5 Steps for A New Skincare Reboot
1. Stay Hydrated
You can apply all the lip balms and creams in the world, but if you are dehydrated, your skin will remain dry. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat water-rich foods to hydrate your body from the inside out. Using a humidifier is an often overlooked but incredibly helpful way to keep your home hydrated in the winter.
2. Eat Well
A favorite way to get my nutrition is through green drinks, kombucha and teas. I love my GGS. Your skin glows when you drink this daily. Your gut is the center of your body’s universe. Make it happy and so will your skin, organs, and life in general.
3. Simplify Skincare
If you want to take this a step further, there are also plenty of ways to get started making your own skincare from simple organic ingredients. The Herbal Academy has a vast assortment of recipes and DIYs to support you on this journey. A great guide to start with this year is 7 DIY Herbal Skincare Recipes for Fall and Winter or 5 Basic Herbal Skincare Recipes.
4. Incorporate Face Masks
Another reason face masks are a great addition to your skincare routine is that you can make them yourself at home. It’s a wonderful way to care for your skin while having a relaxing, spa-like experience for little cost. There are lots of fun and interesting ways to use masks—start trying them out, and find the ones that work for you. If you follow me on Instagram, I have a ton of DIY facial masks posted.
5. Use Herbs
You don’t have to be an herbalist to begin using herbs to support your skin. A great way to start with this is to pick out a few herbs and either make your own salves with them or support a local maker who uses herbs in their products. Some of the best herbs for skin care include calendula, comfrey, lavender, plantain, aloe vera, witch hazel, and yarrow. Get to know their benefits and how they can fit into your skincare routine.
The time you wait for your face mask to dry can be passed with a healthful cup of herbal tea.
As you begin researching what herbs are best for skin, you may find yourself suddenly a budding herbalist.
Perhaps best of all, this new practice can be fun! Gather friends for a natural skincare spa night and have everyone bring materials for a different DIY experience. Make a delicious, nourishing skincare-themed meal with foods that support healthy skin. Learn, pamper, and enjoy yourself!