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Skin Care Regimen

As of late I’ve been worrying about wrinkles, crow’s feet, and dry skin – because apparently that’s what you do after you turn 30 – along with making sure to avoid buying mom jeans and getting a mom haircut. Just when I thought that I couldn’t better my skin care routine, I discovered jojoba, rosehip, sweet almond, and essential oils, as well as aloe vera gel. It sounds counter-intuitive to use oil to clean your face but it makes perfect sense, as like dissolves like. Isn’t that one of the first things that one learns in chemistry class? Your skin will dictate which oils are best to wash and moisturize your face. Don’t hesitate to experiment and use different combinations of oils. The oils listed above work well for me but you may find that a different combination of oils work for you!

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  • Jojoba oil: said to be the most similar to our skin’s natural oils, as it is absorbed easily into the skin. Thus the oil doesn’t sit on top of it, making your face feel like an oil slick.
  • Rosehip seed oil: loaded with fatty acids and is easily absorbed by the skin.
  • Sweet almond oil: contains antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins A, B, D, and E.
  • Aloe Vera Gel: reduces inflammation and stimulates new cell growth.

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  • Frankincense essential oil: maintains radiant skin; centering and calming to the body and mind.
  • Tea tree essential oil: cleanses and soothes common skin irritations; supports healthy skin.
  • Lavender essential oil: soothes skin; support’s body’s natural healing process.
  • Carrot seed essential oil: smooths the appearance of aging skin.

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  • Face wash: Aloe vera gel + sweet almond oil. Massage into damp skin. Wipe off excess oil with a warm washcloth.
  • Evening moisturizer: Jojoba oil + 1 drop frankincense + 1 drop lavender + 1 drop tea tree.
  • Morning moisturizer: Rosehip seed oil + 1 drop carrot seed + 1 drop geranium + 1 drop frankincense.

For each moisturizer, I added respective ingredients to a dropper bottle. A little bit goes a long way – about 4-6 drops from the dropper bottle for your entire face. Here’s to looking radiant!

Any beauty tips or tricks or recipes that you’d like to share? What are your favorite oils to use on your skin?

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*Information regarding essential oils was found on Young Living’s website and in the Apothecary Society Lookbook. More information about essential oils can be found here

One thought on “Skin Care Regimen

  1. Since I am turning 60+ this year, I am always looking for good skin care products that will help alleviate wrinkles from years of California/Arizona sun exposed skin. Recently my oldest grandson said my wrinkles look like “scales”, like that of a snake!! HMMM!! So under the advice of my brilliant daughters, I started adding Frankincense to my nightly moisturizer and I think it is helping. Wish I had taken before and after pictures, but I am sure my favorite 7 year old critic will let me know next time I see him:)

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