New to Botnia and Organic Skincare? Start here

There are so many emerging clean, green, organic skincare, products, and beauty lines popping up everywhere and it might be your first time exploring your options and it can feel super overwhelming. Not to worry, you’re among friends! If you’re new to Botnia Skincare, we’d like to welcome you to our community of skin fanatics! 

There’s so much to learn about clean and organic skincare and we’re here to guide you in sharing all the tips and tricks we’ve gathered over the years. Starting with the basics, learning how to choose your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, keep your organic skincare fresh, and how to layer your products that work best for your unique skin.

Begin here//

How to choose a Botnia face wash
Hydrosol vs. Toner – What’s the difference and which one do I need?
Choosing a moisturizer – East Coast or cool climates, West Coast warm, humid climates
Do’s and don’ts of at-home masking
An esthetician’s guide to layering skincare
Keeping your organic skincare fresh!

If you read through this list and still have questions about which products are right for you, our amazing master estheticians can help point you in the right direction. Reach out to us for a complimentary skin consultation botniaskincare@gmail.com.

Introducing new products to your routine//

Typically, we recommend that you introduce new products to your routine slowly, so as not to overwhelm your skin with all the new ingredients you’re using. One to two products every two weeks is a good place to start. Did you know that it takes on average, 21 days from the time a skin cell is created to the time it’s on the surface of your skin? (Mindblown!) The thing to remember about organic skincare is, because we’re working with the natural rhythms of your body, it’ll take a little longer for you to see results. Instead of using harsh chemicals that “attack” the body to treat symptoms, organic skincare works together with your body to help itself heal. Read all about how our skincare is a balanced nutrition for the skin (like a diet!) and why there are no quick fixes in slow skincare. 

Seasonal skincare//

Just like you would change your wardrobe in the wintertime, your skincare needs to change with the weather around you. Here are our general guidelines for different seasons of the year.

Spring – Spring clean your routine
Summer – Oils and Hydrosols
Late summer – the Fifth Season in Traditional Chinese Medicine by Dr. Lydia Au DACM of The Beauty Within
Autumn – Our fall routine
Winter – Using occlusives and emollients

Further reading//

Once you’ve got the basics down, you can begin to incorporate fun Botnia hacks found by our holistic estheticians and begin playing with your skincare! When you run out of product, we even offer our refillable collection of our cleaners and toners so you can help save mother earth while also cleaning up your skincare routine! Here’s how to use our refills

If you want to take your skincare journey to the next level, especially if you’re dealing with skin conditions (like persistent or painful acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, sun damage, etc.) that don’t go away or have prescribed medication for treating skin conditions, we highly recommend seeing a holistic esthetician at a Botnia spa partner near you. Never received an organic facial before? Here’s what to expect when you get a Botnia Facial

Learning is a lifelong process and there are always new trends that come up in our industry it can be hard to know what really works, and what doesn’t. When it comes to trends, we like to question the sources and dig deep into research and science-based facts and we want to teach you how to ask the right questions to get the information you need from companies. In our post, Why you should question the scare tactics of the beauty industry, we unveil the curtain behind fear-mongering marketing, teach you how to read a biomedical study and you can even learn how to decode skincare ingredients on a label

Want to know our take on some hot topics? Check out the reads of our philosophy on skincare. 

Does slugging really work?
Why you won’t see synthetic vitamin C in our skincare
Why we don’t use retinol on our skincare
Our gentle approach to peels and exfoliation
Our approach to botox treatments
Beyond facials – alternative healing modalities


Thank you for choosing to support Botnia! You’re making huge strides in changing the way our industry treats the largest organ on our bodies and helping us take care of our precious earth. Making informed decisions and learning the science behind why we use the ingredients in our skincare is only the first step to understanding the art of self-care. If you have any questions at all (big or small) we LOVE to chat about all things skin, plants, and science! Follow us on Instagram @botniaskincare for our daily musings on skin, skincare, plants, and beauty. You can also reach out to botniaskincare@gmail.com anytime. We can’t wait to heal your skin with you!

Xo,
Botnia

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