Celebrating National Yoga Month with DecléorSeptember 19, 2016
September is National Yoga Month and as with every holiday—social media-inspired and otherwise—we’re finding ways to celebrate with skin care. Since stress can do a number on your complexion—more on that here—we are always seeking ways to calm our minds. Below we share morning yoga poses and an aromatherapy skin care routine from Decléor that fits the bill!
Celebrate National Yoga Month by calming up your mind, body, and skin—the pillars of Decléor’s philosophy—with this easy morning routine. Start with a few simple asanas—those are yoga poses for those of you who aren’t seasoned yogis—and finish with a little aromatherapy care of Decléor. Namaste!
Morning Yoga Poses
Start your day with a few sun salutations. These gentle yoga poses can help you to stretch out your sleepy muscles each morning.
- To start, stand tall, feet shoulder-width apart, raise your arms up—feel the stretch in your reach—and then slowly fold your body over, touching your hands palm down to the floor (only if you can!).
- Next, step back and lower your body into a plank, hold for a moment and then gently drop down to the floor.
- Elongate your arms and lift your body from the waist up off the ground into a Cobra pose, gently arching your back and tilting your head up toward the ceiling.
- Bring your body down again and then lift yourself up into Downward Dog: your legs and arms are straight and extended, palms and soles flat on the ground, neck relaxed, and head down.
- Slowly walk your hands back until you are folded over once again, then gently reach your arms up, out and over your head, joining your hands at the top and then bringing them down palm-to-palm and rest over your heart.
- Repeat a few times and then move onto the next step!
Aromatherapy Skin Care Routine
Now that you’ve relaxed your mind and body, it’s time to focus on your skin. This skin care routine incorporates aromatherapy skin care products from Decléor and helps to cleanse, hydrate, and prepare your complexion for the day ahead!
- Start by washing your skin with Decléor’s Micellar Oil. This cleansing oil with micellar technology helps to trap and remove impurities from the skin’s surface without stripping it of necessary moisture. Massage onto dry skin and rinse with lukewarm water.
- Next, enjoy a little aromatherapy and moisture care of Aromessence™ Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum. This serum helps to relax the skin (and mind!) and is formulated with the neroli, sandalwood, petitgrain, sage, parsley, and juniper berry essential oils. Skin will appear hydrated, supple, and glowing. Apply two drops and use the Decléor acupressure method to massage the serum onto your skin: Press the oil in with your fingertips and finish with gentle sweeping strokes.
- After you’ve completed the serum application, follow with a light moisturizer, like Hydra Floral 24 HR Hydrating Light Cream, to lock in hydration. Formulated with wild pansy and samphire extracts and neroli oil, the cream is truly a breath of fresh air.
- Before finishing, remember to protect your skin from the elements with an SPF. We love products that are triple threats, offering our skin hydration, protection, and coverage, like Hydra Floral BB Cream 24HR Hydrating SPF 20. The formula protects skin from harmful UV rays, offers long-lasting hydration, illuminates and evens the look of your complexion, refines the appearance of skin texture, and hides imperfections on the skin’s surface. We love it because the lightweight coverage still puts your gorgeous glowing skin front and center.