The change of season signifies to us that change is in the air… The increased levels of sunshine (and the lovely vitamin D!) is a natural mood-booster, and spring definitely feels as though it has sprung. Here at Saint Iris Adriatica, we’re embracing the cliches and indulging in a spring cleaning session but with a twist. Welcome to The SIA Guide To Spring-Cleaning Your Body Care Routine.
Declutter Your Products
Taking inspiration from Marie Kondo, now is the time to see which products you already have that ‘spark joy’. One of the most useful takeaways from the entire Marie Kondo life-changing tidying up approach is to put every single body care product in one place; once everything is all in one place, it can seem like a lot more than perhaps initially thought. Accumulating an overwhelming amount of body care products and skin care paraphernalia seems to be an easy task, so editing the products down to the ones that truly work in your routine is the perfect spring activity to do right now. It’s time to say goodbye to products that have passed their expiration dates or anything with a formula that has noticeably changed for the worse. Being ruthless with what products you keep helps to streamline your routine, so look for products that you know you love and products that you know work well for you.
Explore Multi-Purpose Products
Once your beauty stash has been decluttered and you’re left with purely products that ‘spark joy’, it’s time to rediscover the multiple uses of products. Lots of skincare products can be repurposed to also be used on the body, and vice versa. Our Purity Paste, an express mask designed to quickly add a boost of radiance to the skin, can be used on both the face and the body for transformative results. Using one product in multiple ways ensures there’s less space used in your bathroom and less waste produced through packaging.
Look For Greener Formulations
The awareness and consumer-led demand for an increase of natural beauty formulations shows no signs of slowing down with countless skincare brands opting for plant-based formulations to deliver skin benefits. With skin being the largest organ of the body, it’s just as important and worth looking into the ingredients we put onto our body as it is to think about the things we ingest and put into our bodies. We suggest spring-cleaning your body care routine and switching out products containing ingredients such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a foaming ingredient commonly found in shower gels and shampoos that can leave the skin dry and irritated). At Saint Iris Adriatica, we only use 100% natural ingredients with clinically proven results. Every ingredient has a naturally aromatic and uplifting fragrance, as well as all of our formulations being free of ingredients such as mineral oil, silicones, sulphates and parabens.
Consider Different Formulas
Spring is the perfect time to add some lighter and glow-giving formulas into the mix, that manage to hydrate and nourish the skin whilst being readily-absorbed by the skin. The Wake-Up Droplets have a unique texture which feels dry to the touch but still manages to provide a burst of hydration to the body, as well as cooling and refreshing the skin. Similarly, the Vitality Spritz is a lighter texture; a fine mist that instantly cools and reinvigorates the skin, making it the ideal addition to your body care routine for spring or for adding into your bag as a replenishing tonic to be used post-exercise.
Until next time… Ciao x