It’s springtime, and spring cleaning is just around the corner! Spring cleaning is a tradition that goes back thousands of years, and is thought to originate with a belief that ridding the house and your living space of dust that accumulated over the winter would help bring good fortune and dispel bad luck. Even now, families all around the world take this opportunity to refresh their homes, workspaces, habits, diets, and more!
One of the best and most refreshing ways to reinvigorate your skin this spring is with the DMK Skin Revision Enzyme Therapy.
Essentially, this treatment revises the skin and brings it back to its original healthy state, clearing out any toxins that may have gathered during colder, harsher months. According to the DMK website, “DMK is the only company in the world to utilize the beneficial effects of transfer-messenger enzymes. Enzymes are living substances that regulate health and work with certain minerals in the body to form a natural system of antioxidants that fight corrosive free radicals. Properly formulated, they can remove dead protein, toxins, and other effluvia from the epidermis using a process called ‘reverse osmosis.’ DMK Enzyme Treatments work with the skin. The enzymes aim to strengthen the structural integrity of the skin to create a healthy environment for cells to live and thrive.” The combination of stimulating circulatory benefits and enzymatic lymphatic drainage packs a powerful punch when it comes to reducing texture, lifting facial muscles, smoothing acne scars, and more. In essence, an enzyme treatment may be just the thing for your skin this spring!
While DMK Skin Revision works from the outside in, some treatments actually work from the inside out to renew your skin and cleanse impurities. As we’ve written on this blog before, gut health and the skin’s appearance are highly interconnected. If the gut bacteria is imbalanced or overgrown, this imbalance can reflect on the skin as acne (particularly in the chin and cheek areas), redness, persistent blackheads, and inflammation.
The Osmosis Beauty Skin Clarifier Cleanse is a ten-day regimen of supplements containing a proprietary blend of herbs like mullein, plantain, lobelia, and more, all of which help rebalance and rid the gut of excess mucus. The Osmosis Beauty website writes, “Clear skin begins within. Achieve a flawless complexion by gently cleansing the digestive tract of unwanted toxins and mucus that often find their way to the skin as blemishes, dry/irritated skin, or blackheads. This 10-day cleanse will leave you looking and feeling energized and radiant!” This cleanse works quickly, expelling impurities that soon leave the skin looking smoother, brighter, and healthier. As far as spring cleaning goes, this is as fast as it gets!
Since we’re focused on helping you achieve beautiful, healthy skin, keep reading for tips on integrating spring cleaning with your skincare just in time for a seasonal reset!
Tip #1 – Revive your skincare routine
As the weather changes and we shift into springtime, your skin’s needs may be changing as well! Wintertime, especially in climates where there is a large disparity between mean temperatures in winter vs. summer, can be dry, cold, and harsh against the skin. So, you may be using occlusive moisturizers and balms to combat dryness and irritation.
Although there is no clear date and time that those products become too heavy, springtime is a good period to segue into lighter moisturizers and products that won’t clog your pores as the weather warms. If you spend some time and money to invest in professional advice and products, you can avoid unnecessary inflammation or accidentally causing new breakouts thanks to old, misapplied products. This spring, update your skincare routine to include products that are right for you!
Tip #2 – Reinvest in treatments that work
As spring cleaning kicks into gear, it can be easy to get sucked into fads and trends that actually don’t help your skin stay healthy. In an age where so much information (and misinformation) is spread on the internet, it can be incredibly exhausting to continually decide what is best for your skin amidst a barrage of opinions.
Our tip: no one knows your skin better than a professional! Holistic estheticians like our staff at Integrative Esthetics are trained to meet, discuss, examine, and treat your skin holistically, something that TikTok estheticians can never do. Whether you’re interested in getting a facial at our beautiful studio in Newport Beach, exploring enzyme treatments, trying out a cleanse, enjoying a facial massage, or anything else in the realm of skincare, start by asking a professional! The best way to care for your skin effectively, without wasting time, money, or energy on short-term ineffective solutions, is to consult the pros.
Tip #3 – Clear out some mental garbage
You may be rolling your eyes, but hear us out — mental baggage can do just as much damage to the skin as an inflamed gut lining or a scummy face towel. It’s proven that any type of stress can worsen acne, which can lead to a vicious cycle of acne leading to anxiety leading to worsened acne, and so on.
One of the most difficult (read: most important) changes you can make during this time of spring cleaning is to clear out a bit of the mental dust that may be helping to clog your pores. Whether you are interested in meditation, want to try out therapy or mindfulness practices, or just need to connect more with your friends, investing in that mental shift can work wonders for reducing the stress on your skin. We tend to think of mental health as a softer, less-defined type of science, but the connection between your skin and your stress is undeniable. “Mind over matter” is truly the way to go if you want your skin to thrive.
Interested in learning more about your skin and its holistic needs? Call, text, or visit our website to book a consultation appointment at our beautiful studio, and we’ll help you integrate an effective and efficient skincare philosophy into your life.