Earlier this month I gave you some DIY recipes that you could use to replace some of those cosmetics and beauty products that are filled with toxins and chemicals. (If you missed it, you can get caught up by reading it here –> Toxin Free is the Way to Be)
Let’s dive a little deeper into how you can integrate essential oils to be a part of your daily skin care routine!
The health of our skin can have on such an effect on our emotional and mental well-being. Clear, beautiful skin is more likely to grant you greater confidence, positive self-esteem, and overall happiness. Follow these steps using doTERRA essential oils and products to achieve smooth, glowing skin while at the same time using safe and all-natural products!
Cleanse: You should cleanse your skin at least twice a week. In general, it is beneficial to avoid strongly fragranced cleansers or ones with alcohol. It is also wise to avoid washing with hot water, as this can strip the natural oils from the skin. One of my favorite doTERRA products to use for this is the Veráge Cleanser. This contains Wild Orange which is great for conditioning and cleaning the skin, and Basil which helps soothe minor redness and irritatio.
Exfoliate: I recommend exfoliating the skin at least once weekly. Exfoliating helps eliminate dirt and build-up which may clog pores and worsen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Reveal Facial System helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin which creates a smooth surface for make-up application as well as a youthful glow! The Invigorating Scrub from doTERRA’s Essential Skin Care Line also prevents the clogging of pores, which helps reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Toner: I often get asked whether or not a toner is a necessary step in a good skin care routine. Toners (also known as astringents) can remove excess oils from the skin (for oily skin) and the right toner can help balance the pH of the skin. So technically, it is not really a necessary step, but it can definitely add some benefit if used correctly. doTERRA’s Pore Reducing Toner uses the properties of Lavender, German Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang essential oils to calm, tone, and tighten the skin without the worry of being too harsh. Other ingredients include witch hazel, aloe, watermelon extract, apple extract, and more!
Mositurize: Moisturizing the skin is by far one of the best things you can do to preserve the elasticity of the skin and keep the barrier of the skin intact to allow its ability to protect you. You may think you are too young to need moisturizer or that your skin is too oily, but all skin needs moisture. Even blemish-prone skin can benefit from moisturizing, as recently it has been found that blemishes may be due in part to skin barrier dysfunction that can lead to both inflammation and infection. It is important to note that moisturizers for patients with blemishes should be non-comedogenic (do not clog pores).
doTERRA’s Anti-Aging Moisturizer and the HD Clear Facial Lotion use the amazing benefits of Lavender, Jasmine, Geranium, Frankincense, Melaleuca, and Eucalyptus (among many others), which have shown the ability to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and restore a healthy appearance of the skin. You can also check out doTERRA’s Hydrating Cream, Veráge Moisturizer,and Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend.
The amazing benefits of Lavender, Jasmine, Geranium, Frankincense, Melaleuca, and Eucalyptus (among with many others), have the ability to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and restore a healthy appearance of the skin. Click To Tweet
Drink more water: Drink at least eight glasses of water each day to help rid your skin of toxins and help it regain the radiance and moisture it deserves. Try adding Lemon, Spearmint, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, or Peppermint essential oils to your water for added flavor and health benefits.
Relieve stress: Stress can cause dehydration and increase breakouts and wrinkles. Stress levels can by reduced by meditating, breathing deeply, exercising, massage, and taking time to relax and unwind. Some of my go-to recommendations for combating stress are Petitgrain, Lavender, Clary Sage, Basil, Cilantro, Breathe, Balance, and Citrus Bliss.
Get good-quality sleep: Don’t only focus on the number of hours to sleep; focus on the quality of sleep to get. Use Vetiver, Serenity, Lavender, Bergamot, and Roman Chamomile to help provide a restful night’s sleep for your skin!
Are you ready to invest in your skin? Check out doTERRA’s Essential Skin Care Kit and give your skin the treatment it truly deserves!