give your skin a boost
By now most of us are more conscious of what we put on our skin. We know that skin is an organ which means it takes in nutrients and expires toxins. What you may not know is that the skin works in tandem with several other systems of the body.
Spring Cleaning is a thing...Historically in regions where we are pretty inactive during the winter due to harsh weather conditions, we help boost the metabolism with bitter spring greens and early cold-crop veggies.
We can also help the body along by adding bright herbs and citrus to activate the liver. There is a rhythm to the year that is a bit like the rhythm of the day. When you have a healthy sleep-cycle, your liver sort of turns on around two in the morning; so by the time you get up your skin is ready for a surface cleanse of the gunk the liver and other organs processed in the night.
Likewise, this time of year when we are coming out of a bit of a sleep cycle... the skin is ready for a good surface cleanse -
I created the Boost mix to work with your daily cleanser, in tandem with your toner, weekly mask or steam... with essential oils of rosemary, lime, grapefruit and lemon the skin absorbs the constituents and the liver uses them to clean up after inactivity.
Personally, I like to pair the Boost with the Komenuka cleansing grains which use rice bran to gently stimulate the skin and exfoliate. And also because the ginger, petitigrain and rosewood essential oils prime the body for detox.
If you like your raw juices and like to use food as medicine, try adding rosemary, ginger, lime and grapefruit to the diet for a couple weeks.
monique herzig, alchemist, aesthetician