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Lunar Phases and Beauty
By Karen Kleinwort ~ 7/09/2010
Images of beauty and seduction inundate us in all media outlets. In business we hear “sex sells”; that is, if you can bring a sense of sensuality to your marketing of products and services, you increase your chances of improving sales. We are learn the moon (or, more accurately, the phases through which it cycles) impacts gravitational pull and thus affects things such as ocean wave action and a woman’s menstrual cycle. So, my question of “Can moon phases have anything to do with one’s physical beauty?” begs to be answered.
This is what I’ve learned: according to certain pagan beliefs, the moon affects the functioning of our bodies, and therefore we can plan beauty treatments according to moon phases to improve the positive results.
Apparently, many consider the waxing moon the best period to apply skin care lotions and potions for maximum effect.
Many believe the skin reacts best to beauty masks and products during the full moon. This, then, appears to be the best time to take beauty and spa treatments. However, during the full moon phase the body’s pain perception heightens; therefore, many recommend avoiding painful beauty treatments such as waxing during this time.
Many also consider the waning moon phase the best time for skin purifying treatments, whether it’s Epsom salt baths, mud and clay treatments or sauna sessions and steam baths. For waxing appointments they consider the waning moon period the best, as re-growth is supposedly minimal during this phase.
According to moon lore, your skin responds best to detoxification treatments during new moon. Apparently, during this phase the eliminatory organs deliver peak performance, making it the best time to start a detox regimen or a new healthy diet.
I was intrigued to learn Pagans hold a belief which suggests the zodiac sign in which the moon is will affect the outcome of beauty and skin care treatments. Apparently the best time to visit your hair dresser is when the moon is in Leo, Virgo or Libra, but doing the same when the moon is in Capricorn or Pisces in December may backfire.
Curious? You can check if the moon phases have an affect on your skin and body by trying this little experiment. Keep a lunar calendar in your study, and for two months apply beauty masks and products during the full moon phase only. Note the effects, and then for next two months apply these products during the waning moon phase to see if you can spot any difference in the results.
I would love to hear your feedback on how accurately the moon phases impact your own skin care. Make sure you let us know by leaving a comment when you are done.
Until next time, embrace your inner wisdom.