Wild Beauty Our Top 5 Summer Skincare Secrets
Summer is finally upon us. After a long winter it’s so enlivening to feel the air warm, taste the fruit sweeten and hear the birds sing. It’s a magical change in nature that we get to experience each year. As we change and adapt to a new season, the daily wellness rituals we incorporate into our lives change too.
In the summer, we start each day with a glass of lukewarm water with freshly squeezed lemon to gently wake up our digestive system and encourage gentle detoxification. Since it’s important for our hormone levels to see natural light before artificial, we always enjoy this simple ritual outside or near a window.
Our skincare rituals also change with the seasons. We start each morning with a splash of cold water to tighten pores and cleanse the skin. (Yup, no morning cleanser for us!) Followed by a few of our favourite Alchemy Jane products to nourish our skin from the outside, in:
We love using our Hydrating Toner to cleanse skin first thing in the morning. Not only does it soothe and freshen skin, but it also clears away any oil or bacteria produced during sleep. Crafted with a combination of our favourite botanicals, including rose water, aloe vera and neroli. This is the perfect choice to nourish skin cells and reduce any inflammation caused by too much time in the sun!
Our Beauty Serum is packed with potent antioxidants and carefully crafted to soothe and brighten skin. Making it the perfect remedy for hyperpigmentation, sun spots or age related skin issues. A combination of brightening rosehip oil, healing olive and anti-inflammatory evening primrose oil combine to nourish, soothe and reduce redness.
After Sun Hydration Spray
On warm summer days we always pack our After Sun Hydration Spray to quench thirsty skin. Cooling peppermint and cucumber help to bring down temperature and reduce redness in the skin, while zinc oxide helps to reduce any irritation and reduce the risk of burning.
Shea Beauty Butter
Your beauty saviour may seem unassuming, but consider our Shea Beauty Butter your multi-purpose must-have for any summer skin issue. A combination of shea butter, mango butter, UV protective green tea and almond oil make this a super decadent beauty treat for the skin and the senses. Use as an after-sun to reduce redness and irritation, apply a thin layer before bed for an ultra-moisturizing mask, or massage a small amount into the ends of hair and leave on for as long as needed to help with dryness or split ends.
Lavender + Oats Exfoliating Mask
An essential twice weekly treatment to remove dead skin cells and purify a congested complexion, all while providing an opportunity to be still and unplug. Mix a tbsp of our Lavender + Oats Exfoliating Mask with water and gently massage into skin in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Allow the mask to dry and use that time to check in with yourself. Relax, breathe and feel the nutrients penetrate deeply into your skin knowing that you’re nourishing your complexion with pure, wild ingredients from the earth.
June 21st marks the summer solstice. The earth has reached its furthest distance from the sun. This is the perfect time to re-align your goals, lighten up your skincare routine, and nourish your body in the warmth of the sun. Enjoy, and embrace your wild beauty with Alchemy Jane.