanses the skin, removing any build-up and impurities. It also has a refining effect. Use a slightly astringent mask for oily/combination skin and an intensely moisturizing mask for dry skin. Whatever your skin type, your mask should never leave your skin feeling dry or uncomfortable. Find a mask best suited for your skin type that leaves it clean, radiant and ready for a nourishing serum and moisturizer.
After toning, apply to the central panel of your face, forehead, nose then to cheeks. Leave on approximately 10 minutes until mask feels dry but not cracking. Rinse with warm water or gently use a muslin cloth to remove.
Rose Formula Antioxidant Facial Mask. Revitalizes normal and dehydrated skin. Damask rose flower and wild rose seed are blended with gotu kola and exfoliating sugar maple, gently revitalize the skin. Rose extracts are renowned for their ability to promote skin regeneration, healing reduce the appearance of uneven pigmentation and fine lines. WE love this mask—ask for a sample next time you're in store!
EXFOLIATEUsing a polish or scrub exfoliates your face by removing dead skin cells allowing for more refreshed skin that is ready to absorb a serum or moisturizer. A good scrub or polish uses small granules to gently exfoliate the skin, without causing redness.
After cleansing and toning, apply using your finger tips and small, circular movements around the face, avoiding the delicate eye area. Rinse with warm water.
Purifying Palmarosa Facial Polish. Refines and decongests oily and combination skin. Gentle yet effective wild rosehip seed is blended with oil-balancing palmarosa, mahonia and alpine willowherb to decongest and promote skin that is left feeling softer, smoother and refreshed.
KEY BOTANICALSThis variety of natural plant extracts have stood the test of time and help promote healthy, radiant skin. Find them in many of our most-beloved products.
ROSE Helps the skin retain moisture, with soothing effect that adds radiance and reduces redness.
ALMOND OIL A light and easily absorbed oil, helps balance the moisture in your skin making it a wonderful natural moisturizer suitable for all ages and skin types. It can help to improve your complexion and give it that "youthful glow".
ARGAN OIL Containing high levels of vitamin E and fatty accids, argan oils is perfect for healing many skin ailments as well as protecting against premature ageing caused by oxidation.
COCOA BUTTER Not only does this contribute to the taste of chocolate, but it is also incredibly good for dry skin—both face and body. Rich in antioxidants, Cocoa Butter softens, lubricates and add flexibility while reduces dryness.
SKIN SAVIOUR TIPSThe easiest part of a good skincare regimen is finding the products that will work best for you—the hardest part is sticking to it! Below are some final takeaways for you as you embark on your Spring skin regimen:
- Create good daily habits—cleanse, tone, apply serums and moisturize everyday. This keeps skin youthful and prevents premature aging and spots.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day (at least 2 litres a day). This helps to keep skin clear and hydrated from the inside out.
- Physical exercise can help improve skin tone and maintain elasticity. It can also increase the blood flow to your skin, giving it a healthy radiant glow.
For more information and a personalized skincare consultation, drop by our 4th Street Flagship store location or our Beltline Boutique and we can help you customize your routine around your unique skin concerns!