It’s been five weeks since I received the package of skin cream from the team at Srida Herbals. I had contacted the team there again, once I’d accepted the delivery, and Lakshmi, one of the founders, shared with me that there were other things I should consider also as part of the secrets of radiant skin. 

I needed to drink more water – I was drinking about 5 cups a day. Given my weight and the amount of exercise I do, and living in Florida, I be drinking twice that amount. I since increased to 10 cups, daily. I also needed to wear a sun cream -at least SPF 30 – and reapply every 3 – 4 hours if outside.  

Lakshmi also shared what I should do for my skincare routine as well. All really helpful advice that you can find on their Instagram and Facebook pages. Or do as I did and send a message to ask questions. 

And I have been using the beautifully fragranced Lavender Surge and Lock cream every evening as part of my cleansing and moisturizing routine. 

The best part of my routine has been applying the lavender scented cream before I go to sleep. It’s satisfying to notice how I have been sleeping a little better too, so I looked up the effects of lavender and found that in Britain’s University of Southampton, researchers tracked the sleep patterns of 10 adults. For a week, half of the participants slept in a room where lavender essential oil was diffused in the air throughout the night; the rest snoozed in a similar room where a placebo–sweet almond oil–was released. After a week, the groups switched rooms. At the end of the study, the volunteers ranked the quality of their sleep 20% better on average when in the lavender-scented room. So there you have it!  

Sleeping better has helped me feel better inside, and whilst there’s no science behind it, I’m convinced this is helping my skin too.  

So, the cream used is Lavender Surge and Lock. It’s smooth, really rich and creamy, and smells wonderfully. And a little goes such a long way.  

And the results?  

I’m getting much better rest, and feel better through the day.  I think it’s sometimes a bit of a cliché when women on adverts say that their skin ‘feels visibly better’ and such. But to be open, my skin actually does look and feel amazing. I feel so much more confident when I am getting ready for the day.  

I continue to use the Lavender Surge and Lock cream. And I continue to feel great