Today I want to share some insight into incorporating winter herbs into your skincare routine.
As I shared in the facial post, I use a weekly face steam to prepare my skin for a face mask. Adding seasonal herbs can help to boost your face steams by ensuring the ingredients are really fresh and ready to give your skin the nourishment it needs.
Not sure what a face steam is or how it can help your skin? Get started here.
If you're really not digging face steams, don't worry, there are other ways to incorporate herbs into your winter skincare routine like infused oils for your face and body!
Chamomile is one of the most well known herbs for calming and soothing not only your skin, but your entire self.
Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory so it can help reduce redness and irritation. The simplest way to get these benefits is by adding a few tablespoons to your face steam or bath.
You can also infuse an oil, like coconut or olive, and use it as a body oil or mix with shea butter to make a healing salve.
Another well known herb, lavender is also going to help calm and soothe.
Add a few tablespoons to your face steam or bath to soak in the goodness and add a relaxing scent to your self care routine. Or add some to your favourite oil, wait a few weeks, and slather your skin in a soothing and hydrating oil.
Aside from being a delicious culinary herb, rosemary is very stimulating for the skin. I prefer to use this in face steams, as I find a little goes a long way to help stimulate your pores.
It also smells really great, and pairs well with citrus peels to give your skin a stimulating, energizing treatment.
Ginger is wonderful as a tea to help improve circulation and digestion, both of which will help your skin. If your body is digesting everything properly, your skin will look much clearer, happier, and healthier.
For a stimulating face steam, add a small chunk of fresh ginger to your hot water. Pair with calming lavender, and a lemon peel to give yourself an awakening, refreshing treatment.
How do you incorporate winter herbs into your skincare routine?
Until next time,