How to prep from head to toe for soft summer skin

November 24, 2014

How to prep from head to toe for soft summer skin

Revealing your best skin this summer is easy with our tips of simple Ayurveda Aromatherapy principles to help you get beach-ready in no time.

Aromatic dressing

This is a wonderful daily ritual to practice at home. It takes only a few minutes, and it is beneficial for your skin, while keeping you rejuvenated and ready to face the day’s challenges.

The Subtle Energies Aromatic dressing ritual involves choosing an Ayurveda Aromatherapy blend as you would choose a colour or dress for the day, depending on how you would like to feel. Apply a thin film of oil from your feet, up the body in the direction of the heart, and work your way behind all the lymphatic areas – massaging behind the knee and under the armpit – working down from the arms towards the heart. Do not forget the navel and abdomen, and massage in a clockwise direction along with the chest. Drain the neck region and apply oil on the cervical bone behind the neck and behind the ears.

By providing your body with powerful actives that provide nourishment and repair your skin, at the same time you are working actively on the mind and emotions.

Subtle Energies Aromatic Dressing is like dressing your body inside out; it cleanses the body inside out on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, so you feel good on the inside as well as the outside.

We recommend:

- For the morning: Rasayana Blend - a rejuvenating and detoxifying Ayurveda Aromatherapy blend, which offers light hydration as it assists with lymph drainage and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. The synergy of pure essential oils in this unique blend helps us to achieve complete balance and wellbeing, whilst also hydrating and improving the tone of the skin.

- For the evening: Bliss Blend - this luscious blend will put you into a state of Nirvana before bed, with its delightful combination of pure essential oils which relax and soothe the senses to induce a peaceful, tranquil state. The Bliss Blend also acts as a skin emollient, to encourage softer and more radiant skin.

Face care

Apart from cleansing and toning on a daily basis, add the Facial Blend into your skincare routine, which renews the skin cells over time to promote a youthful appearance.

Facial Blend can be used as your daily moisturiser on its own, or together with your moisturiser if you have dry or mature skin. It also works wonderfully as a night serum, providing you with balance to the senses and a radiant glow to your skin.

Weekly exfoliation is also important in the warmer months to remove dead skin cells and impurities for more radiant.skin

We also recommend the use of our cooling Dry Mix Pitta Mud once a week, to clarify, tone and purify skin while the unique combination of herbal extracts soothes the senses.

Foot care

We wear open-toed shoes more frequently in summer, so it’s important we pay attention to our feet, too. Walking around in the heat can also make our legs feel heavy and tired, so don’t forget to give your feet extra care:

Massage your feet after showering or bathing in the evenings, particularly if you’ve been on your feet for a long period during the day. The Soothing Feet Blend soothes and calms irritated skin, adding essential hydration to keep feet looking and feeling fresh.