For the last one, almost two years my skincare routine has been completely abandoned.
Occasionally I’ll do a mask, or maybe even slap some moisturizer one, but an actual daily routine just hasn’t been happening. At first it was because I had bigger fish to fry with my health and the house, then because I didn’t have an area for myself. I love having rituals and spaces which are designated for one thing. Now that my ottoman is almost done I think it’s time to start getting back into a routine. It’s been absolutely lovely to sit down, clean my skin, dry brush and use the jade roller each morning and night. I still have a few more concoctions to make like a few balms, hair oils, and cleansing oil, but for today this Rosemary and Thyme cleansing water is a good start.
Skincare Benefits of Rosemary:
Antiseptic/Antimicrobial: Reduces the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction.
Stimulant: Increases circulation.
Astringent: Causes temporary tightening of the skin.
Skincare Benefits of Thyme:
Also antimicrobial and an astringent, like rosemary.
Bactericidal: Kills bacteria.
Antioxidant: Prevents or slows the damage caused by free radicals.
Cictrisant: Skin healing.
These are just the herbs I want to use today. They’re easily accessible, but there are SO many common herbs (or even weeds) that had some spectacular skincare benefits. Bay leaves, for example, are such an ignored herb for skincare, but I’ll feature that eventually once my bay tree is a little bigger.