Man oh man, I haven’t written about my skincare routine in almost 2 years! I really need to be blogging more…anyway…If you read my dry skin routine than you know I have very dry skin. I have tried other things since January of 2015 but just recently started this routine. I went to Sephora and the woman asked me how my diet was……um…I just laughed. She suggested eating more fish and nuts to keep my skin hydrated and soft or whatever but that probably won’t happen…so, just sell me face wash for goodness sake! This was her suggestion, the Murad Renewing Cleansing Cream, great for dry skin and it says it renews the skin’s youthful glow….I don’t see youthful skin just yet but I am still hopeful.
So, the first step in my routine is to cleanse morning and night (face and neck) which is how often you should be washing your face—please don’t sleep in your makeup, the thought of it makes me cringe. I don’t use more than a pea size and it’s just enough! This stuff takes off all of your eye makeup too!
The second step is to spray my face with Caudalie Beauty Elixer (it’s French..so fancy) I did not go to Paris to purchase this but I did go to Sephora, she talked me into buying this but halfway through the bottle, I am thinking it isn’t actually doing anything for my skin. It claims to help with dullness, uneven texture, shrink pores, and help with dryness. Once this is gone, I won’t purchase it again but everything is an experience, right?! The good news about this stuff is that it can also be used as a foundation setting spray, apply foundation, spray face, then apply your powder.
Next, I use my homemade roller with the following ingredients: Lavender-great for all skin types. Known for its relaxing and calming properties and great for soothing mild skin irritations. Frankincense-helps to slow the signs of aging and promotes youthful skin. Pure Argan Oil-Prevents and treats sunburn, scars and heals damaged skin. Locks in moisture, and has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. I ordered these amber glass roll on bottles from Amazon and they work great! This particular Argan oil is Josie Maran, she makes a Light version as well so if you aren’t as dry as I am, that may be a better option.
These 3 oils have so many other benefits and uses, but after doing a lot of research, the reasons listed above are why I chose to make this part of my skincare routine 🙂 I am not a doctor or dermatologist so do your own research on oils and what will work best for your skin type! (I use DoTerra oils as well) The only reason I even started researching the use of Frankincense is because a friend gave me a bottle of it, which was actually pretty generous of her because it isn’t cheap!
This is the 3rd step, I just roll this mixture all over my face and rub it in and down my neck as well. This keeps me pretty well hydrated and makes my skin feel and smell so good and smooth!
This is my final step ONLY if I am still feeling dry…This Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture was just a sample size from Sephora but the woman who told me I need to eat fish and nuts said it should last a month. I don’t have to use much, a little goes a long way.