You might have already started to tackle your spring cleaning, but have you assessed and adjusted your skincare routine? If not, listen up: changes in weather, an increase in outdoor activities, and even switching on the air conditioning can impact your skin – and that’s why it’s critical to refine your skin ritual each and every season.
Whether you indulge in a 10-step skincare routine, or prefer to simply wash and go, is completely up to you (and your skin). However, every night (and, ideally, every morning), you need to commit to the basics: cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Once a week (or more – your complexion will tell you), apply a nourishing mask to exfoliate and infuse your skin with a potent blast of antioxidants and vitamins. Don’t skip this step! You need to mask consistently to whisk away dead skin cells, which can otherwise accumulate and lead to uneven texture and tone. Scroll to the end of this post to learn about spring discounts on skincare offered by Bl’eau.
Not sure what type of mask is best for your complexion? Browse the Bl’eau collection: each mask starts with a base of Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay, a magical ingredient sourced from ancient glaciers off the coast of British Columbia. Much rarer than typical glacial clays, this special oceanic clay has spent millions of years soaking in the ocean’s minerals, micronutrients and rare elements, and is scientifically proven to detoxify, rehydrate and replenish skin cells. Bl’eau uses a sustainable harvesting process to source the clay, which serves as the base of the brand’s organic products – all of which are free from toxins and parabens, and never tested on animals.
The brand’s signature product is the Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask, which is exceptional at supporting the transition from winter to spring. Naturally detoxifying, the botanical blend incorporates organic aloe vera leaf juice and magnolia bark extract to calm inflammation or sensitivity due to seasonal changes. The Illuminating Seaweed Clay Mask gently removes dead skin cells and contains a powerful punch of vitamin C, helping to lighten and brighten hyperpigmentation for an even-toned glow. The Nourishing Spirulina Clay Mask is particularly ideal for troubled skin, with spirulina extract containing vitamins A, C and E – natural anti-inflammatories that help damaged or acne-prone skin eliminate toxins and heal rapidly. Aging skin will adore the Revitalizing Algae Clay Mask, which tightens, tones and fortifies elasticity with collagen-rich algae extract.
After you apply your mask, wait for 10 to 15 minutes, then gently remove – Bl’eau’s masks are designed to stay soft on the skin, ensuring an irritation-free removal process. Next, apply a toner: some people like to skip this step, but you’re doing your skin a disservice if you do. Toners are admirably effective at restoring skin’s pH balance – which can be disturbed through cleansing and masking – and infusing skin with a bonus shot of nutrients. Try Bl’eau’s Glacial Mineral Toner, which is crafted from Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water, the pristine liquid found within Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay. Particularly refreshing during warm spring days, the lightweight and quick-absorbing blend – rich in skin-nourishing sea minerals – hydrates, improve suppleness and protects skin from free radicals (including the sun’s UV rays). Indeed, Glacial Mineral Toner can be your best friend during particularly sunny days, or when you forget to apply sunscreen: its cooling effect does wonders for soothing sunburned or irritated skin.
Complete your spring skincare ritual by hydrating and locking in the nutrients from your mask and toner – ideally with a lighter alternative to your winter moisturizer. The Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Emulsion is ultralight – in fact, it can be effortlessly carried into summer – and combines botanical
moisturizers like Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water and jojoba oil to replenish and soften, improving tone and texture.
Ready to spring clean your skincare ritual? Take advantage of Bl’eau’s spring wellness week promotion (April 23 – 30), which offers 15 percent off every full-sized mask, as well as 15 percent off the three-in-one Transcend Bundle and the four-in-one Organics and Transcend Bundle. To learn which Bl’eau products are best for your specific skin type, visit www.bleaubeauty.com.