Seasonal Spring Skincare
Spring is officially here! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the sun is shining. With the change of weather comes one of our favorite topics: seasonal skincare. Our skin, just like our body, responds differently to weather, humidity, the sun, our surroundings, and other environmental factors. The way our bodies respond to these changes affects our skin and adjusting products seasonally ensures variety that leads to vibrant skin all year round.
During the colder winter months, circulation slows and we often see an increase in overall stagnation. As we begin to transition into warmer Spring weather, lymph and circulation begin to pick up and our bodies begin to detox. With this shift, our skin creates more sebum and fluids in an effort to purge and to protect healthy tissues from waste, toxins or pathogens leaving the body. Allergies and bouts of inflammation pop up as well as new buds break around us. Meanwhile, our cells begin to crave the denser nutrients that were not available to us in the winter months. All of these situations combined creates the perfect storm – think breakouts, puffiness and dullness. This is an ideal time to focus on a little spring cleaning to help our skin look and feel its best.
What can you do?
First and foremost, pay attention to what your body is telling you. Changes that affect your skin are usually warning signs of other internal changes. They serve as great reminders to look inward and ensure you are giving your body what it needs. Consider eating seasonally and treating your skin with seasonal ingredients – the Earth is offering these plants up for you at this time because they are in alignment with your needs.
When it comes to skin care products, switch to products that have an emphasis on cleansing, detoxing, reducing inflammation and boosting denser nutrients. Herbaceous and nutritious leaves are an ingredient to keep your skin glowing and clear during the Spring. Varying leaves within the Laurel Skin line address that boost of nourishment, as well as being potent anti-inflammatory and purifying plant medicines. We share our seasonal recommendations below that are filled with fresh Spring leaves and buds, like Nettle, Lemon Balm, Meadowsweet, Clover and Chamomile.
Detox Mask: mindfully chosen anti-inflammatory flowers help clear the skin and reduce redness, congestion and breakouts. Detox Mask draws out impurities, clarifies with roots and clays, and soothes with calming herbs.
Antioxidant Mask: filled with leaves associated with spring, this nutrient-dense mask revitalizes dull + sluggish winter skin. Antioxidant Mask strengthens all skin functions: building and protection of collagen, healthy cell turnover, and clarifying skin tone.
Blemish Treatment: there is nothing worse than struggling with spring purging breakouts. Our Blemish Treatment contains an arsenal of ingredients carefully chosen to heal and treat breakouts, while also reducing inflammation and preventing scarring.
Hydrating Elixir II: hydration is important all year long, and you can’t achieve it without water. Vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich Hydrating Elixir II calms and relieves inflamed or irritated skin while balancing the skin’s microflora for a clear spring complexion.
Antioxidant Serum: this serum is one of our go-to products year-round. It is formulated with potent antioxidants and nutrients to protect and repair. Using Antioxidant Serum during spring will help strengthen and prepare your skin for the harsh summer sun.
Recovery Balm: with the beauty of spring also comes increased airborne allergens that can create surface irritation, skin may need more comfort and repair. Recovery Balm brings relief and protection to red, irritated or inflamed skin.
Eye Serum: another great product to incorporate into your ritual during allergy season. Potent, raw, whole plants are infused in Eye Serum to reduce inflammation, stagnation and puffiness around the eyes.
And most importantly, get outside and enjoy the beauty that is Spring!