Contributor: Dr. Salar Parvini
Summer means more skin, less makeup....
and this time around, a mask.
- premature aging
- clogged pores
- reproductive organ damage
So let's set the ground rules:
- No makeup of any kind for 30 calendar days.
- No tinted moisturizers, BB creams, CC creams
- Start a holistic skincare routine
We of course, are going to recommend the Saffron & Sage Skincare line for your morning and evening routine and luckily have designed an all inclusive starter pack to rest your skin for its 28-day cycle called the Ritual Kit.
So let's break it down...
The Ritual Kit includes:
*Please note that if you are going to go outside then you should use Purify to remove any environmental pollutants that you come in contact with. Just because you aren't wearing makeup doesn't mean that you aren't coming in contact with citywide pollutants that can only be broken down via oil cleansing.
With that being said, let's start by washing our face with Clarify!
Simply pump twice onto your Charcoal Konjac Sponge or hand and work into your face.
Pat dry and then apply:
Nourish, our versatile vitamin, mineral, and active rich hyaluronic acid serum. Once you've applied it, wait a few seconds for your skin to feel “tacky”. You'll know it's time to move onto the next step when your fingers feel a slight “sticky resistance” to the touch. Don't worry, this is normal and means that it's working.
Next, you'll apply your Restore.
Simply apply a pea sized to dime sized amount to your face and gently work it in. I always like to apply it to my under-eye first and then spread from there as I am prone to dark circles under my eyes. It makes an excellent eye cream due to its high niacin content!
Once your moisturizer is absorbed, apply one to two pumps of Glow, our CoQ10 infused finishing oil. Keep in mind that while the oil is orange, it will not leave you orange, however, it will leave you with soft, supple skin!
If you are going to venture outside, regardless of weather, you need to wear a mineral sunscreen.
That's it! You're ready to face your day!
Here's where Purify comes into play! This oil cleanser will melt makeup and environmental pollutants from your face. Apply to a dry face and gently massage into skin then follow the same routine as you did in the morning..Clarify, Nourish, Restore & Glow.
SIMPLE. EFFECTIVE. NON.TOXIC.
So, let's talk about what to expect. Typically, when you go makeup free the first thing you will notice is that makeup can leave you with an uneven skin tone. This is due to variations in makeup and UV exposure.
During the first week you may notice some “purging.” The term 'skin purging' refers to a reaction to an active ingredient that is increasing skin cellular turnover rate.
So what you may see is a furthering of skin tone unevenness until about day 28. That's because your skin works on a 28 day (give or take) cycle, much like a female's menstrual cycle.
This reaction is totally normal and you should see it as the products working. You may also notice some slight redness and skin flaking.
Again, this is part of the purging process and often a sign of niacin deficiency! If redness persists past day 7 then please contact your skin consultant. While allergic reactions are exceedingly rare, they do happen with natural products (for example if you are allergic to sunflower oil).
Your skin is very resilient and often skin issues can take anywhere from 1 to 6 twenty-eight day cycles to achieve optimal health. So stick with it and don't forget to take selfies along the way to monitor your progress!
Alright, let's start to summer skin detox NOW!
"I am amazed with their skin care products ! I have been on their skin ritual set for 3 weeks and I've never felt more confident in my own skin.. make up free ! I've battled acne for over 15 years and my adult acne is even worse than when I was a teenager. These products started working after two uses! I went makeup free after one use! These products are light and my skin feels amazing.. it's skin food!"