As spring approaches and we all start coming out of our winter solace for a little vitamin D, we must remember the harms that the sun and exposure to the elements can do for our skin. In this post, perpetual adventurer, global traveler, and skincare guru Sommer gives Rubina readers five tips on maintaining a healthy complexion sustainably. -KL
Our skin is our largest organ. It makes me sad to see people
using skincare products containing all types of yucky petrochemicals,
solvents, dyes, alcohol, preservatives, pesticides and synthetic
chemicals. Surely this can’t be the making of a happy, vibrant, youthful
and well-balanced complexion.
So, I created an organic skincare range that would be the most
nutritious, delicious, organic, and raw meal for your skin. Gypsy Juice provides you with all the minerals, nutrients, fatty-acids
and anti-oxidants required for optimal skin health.
I’m excited to share some of the tips I’ve cultivated over the years on how to maintain a healthy complexion. Hope you enjoy!
1) Nourish your skin from within.
To help maintain a lovely complexion, fill your body with beautiful, fresh, organic/pesticide free produce. Eat an array of vibrantly colored foods each day and take time to truly enjoy each and every wholesome meal. Our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water, so hydrate your body with around 2 liters of water per day. If you are not a huge fan of water, jazz it up a little with fresh lemon, lime, mint or basil.
2) Be happy, healthy and embrace your unique beauty.
Stress, worry, anger, frustration and negative feelings are all nasties for your health and in turn, for your skin. Set aside a little time each day to take part in something you truly enjoy. Whether it be yoga, meditation, reading a book or taking a walk in nature, it will do wonders for your mindset and give you an overall happy, healthy glow. Mind your skincare regime morning and night. I personally feel there is nothing more enjoyable after your shower than indulging your senses and skin with exquisite oils and healing botanicals. It’s a relaxing practice, and really creates a beautiful start and end to your day.
3) Create the ultimate, raw, organic meal for your skin.
By feeding your skin with organic, cold pressed, unrefined, oils, butters, and botanicals, you will be supplying your skin with all the nutrients it needs. Not to mention minerals, antioxidants and fatty acids. By using ingredients suited to your skin type, your skin can become the loveliest, most vibrant, and well-balanced complexion. Our skin is our largest organ; it is important to be aware of what you are feeding it. Stay away from any products which contain petrochemicals, solvents, dyes, alcohol, preservatives, pesticides and synthetic chemicals which can be harmful. Gypsy Juice has a range of natural ingredients for your skin.
4) Be a compassionate and conscientious consumer.
With so many skincare products on the market today, choose to support brands that employ eco-friendly and compassionate practices. Look out for recyclable packaging, wind generated websites, fair trade ingredients as well as certifications stating they are a cruelty-free company. By supporting these types of companies, you are contributing to a more positive and sustainable future. A happy, healthy planet means a happy, healthy self.
Sommer Elston is the founder of Gypsy Juice, a 100% organic skincare range. All Gypsy Juice products are handmade by Sommer, who is currently located in Mallorca, Spain (and originally from Australia). Gypsy Juice products contain NO petrochemicals, solvents, dyes, water, alcohol, preservatives, pesticides or synthetic chemicals and is proudly PETA certified as a cruelty free company. The blends contain ONLY 100% certified organic, cold pressed, unrefined oils, butters and botanicals which I have sourced from some of the most exotic, lush and remote places on earth.
Gypsy Juice’s range of skincare products are available online here.