Beauty is only skin deep. Well, that is only partially true. How we feel affects how we look, and how we look often dictates how we feel. The skin is the fancy gift wrap that makes us beautiful and protects the precious package within. Take care of it. The most effective kind of skincare options varies on your skin type, but the best skincare regimen itself is fundamentally the same.
Oily Skincare Regimen
Switching to natural, and gentle, skin care options is often beneficial in removing excess oil production. There are some natural ingredients that can remove excess oil and, ultimately, help prevent breakouts.
Exfoliate: Mix equal parts sea salt and oil (like olive or almond) to create a natural scrub to remove impurities without stripping essential oils.
Cleanse: Believe it or not, you can actually clean your skin with oils. Oily skin is a symptom of an imbalance, so introducing good oils to the skin reduces the production of the clogging oils. As a rule of thumb, you will need more castor oil than other oils to keep your skin from becoming overly oily as you incorporate this new regimen. To begin, mix ½ cup of castor with ¼ cup of olive oil. Massage this into your face and rinse with warm water.
Moisturize and Tone: If you are prone to oily skin, you will require less moisturizer as your skin adjusts. You may even find that a regimen of oil cleansing is sufficient after time. However, jojoba oil is a wonderful moisturizer that does not clog the pores. It is also a great carrier oil if you want to add a few drops of essential oils. To tone and keep problem areas from producing too much oil, try a diluted apple cider vinegar toner. You can mix 2 tablespoons in a cup of water to spot tone before applying your makeup to reduce shine. It works best if stored in the refrigerator. The chilled toner is an instant “pick-me-up” for your face in the morning!
Normal or Combination Skincare Regimen
People with “normal” skin can generally use a variety of skincare options and have great results.
Exfoliate: A homemade sugar scrub is a wonderful natural exfoliator. An excellent recipe for this is 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 teaspoon organic raw honey, 6 drops of orange essential oil, and 6 drops of tea tree essential oil.
Cleanse: Again, oil cleansing is a therapeutic way to clean and soothe skin. To oil cleanse, you need a soft wash cloth and oil. How to do it: Place a hot, damp washcloth on the face for 20 seconds. Remove the washcloth, massage oil into the skin,leave it on your face for about 30 seconds, and use a hot cloth to gently wipe off the oil. A mixture of ¼ cup castor oil and ¾ cup of carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil is an effective combination.
Moisturize: Normal skin does not require a lot of moisturizer. However, argan oil is an excellent option to combat wrinkles. Also, rose water is a refreshing choice.
Dry Skincare Regimen
With age comes drying skin. The use of natural oils will help skin to balance the production of oil and make skin feel supple and energized.
Exfoliate: A sugar scrub is definitely a revitalizer and makes skin feel fresh. Take care not to rub too hard and irritate delicate skin.
Cleanse: If you choose to incorporate castor oil in your oil cleanse, only use a small amount. A teaspoon to ¼ cup of jojoba, almond, coconut, or almond oil is very effective.
Moisturize: Although we need a good moisturizer as we age, pores can still clog. Argan oil, jojoba oil, and apricot oil are fabulous moisturizers that do not clog pores. Essential oils that are known for combating wrinkles are rose, frankincense, and sandalwood. A few drops go a long way!
The Best Skincare Regimen from the Inside Out
To promote the natural production of collagen, you can incorporate vitamin C and A. Also, magnesium is a crucial mineral that the body needs to be healthy. It helps other parts of the body, too. These supplements can be very beneficial. Finally, the addition of gelatin to your diet will improve the quality of your skin, hair, and nails.
Remember, the California sun can wreak havoc on your skin. Good skin care is essential for the health of the largest organ in your body, and it is up to you to treat it as the masterpiece it truly is. Illuminari MedSpa is dedicated to make you look and feel your very best from head to toe. You are already beautiful, but when you are feeling less than fabulous, we are here to help!