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As we have been spending more time at home, I have been finding the things that really nourish my mind, body and soul. Settling fully into the slow mornings, craving the things that feel like rituals, the methodical movements that give a sense of familiarity. These 6 Steps to Radiant Skin are some of the ways in which I keep myself grounded, nourished and prepared to take on the day, and they aren’t just for you face.
“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.”
– Lemony Snicket
I like to rotate my products seasonally, this allows for me to hand pick which products are supporting my skin best in the current conditions. I highly recommend having your favorite products plus a couple to rotate to keep your skin at its peak. Rotating products allows for your skin to be nourished in many ways and not get used to certain ingredients or products.
Dry Brushing has been a game changer for me. I love having it be the first step in the morning because it invigorates my body, wakes me up, opens my pores and prepares my skin for the shower! Here is the dry brush I have been using and loving, although I have been eyeing this whole set.
- Increases Circulation
- Invigorating and Energizing
Follow dry brushing I jump in the shower to rinse off the sloughed skin & fully wake up after hours of wonderful sleep. I tend to turn the knob to cold a couple seconds before I get out to snag a few of these added physical & mental health benefits.
- Reduced stress levels.
- Higher level of alertness.
- More robust immune response.
- Boosted Mood.
Stepping out of the shower I like to towel dry, wrap my hair up & let the radiant skin magic begin…..
I love to mist my face choosing from the many wonderful facial mist toner I have on hand. Using facial mist toners really sets the stage for a spa like experience in your very own bathroom. I love all things rose so this rose geranium facial tonic has been a staple in my collection for as long as I can remember. Rose is known for balancing pH while geranium brightens the skin & they both moistures, so you get a double dose with this combo!
I also love rotating through different facial mists depending on what my skin is calling for and needing that morning. I might reach for Lavender for its soothing skin qualities matched with the calming aroma. Geranium which speeds cell turnover & brightens your complexion. Neroli plumps the skin, balances oils, fights infection and is a powerful antibacterial.
If I can’t make up my mind I might reach for the everything spray because it quite literally can be used for everything. With the ingredients of lavender, witch hazel, organic apple cider vinegar, tea tree and magnesium oil, no wonder this is a power house mist creating radiant skin!
If you are like me & like to try a little bit of everything I highly recommend you starting with this mini complexion kit to allow you to see which one you love most. Be warned, they all will be!
This might be one of the best parts of my morning! The smell of these oils is incredible and their healing properties. Blue Tansy, optimal for inflamed skin since it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Lemongrass, mood boosting & uplifting, I use this one at night! Jasmine, oh the irresistible aroma of Jasmine, protects skin from stressors & has anti-aging properties. I personally gave up wearing any kind of perfume years ago & rotate between the jasmine & blue tansy on the daily.
Again, there is an option for you to start small with the natural body oil collection and decide which pairs perfectly to you!
Getting closer to radiant skin…..Step #4
Now, this next part depends on if I am leaving the house or not… I tend to be a go without deodorant girl if I am just staying in the comfort of my own home. I just like to let me skin, armpits, self be free of added products if I don’t have to wear them. If I am getting dressed and leaving then I quickly choose a deodorant to swipe on. A couple years back I decided to switch to a nontoxic, natural deodorant because I realized we have over 20, Yes! 20+ lymph nodes in our armpits. I definitely didn’t want to be putting toxins and chemicals readily available to be absorbed right in that little armpit.
I have to admit it took me a while to find a natural deodorant that could keep up with my sweaty, working out and teaching yoga self. But… I finally did and I am never turning back! Primally Pure has 6 different scents you can choose from and one unscented, they also come in 1.7 or 2.5 oz , so let’s just say you have options!
Ok! Now that our body has been nourished, back to the face we go! With the facial mist almost dry on our face I like to pick out a serum to take the party up a notch. I personally have the serum trio I didn’t want to experience FOMO by just picking one. The serums have soooooooo much goodness in each and every one of them. So, do yourself a favor & go check out the clarifying serum , soothing serum , plumping serum or the fancy face serum which is safe during pregnancy.
I put a couple drops on my forehead and both cheeks to get the serum evenly dispersed on my face. Don’t forget to send some down to your neck. Rub my hands together quickly to add a little heat and then rub the serum into the skin.
Step #6…. radiant skin is within reach!
This might be my favorite step in the 6 steps to radiant skin! I alternate using my Gua Sha Stone and Jade Roller daily. Sometimes using one in the morning and one at night before bed. This 6th step has become therapeutic, methodical & a ritual I look forward to every morning. Something about slowing down and intentionally moving the stones around your face and neck brings calmness to your whole body.
Between these two tools there are 547902754928 health benefits that come with each. I’ll name a few below so you can get a glimpse of what they bring to your body and skin!
- Promotes lymphatic drainage. You literally can see results within minutes of using the Gua Sha & its ability to eliminate morning puffiness.
- Brightening skin tone.
- Smooths wrinkles, and fine lines.
- releasing tension in the muscles of the face and neck.
- Detoxes face tissues and boosts blood flow.
- Overall health and wellness of the skin from the inside out!
To learn more about each tool, why you should use them & main differences, ultimate page to check out!
As soon as I’m done with my Gua Sha or Jade roller I add extra magic under my eyes. I have found two products that I swear by and bookends my skincare routine. The first is which might sound odd is this baby balm. Now, here me out! This velvety, rich in deeply moisturizing ingredients has been a game changer for my under eyes. I just dab a small amount with my finger tips right under my eyes and let it do the work. Secondly, this matcha moisture stick that I easily swipe under my eyes is magic made in heaven! I have seen a huge differences with my under eye puffiness, dark circles or my chapped lips.
That’s a wrap my friends!
My intention for the 6 steps to radiant skin was to show you it doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t need to have a whole cupboard stocked full of different expensive items to get glowing, selfie worthy skin. This post can be a place to learn, grow and implement some new tools & ideas into your skincare routine.
Cheers to finding these 6 steps to radiant skin! Choosing what works for you, your body & skin. Building that morning skincare routine that feels like an at-home spa experience!
Be sure to pop over to my other post all about creating magical mornings. This could allow for you to put things in place while at home and have the time to start new routines & rituals!