That Summer Feeling - Summer Blends
A guide to reveal your beauty inside and out, in real simple steps.
It’s summertime and we are enjoying “Vitamin Sea” to the fullest. This season has a positive effect on uplifting the mood with no doubts. Bu, have you ever thought -if we had a chance to ask our skin, whether it is enjoying the sun, sea & sand trio- what do you think would be the answer?
Most of us are aware of how our face is delicate and while taking extreme care of our facial skincare with several day & night routines, we usually forget how our body too, needs attention. So why not pampering ourselves from head to toe?
There is one basic step, which is essential in body care: moisturizing and nourishing. Your body will thank you more with a smooth texture and glowing look if you don’t miss this daily step using natural ingredients.
Let’s check out some of the nature’s blessings for the body and soul:
Jojoba Oil: Yes it smells so good but the secret is not only the smell but also the rich ingredients hidden inside this gem! Jojoba oil contains Vitamin E & B that are nutrients. This anti-oxidant and mineral rich (chromium, copper and zinc) oil is all about nourishing and protecting your delicate skin. Plus, it is sensitive skin friendly thanks to its similarity to the sebum that our body is naturally producing.
Marula Oil: Balancing and nourishing secret of nature with non-comedogenic characteristics. It is not clogging the pores, leaving the skin nourished and moisturized with anti-aging treatments thanks to omega 6 & 9 ingredients.
Rosehip Oil: Vitamin A & C rich Rosehip Oil mainly boosts radiance and usually used to cure scars and marks on skin.
We can talk about more about these but it would be complex for many. So, let’s keep it simple. These three hero ingredients can be the first step to thank your body and skin for holding you even during the hardest times in life, showing your inner glow on the outside.
It is totally up to you to either use one of these natural ingredients, or mix them all together to create your own essence. Your skin is unique so the only way to really nourish is to mix some of the nature’s resources together and create personalized body oil that addresses your body’s needs.
What we can recommend you is to start with fewer ingredients. The essential oils reveal their smell in a couple of hours so try to add them together in small amounts to get the best mix in terms of scent and effect.
At this point, remember the times when you were doing experiments in the science lab. Mix and match is always a good idea. After you start to find the base scent of your personalized body product, don’t be afraid to add more drops of your favorite essential oils. The key is to find the best ingredients, always keeping in mind that your skin is extremely delicate and what you’ll give is what you’ll get. Thanks to Mother Nature –or whatever you want to call the universe we live in-, we have access to plenty of soul and mind rejuvenators and mood boosters.
Think of the essences you like; it may be orange blossom, jasmine, even black pepper which may sound irrelevant to some of you out there, but actually this is such a nice “did you know” moment: Did you know that Black Pepper is a toxin eliminator? If you are surprised then listen do this: It also has a calming effect on the brain. One essential, and multiple benefits on skin, mood and mind… If you are interested stay tuned for other blog entries specifically about essential oils and their wonders on skin and & mood.
Let’s go back to the summer time body care routine: Another key recommendation of FA is to keep in mind that this is not a one way routine, boosting your mood, clearing up your mind, and nourishing your body are three interconnected steps for a brighter, glowing skin. Think of the times when you fall in love and everyone around telling you that your skin is radiant, your eyes are brighter… Because your mood is uplifted!
Since this is a simpler blog about the ingredients and easy steps to nourish the body during summertime, we will not talk about the application secrets YET. You can start to watch some YouTube videos on how to apply oils by using at home SPA rituals to get the most of the ingredients. This way you can have your own “application secrets” that you can share with your group of friends, or better keep it to yourself, and be the “naturally glowing skin” owner of the group. Actually, sharing is caring; so spread your secrets to the whole world.
Nowadays, especially with the effects of Covid-19 and “quarantine way of life”, most of us are craving for new rituals to cope with new normality of life. Have you ever realized that smelling something good makes you feel better instantly? We highly recommend you to include the scents of the things you like into your everyday life. This can be buying fresh flowers everyday, or adding 10 drops of your favorite essence to your moisturizer, or even using your favorite cologne even you are at home throughout the whole day. Try to think of the positive memories of those scents whether this is a memory from your childhood that makes you instantly travel to your mother’s kitchen or a silent morning at the seaside. Positivity is the key to a brighter mind and soul, so is a glowing skin!
Don’t give up your daily routines because you are spending the most of your time at home. Rather, add new routines, and do them consciously: feeling it from the beginning to the end.
Before we go, one last reminder:
Every soul, every breath, every sight is unique, so as every skin. There are no rules in skincare. Apply the routine that feeds your soul, as well as your skin.
Keep these simple steps in mind to uplift your confidence.
So, let’s blend…