Essential skincare rituals worth committing to all year long
Another new year, another fresh start. If taking better care of your skin is on your list of resolutions this year, we’ve got your back! We’ve gathered some of our favorite skincare wisdom and beauty rituals to help you put your best face forward for the year ahead.
COMMIT TO CLEANSING
Falling asleep in your makeup is an absolute no-no! Cleansing the skin is an essential first step in every skincare ritual, and directly contributes to the longterm health and clarity of your complexion. In the morning, a gentle cleanse will do to remove the oils and impurities from the night before. In the evening, we encourage a double cleanse – one round to remove makeup and SPF, and another round to deep clean.
AM: Cleanse with Pamplemousse to gently cleanse and prep the skin for the day.
PM: Double cleanse with Pamplemousse, followed by Kalima Cleansing Powder.
HYDRATE + MOISTURIZE
And in that order! Prep your skin by misting with a water-based toning mist before applying your oil-based serums, elixirs and balms for optimal absorption and the perfect balance of hydration and moisture.
AM + PM: Mist face generously with Citrus + Citrine to brighten and boost, or Bohemian Ruby to help balance and soothe. Then apply your favorite Leahlani Serums and Elixirs.
POLISH AND PRIME
Regular exfoliation will leave your skin looking vibrant and healthy. When you commit to exfoliating 2-3x a week, the results will follow. Your complexion will be softer, clearer, and more even-toned. For optimal results, we recommend exfoliating in the PM after double-cleansing.
For oily / acne-prone skin: Exfoliate with our Honey Love Microdermabrasion Scrub 2-3x a week
For dry / sensitive skin: Exfoliate with our Kalima Coconut Cream Cleansing Powder 2-3x a week
DEDICATED SPA DAY
It's time to pencil yourself in! Carving out one evening a week for a home spa day is a wonderful way to relax and replenish your reserves. Take a bath, light a candle, and be sure disconnect from your electronic devices (don’t skip this step!). Pamper yourself with an indulgent facial mask, and massage your fabulous face with your favorite evening serums.
This is your time, and you deserve it!
See our Home Spa Day post for our luxurious head-to-toe pampering ritual!
BEAUTY SLEEP: IT'S A REAL THING
Your body never stops working, even when you’re asleep. As you rest, every cell in your body is working hard to recuperate and regenerate. Giving yourself enough time to sleep ensures that your body will have enough for these essential processes of renewal. Obviously less sleep makes you “look tired,” but it also creates stress and a spike in cortisone levels, which can lead to premature aging.
Put your phone down at least an hour before bed to help you fall asleep with ease. A diffuser with lavender essential oils by your bed can also help you to relax and get the sleep of your dreams.
Sending abundant aloha from Kaua'i, wishing you all a beautiful 2021!