Here's Everything You Need to Know About Lunar Skincare
Moon phases and serums might go hand-in-hand.
Lunar skincare is the newest beauty trend that allows us to unite with the rhythms of nature. And the moon is a powerful tool in leveling up our skincare game.
It's one of the most potent and energetic forces in the universe - and being that the moon controls the tides of the ocean, and humans are composed of 60% water, it makes sense to align our beauty routines with the moon.
The eight phases of the moon (this is the complete lunar cycle that lasts approximately 29.5 days) can help us glow up, detox, and restore our skin. It can also aid in giving our skin new life and detox pent up energy that needs to be released. This means that we should all become lunatics (lovers of the moon) when it comes to our skincare routines.
Here, we share what to look out for and which product to use during each moon phase.
During a new moon, we feel vibrant and fresh, which is why it's best to use a soothing mask to enrich your skin. It's also a great time to test out a bunch of products that you've always wanted to. Use this as your stepping stone into a new skincare routine. PSA: Be careful in choosing the right products for your skin. Don't go too wild with the choices you're picking to ensure you aren't adding stress to your skin.
Now, we are feeling energized from the new moon, which is why it's an amazing time to try out a skincare product that will energize the skin. Perhaps a rose water spray to awaken the skin or eye cream with a bit of caffeine.
To shop: $12; sephora.com
First Quarter Moon
The Moon is half lit up in the sky, which means that it's important to hydrate the skin. Take a cloth and dip it in hot water. Place it on your face to steam your skin. Then, take a cloth in lukewarm water and apply it to your face. Air dry or pat down your skin with a clean towel. Then apply a deep facial moisturizer to your thirsty skin.
To shop: $28; target.com
This lunar phase occurs right before the all encompassing and revealing full moon. It's a phase is a moment of revelation and release. We are starting to let go of the negativity in our lives. Therefore, it's time to give your skin a good detox and release all the tension built up. Using a face brush can help to massage the skin, as well as get rid of impurities.
To shop: $34; vanityplanet.com
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Full moons mark the culmination of the lunar cycle. It's a heightened energetic time when we are able to see through the darkness of the sky and lean into our intuition. It's also a moment to rest and relax. Give your skin a break during the Full Moon. If you want to, taking a soothing bath with Epsom salt, flowers, and crystals can heal the body, mind, and aura. Moisturize after and have a long slumber.
It's time for us to heal. Use a face roller or gua sha stone (any crystal face roller is great, although I prefer rose quartz) to help calm the energy and to release residual tensions that are lying dormant under the skin. This will serve as a great way to even out inflammation, decrease fine lines and dark circles under the eyes, minimize breakouts, and brighten skin.
To shop: $28; sephora.com
Last Quarter Moon
Be gentle on your skin. Don't try out anything new today. Let your face chill to see what has been working and what hasn't. Overstimulating your skin can overwhelm it. Simply wash your face with a gentle cleanser in the evening.
To shop: $9; glossier.com
This is the final phase of the moon. We are rejuvenating our skin one last time through hydration before heading into the next sequence of time. Pick a mask that will make your skin glow, and note the benefits of your lunar skin care regimen.