My skin has gone through a big change in the last couple of years. I used to have such dry skin that I would actually get red patches on my face where the skin would look scaly and flake off. Even makeup couldn’t cover it up. Actually, makeup would make it look worse because it would just cake on top.
I’m super picky about what skincare I use because so much of it get absorbed into the bloodstream. I try to stay away from harsh chemicals when I can. Since I found these products and have used them consistently, my skin looks incredible!
When I wake up, I always wash my face. My favorite facial cleanser I’ve ever found is Dream Clean. It says that it is for normal to oily skin types. I am naturally extremely dry and I absolutely love it! It’s all natural, harsh chemical free, and leaping bunny certified. It has Soapberry in it, which naturally causes it to come to a lather. Usually lathering is a chemical process. It also has Aloe Vera in it so it’s soothing enough for my dry skin and also works great for those with sensitive skin. Bonus, I love the smell. All natural doesn’t always mean it smells the best. LOL
After I wash, I gently pat dry and then I moisturize with Skin Therapy. This is a thick and rich moisturizer. Packed full of good ingredients like Safflower Oil, Evening Primrose, and Pomegranate Sterols which are all great for hydration. Plus Oat Protein to sooth inflamed skin. If I’m feeling extra dry one of my holy grail products comes in to help, Dew Date. This is one skincare product that I will never live without again! It has Palmarose Oil which refreshes and reduces inflammation. It can be used alone, as a moisturizer, or paired with your favorite moisturizer for a boost. I always let my moisturizers soak in for a few minutes before I start my makeup!
The Double Cleanse
I always double cleanse my face at night! The theory behind the double cleanse is that the first cleanse gets your makeup off, or if you aren’t wearing makeup then it’s washes away the pollutants in the air that we pick up throughout the day. The second cleanse is so that your pores can be cleaned, and so you can soak up all the good things your facial cleanser has to offer. The cleanser I use at night is, Midnight Oil Cleanser. It’s a Marula Oil cleanser. Without even getting my face wet, I use a pump and start apply it to my face in circular motions to remove my makeup. I then rinse it off, and apply another pump for my double cleanse. Marula Oil has so many benefits, I actually wrote a whole blog post dedicated just to them! You can check out the 8 Incredible Benefits of Marula Oil.
Exfoliating is the key to great looking skin! Even oily skin should exfoliate. You need to get that layer of dead skin cells off to make your skin glow, and its the key to making your makeup foundation look amazing! After I cleanse, I use Skin Polish. Its actually an exfoliating mask. It has Jojoba Beads which naturally exfoliates your skin. I massage it in my skin to get all that good exfoliating happening, then I let it sit for 15-20 minutes before I wash it off. I do this about every other day.
Every night before bed I apply my anti-aging routine. First I apply Sotoks. There’s a been a clinical study on the effectiveness of Sotoks and this is what they found. Sotoks is like Botox in a bottle: it lightens, tightens, and brightens.
Then I add a few drops of One Drop Wonder. There is only one ingredient in One Drop Wonder and that is Pomifera Oil. I love to mix it with my face serum but you can also use it by itself as its own facial oil, even in your hair and on your nails.
Til next time,