Spring is a time to put our hands into the earth and reconnect with the blossoming world around us. It is a time for seeding, intention and initiation. It reminds us of nature’s constant regeneration. What is wounded is transformed and renewed and what dies is born again. The life-giving ecosystem that exists in nature exists within us too. We are part of this system. Our own body possesses this same ability for self healing and renewal. We are nature.
Our skin mirrors both the inner world and outer world. It is a reflection of the soil, the skin of the Earth.
Both skin and soil have three layers and a protective top layer. Each is home to a rich microbiome, and each exchanges nutrients and gasses with the outside world. Beyond the striking similarities of structure and function, we see that modern skin care treatments reflect the practices of modern agriculture. Current commonly accepted agricultural practices take little consideration of the long-term health of the soil. Mono-cropping, pesticides, and overworking of fields leaves the soil stripped of its nutrients and life force.
In a similar manner, overuse of invasive skin care treatments, exfoliants, and prescription medications leave the skin overworked, stripped, and sterilized. Yet, just as there is a resurgence of farmers respecting the Earth, working to nourish the soil, and support the harmony and complexity of the microbiome, there are also skincare practitioners taking a similar approach for our skin. evanhealy strives to embody this holistic approach with our collection of natural skincare allies and holistic estheticians.
evanhealy team gathering plants at our summer hydroSoul distillation
As you embrace your skincare rituals this spring, we encourage you to lean into the mighty whole plant allies that are communing with your face and body (even unbeknownst to you). Think about how these plants might dissolve the imaginary barrier between yourself and nature. By bringing a diversity of nutrients to the skin in the form of plant infusions, extracts, oils, hydrosols, butters and clay, we too are realigning ourselves – our skin and bodies – with the strengths and rhythms of the earth.