Glowing skin isn’t confined to your DNA pattern, but it is highly dependent on seasons and climates. If you notice your skin isn’t as radiant as you’d like it to be during different times of the year, it’s time to switch up your skincare ritual to rejuvenate it. Keep in mind that smooth, youthful, and clear skin depends on your daily habits as well. This includes the food you eat, how much sun exposure you get, and what quality of ingredients you use to take care of your skin.
With the constant barrage from your to-do list and your social life ramping up again as everyone comes out of winter hibernation, it’s likely that skincare is actually the last thing that comes to your mind. However, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of dedicating some time to your skin, specifically at the beginning and end of each day. This is because the way you prepare your skin in the morning can help protect your skin from irritants and pollutants all day long; and the way you treat it at night will have lasting effects the entire next day.
It’s also crucial for you to know that prepping your face with truly natural ingredients can have positive lasting effects; this is especially true if you are applying less-than-ideal synthetic chemicals from makeup (shoutout to clean cosmetics right here!) following your skincare ritual. If you make up your mind to follow a healthy skin care regimen that is free from nasties, you might be pondering over what products you should use. While organic-based, nontoxic products are the best options for sustainable skincare, they often have inflated prices, and we all know making them at home isn’t as easy as Pinterest leads us all to believe… especially with hectic schedules and no way to ensure that they are free from contamination. At Earth Harbor, [shameless plug] we have all the essential skincare products you need, made without artificial chemicals and only purely natural, ethically-sourced ingredients that your skin and the planet craves (not to mention your wallet, too).
It might surprise you to know that women apply an average of 168 chemicals to their skin every day, as reported by Environmental Working Group. When contrasted to synthetic skincare products, it’s no wonder that purely natural products provide several advantages to your skin and to the environment. That’s why we researched and created a next-generation green skin care line to help illuminate your skin and make your heart feel happy. Here is our go-to face care ritual for getting an easy springtime glow (friendly for all skin-types):
Whether you’re asleep in bed or commuting under the bright sunshine, your face generates sebum which inevitably is exposed to pollutants and dust, making your skin unhealthy and congested. To prevent this, you need to wash away dirt, toxins and build-up that have collected on your face. The trick is to find a pure, food-grade face wash that actually performs — removing dirt while deeply, yet gently, penetrating skin to also remove impurities, oil, and makeup residue. Furthermore, you need to be sure it is pH balanced, not comedogenic, and microbiome friendly so as to not clog your pores, which can cause blemishes and irritation.
Cleansing not only removes impurities from your skin; it also gives skin a clean, fresh look. You can use Earth Harbor’s Aloha Love Cleanser, a nourishing cleansing cream that purifies and nourishes your skin from the outside in. Know that it’s imperative to cleanse your face at the start and the end of the day; it also prepares your skin for the next step: applying treatments.
An important part of any green beauty skin care routine is to apply highly concentrated botanical treatments that don’t contain any fillers or water — it’s always a bonus if they have a featherlight consistency while still packing powerful vitamins and minerals. While a toning essence is always recommended at this stage in your skincare ritual in order to prepare skin for treatments that follow (we love the ever-versatile Tidal Rose Seaweed Hydration Mist for this!), the treatments themselves can vary from day to day according to your skin’s current needs. You may be looking to improve your skin texture, make it brighter and smoother, fade scars, spots, and blemishes, or just maintain a healthy complexion. At Earth Harbor, we create mixable, blendable, and layerable treatments in order to give you the perfect skincare tools for your specific skin type and skin goals.
For instance, Luna Lei Phyto-Resurfacing Night Serum helps reverse hyperpigmentation and exfoliate skin with natural fruit acids, and Celestine Hydra-Plumping Peptide Serum helps intensely hydrate skin and give it extra bounce, so when you mix the two together, you get the benefits of both in one quick step!
An often overlooked, yet super important step in a comprehensive skin care ritual for the sunny days ahead is using an eye cream. Don’t wait for prominent crows feet or dark circles to appear before deciding to use an eye cream; it’s worth always using it even if just for prevention. The eye area is the most vulnerable and sensitive skin on your face, so it’s important to keep it extra hydrated and use hyper-concentrated botanical ingredients that are also incredibly gentle. The eyes are the window to the soul, so make sure to take good care of their shutters. ;)
Using eye cream that is comprised of ingredients solely from nature doesn’t always translate to a quality eye treatment, but with Aqua Aura Reparative Eye Creme, you can be assured that a scientific approach is taken with each batch to ensure tangible results. With her strengthening and healing properties, Aqua Aura rejuvenates and brightens your eyes, giving a more rested, youthful appearance.
It’s not just the winter breeze that saps away the moisture from your skin; scorching sun rays are just as much a culprit of skin dehydration. This dryness increases the development of fine lines and wrinkles. And while it’s no secret today that moisturizing your face helps prevent wrinkles (and even freckles), it’s all too common that moisturizers are laden with toxic ingredients — which in the long term can expedite the aging process of skin. In addition, moisturizers with high amounts of organic ingredients are more nutrient dense, and when formulated with proven botanicals, can help make your skin look young and vibrant (aka. give you superior results compared to their synthetic counterparts). So give your skin some plant-based moisture love, especially when it tolerates harsh climates or high stress levels.
Make sure to apply a good, lightweight moisturizing cream, such as Mermaid Milk Nutrient Glow Moisturizer to seal in moisture. It not only replenishes your skin but also give you that perfect mermaid glow that only an effective, marine-based moisturizer made with beach vibes can do!
The Bottom Line
With this basic springtime skincare ritual of cleansing, treating, using eye cream, and moisturizing with green beauty products, you’ll equip your precious skin with all the vital nutrients and hydration that it needs to glow all spring and summer long — while keeping Mother Nature happy and healthy!