Updated: Apr 17, 2020
As many around the world are settling into the new normal, in these uncertain times, self-care is essential, making time to unwind has a therapeutical effect and a healthy sense of wellbeing, it is crucial. Below I will guide you to a wellness ritual that not only your skin can benefit, but your mind as well.
Find Your Glow, cleanse, brighten and glow regimen
Prep Step #1
First apply two pumps of Glycolic Gel Cleanser onto damp skin, this cleanser provides gentle exfoliation, it is clarifying and helps regenerate the skin with Glycolic Acid as the active ingredient along with Lactic, Malic and Salicylic Acid, and natural exfoliating properties like, Willow Bark Extract.
For best results, Naava Team recommends leaving the cleanser on skin for at least a minute or two before removing, helping all the high performance ingredients do the job of regeneration, as a tip, you can apply prior to enter shower, and remove as a last step. Another one of Cynthia's special tips, use cool water rather than lukewarm, cool water helps tone the skin, shrink pores, refresh and promotes blood circulation.
Next step, Exfoliate. It is recommended to exfoliate at least once or twice a week, physical and chemical exfoliations are essential to helping the skin glow, brighten and regenerate. You can use a physical and chemical exfoliation like our AHA Exfoliating Scrub, with gentle jojoba beads, alpha hydroxy acids, lemon peel, orange peel and white willow bark to help buff and brighten, this gentle scrub provides both physical exfoliation through the soft buffing jojoba beads while the alpha hydroxy acids provide a chemical exfoliation by breaking down dead skin cells, revealing new skin.
Another effective exfoliating product, is our Glycolic or AHA Exfoliating Pads, with buffing waffle pads soaked in a blend of herbal exfoliating properties such as sugar cane, lemon peel, cranberry peel to name a few, and the skin resurfacing alpha hydroxy. Mild yet effective.
Step #2 Herbal Facial Mist
This step is not only refreshing, but hydrating as well, we have an array of mist that will calm and bring your skin back to the desired PH balance, you can try our Cucumber Facial Mist, Lavender & Chamomile, Antioxidant or Grapefruit Mist, Sea Mineral Facial Mist, all packed with vitamins, minerals and the intensive hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, No alcohol, packaged in our aluminum spray bottles for easy storage in the fridge, allowing the mist to be cooling and refreshing, great for on the go pick me up and constant hydration, I carry this with me as dehydration is constant when you are out and about, this helps maintain the skin's hydration and the natural aromas are simply relaxing.
Step #3 Treatment Mask
This step is optional but if you can spare a few minutes of me time, you and your skin will appreciate it. I recommend at least once a week of bi-weekly for this regimen. Normally our mask are sold only to Spas and professionals, but due to the pandemic situation where mostly all spas are closed, Cynthia has decided to include in the retail some specialty mask like our Clarifying Therapy Mask, this mask is a powder mask packed with boosting Beets known for anti-aging, stimulates repair and production of cells, antioxidant rich Vitamin C & Pro Vitamins. Helps even skin tone, leaving you with a glow and smooth feel. Just mix with your favorite juice, like aloe juice, or green tea then apply on skin, leave on for 20 minutes, the mask will dry, then with a warm cloth or towel remove. This time is perfect for a relax sit back and put on headphones with some meditation music, perhaps some aromatherapy, I suggest this step right before bed, when everyone else in the house is sleeping, create your setting to help feel the spa like effect and recharge your batteries. Make it happen, you deserve it.
Step #4 Treatment Serum
We have an array of treatment serums to choose from, for all skincare needs, from firming serums, brightening serums, to oil control, so depending on your specific needs you can arrange, and we can also offer a free consultation to help you choose. But in this particular ritual, the mission is to find your glow, clarify and brighten, you can use our star serum Argan Goat Milk Serum, this is not your typical serum, it is a 4 in 1 treatment, works as a serum, hydration, moisturizing and eye treatment all in one little bottle, with high performance ingredients to target multiple needs, silky smooth intensive hydrating properties of Hyaluronic Acid, moisturizing Cold Press Argan Oil, toning and firming herbal Acmella Oleracea, eye toning Coffee Bean, Vitamin K to help with circles, brightening Goat Milk and Lactic Acid. This serum leaves your skin glowing, luminous and youthful.
Apply a pump of the serum lightly working with fingertips tapping massage in upward motion, inward motion around the eyes using taps, allowing the skin to absorb, my tip is to spray your herbal mist prior to the application to help skin absorption, Cynthia's Tip: use the facial mist for all treatment serums and moisturizers to help penetration and lock in moisture. Your skin will love it!
Step #5 Moisturize & Hydrate
The choices are endless with this category, depending on your skincare needs, but for glowing and intense moisture and hydration and toning, I recommend our star product DMAE Firming Creme, suitable for all skin types, and sensitive skins, does not clog pores, helping give back its youthful, toned and luminous skin, Naava Team's favorite, a little goes a long way, conveniently packed in our pump jars. Apply less than one pump and distribute on skin in upward motion with fingertips. Cynthia's Tip: tap and massage against gravity to help facial muscle memory and promote firming. The next morning your skin will be rejuvenated!
This regimen helps with skin fatigue and dull complexion, if you put in the time, your skin will improve and show a healthy glow. Take time to unwind, and pamper yourself to wellness, in a time like this, it is time to take matters into your own hands, home spa treatment it is.
Skin moisturizing and hydration is essential for a healthy looking skin, I recommend our special Fina Facial Roll-On, with rich cold press Argan Oil for intensive moisturizing, Helichrysum Oil, known for it's anti-inflammatory and healing properties, and other exotic oils, non clogging, skin will absorb without leaving oily residue, suitable for all skin types, conveniently packaged in a roll-on bottle, excellent for cuticle and dry patches.