It’s officially spring, and its time to put it in your step too (literally!) The season of renewal, rebirth and regeneration, celebrated by longer days, more outdoors time and warmer temps after the couped up feeling winter gave us. Speaking of outdoors, are you one to enjoy outdoor exercise, biking, walking, golf or tennis (to name a few..)? Today, we’re featuring our Cinq Mondes expert, Chantal Tourtin, and her favorite spa-at-home routine for the season.
"My go-to before walking, biking, playing tennis or really any activity that requires leg effort is this simple self-care, spa-quality routine you can perform in the comfort of your home, anytime:"
Step 1: Dry brush with the Kassa Glove
Dry brushing is the ultimate wellness routine at-home to detox the body by stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage. As we want our legs to be energized before activity and feeling their best, this is a great first step to get the blood flowing. It also unclogs the pores by exfoliating the skin, so you’ll have super-soft skin afterwards. Always begin dry brushing (if legs are the focus) from the feet upwards, towards the heart, using small circular, firm strokes.
The Kassa Glove is a great choice for ease of use – it fits on the hand as a glove and is made of a very fine textured, plant-derived cellulose fabric. (bonus! It’s the sister to the Black Beldi Soap exfoliation routine)
Step 2: Wash the body with a Phyto-Aromatic Shower/Bath Oil (your aroma of choice, there are 5 to pick from)
Inspired from an ancient Japanese Bath Ritual, each of the 5 Phyto-Aromatic Shower & Bath Oils draws inspiration from the native plants and ingredients of different countries. Combining the power of Chromotherapy (natural colors derived from plants) with Aromatherapy and the ancient philosophy of the Chinese Five Elements. The high-quality natural oils are formulated to serve a dual-purpose for bath or shower. Apply to wet skin when taking a shower. The oil turns into a milky emulsion on contact with water to cleanse the skin. My favorite it the Uplifting from Atlas combining the invigorating properties of Orange Tree Flower (Neroli) and Orange Leaf essential Oils.
Step 3: Apply the Energizing Leg-Lifting Cream
The star and special gem of this routine- this herbal leg cream combines soothing Arnica, nourishing Bamboo and Aloe Vera, plus a cooling and stimulating Camphor and Menthol, all traditionally used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your legs will be instantly re-energized and refreshed.
Extra note: always wash your hands immediately after applying the Energizing Leg-Lifting Cream because it contains camphor and menthol (ie: you wouldn’t want to touch your face until your hands are washed)
Step 4: Soak up the sunlight and enjoy your outdoor activity
With SPF of course. Your legs will ready to take on the day’s fun!
Chantal Tourtin, owner of the Cinq Mondes Spa in Carmel, CA and a licensed esthetician and therapist for over 30 years, sharing her passion for Cinq Mondes products with you today and everyday
Enjoy this routine and save 5% on your purchase with Chantal's special coupon code: CMS21