With spring in the air, the change in seasons brings the perfect time to realign and restore your skin to its healthy, balanced and naturally beautiful condition.
At Elemental Herbology, we base everything we do around the Five Element Theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine; a belief that all things in life, be it your body, your skin or even the seasons, are influenced by five different elements- wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
Springtime introduces the wood element, a time to tend to the soil before sowing the seeds. In this way, you want to de-congest the skin before adding nourishment to restore perfect balance.
Here are our top tips for nourished, balanced skin this spring:
Begin with the body
It is easy to neglect the skin on our bodies during the cold winter months, but the first signs of spring bring the perfect opportunity to give our bodies some TLC.
We like to begin with a bath using the Wood Rejuvenation Bath & Body Oil. This multi-purpose oil contains a blend of rosemary, ho leaf and nutmeg to relieve aches and pains, while invigorating your mind and clearing the senses. After stepping out the bath, apply a little more of the oil to tight muscles or tense areas to leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Cleanse the day away
As the weather gets warmer, we recommend switching to a lighter cleanser that still keeps skin hydrated. The Harmonising Cleanse Facial Oil effortlessly removes make-up, impurities and pollution Enriched with clarifying grapefruit and nourishing avocado oil, just massage into dry skin and rinse clean with warm water.
Get your glow on
After a long winter, skin can often look dull, dry and congested- so exfoliating regularly is vital. We use the Skin Resurfacing Multi-Acid Pads 2-3 times a week to slough away dead skin cells and reveal smoother, brighter skin. With a blend of 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acids from bilberry, sugar cane, orange and lemon, these pre-soaked facial pads can be used in place of a toner to keep skin radiant.
Protect and moisturise
Protecting skin against environmental damage is important all year round, but particularly during spring and summer when we begin to spend more time outdoors. Perfect Balance Facial Moisturiser SPF 12 is rich in Kakadu plum- an antioxidant-rich ingredient to protect against free radical damage- and electrolytes to replenish and revitalise the skin. Apply as the last step in your skincare routine to keep skin protected and moisturised all day.