The skin is more than just the body’s outfit: it’s the overall expression of our inner health. Our feet, ears and hands are just some of the areas that, through the nervous system, are particularly closely connected to internal organs.
Totally organic skin care is the answer both for the skin and for our planet
Our skin is clever and detects when something isn’t quite right; you can easily tell by someone’s skin if they’re unhappy – and it’s not difficult for a physician to figure out inner imbalances and ailments by observing complexion. Keeping the skin healthy is vital, and feeding it properly – both on the inside and the outside of the body – is the best secret weapon against ageing.
The precious winter stasis has reinforced our physical, emotional and spiritual roots and given us time to think deeply about future projects. The springtime will give us the energy and enthusiasm to put these plans into action.
The passage between winter and springtime is slowed down by sediment, or toxins, accumulated during the cold winter season, on both the physical and psychological level.
To get rid of these toxins you’ll need to activate the emunctory organs (kidneys, lungs, liver and skin) to stimulate the metabolic processes and the blood circulation, the fundamental detox procedure. The sediments, sitting in the body’s tissues, will then be expelled and new springtime vitality will take place in the body and mind.
If you would like to see through your glasses or the windows of your house to enjoy the daily spring sunshine, you need to clean them. The same applies to our organs: if they are not cleansed, everything will appear opaque and dull.
All these changes involve the skin; as well its detoxifying function the skin is the mirror of what is happening within our body. Our skin and body share a lot of intimate, anatomical and nervous connections.
Spring is the perfect time to detox and nourish the skin, which renews its epidermic layer every 28 days (the same number of days as a moon cycle). In fact, at the beginning of the spring the skin can show some signs of impurity and can have mild areas of redness, inflammation or dry patches.
A detox program will help get rid of the sediments stored in our organs and tissues. Twice weekly, bathe for 20 minutes in warm water with 150g of pink Himalayan salt. This will help to draw out the sediments or toxins. Afterwards, dry your body with a rough towel to activate the blood circulation and to produce a gentle peeling effect.
Treat your skin
A daily cleansing regime is vital to free the pores from debris, dead cells and pollutants. Cleanse your face in the morning and at night using Inlight Face Cleanser, which is formulated with a delightful fusion of coconut, jojoba and olive oils, green tea, cypress and rosemary, to lift deep impurities. The skin is left conditioned and restored by the gentlest exfoliating and polishing action.
Finish off your cleansing ritual with the super- emollient Floral Face Tonic, which is alcohol-free. Inlight Tonic is also a great option any time you feel the need for a quick freshener. Just hide somewhere for a quick spritz; a few drops will leave you feeling immediately revitalised.
Remember that the skin can absorb many substances, which means it will also suck in unhealthy man-made chemicals, too. Check the list of ingredients on your skin products to avoid synthetic additives that could cause damage. By using natural and organic ingredients, you’ll also counteract the negative impact that most cosmetic residues have on our environment, so it’s win-win.