As you know, your body is a sacred, powerful temple. And the walls of the temple which protect the relics inside perform similar functions as your skin.
The skin is like a thick, large blanket that covers and protects the internal organs of the body from foreign objects and the elements (wind, sun, rain, etc.). But often, we forget that our skin is an organ on its own and fail to care for it like other parts of our bodies.
How you care for your skin determines how healthy your skin will become. When caring for your skin, the phrase "beauty is skin deep" comes to mind. Instead of focusing only on external factors, e.g., skincare products and procedures, it is pivotal to pay attention to what goes on inside our bodies, e.g., lifestyle habits, diets, fitness, sleep, medication, and physical health.
As a brand focusing on all-around skin wellness, we encourage you to always practice healing rituals for your skin. In this post, we'll highlight different wholesome ways you can care for your skin to achieve a vibrant and youthful complexion.
● Hydration is key.
One of the ways to achieve healthy, glowing skin is to drink water adequately. Your body is made up of 60% water and it requires a certain level of water to function optimally. Failure to meet your required daily water intake can cause different health concerns.
Below are some common skincare concerns caused by lack of hydration.
● Dehydration that may manifest as dryness, itchiness, and flakiness on our skin.
● The appearance of signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagginess.
● The inability of your body to eliminate toxic waste, which may sit on your tissues and trigger inflammatory conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, etc.
● Poor circulation which may slow down the delivery of oxygen and vital nutrients needed by the skin to stay fresh, young, and luminous.
To keep your skin healthy, happy, and hydrated, you should aim for at least 9 cups of water daily.
● Healthy Dietary Habits.
Your skin is what you eat. Diets filled with processed, high carbs, sugar, and oily foods will leave telltale signs such as inflammation and dullness on your skin. If you eat natural, wholesome, and nutritious food sources, your skin will thank you for it.
Ensure you have an adequate diet that consists of servings of fruits, vegetables, healthful oils, proteins, and complex carbs every day. Adding natural foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics to your plate, is one of the secret ways to slow aging.
● Regular Fitness routines
Engaging in physical activities is not only great for weight loss and muscle building but also for a radiant complexion. Have you noticed how your face lights up whenever you break into a sweat after brisk walking, jogging, running, or cycling? It is because exercising your body helps to boost blood flow and transport oxygen and nourishment to your skin.
Also, working out your body is a self-care rite that flushes out your congested pores and promotes the formation of firm, supple skin.
● Rest and Relaxation
Rest heals the mind, body, and soul. When proper sleep hygiene becomes your way of life, your complexion will remain aglow. Aim for at least 6 hours of sleep daily for youthful skin. If you're well rested, your eyes will appear brighter, and you'll notice an improvement in the appearance of your eye bags, dark circles, and fine lines.
● A "Less is More" skincare routine
When you overconsume food, it leads to digestive issues. And the same happens when you apply many products to your skin. Your skin feels stressed and congested. And you'll notice some signs, such as breakouts, redness, inflammation, discoloration, etc. To solve complicated skin routines, you need to declutter your beauty shelves.
In the past, many of us were obsessed with layering 7 - 10 topical products to get our ideal skin, but such elaborate skincare regimes did not only harm your skin, but they also harmed Mother Nature.
Frankly, you don't need to burden your skin with a multistep routine. A simple beauty ritual that allows your skin to breathe while letting your natural complexion shine through is just what you should try. A word to the wise; adopt the "Skinimalism" tradition.
Skinimalism, a union of " skin" and "minimalism," is a "Less is More" lifestyle that encourages the use of few skincare essentials. When you perform a simple regimen that consists of 3 - 4 products, you'll enjoy many benefits. Your skin cells will be repaired and rejuvenated in no time, and you'll cut back on spending costs. Also, skinimalism reduces the impact on the planet because it curbs non-biodegradable waste and carbon footprints.
How Can I adopt a less is more approach?
We love the "Less is more" approach because it pays attention to two vital steps your skin needs - deep cleansing and nourishment. Below, we'll outline an unfussy beauty regimen you can practice daily.
Minimalist Skincare Essentials
If you have been feeling like your skincare routine is a chore, these are simple products that would change that mindset.
Ofuro Cleansing Balm melts away dirt, grime, oil, and build-up while purifying your pores. As you gently massage the cleansing balm on your face, you'll feel stress and tension melting away. After every cleansing step, your skin will be deeply cleansed and relaxed.
Omni Glowing Oil is a plant-based powerhouse that revitalizes and moisturizes even the driest, dullest, and thirstiest skin types.
Skincare rituals are as old as humanity. Since ancient times, the magic of herbs and extracts has been harnessed to improve the health of the skin and body. And that's why as a brand, we're preserving the age-long culture of creating products with natural and effective ingredients you can trust and enjoy.