When we think about connecting with nature, often what comes to mind is that which is supported by daylight and the sun. However, since we just had the full corn moon just a few days ago, I thought maybe this Sunday we could explore nature at night.
Many of us are familiar with circadian rhythms that refer to day & nights cycles driven by the Earth orbiting the sun. But are you familiar with circalunar rhythms? Circalunar rhythm is defined as relating to, or showing rhythmic behavior corresponding with the lunar cycle (approximately 29.5 days). The reproductive cycles of many organisms, especially marine organisms, are linked to changing levels of moonlight and the tidal cycles, both of which are governed by the phases of the moon. Lunar rhythms are embedded in the life cycles of many organisms; the moon is thought to have three major impacts on life; time, tides and light.
Studies on circalunar rhythms of conception rates extend to humans, where the lunar cycle was suggested to also affect sleep and mental health. While these reports remain controversial, there are many who feel an energy and connection with the moon. I, personally, feel empowered and strong, while in the moon light. One of my very favorite things to do is go for a walk when the moon at its brightest, (and when the weather allows) and then I have the most restful, deep sleep!
The night also brings with it the time for our body, mind and soul to rest and rejuvenate. This is also an extremely important time for our skin to rejuvenate as well. So here are two products that are specifically meant for use at night.
First , the Night Nourishing Lip Mask, is formulated to provide hydration and restoration from the damage the elements have on our lips. All of this repair and moisturizing happens while you sleep. The effects of these oils and butters can be felt on lips upon waking!
And second, is the Vitamin C Brightening Powder. This powder is 100% Ascorbic Acid, which is a form of Vitamin C that is most easily absorbed into your skin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, known for its properties to even skin tone, promote increase in collagen, minimize fine lines and wrinkles and improve general dullness to complexion. The Vitamin C Brightening Powder is used in conjunction at time of use to maximize the potency of this form of Vitamin C. All those nutrients get to work their natural magic, while you sleep!
This beautiful picture of the moon during the day, a day before the full moon, was taken by my Aunt. The moon has a huge influence on life and nature. Recently, I read an anonymous quote that I thought was amazing, it read, " Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up someone's life, but why not be the moon, to shine in someone's darkest hour?"
My Sunday, is dedicated to moon! What will you do on this Self-Care Opportunity Sunday, to nourish your skin, body and soul? To learn more about these products and more check out soulconceptproducts.com. If you enjoy learning more about these products, nature and beauty tips, then please sign up for the Soul Concept 'Love-Letters'.
Happy Sunday! And don't ever stop celebrating the UNIQUE BEAUTY of YOU!