Oils for Beautiful Skin
It’s taken me a long time to find organic face products that I’m in love with. I’ve been using Aveda products for a few years now which I have loved but since changing up my routine a bit my face has started to look so much healthier. Buying traditional beauty care products that meet all my organic criteria can be tiresome and expensive, especially since so much of it is trail and error and you really have to give each product time to see if it’s working for you which is why I finally settled on Aveda.
But now I’m ready to take it a step further and go really organic and natural- with single oils and even a few essential oils. For the time being I’m still using my face wash but I already have a plan in place for when it runs out and I find myself hoping to run out soon so I can try it!
So for now all I’ve changed is my night time eye cream and moisturizer. Here’s what I’ve been using and I’ll be sure to update you as I continue to switch to more natural oils and even ditch my face wash (gasp)!
Eye oil for crows feet
Vitamin E oil and Frankincense essential oil. I used vitamin E oil religiously on my face after having malignant melanoma removed from my left temple back in 2001. I used to every single day on the incision and although I credit the fact that I was lucky enough to have a really good doctor I also credit vitamin E oil for diminishing the look of the scar – it’s not really visible unless I point it out even though it extends from the corner of my left eye all the way to the top of my ear and down the side and around the back of my ear. So I figured if it can do wonders for an incision surely it will help with tiny little wrinkles right?
It’s no wonder it worked so well. Vitamin E oil is known to boost collagen production which is what helps skin keeps its beautiful elasticity. It also blocks free radical damage which in turn can help prevent the formation of wrinkles and supports new skin growth by speeding up cell regeneration.
Initially I started with vitamin E oil over my whole face but I found it too thick and it just didn’t feel right. The more I started playing with essential oils I discovered the greatness of frankincense for beautiful skin among many, many other health benefits. So I made a mixture of 15ml vitamin E oil and 15 drops of frankincense and use that as my new eye cream. I like the consistency of a heavier eye cream so it worked out well.
Rosehip seed oil. It’s a great choice for repairing sun damage and evening out discoloration (a must-try if you have skin discolorations, age spots, or just plain uneven skin tone). It is extremely high in essential fatty acids and is rich in antioxidants and vitamins- including vitamin C and A which are vital for beautiful skin. It is said to be an ancient oil that was used by Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties. Some other amazing benefits that give it its claim to fame is that it’s known to help reduce the appearance of scars, treat fine lines and wrinkles and is a wonderful skin hydrator making it perfect for dry skin.
Not only does my face feel amazing when I put it on at night but it still feels amazingly soft and hydrated when I wake up!