HOW TO TAKE A RITUAL-BASED APPROACH TO YOUR SKINCARE
Originally published: MARCH 3, 2021
Skincare rituals: 5 ways to add more love into your routine:
Whether your daily schedule is packed with activities, or these last few months has had you feeling sluggish, we can all take a little time to build beautiful skincare rituals.
Skincare rituals don’t have to be very elaborate to be effective. By simply incorporating a little extra love into our daily skincare, we can transform a boring skincare routine into a moment of peace for our bodies and minds.
Skincare Ritual vs. Skincare Routine
You may be thinking, “Well, I already wash and moisturize my face every day. That’s good enough.”
You may be right in that you’re giving your skin the attention it deserves.
However, a skincare ritual goes beyond the routine, mechanical process of caring for your skin and creates an opportunity to tune into your body, clear your mind, and take a moment to focus on more than just getting your skin clean.
Here are a few easy strategies to build a skincare ritual
- Create a beautiful skincare space
Think about where you usually do your skincare routine. If you’re always hunched over your bathroom sink slathering products onto your skin, you’re probably not enjoying that time very much. Create a more relaxing space in your bathroom. Put on some comfortable clothes, close the door, light a Lunah Hand Rolled Incense, and play some soft music as you do your skincare.
- Include facial massage
One way to instantly feel relaxed during your skincare is by adding a facial massage a few times each week. Like the rest of our bodies, our facial muscles carry stress and tension that contribute to headaches and discomfort. Crystal rollers, like our Jade and Rose Quartz rollers, decrease puffiness, boost blood circulation, detoxify skin and bring a natural glow to the face. You can also use one of our Gua Sha crystal tools to lift and sculpt your tired, beautiful face muscles. If you’re new to facial massage, enroll in one of our Gua Sha workshops to learn the best facial massage techniques.
- Use your breath to pace your skincare.
As you move through your skincare routine, focus on your breath and how your feel. Allow yourself to slow down, relax, and take a few deep breaths. Let your breathing guide you through the motions of your ritual and set the pace.
- Add in simple skin treatments
Daily skincare with natural products is crucial, but so are occasional skin treatments to give yourself a little extra nourishment. Try a natural Lunah Detox Mask a couple of times each week, or cozy up next to a warm bowl of water and toss in one of our facial steam tabs. You can also invest in a Lunah Derma Roller to boost your skin’s product absorption by 70%, diminish fine lines, and reduce pore size.
- Prioritize your zzz’s
If you struggle to find enough time for your skincare, tie it to a consistent sleep schedule. Your skincare ritual can be just a few minutes in the morning when you wake up, and a few minutes in the evening before bed. By forming a consistent skincare habit around sleep, you can clear your mind and prepare for the hours ahead.