As we shrug off the heaviness of winter to welcome spring, there’s a sense of coming ease and renewal. We want to experience it in every aspect of our lives – including our skincare. From rethinking your diet to shaking up your skincare products, here are 5 simple ways to uncomplicate and optimize your spring skincare routine.
1. Spring clean your skincare shelf
If you use the same products all year round, you might not be getting the most benefit from your skincare routine. Your skin changes over time, both with the seasons and as we age. So it's important to take stock of what you are using and check in to see if it's still working for you.
Right now, you’ll want to swap heavier moisturizers for lighter ones, and invest in a toner with a little more muscle that can help your skin acclimate to a more humid environment.
Spring is also the perfect time to clean out old and expired products. skincare products have a shelf life – exposure to air, light, moisture and bacteria breaks down products and causes them to degrade.
So when should you toss your products?
- If you see bacteria or mould
- The product has started to separate
- The texture has changed
- It has a funky odour
In general, Eminence Organics products are the most fresh in the first 12 months after the time of purchase, though when stored in prime conditions, Eminence products can last 15-18 months.
Gel moisturizers are water-based lotions that are lightweight in texture and easily absorbed into skin. They contain fewer emollients and oils than moisturizers that are cream-based, and hydrate and moisturize the skin without leaving a film or residue – perfect for spring!
Succulent stone crop gives the skin instant, deep-penetrating moisture that leaves skin with a smooth matte finish. This hydrating gel will soothe, heal, and even skin tone to minimize the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation.
Reveal a photo-ready complexion with this lightweight gel-cream moisturizer. This unique pore-minimizing, hydrating formula begins as a dewy gel then beautifully melts into the skin for a smooth, matte finish. For best results, layer over the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate.
As the seasons change and to keep up with skin acclimating to a more humid environment, a toner with refining and clarifying properties gives skin the boost it needs for spring.
Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist a Best Seller at The Facial Room!
Want skin that looks perfectly clear, matte and hydrated throughout the day? A few spritzes of Eminence Organics Stone Crop Hydrating Mist delivers revitalizing, healing and toning qualities to help reveal a more vibrant complexion.
Escape to paradise with every spritz of this invigorating facial mist. A dreamy combination of antioxidant-packed mangosteen, energizing ribose and pore-refining red clover work in perfect harmony to revitalize the skin.
Eminence Organics Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist a Best Seller at The Facial Room!
The perfect way to supply hydration to your skin, even on the go! This best seller boosts collagen with Eminence’s exclusive Natural Retinol Alternative and Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells. Formulated for all skin types, but recommended especially for mature skin.
2. Schedule time for self-care
A self care routine has been proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness and improve energy. So it’s important to set aside a little “me time”!
If taking the time to care for your skin is something that melts stress away or helps you feel calm, you already have the start of a self care ritual! If you need ideas on how to carve out moments of self care in your day, read our 5 tips to turn your skincare routine into a self care ritual.
One surefire way to amp up your self care is to have a nice relaxing bath and light a few of your favourite scented candles.
The best of both worlds! A relaxing bubble bath with the soothing benefits of mineral salts and a touch of moisturizing coconut oil. This bubble salt is a refreshing blend of lavender and citrus and is handmade in small batches on Vancouver Island.
A subtle blend of Wildflowers, Salt and Beachgrass. This beautiful soy wax candle has a top note of pink flowers, a hint of salt and a fresh green base. It was inspired by our Island beaches where you walk through waist high Queen Anne's Lace, Yarrow, Sweet Peas and Dunegrass before you cross over the driftwood on your way to the open sand.
3. Improve your sleep schedule
A good night’s sleep does more than just make you look and feel rested, sleep protects your skin. While you sleep, the blood flow to your skin increases, to rebuild its collagen and repair damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots.
The night is the best time to address your skin concerns, since focused treatment products will have the opportunity to remain on your skin for several hours while you sleep. Your skin also becomes more receptive to certain products at night, particularly anti-aging products, because it’s not in protective mode like the daytime when it’s focused on keeping itself safe from UV rays and damaging free radicals.
Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck a Best Seller at The Facial Room!
This overnight cream delivers deep hydration and rich nourishment to your skin as you sleep, leaving your face and neck looking firm and revitalized when you wake up! Fine lines and wrinkles look minimized, elasticity is improved and your skin feels soft and smooth. The exclusive Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex leaves your skin looking finer, smoother and more youthful
Hydrate and replenish your skin’s appearance with this overnight treatment. Rich argan oil, jojoba oil and shea butter improve the look of your skin’s density and aid in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
4. Eat fresh ingredients
The old adage "you are what you eat" is especially true when it comes to your skin – eating healthy, antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables, nuts for healthy fats and minerals, and avocados and salmon for omega-3s will give you optimal levels of the nutrients that are crucial for radiant skin.
What you put on your skin is just as important as what you feed your body. That's why we love organic skincare.
Organic skincare is rooted in a holistic approach to farming and production. Choosing organic skincare products ensures that there are no harsh added chemicals like Parabens, Petrolatum, Mineral Oils, Propylene Glycol or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
Eminence Organics products are made with fresh fruit pulps, plants and exotic spices, which makes them incredibly rich in nutrients, so they are not only the healthiest choice for you, but also the most effective, results-oriented collection around.
The precious ingredients are combined with thermal hot spring water to create products that contain potent healing and beautifying properties.
5. Get outside (with SPF!)
As the weather warms up, it’s a great time to get outside and get some fresh air and exercise. Increased circulation gets more oxygen and nutrients to the skin, which improves your glow, decreases inflammation and helps get toxins and impurities to the surface.
Just be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat while you’re out and reapply sunscreen after sweating or swimming!
Eminence Organics Sun Defense Minerals SPF 30 a Best Seller at The Facial Room!
This powder mineral SPF is easy to use, apply and carry anywhere. The natural minerals provide water-resistant SPF 30 sun protection to women and men alike. Hypoallergenic, non-clogging and excellent to use post-treatment, especially on red or blotchy skin. By using Eminence Organics Sun Defense Minerals SPF 30 you provide nutrition and antioxidant protection for your skin due to its vitamin component. Your complexion will also appear even, flawless and smooth and will have a silky matte finish. This product is long-wearing and provides even coverage as well.
Eminence Organics Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 40 a Best Seller at The Facial Room!
This moisturizing SPF all mineral product delivers rich and nourishing protection to your skin and helps to even skin tone, while protecting against harmful UV rays with SPF 40. Dark spots and signs of aging appear diminished, thanks to Natural Hydroquinone Alternative and Gigawhite™ .
A tropical day cream formulated with vanilla, shea butter and SPF 40 all mineral protection to revitalize skin and help prevent sunburn. Key ingredients include linden tea for hydration and rejuvenated-looking skin, and aloe, to improve the appearance of irritated skin. Suitable for all skin types.
Spring is a great time of year for a whole body refresh. Embrace the renewal that is all around you – flowers blooming, leaves forming on trees, sun shining longer. Invest in some me-time, shake up your skincare routine, slap on that SPF and get outside! You’ll be feeling like the best version of yourself in no time.
If you have questions about revamping your skincare routine for the spring, a complimentary skin consultation with The Facial Room founder and owner, Patricia Asmar, can set you up for success!