In this post we talk about The LOVESKIN Ritual
– How it’s different and why it’s so effective in restoring skin’s glow
The ethos and intention of the LOVESKIN range is that we work with the skin’s natural processes instead of fighting against them. The purpose of each of the products in our ritual is to calm, restore and hydrate. We’ve seen time and again that when the skin is optimally fed, its own powers of repair and regeneration are amplified skin becomes balanced and healthy, and glows naturally.
THE LOVESKIN RITUAL
WE TAKE THE SOAP OUT OF YOUR ROUTINE…
…and replace it with an oil cleanser, such as LOVESKIN’s Tui Facial Cleanser. Soap strips the skin of it’s protective layer. Our oil blend works by naturally attracting excess oil in your skin and mobilising dirt and toxins, whilst respecting the skin’s protective outer layer, called the acid mantle. It supports the skin’s natural exfoliation process too, preventing clogged pores and reducing enlarged pores.
Draw some warm water to hydrate your face cloth. Draw two – three drops of Tui facial cleanser and dispense into your palm. Rub your hands together, then massage your LOVESKIN Tui Cleanser onto your neck and décolletage, in small circular motions, to rid your skin of impurities. Remove your cleanser with the warm damp cloth, taking care not to drag or pull at the skin
WE RID YOUR SKIN OF CHEMICAL TONERS
We have been taught that the purpose of a toner is to close your pores, to prevent dirt and bacteria getting in before we apply our moisturiser. However astringent, chemical toners are very aggressive and deplete your skin’s acid mantle. This leaves your skin exposed and vulnerable to dirt and bacteria, which can cause acne and aggravation. Our LOVESKIN Rose Mist is a hydrosol blend of the oil and water which is drawn off damascena roses, when the essential oil is extracted. Essentially a fusion of only the highest quality oil and purest water. It’s purpose is to hydrate and calm skin, preparing it to receive the intensive moisturising properties of your hydrating blend.
Tilt your head upward and mist your face with the Kakara Rose Mist, as you take a moment to inhale. Appreciate the sensation of the fine rose particles settling on your skin, as well as the subtle, calming scent.
RESTORATION, COUPLED WITH HYDRATION
One of the functions of the outer layer of your skin, is to lock in moisture. If this is compromised your skin isn’t able to retain moisture and it becomes dehydrated. When you use a natural serum your skin is able to process the ingredients more efficiently, plus it helps return the skin’s balance. You’ll notice the glow returns to your skin almost immediately.
Hydrate. Slowly, dispense 3 to 4 drops of your chosen hydrating facial serum into your open clean palm. Rub your palms to together to distribute your serum evenly into both hands. Massage the rich, botanical blend onto your neck and décolletage, taking extra care under your eyes. Relax in the sensation of your skin becoming noticeably hydrated.
Less is More. Remember, a small amount can go a long way with super concentrated rich botanical oils. Use just a few drops to start with. You can always add more if needed.
THIS IS NOT A QUICK FIX
This is a restoration of the health of your skin which will return your skin to health for the rest of your life.
The introduction of the new skincare routine does not cause breakouts. Breakouts may continue to occur because your skin’s protective layer takes at least three months to properly heal. So if you experience a breakout soon after switching to a new routine it’s very important that you resist the urge to scrub it. That will simply restart the cycle again. Instead, ride out the changes and you’ll notice within a couple of months that the breakouts become less aggressive, and heal more quickly. After three months they will subside altogether.