Hello! We are delighted to welcome you to By Sarah London and the start of your 3 Day Skincare Reset. We do things a little differently around here and it's all come from how we created By Sarah London in the first place. Our approach to skincare is like no other and it's probably what you've been searching for high and low for a really long time.
In this 3 Day Skincare Reset, we'll show you how to enjoy a pared-back approach to caring for your skin, plus some bonus tips along the way. Let's jump right into Day 1.
Day 1 | What's in your bathroom cupboard?
We'll begin where you are today, and this means starting with a bathroom audit. Take out all the skincare products from your bathroom cupboard, yep even the ones at the back. Those that have been at the back of the cupboard for more time than you'd like to admit can be disposed of or recycled. Those that have triggered reactions, sensitivities or breakouts can also be set aside. That may have whittled out the majority, if not all, of the products like bowling skittles. For any that remain, look closely and ask yourself why you chose them and what benefits they provide. Really scrutinize the ingredient list. What are the ingredients? Where are they from? How do they work?
The exercise above may not be something you've done before or for a very long time, so be kind to yourself and have compassion if you start to feel overwhelmed or unsure of what you should be using on your skin. We're here to guide you on your By Sarah London journey - and we know what it feels like to be trying to make the best choices, but don't quite know where to begin.
We first created plant based skincare blends to soothe and restore Lauren's dry, irritated and sensitive skin when she was recovering from leukaemia.
For us, skincare is like food. It should be nourishing, easy to understand, wholesome and provide health benefits over the long term. That's why we only use biome-friendly ingredients that support your skin microbiome and strengthen your skin's resilience to external aggressors - and no essential oils or fragrance to overwhelm or irritate the skin. No added water, fillers or any unnecessary ingredients.
This might be a totally new idea, or something you've thought should be the case with the skincare that you use everyday and choose to have in your bathroom to support and care for your skin. Either way, you've now completed Day 1 in clearing, de-cluttering and cleansing your bathroom of the products that no longer serve you, making room for those that have been hand-blended just for you. With this awareness, let us keep moving forward, into Day 2.
Key Takeaway: What are the products currently holding you back from enjoying your best skin? Clear and de-clutter what's no longer working to make space for skincare that nurtures your skin.
Day 2 | Your easy everyday skincare
Welcome to Day 2 and the start of curating a morning and evening skincare routine that you'll love. We believe skincare should be an enjoyable ritual, not a daily chore with a 10-step plan. And the best way to achieve this is through a simple core skincare routine that you enjoy every day, and can build on if you would like to. Less really is more. Let's get started:
Before the morning to-do list, take a moment for you and cleanse and awaken your skin with the Raspberry Seed Cleansing Oil. This fruity cleanser has high levels of essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3 and omega 6 to promote the skin's health and appearance. The olive squalane in the blend absorbs easily in the lipidic layers of the skin and helps prevent moisture loss whilst aiding the restoration of the skin's suppleness and glow. Just what the skin needs for an early morning pick-me-up. Pour a small amount into your hand and massage in upward, circular motions. Splash your face with some lukewarm water and see the Cleansing Oil transform into a light cleansing milk to whisk away all overnight debris from the skin. Suitable for normal, dry, sensitive and combination skin. Enjoy with the organic muslin facial cloth and reusable pump.
Follow with a spritz of our prebiotic Desert Rose Moisture Retention Complex Hydration Mist, applied to the face and neck, to provide an instant boost of hydration and long-lasting moisture. The reparative Desert Rose increases moisture levels by 71% after just 24 hours. Dry or dehydrated skin will be wowed by its moisturising powers, while oily-prone skin will benefit from a replenished skin biome.
Finish with a few drops of the Organic Facial Oil, gently massaging in upward circular movements to stimulate lymphatic flow. The multi award-winning Organic Facial Oil is suitable for all skin types, is non-greasy, and rich in oleic and linoleic acid to provide anti-ageing skin benefits. If you're new to using face oils, take a look at this how-to video.
If your skin is blemish prone or you're experiencing persistent breakouts, enjoy the Hemp-Infused Blemish Recovery Oil until your skin improves, and then continue with the Organic Facial Oil. The innovative, targeted blend is formulated specifically for acne, blemish-prone and hormonal skin to help rebalance the skin’s microbiome, reduce bacterial infection and calm inflammation. Apply a few drops to clean, slightly damp skin, just like the Organic Facial Oil.
Key Takeaway: Start and end your day with a beautiful plant based cleanser, a high-science hydration mist and restorative face oil to strengthen your skin barrier and maintain a healthy skin biome. A few minutes well spent in the morning and evening will deliver skincare benefits that last for the months and years ahead.
Day 3 | Self care beyond the core
You've made it to Day 3 where you have rediscovered skincare and found a greater connection with the products you use and how to care for your skin. With your core morning and evening skincare routine in place, you can explore and introduce complementary products like the Organic Body Oil to restore parched skin after a bath or shower and the Organic Hair Oil to deeply nourish hair, free from silicones and parabens.
We are always happy to help and love being able to share our skincare tips to help you make the switch to plant based, biome-friendly skincare. Share your progress on the 3 Day Skincare Reset with us at email@example.com or Instagram @bysarahlondon, we'd love to hear from you.