Each season offers a new opportunity to enhance our self-care habits, including skincare. As the temperatures warm up, our skin needs to adjust. If you think of it practically, our skin requires more moisture during the cold, dry Winter and as the season transitions to Spring, the warmer weather means our skin needs different care. As the weather changes our skin also wants to detoxify, shed, and replenish itself. You may experience flaky skin, imbalance, or breakouts. While you may find this annoying, you can work with your skin to minimize problems and support the rejuvenation process.
I consider my skincare routine a part of my self-care routine. Taking time, even if it is 10 minutes, to consciously treat my skin with love and care. Your skincare routine does not have to be elaborate with super expensive brands that often confuse the skin. Nature has everything your skin needs in the most beautiful and powerful ways.
This year the warmer temperatures came on very fast and this can be a shock to your system, I know it has been for me. It can also be extra challenging for the skin.
Here are my suggestions for supporting your skin as the warmer weather takes hold. Keep it simple and pay attention to what your skin is telling you.
Cleansing your skin in the morning and evening is essential no matter what season it is. Your activities and the weather, however, will have an impact on whether your skin is impacted by sweat, heat, or exposed to more impurities.
We recommend using our Apricot Foaming Face Cleanser that is super gentle on the skin while at the same time providing deep cleansing benefits. It contains Kaolin and French Red Clay which are 2 of the gentler clays, yet still deep cleansing. It also contains apricot seed powder for light, yet gentle exfoliation, and jojoba oil which is balancing to the skin. A touch of Geranium and Palmarosa pure essential oils support your skin with their balancing and anti-aging properties. The aroma is soft and uplifting.
With this gentle cleanser you don't need a pre-cleansing oil to take off make up and it doesn't sting your eyes. A double bonus that saves you money and supports your skin!
COMMIT TO EXFOLIATING YOUR SKIN EACH WEEK
Spring is the ideal time to start rethinking weekly exfoliation Our skin can become dry and flaky during the winter months and while dry skin cells may naturally fall off, some stay behind on your skin. This can lead to congested pores and a dull complexion. This is why exfoliation is key to healthy, glowing skin. Exfoliating prevents buildup of all of these elements and prepares your skin to efficiently absorb additional skincare products. So, don`t wait, exfoliate!
We recommend using SAVA`s Exfoliating Facial Scrub which provides a gentle and effective way to exfoliate your skin without the dryness often found when using other facial scrubs. The natural ingredients, including Jojoba oil will leave your skin soft and smooth. Lavender & Cedarwood essential oils contain soothing and anti-aging properties. The aroma is floral and woody.
When applying a scrub, keep the pressure light, using your fingertips, and remove the scrub gently in the shower or with a warm washcloth.
After doing this for a few weeks you can then see how often your skin needs exfoliation. Once a month is normally recommended.
Bi-WEEKLY FACE MASK
Another option for exfoliation and deep cleansing is using a face mask once every two weeks to deep cleanse and remove dry, flaky skin.
We recommend you try SAVA`s Deep Cleansing Duo. This all natural deep cleansing clay mask works wonders to cleanse the skin and pores leaving your skin smooth and glowing. It is activated by combining the flower water to the face mask powder so you can prepare and use the amount you need each time you use it.
The combination of French Green and Fuller's Earth clays will penetrate and cleanse the pores leaving your skin feeling clean and fresh. The Flower Water Mixture that includes Rose and Lavender Hydrosols, offers additional cleansing and moisture while the Juniper Berry and Lavender Essential Oils are both known for their antibacterial and antiseptic properties. We also added a concentrated Aloe Vera extract to provide additional moisturizing benefits. The aroma is floral with a hint of woodiness.
This is a must have Mask Duo for your beautifying natural skin care routine!
I am often surprised that Facial Toners are not better known in Switzerland because they provide an amazing bonus to any skin care routine. Toners provide an added level of cleansing; help balance the skin and open pores so that your creams or serums can be more easily absorbed into the skin.
We recommend you trying either our Soothing or Revitalizing Facial Toners. Both contain Witch Hazel which is known for its cleansing and balancing benefits and Aloe Vera which is known for its moisturizing benefits. Depending on your skin type, we suggest the Soothing Facial Toner for sensitive skin and the Revitalizing Facial Toner for all other skin types. The aroma of the Soothing Facial Toner is calming and relaxing with Rose infused witch hazel and Lavender and Roman Chamomile Essential oils that support sensitive skin. The aroma of the Revitalizing Toner is floral and earthy with Frankincense, Geranium and Lavender essential oils.
