A couple weeks ago I attended Weleda UKs Insight Day, in Derby. After the success of last year’s event I could not miss it. I absolutely love their biodynamic herb garden. It’s wonderful getaway from the hustle of the workaday world. The passion and pride that Weleda staff has for their brand ethos, (in harmony with nature and the human being) is palpable. Their products are outstanding, so they do have a lot to be proud about. Last year, I learnt about the many uses for Skin Food, some of which I put into practice while on staycation. I used it as a face cream, eczema soother, eyebrow tamer, lip and hand cream. This year, the participants were mainly makeup artists. The sessions were slightly geared towards them which was brilliant. I learnt more about Weleda’s skin care.  We had the opportunity do a DIY Skin Food Facial! OMG it was amazing! I had heard Skin Food could be used in that way but I’d never tried. After the facial my skin looked and felt supple, hydrated with a gorgeous natural glow, if I do say so myself. I declare Weleda Skin Food is my desert island product.

Skin Food

I enjoyed it so much I simply have to share the Skin Food facial steps with you. It’s a wonderful way to spend a few minutes of ‘me time’, 30 minutes if you can spare it. The steps are just like any other facial but it’s the products that make the difference. Skin Food contains plant actives calendula, chamomile, rosemary and lavender. If you practice mindfulness, during the facial is an opportune time to do so.  Here are the steps, along with the products used:

Step 1 Compress – cover the face with a flannel that was been soaked in mix of hot water and Rosemary Bath Milk (depending on time of day and skin type the Lavender or Calendula Baby Cream Bath can be used as an alternative)

Step 2 Cleanse – using cotton wool pads covered in Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion (Almond Soothing Facial Oil cans used to remove eye makeup) gently remove dirt and makeup. Optional use organic unbleached infused and cooled chamomile tea bags as an eye compress.

Step 3 Massage– using the fragrance-free Almond Soothing Facial Oil, gently massage the face to stimulate circulation.

Step 4 Mask– apply a generous layer of the Skin Food, melting it between your hands to make it easier to work with. Leave it for 5 mins or longer, for combination skin, apply with oily T-Zone apply on cheeks and drier. Optional during this time you can do acupressure treatment to the face (see video below it’s quite detailed)

Step 5 Compress-  repeat step 1 using Weleda Lavender Bath Milk this time.

Step 6 Moisturise- using a light application of Almond Soothing Facial Lotion, for younger and/oilier skin this step can be omitted.

As it was still afternoon when we did the facial I applied the facial lotion. I felt my skin would need it for the journey back into London to cope with the underground pollution.

In my experience Skin Food can works well alongside other good quality skin care products. If you’re not familiar with Weleda products, Skin Food is good one to start with. You can try the steps above with your usual products and use it for your mask. Stop by tell me how it goes. I’d love to hear from you even if you already are a fan of Skin Food. How do you use yours?