Hi guys ! Happy Friday. How has your week been so far ? Any exciting weekend plans ?
One of my biggest concerns in Winter time is dehydrated skin . I don't drink nearly enough water like I do in summer, so I really notice this first in my skin. And as much as I don't like to admit it - drinking a lot of coffee worsens the situation.
I recently discovered three amazing face oils that help me keep my skin amazingly soft and hydrated. Even when I'm sick ( like I currently am ). Two of these oils are a little bit richer and I keep them more for my night time skincare routine, but one is perfect for everyday use and even to apply foundation with .
So let's get on to the 3 magical oils :
Lipodil Overnight Face Treatment Oil R80
Okay so I will admit I did buy the Woman and Health magazine in June just for this freebie. I always wanted to try it out and I thought what better way then buying a magazine ( weekend reading ) and getting the oil to try out. And I was pretty impressed. This oil can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, helping your skin to deliver much needed moisture that is stripped away by daily exposure. A little goes a long way with this oil - I find about 4 drops is sufficient as a treatment. I use this about every second night (I use Retinol one night, this oil the next ) followed by my favourite moisturiser. This helps especially in the colder months when your skin feels tight from heaters or aircon the whole day,, but I can see this will fit in nicely into my Spring/Summer skincare routine too as it will help with extra hydration especially after being out in the sun.
Avon Miracle Glow Lightweight Facial Oil R99 *
This is my favourite daytime facial oil. This oil can be used both day and night , but since it's so lightweight and absorbs really quickly into your skin, I love using this in the morning underneath my moisturiser instead. This oil has Vitamin E and seed oil that helps skin looking moisturised and -radiant. I even love this oil on a beauty blender or make-up sponge to give extra moisture when I'm using a super matte full coverage foundation. I use about 4 drops of this oil each morning - and I don't see myself cutting this step out anytime soon.
Justine Facial Treatment with Rosehip Oil R315
This is the most hydrating facial oil I own . It's Justine Iconic Tissue oil formula with amazing ingredients like wheatgerm oil, sweet almond oil and Vitamin E . This oil is amazing to improve hydration, texture on your skin as well as redness. I sometimes suffer from redness - especially when it's nice okay weather the one day and extremely cold the next - my cheeks and forehead will start getting red ( not like noticeable Rudolph the red nose reindeer red, but enough to notice it through foundation ) and this oil works amazing to help with that issue. I will use this oil for a night or two and voila - problem gone. Since this is an oilier richer facial oil - I don't use a moisturiser after the oil. I will use a pump or two on my face and will wake-up with amazingly hydrated skin. I love using this oil after a very deep cleaning mask too - to help give back some hydration that I lost with the cleaning mask.
Currently in the month of August the Avon and Justine one is on special - making it the perfect time to try out one of these if you are interested.
I find facial oils the perfect boost for any skin type even oily skins. You'll be amazed how much oils can help your skin , adding a extra boost to keeping your skin healthy looking and radiant.
Do you have a favourite facial oil I need to look into ? I'm always open to new suggestions.