UNDER EYE SUPPORT
Spring can bring on pollen and hay fever allergies which may cause puffy eyes. While under eye care is important any time of the year, you can also add some extra support during these sometimes-challenging months.
We recommend you try our Wrinkle Buster Eye Serum Roller or our Blue Matcha Eye Cream. Depending on whether you prefer an oil or a cream either of these products will provide support to this gentle area of the face.
Our Eye Serum includes 6 botanical oils that provide tremendous anti-aging support. The roller promotes circulation and provides support for under eye bags and dark circles. With a hint of Frankincense, Geranium and Roman Chamomile essential oils the aroma is calming and floral.
Our Blue Matcha Eye Cream provides great support for your eye area at night-time. Blue Matcha contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin soothing properties, making it the perfect ingredient to support under eye puffiness and dark circles. The rich combination of shea butter, jojoba oil and raspberry seed oil provide nourishment to the sensitive area around the eyes. We use the right amount of Frankincense, Palmarosa and Roman Chamomile Essential oils that provide soothing, anti-aging and regenerative properties.
As an added benefit you can use a Gemstone Facial Roller or Gua Sha to stimulate circulation and provide support to puffy eyes and dark circles.
One of the biggest misunderstandings about facial serums is that they make your skin oilier and cause breakouts. If the right botanical oils are used, they will nourish your skin with what it needs and work with the natural oils of your skin rather than clogging it up.
Once I started formulating Facial Serums I fell in love and have used them ever since. The rejuvenating properties of SAVA`s facial serums will transform your skin! We created 5 serums according to skin type, so you get the right support your skin needs. Of course, we also add a careful selection of Essential oils that also contain powerful properties to support the skin. We add the right essential oils to each serum support each skin type.
Choose from our Facial Serum Selection and click the links to see the product profile:
FACIAL TOOLS FOR EXTRA SUPPORT
At first, I thought facial tools were only a trend, but after experimenting with them I quickly saw the benefits they had on my skin and I now use them several times a week.
A face roller is a tool, which typically has a roller at each end and is made from jade, rose quartz or other crystals or stones, that you roll onto the skin after you apply a serum or face lotion. You can use your face roller every day for about 5 minutes to give an immediate boost to your skin.
The benefits of using a facial roller:
· Improves lymphatic flow and drainage.
· Improves blood flow.
· Reduces puffiness.
· Reduces inflammation.
· Cools and soothes skin.
· Provides relaxation.
· Reduces stress.
· Distributes skincare ingredients more evenly
· Supports absorption of skincare ingredients.
· If you want extra cooling benefits, you can put it in the refrigerator before use.
At SAVA Living we have a wide selection of different face rollers that you can choose from. Add one to your skin care routine and you will enjoy using it as much as I do!
Gua Sha is a facial technique (otherwise referred to as facial scraping) that dates back to centuries old Chinese Medicine. When using a Gua Sha tool, the flat stone is scraped from the midline of the face out and upwards. You apply the pressure that is most comfortable for you.
The benefits of using a Gua Sha tool:
Helps produce collagen
Softens fine lines and wrinkles
Diminishes dark circles
Temporarily tightens skin
Sculpts facial muscles
Distributes skincare ingredients more evenly
Supports absorption of skincare ingredients.
Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays is important to maintaining healthy skin long-term and preventing premature aging. This means applying SPF each day under your makeup or before leaving your home, wearing a hat if needed and reapplying SPF if you will be out in the sun for extended periods of time.
There are many natural SPFs for the face. Depending on where you live you can search brands in your area and make sure to check the ingredients. Many sunscreens contain synthetic ingredients that can cause allergic reactions and other health problems. Remember, just because the label may state that it's natural or vegan, it doesn't mean it contains all natural ingredients.
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
As I have continue to study about natural skincare, I have also realized that the less products I use the better my skin feels and looks. It is also a way to reduce waste, respect the environment and reduce costs. Keep your routine simple and your skin as well as the planet will thank you!
One of the many great advantages of using SAVA products is that if you purchase a product that is not agreeable with your skin we will always replace it with another product or provide you a refund.
Healthy skin begins from within, so it is best to pair your new spring skincare routine with healthy habits such as making sure you are drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy meals each day.
Beautiful and healthy skin can be easy following these simple, effective suggestions. Let us know what kind of skincare routine you follow each day, we are always happy to hear from you!
As an added bonus we are offering you 20% off all products in our facial care collection. Use code FACE20 at checkout or come into the shop and mention the offer.