The latter half of Winter and the blossoming of Spring brings an abundance of Kapha qualities into the atmosphere and therefore skin changes. Wondering what on earth ‘Kapha qualities’ are? The climate is changing from cold and icy to moist and humid. So, the level of water within the atmosphere rises and the air becomes still, grounded and heavy. As the environment changes, so does your body, mind and skin, and therefore you may experience symptoms such as: Oily and congested skin Water retention Low mood Lack of motivation Plumper skin tissue Larger pores Although technically occurring in ‘Vata season’, the after effects of Christmas often correlate with the symptoms listed above. Due to the general slower pace and relaxation over the holidays. This doesn’t by any means suggest we shouldn’t relax though. The symptoms above are simply indicators of a change in routine, diet and environment. Balancing your skin Ayurveda, as you may know, is all about balance. Taking what we now know about Kapha season, we can now see the symptoms listed above as indicators that this particular dosha may be a little off-balance. With this in mind, we created our Purifying Range, specifically designed to rebalance the Kapha Dosha. The Purifying Range contains botanicals such as Neem, Tea Tree and Moringa that work together alongside other decongesting key actives to: Reduce the appearance of acne + blemishes Rebalance the skin’s natural oils Deeply cleanse the skin without stripping Uplift the senses with aromatherapeutic essential oils Detoxing Skincare Routine There is usually a lot of hype around ‘detoxing’ after Christmas due to a build-up of stagnant energy over the holidays – although Ayurveda does not advocate diet culture and ‘skinny detox teas’, we are here to support the natural detoxification of negative energy and clogged up pores. With this in mind, try this… Morning skincare routine for detoxified skin: Cleanse congested pores with the Purifying Facial Wash and rinse with cold water – this will not only awaken the senses (equivalent to having 5 coffees) but also tighten pores and leave your visage looking smooth and clear. Exfoliate with the Purifying Facial Polish – if you have an extra 10 minutes, you can also apply this as a mask, encouraging deeply cleansing enzymes to activate. Restore balance and infiltrate the complexion with added hydration by using the Purifying Hydrating Toner. Don’t forget to take a moment to inhale the uplifting, citrusy aromas this formulation exudes. Moisturise to protect against the changes in environment and fluctuations in skin quality using our very own Purifying Day Cream – super lightweight to leave you feeling refreshed and motivated whilst providing a protective layer to the skin.