Shoulder Season Skin
Almost every woman you know has shoulder-season skin of some sort. That doesn’t mean it’s a good season to wear bare shoulders; it’s just a fashionable way of describing your skin condition between winter and summer. When the weather changes, your skin tends to get a little confused – usually from having been dealing with frost, wind and moisturizing cream for far too long.
Fortunately we have some vendors at the Market who can help with that. Check out minimalist products on display at Bare Organics, Moss Cottage and ORYSI for skin care developed around natural ingredients. This year, for example we’ve updated our shoulder season skin regimen with a new product Irene’s developed at ORYSI Aromatherapy & Body Care and a new soap offering from Kate at Moss Cottage.
Start with the rose soap from Kate. It’s a fabulous hard bar made with rose oil that will start your morning with a cloud of beautiful scent, relax you and reduce redness and inflammation in your skin.
Use a cotton pad or ball and tone with Irene’s rose-scented Floral Water next; like the rose soap it contains rose oil so it smells delightful and will reduce redness and inflammation; there’s also witch hazel in there which acts as an astringent, giving your face a nice all-over toned feeling.
Finish with Irene’s new product: “Face Oil,” a blend of light oils like rosehip, avocado, hazelnut and carrot designed to be absorbed instantly by your face, leaving it soft and smooth. Be careful, though; the heavenly scent is dangerously addictive. This lovely little bottle comes with an eyedropper-top and a little goes a long way. A few beads on the ends of your fingers will be enough to pat gently across the dry zones of your face. The mingled scents of Ylang Ylang, lavender and sandalwood will beg for another squeeze – but resist the temptation to use more, as too much of a good thing will reduce the effectiveness of this light regimen.