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DIY Spa Day: Brightening, Natural At-Home Treatment for Tired Skin

August is the month of what we like to call endless summer skin – tired, dull, uneven, and lacking luster. Give yourself some tender love and care with this esthetician-recommended, natural DIY spa treatment for hydrated, glowing skin. There’s no better way to end the season.

Dim the lights, slip into your comfiest clothes and queue up our “Stay in and Love Yourself” playlist on Spotify, made by our friend and soul explorer Angie Banicki

Relaxation begins now!

Step 1: Calm – Find a comfortable seat. With eyes closed, inhale for a count of five and exhale for a count of 6. Repeat 3-5 times. You’ll be amazed at how quickly relaxation and stillness sets in. Make this breathing practice a part of your daily unwind to calm the nervous system whenever you’re feeling stressed. For an enhanced experience, apply a few strokes of Essential Hydrating Oil into hands and rub together to release fragrance of essential oils. Float hands over your nose and deeply inhale and exhale a few more times. Lavender Essential Oil in this blend works to calm the nervous system with its natural aromatic scent. It also happens to be an aphrodisiac! 

Step 2: Cleanse – In a warm bath, steamy shower, or simply over your sink, begin cleanse with Ocean Cleanser by gently massaging it in soft circular motions over dampened skin.  Ocean Cleanser contains healing red algae which works to remineralize and hydrate stressed skin. Vegan Lactic Acid gently exfoliates to brighten and renew. Lime, Cypress, Juniper and Jasmine essential oils will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Rinse with warm water.

Step 3: Exfoliate Dispense ¾ tsp. Of Vitamin C Probiotic Polish into dry hands. Add a few drops of water and gently swirl with fingers until powder forms a creamy paste. Apply to face in circular motions to gently remove surface build up and even skin texture. Vitamin C works incredibly to instantly brighten as organic Bamboo and Rice powders work to delicately buff away dull skin. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse with warm water to reveal your luminous complexion.

Step 4: Restore – Apply a few pumps of White Algae Mask to face for energized, glowing skin. White Algae and White Tea extracts stimulate collagen production and protect skin from oxidative stress. Let mask sit for 10 minutes, returning to your calming breath. Bring your awareness to your heart and set a positive intention for yourself, such as “I intend to open my heart to vital, healthy and radiant skin.” Slowly remove mask by gently wiping your face in a symmetrical motion with a warm wet washcloth.

Step 4: Replenish – Are we feeling calm yet? Replenish your skin with Hyaluronic Sea Serum. Not only is it deeply moisturizing thanks to a special blend wild Organic Seaweeds, but it also contains three molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid, which floods skin to deliver lasting moisture. Not to mention that this serum makes your skin feel silky, smooth. With the pads of your fingers, gently massage serum into your face and neck. Inhale deeply for a few breaths and fall into bed! What a way to end the day!

For additional hydration, layer Atmopshere Protection Cream over the Hyaluronic Sea Serum after the serum has been absorbed. if you want to continue to stress less and to set better intentions for yourself, contact Angie for a tarot reading to look at the energy, patterns and upcoming shifts in your personal and professional life.

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