Herbivore Botanicals was founded in Seattle—a city well-known and romanticized for overcast skies and rain. We know that when our short-lived summers start to fade, it’s time to raise the bar on our mental healthcare (
When your floaties deflate and your short shorts start collecting dust, you know it’s time to pack ‘em with the rest of your warm-weather duds to make room for woolens and boots. It’s also time overhaul your beauty cabinet. Toss any funky products, reusing or properly recycling the packaging, of course, and freshen your skincare routine using the following to-dos as guidelines:
- Stock up on adaptogens
Add more adaptogenic herbs to your diet such as ginseng, holy basil, and cordyceps mushrooms to help your body to accommodate to the stress of changing seasons and the hubbub of back-to-school energy. In skincare, adaptogens can help to fight winter skin conditions. Our Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil provides incredible all-day moisture, while offering the benefits of adaptogenic phytotherapy with ingredients including ashwagandha and turmeric root. This oil’s high-quality CBD ingredient offers additional relief to stress that reviewers have raved about.
- Step up your moisture game
Winter weather tends to bring conditions that dry the skin more than usual. If you normally only use a facial oil to moisturize, try adding a creme moisture step. On chilly, blustery days, our Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme will help to lock in lasting moisture—especially when followed with (or preceded by) your favorite oil, such as our soothing Lapis Facial Oil. Try concocting your own favorite oil blend, mixing your favorite with few drops of Phoenix Facial Oil and/or our Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil (our two most deeply hydrating oils). A spritz of our fine-misting Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist has the power to revive your complexion (and mood) at any time of day. Bearded queens: stock up on our Cedar + Bergamot Beard Tonic to keep facial hair glistening and conditioned.
- Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
There are a few perks to chilly weather, and one of them is—you guessed it—BATHS! Whether dipping your toes into your shower or clawfoot, slather and slough your skin to smooth and luminous with our dreamy Amethyst Exfoliating Body Polish that’s fit for a duchess. For a glowing, fresh complexion, incorporate our gentle-yet-amazingly effective with Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion, which combats winter dullness. For those lounge-worthy weekends, go deep with our Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment, which exfoliates and moisturizes deeply.
- Freshen your SPF
Overcast skies are not an indicator that it’s suddenly safe to frolic sans sunscreen. In fact, clouds can actually magnify UV rays and their damaging, aging effects. If you’re reading this at the end of summer, your supply is likely sapped at this point. Peruse our All-Natural SPF Roundup to find a ‘block that suits, then be sure to incorporate it into your morning rituals.