How to replicate that post-yoga glow.


by Clean Beauty Co May 30, 2017

If you're anything like us, you often come away from your yoga class or workout pretty sweaty and a little beetroot-faced... Once that sweat has subsided though, the post-workout glow is one that exudes youth, health and happiness. Not only are we buzzing with endorphins, but the increased blood flow and movement of muscles does wonders for the skin. Whilst this really is down to the hormones that exercise produces, we've put together a few handy tips to prolong that fresh faced look (without having to go straight back to the gym).

Floral waters are a brilliant place to start. They are wonderfully high in nutrients, and because they derive from steam distillation of plants and flowers, they are high in water content and therefore very gentle. That doesn't mean they don't pack a punch in the nourishment stakes though; some of our favourite floral waters are high in vitamins that'll help your skin hydrate quickly post-workout. 

 

How to replicate that post-workout glow.

The recipe below is a facial spritz and toner, made up of a blend of floral waters, Orange Blossom and Rose. Orange Blossom is naturally anti-inflammatory so will relieve post-workout redness, whilst also being antibacterial which will help prevent any breakouts caused by the bacteria in sweat. It's also high in vitamin C which will continue to stimulate blood flow underneath the skin, having a brightening effect. Rose water is incredibly moisturising so will quickly rehydrate, and also has great astringent properties which both tightens and firms. The two waters smell glorious together so are also a great body freshener!

Finally, we've added a drop of wonder-ingredient Prickly Pear oil. High in Vitamins A and E this will nourish and soothe skin, but we love it because it has a golden shimmer which is perfect to achieve that bright and fresh glow! Oil and water doesn't mix so you'll need to shake well before use. If you can't get your hands on Prickly Pear oil then Sweet Almond or Argan will also work well! 

Get Your Yoga Glow
25ml Rose Water
22ml Orange Blossom Water
3ml Prickly Pear Oil
1 x 50ml bottle with spray cap
         
1. Combine the waters and decant into your bottle.
2. Pour your oil straight into the bottle. It will sit at the top of the water and will separate when you shake it. We love this look - it's like glitter!

    If you buy your waters pre-preserved, this should last to 3months. Otherwise it'll be a week. 




    Clean Beauty Co
    Clean Beauty Co

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    Clean Beauty Co is a modern beauty brand, empowering people to take control of what they put on their skin. Founded by Elsie and Dominika in 2015, they believe in honest, transparent beauty that doesn’t compromise on quality. The pair are DIY beauty queens and regularly share beauty recipes, as well as holding beauty workshops in central London and selling a small range of their very best products. They released a DIY beauty book in January 2017. www.cleanbeautyco.com



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