This blog is going to be about my everyday skin regiment but it will also be about oils for the skin. I’ve done a tremendous amount of research and used a crazy amount of oil on my face and finally decided that it is time to write about my skin regiment and include oils for the skin as well. I love to use oil on my skin because it helps hydrate my skin and keeps it soft the next day. During the day I use a thinner oil and at night, I layer oils. I also use oil as a serum. Some oils like lavender and tea tree oil can be applied directly to your skin, as well as the carrier oils. A few carrier oil I would use as anti-aging would be olive oil and rosehip oil. Olive oil would carry a dark yellow, almost light green color and has a light earthy / fresh scent whereas, rosehip oil is orange red-ish and carries a stronger earthy / fishy smell. I don’t mind the smell since as soon as you put it on your face, the smell disappears. If it does bother you, feel free to add a drop or two or lavender oil if you like lavender, or whatever other oils you prefer. You can also add any of the mentioned oil to your cream. Again, rosehip oil is anti-aging so personally for me, I would add it everywhere and would use it straight on my face. There’s so much to discuss about this, so please if you have questions, put it in the comment area and I will respond ASAP.
Here is my skin regiment process:
Step 1 – wash and clean face with my egg white soap. Trust me, this soap keeps your skin nice a soft.
Step 2 – Pat face dry then put oil. I use rosehip oil (remember there is a difference between rosehip oil and rose oil and they do very different things) which is anti-aging. Right now, I am using the living libation rosehip oil and it literally keeps my skin nice and soft all night and wake up refreshed. If you feel living libation is too expensive, you can always use an alternative, however, make sure rosehip oil is on the top or only one on the ingredients’ list and it should also match the characteristics that I mentioned above such as color and scent.
Step 3 – Eye Creme, I am currently using the Bobbi Brown Hydrating eye creme . I love, love this eye crème. It keeps my under eyes free of lines!!!!
Step 4 – Put on Hadanomy Collagen crème. Now I know there are some controversy about collagen being used on skin or eaten. I like to put on my skin and again, makes my skin nice and supple the next day. But obviously, if you don’t want to use Hadanomy Collagen crème, you can always use your own. It won’t be too much for when you go to sleep at night. It will give your skin time to suck everything in.
Now you are ready for your beauty rest! The next morning, your skin will be nice and soft because your skin sucked all the products in.
My morning routine:
Step 1 – Wash face with egg white soap.
Step 2 – Pat face dry and mix almond oil and rosehip oil. I use almond oil because it is a natural SPF. I am actually allergic to SPF so almond oil is a good alternative. It’s only about SPF 5 but better then nothing, and it can be used as a carrier oil. There are other oils such as raspberry oil which is between SPF 28 – 50 (depending on oil quality and would protect against UVA / UVB rays) and carrot seed oil which has an SPF of 38-40 (depending on oil quality). Those would need to be diluted with carrier oils.
Step 3 – Depending on the day, if it is hot, then I will stick with almond oil or raspberry oil only and use eye creme, if it’s not too hot, then I may add a later of lotion (not creme).
Other oils to use would be lavender oil to burn as Therapeutic Essential oil, this keeps me calm and relaxed. I like to put my burner in a safe place using a tea candle and let it burn until the tea candle is gone. It really works well to refresh me the next day.
Also some quick reference to oil terminology:
Cold Pressed – this means that the element was not heated to get the oil. So the oil was extracted cold without heat.
Dry oil – this means that this oil can easily be absorbed by your skin and not oily/greasy.
Hope you enjoyed this! Please let me know if you have questions in the comment area below!
The Style Gourmande