My skincare routine is something I’m often asked about like how I maintain my skin, what products I use, or if I see a skin care specialist. I’ll admit that there are no special or specific brands that I use for my routine. Instead, I use simple ingredients at home that cost much less and are healthy for our skin.
Lately, Instagram has been the main source of beauty hacks/trends and we’ve been sold on numerous amounts of products to buy. So let’s kick it old school for a while and use some homemade recipes. Aside from it being cost-efficient, it’s pretty darn good for the health of your skin.
I mostly suffer from dry-sensitive skin, mainly in my T- Zone area, so I always have to be sure to use something that gently cleanses and hydrates.
My 3 Step Skincare Routine
Step One: Oil Cleansing
Oil Cleansing is known for its endless benefits for the skin so your personal recipe will depend on your skins individual needs. Since I suffer from dry skin I tend to use ingredients with not only cleansing but also moisturizing properties. For more information on Oil Cleansing, check out this post.
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Tsp Castor Oil
- 2 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- Mix together all of the oils and gently apply and rub onto your face in circular motions for 2 – 3 minutes, this will help the oils cleanse and lift any dirt and dead skin off your face.
- Next, wet a facial cloth with warm water and set on the face for a minute before wiping away the oil solution, this will open and unclog your pores.
- Finally, close and tighten pores by rinsing your face again with cold water.
- Pat Dry.
Step Two: Toner
Depending on the toner, using them can be greatly beneficial in helping your skin. They can help soothe and improve marks over a period of time. Some of them are even strong enough to cleanse your skin! I am currently using Art Naturals Lavender Hydrosol Rose Water and I like that it leaves a cool sensation after using it.
Step Three: Moisturizing
This one should be a no-brainer for us all even our friends with oily skin types. In order to maintain skin elasticity long term, you need to find a moisturizer that works well for you. There are a few that I love to use and they all have amazing benefits here are a few;
- Coconut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Almond Oil
I typically rub this in circular motions, giving extra care to problematic spots, then gently pat my face to increase blood flow and boost college production! Perfect recipe for plump glowing skin!
Check out benefits of Essential Oils here, to help figure out what you need in your routine.