I have a short list of criteria when it comes to my skincare routine:
- Completely non-toxic ingredients sourced from mama nature with integrity
- Must be simple to do
- Benefits more than just my skin health
I’m one of those chicks who runs in the other direction when something (especially something that’s part of my daily routine) feels high-maintenance. I want to look forward to self-care, not feel stressed out by it. But, if it’s simple, toxin-free, and enjoyable – bring it on, baby!
I also want to make sure that everything I put on my body is of the highest quality. I’m not messin’ around with toxins – and since our skin absorbs around 70% of what we apply to it, it’s important to think about our personal care products as something we’re using both externally AND internally. If you wouldn’t wanna eat it, chances are you also wouldn’t want to be slathering yourself in it – know what I’m sayin’?
After years of trial-and-error, I’ve finally perfected my skincare situation. I’ve been using this particular lineup for over 3 months now, and I can honestly say that my skin has never felt or looked better. I really wanted to give it a few solid months of daily use before sharing to make sure the long-term effects were as powerful as the short-term – spoiler alert: they are.
My skin feels mega-hydrated 24/7 to the point that it’s actually glowing (it’s almost winter here, and I’m super prone to dry skin, so that’s actually mind-blowing), blemishes are incredibly few and far between, any imperfections resolve themselves super quickly and leave without a trace, and every single ingredient benefits my mind/body/soul health. What could be better?
Anyway, let’s dive into it so you can get your glow on, too!
Apply Heritage Store Rosewater Serum with 1% HA to clean skin (face, neck, decollete).
+ This was the missing link in my routine for so long. I used to feel like my face oil had a hard time really absorbing into my skin and it would kinda just hang out on the top layer – which made me know I wasn’t reaping the max benefits. Once I started using this serum as a base layer or toner of sorts, everything changed – now my face oil absorbs beautifully and my skin feels crazy-hydrated, bright, and plump.
+ Hyaluronic acid (HA) increases hydration, stimulates healthy cellular turnover, protects the skin from UVB rays, and boosts elasticity.
+ Rosewater (plus aloe and glycerin) soothes, balances skin pH, supports healthy oil production, reduces irritations, and protects against oxidative stress and inflammation.
Add 1 dropper full of face oil (click here for my personal recipe) to the palm of one of your hands, then add 2 drops of Yarrow|Pom, stir quickly with your finger to combine, and smooth over your face, neck, and decollete.
+ I designed my face oil to do it all (plus save me a ton of cash by making it myself) – it soothes inflammation, supports healthy cellular turnover, hydrates, boosts elasticity, protects against damage, detoxifies, reduces fine lines, wrinkles, spots, scars, blemishes, stretch marks (not to mention, benefits my holistic health in a whole pile of ways from health hormone balance, to a strong immune system, to brain health, to soothing stress, and the list goes on). Did I mention this face oil can also be used as a cleanser and makeup remover? The ultimate multitasker.
+ Oh, Yarrow|Pom, a gift from the skin gods! dōTERRA released this powerful duo of Yarrow essential oil and Pomegranate seed extract to attendees of their global convention in September (and now it’s officially for sale, in a 30 ml dropper bottle!), and holy crap – it. is. next. level.
+ As they say, “Yarrow|Pom is an expertly crafted proprietary blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil designed to be your go-to for a true inside-out approach to aging, vitality, overall wellness, and, quite frankly, how to get that glow. This synergistic and first-of-its-kind blend naturally up-regulates the body’s protective transcription factors while activating skin-protecting proteins (inhibiting the enzymes that break down elasticity and collagen) with the added benefit of promoting collagen production. Additionally, this active botanical powerhouse can be applied topically to revitalize aging skin and taken internally to support a healthy inflammatory response at the source and promotes healthy metabolic function. With main chemical components punicic acid (an omega 5), antioxidants, β-caryophyllene, and chamazulene, this vegan-friendly active botanical duo supports cellular, immune, and nervous system function and rejuvenation when taken internally.” Couldn’t have said it better myself, so why try? It’s epic on every level – inside and out.
Grab your jade roller and get to rollin’!
+ Using the wider end, start at the center of your chin, and, using light pressure and smooth, sweeping motions, roll outwards towards your hairline as you move up your face (repeat on the other side). Once you get up to your eyes, use the smaller end to smooth under your eyes and over your eyelids. On your forehead start with upwards motions from your eyebrows to your hairline, and then end with horizontal motions from the middle of your forehead to your temples.
+ Boosts circulation, and reduces inflammation, puffiness, and lymph stagnation while supporting the absorption of face oil or moisturizer into the skin.
So, there you have it – my personal super-simple recipe for radiant skin! I hope this helps you majorly simplify and detoxify your own routine.
Also, if you’re new to the world of essential oils and want to learn more, have me put together some personalized recco’s, and/or start building your own collection (at a significant discount), feel free to fill out this form and we can find time to connect!
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