For the minimalists amongst us, we have a single, seasonal, skincare suggestion. The 1 product you should add, incorporate and/or lean more into.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), “wind” is one of six external pathogenic factors (the others being cold, heat, dampness, dryness, and summer heat) that can disrupt the body and its natural balance. Spring is wind season. And you might be feeling its effects.
For example, "wind-cold" can cause chills, fever, and a runny nose, while "wind-heat" can cause fever, sweating, and sore throat. But also, skin is vulnerable. Head to toe.
The wind season can have a significant impact on the health and appearance of the skin, making it more dry, dehydrated, and prone to damage. The harsh and dry winds can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to flakiness, roughness, and irritation. The wind can also cause the skin to lose moisture, resulting in dryness and tightness. If left unaddressed, these issues can exacerbate skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.
To combat the effects of wind season on the skin, it is important to adjust your skincare routine accordingly. A good skincare routine during this season should include using a gentle cleanser, followed by a hydrating serum and moisturizer to help lock in moisture. It is also important to use a sunscreen with a high SPF to protect the skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, even on cloudy days. Additionally, using a facial mist or hydrating toner throughout the day can help keep the skin hydrated and refreshed. Avoiding hot showers and baths, as well as harsh exfoliants and products with alcohol, can also help prevent further damage to the skin. Finally, incorporating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can help improve skin health from the inside out.
And, minimalism in mind, as promised. Get yourself Marie Veronique Soothing B3— it’s a must-have on the shelves of Boketto and calms irritated, red, dry skin with 10% Niacinamide and moisturizes with potent humectants for a dewy glow.
This gel is ideal for all skin types as well as all seasons and locations, be it a humid climate or dead of winter in NYC, because it protects against the occurrence of many symptoms that arise from extreme weather conditions.
In her client trials Kristina Holey (co-creator of this formula with Marie veronique) noted a decrease in redness, inflammation and sensitivity with consistent use of Soothing B3.
The light gel disappears into the skin to protect and soothe invisibly, and may be used day or night. And because it is free of essential oils and microcidal preservatives it will not disrupt microbial balance, mäking it safe for even the most allergy-prone, sensitive skin.
- Calms inflammation (dermatitis, sensitive or sensitized skin).
- Reduces redness/blotchiness, good for rosacea type conditions.
- Helps with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of healing acne.
- NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3) reduces inflammation by improving barrier function and stimulating ceramide production
- PANTHENOL very hydrating/moisturizing, deeply penetrative.
- LICORICE ROOT brightens skin, reduces hyperpigmentation and age spots, anti-inflammatory.
- GREEN TEA EXTRACT contains Epigallocatechin Gallate, the major and most highly chemopreventive constituent, possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- KNOTGRASS FLAVONOIDS enhances skin firmness and elasticity and boosts skin cell turnover rate.