An effective skincare routine is one that you enjoy doing, and that fits into your lifestyle. The best skin care products are the ones that make us look and feel good on the inside, not just on the outside. A holistic routine is an all-encompassing approach to skincare, which includes cultivating a healthy mind and body in addition to external care. If your diet and exercise routine is lacking, even the most diligent skincare routine can lack the desired results. Holistic skincare focuses on high-quality products, rich in plant-based nutrients and herbal components. No toxic chemicals, ever.
It’s Time To Kick Off Your New Routine
When starting a holistic skincare routine, you’ll want to do some serious research. Marketing can be deceiving, and even some “natural products” still contain unhealthy ingredients that are harmful to our bodies and the environment. Instead, focus on small-batch, botanical skincare lines that consist of pure, plant-focused ingredients.
Three products to get you started with your new routine can be a facial oil, a mask, and a cleansing balm. Cleansing balms help remove makeup, unclog pores, and coat the skin with protective antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which can damage your skin and increase signs of aging. You’ll also want to invest in a facial oil, to moisturize the skin without pore-clogging ingredients. Our face oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep your skin supple and fresh. Finally, adding in a weekly mask treatment can help maintain your radiant skin and is the perfect addition to your self-care Sunday routine.
Nutritional Impact on Your Skin
What you put into your body is equally as important as what goes on it. When you indulge in supplements that hydrate, replenish, and invigorate your internal system, your skin will reflect this high-quality treatment. One simple way you can reap these immense health benefits is through our tea, Gotu Kola | Moringa Tea. This caffeine-free tea will hydrate your skin from the inside out while the herbs nourish and soothe. Adding this herbal tea to your morning routine pairs beautifully with your new holistic skincare routine.
The Relationship Between Stress and Skin
Stress is a big factor in how our skin looks, and reducing your stress levels is one of the best ways to improve the health of your skin. Stress can cause acne and rosacea, as well as make existing skin conditions worse. The impact of stress doesn't stop there; hormone levels are affected by stress and may cause breakouts or make existing acne worse. A holistic routine combined with stress-reducing practices can make a massive impact on your skin's well-being. Start simple, and include more movement throughout your day. This can be a walk, a workout class, or simply taking the stairs whenever possible. Endorphins reduce cortisol within the body and promote the production of “happy chemicals” like serotonin and dopamine. When stress goes down, and these chemicals increase, you’ll both feel and see the results.
Developing a holistic skincare routine starts with a few simple changes that can transform your well-being, inside and out. Investing in high-quality, clean products, and focusing on nutrition and stress reduction can truly make all the difference!