Fall Rituals for Glowing Skin September 26 2019
by Holistic Skin Therapist, Cassandra Bradshaw
Seasonal changes remind us that life happens in cycles. The start of Fall signifies a well-deserved slowing down; a time to relax, repair + cultivate the routines that bring us (and our skin) into balance.
As we transition into Fall, we recommend bringing different products + techniques into our routines to ease our skin through the seasonal changes. As the weather cools, our skin craves more hydration (layering serums + moisturizers), more stimulation + release (deep facial massage), + needs an extra nudge to facilitate detoxification (daily morning dry brushing). These 5 tips will help your skin transition through the seasonal change gracefully + allow your natural autumn glow to shine through!
1. Oil Cleansing
How we cleanse our skin sets the stage for how the rest of our skincare routine will play out. Oil cleansing is a great option for everyone, as it supports our skin’s natural acid mantle by maintaining an acidic pH. Our Moisturizing Oil Cleanser + Makeup Remover can be used daily in the evening, or as often as needed. Organic Jojoba Oil + Avocado Oil are great ingredients for cleansing; they are anti-bacterial + hydrating, leaving the skin feeling soft + clean without the tight dryness that can often be associated with other cleansers.
2. Plant-Based Oil Serum
Plant-based oil serums have an important role in repairing summer sun damage. Serums are made up of small molecules that penetrate through our dermal layer, delivering antioxidant rich nourishment to our deeper skin cells. Long days in the sun, heat + humidity can flare up skin concerns such as hyper-pigmentation, congestion + acne scarring. Being outdoors more, especially if we live in a major city, exposes us to dirt, pollution and toxins that can damage our skin. Applying an appropriate blend of pure, plant based oils to clean skin morning + night will rejuvenate our skin, feeding it with nutrients needed for cell repair. We recommend Clear Skin Advanced Face Serum for normal/oily skin, Rejuvenating + Hydrating Face Serum for normal/dry skin, or a Custom Blended Face Serum to target specific skin concerns.
3. Cream or Balm Moisturizer
Fall is a great time to begin layering our moisturizing products, starting with an oil serum + adding either a cream or balm on top. Serums penetrate deep into the skin, whereas creams and balms sit on the skin’s surface (epidermis). Our epidermis contains special cells which are a part of our immune system + help keep us healthy. This is the layer of skin which protects us from the outer world + is a natural defence mechanism against free radicals, environmental damage, toxins + all that other gunk we want to keep out! It is essential to keep our epidermis happy + healthy with appropriate hydration + protection. As the temperatures cool down, you will certainly want to be boosting your skincare routine with a richer moisturizing product. Our Nourishing + Revitalizing Moisturizer works well for normal/oily skin, and our Protecting + Restoring Face Balm (affectionately referred to as "Liquid Gold") is perfect for normal/dry skin.
4. Dry Brushing
Dry brushing is the best way to kick-start our immune system by detoxifying our skin + entire bodies through a simple daily ritual. The act of brushing your dry skin with soft intentional strokes improves lymphatic circulation, ridding the body of toxins. Stagnant lymph can cause congestion, dullness, inflammation, puffiness + compromised immunity. Seasonal changes are focal points in immune health, making the transition into Fall a great time to pick up a Daily Glow Facial Brush + get into a habit of performing this ritual every morning.
For the full Dry Brush how-to, watch this quick + easy ritual!
Massaging our skin is a great way to increase flow, stimulate collagen + elastin fibres, as well as relax tense muscles. This is one of the easiest ways to improve the quality of our skin + add natural radiance. To achieve healthy glowing skin, be sure to massage with oil serum + clean hands. For a more structured routine, try our Natural Facelift Ritual. Spending even 2 minutes every morning + night deeply massaging our skin can promote soft skin, clearer skin + a natural glow!
Pro-tip: download our FREE instructional poster here + tape it next to your bathroom mirror for easy daily access!