In Traditional Chinese medicine, Spring represents the Wood element, or ‘Liver’ energy system which governs the unclogging of ‘qi’ and releasing of pent up emotional baggage. With purification and release in mind, we're sharing a few of our tips for embarking on a decidedly no-fuss, but nonetheless restorative, Spring cleaning.

TREAT YOURSELF TO A DEEP EXFOLIATION 

Mechanical exfoliants are applied topically and abrade dead skin cells using a granular material and the friction of your hands. These are a great choice for most skin types, particularly those struggling with dullness, blackheads, thick cellular buildup or pronounced signs of aging.
SEE: AURA ENZYME EXFOLIANT | BLACK CARDAMOM BODY POLISH | DETOXIFYING BODY BRUSH

Chemical peels, which do not necessarily contain chemicals but rather rely on a chemical reaction, actually digest the dead surface cells using an acid, like glycolic acid (AHA) from sugar cane or enzymes (from the amino acids) in raw honey. These exfoliants are an excellent choice for cystic acne, mild rosacea, skin damage and fragile skin types that cannot tolerate more aggressive exfoliation methods.
SEE: ROYAL JELLY ENZYME MASQUE | METAMORPHOSIS INSTANT FACIAL

THINK ABOUT SUNSCREEN

Look for an all natural formula that is water resistant, gentle, reef safe and won't clog pores.
SEE: RAW ELEMENTS SPF 30 SUNSCREEN | COOLA ORGANIC SUNCARE

GIVE YOUR SKIN THE CLEAN SWEEP

It's common to transition from the dehydration and dullness of Winter to Spring breakouts, buildup and blemishes. Get ahead of the game with our ultimate dermal detox. Bio Renewal Corrective Masque's unforgettable powder-to-mousse formula fizzes on activation and instantly brightens with activated vitamin C. Sensitive skin approved, this all-in-one treatment is the closest thing we've found to a facelift in a jar and can be used up to 1x daily to combat skin damage and the signs of aging.
SEE: BIO RENEWAL CORRECTIVE MASQUE

LIGHTEN UP

As important as moisturizing is year-round, it's time for a lighter textured product if you experience blackheads, pore congestion or blemishing in the warmer weather months.
SEE: SERUMS + TREATMENTS | CORRECTIVE ESSENCES

ENJOY A DETOX TEA

One of the simplest ways to promote clear skin, not to mention stave off water weight and promote liver health, is adding a gentle detox tea to your daily fluid intake. There are so many to choose from but the two we've stuck with for years are Roasted Dandelion Root Tea from Traditional Medicinals and Peach DeTox from Yogi Tea. The routine? Around mid-morning, add a tea bag of each (one roasted dandelion root and one peach detox) to a quart-sized mason jar, fill with freshly boiled water and sip until lunchtime.
SEE: ROASTED DANDELION ROOT TEA | PEACH DETOX TEA