9 Skincare Rituals


Skincare Rituals

The number 9 is the number of services and completion. Karmic endings and most importantly, new beginnings. Is there anything you feel a connection to that gives reassurance to your life? The universe can send us messages in some of the most synchronistic ways. Deja vu, colors, animals and even unexpected encounters. Most of the time I find this is not just a coincidence. These are important messages that let us know we are on the right path. The number 9 and its meaning has been embedded into my life experiences for as long as I can remember. Incorporating these signs both personally and professionally, I created a list of some of the most important rituals I have used along the way in my own skincare & spiritual journey. They are in no particular order and each guideline can very easily be accomplished no matter what your lifestyle is.

1. Honor & be proud of the divine beauty that is inherent within yourself. A positive mindset of our own beauty can help us break out of any negative routine vision we may have of ourselves. Practice daily self-care rituals such as facial massage, meditation and exercise. Validate your own beauty by speaking kindly to yourself. 

2. Journal to go beneath the surface. A lot of our limiting beliefs about our appearance resides deep within. Our skin is a barrier between the internal and external worlds. Use journaling to release any subconscious beliefs you may have about your appearance. 

3. Pay attention to your dreams. Proper sleep and the dreaming world play a sigificant role in how we look and how we respond to waking life. Asking your dreams for guidance is an ancient widespread tradition. The more direct you can be with yourself, the easier the message will come through. Keeping track of any dreams may hold the wellness and beauty solutions you are looking for.

4. Hydration & The Water Element. Our bodies are made up of 50% water. Water is one of the most important energy sources for the body. Your skin has a much easier time ridding itself of toxins when you are hydrated. Add a few drops of a flower essence or herbal infusion. This will raise the vibrational essence and positively impact the water’s energy.

5. Sun exposure & SPF. The sun is a symbol of life, warmth and vitality. It plays a crucial role in the synthesis of vitamin D in our bodies. Although excessive sun exposure is not healthy for anyone and can have adverse effects. The most important ingredient in a sunscreen is zinc oxide. This will provide sun protection by physically blocking the sun. Which means the rays bounce off the skin instead of getting absorbed. This scores well in EWG’s database and has very low health concerns. Do not forget the chest, neck and hands. 

6. Exfoliation. With so many different options in the industry, this can get a bit confusing. Enzymes, peels, and granular scrubs are just a few methods. Envision the elimination of any negatives in your world. As you erase dead skin cells, choose to also let go of toxic thoughts. Letting go of dead skin cells is the same practice of eliminating unwanted circumstances in our life. Joining the two speeds up manifestation on a mental and physical plane.

7. Indulge in anti-inflammatory spices & herbs. For centuries people have turned to plants not only for food and medicines that alleviated pain and suffering, but also as a means for connecting with the spiritual realm. Some of my favorite spices consist of turmeric, ginger, oregano, rosemary and lemon. Herbal teas have helped me accept & manage many chronic health issues in this lifetime. Holy Basil, Turmeric Ginger & Lavender Mint are just a few blends you can try when visiting the studio. 

8. Invest in good facial oil. Think of this as an overall boost to your skincare routine. A good quality facial oil can keep vital hydration locked in by strengthening and softening the outer layer. Known as the stratum corneum. Depending on your skin type, this will determine what plant oil would be most beneficial.

9. Diamond infused self care is incorporating mild resurfacing treatments such as dermaplaning, dermafiling and microdermabrasion. This can minimize sun damage, age spots and improve overall skin tone and texture. When contemporary science blends with old magic, these amazing techniques come to fruition. Radiance reflecting outward will always be the skin’s greatest medicine.