Friday, May 6, 2011

My skin regimen

This post is uber overdue but please accept my apologies,  I have been super busy. My skin care regimen is  the second most requested post and I actually think its funny because I do not think my skin is as nice as the lovely comments you ladies leave on some of my posts. 

 Brief skin history                                                                                                                                        

  I have combination/normal/acne prone skin {Whiteheads, blackhead} . This means that my forehead/nose/chin are oily and slightly dry cheeks. I have had ups and downs with my skin especially on my billboard forehead #lol. I usually get more blackheads than whiteheads on my face and on the rest of my body (Yes I'm oily head to toe). Commercial brands like Dermalogica & clinique worked for me in the past but my skin personally rejected them after a year. 

I decided to try the oil cleansing natural regimen October 2010. This basically means I use an oil blend that's suitable for my skin type to cleanse and moisturise. 

Morning & Night routine:                                                                                                                              

  • Massage Oil cleansing blend {60% Castor oil, 20% Grapeseed oil, 20% Hazelnut oil, 2 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 drops of chamomile essential oil}all over face and neck. The oil blend helps remove excess oils, Make up, removes impurities and every nasty visitor on your skin.
  • Place a clean wash cloth under running hot water, lightly squeeze excess water from cloth and place it on entire face till its cool. Placing the hot wash cloth on your face opens the pores allowing the oils to pull out impurities from the skin. The therapeutic properties of the essential oil help deep treat the skin.
  • To close pores I rinse with cold water. 
  • I rarely use a toner but when I do, I apply witch hazel to a cotton pad and wipe my entire face.
  • On the days I do not wear makeup I use a small amount of grapeseed oil as my moisturiser because it is light and contains natural SPF. On the days I do wear makeup I use hazelnut oil instead.
  • I repeat the same routine at night.
Thats pretty much what I do on a daily basis. I try to exfoliate 2-3 times a week {using brown sugar,honey and lemon juice} as it helps remove dead skin which can sometimes cause your skin to look dull or even cause breakouts. Lastly, If I remember I use { Kaolin powder and Lemon juice to make a face mask} this mix actually helps a lot during my period because my skin gets really dry and pores become larger than normal. 

This post is just to provide you with basic information about my skin regimen, I will later explain in detail the benefits of the oils and also post more home made skin care recipes. If you want to know about the Oil cleansing method and more I will post some links below I think will help you. 

PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT JUST GO RUNNING TO BUY THE OILS&CO, MAKE SURE YOU DO PROPER RESEARCH. THIS IS NECESSARY BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES AND ALLERGIES. 

If you have any questions please leave it in the comment box, Facebook page or you can click on the contact me button at the top right corner of the blog to send me an email. 


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I hope this was helpful?


Till my next post
Stay Pwetty
XXX


5 comments :

  1. Did you have allergic reactions to the oil at first?

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  2. I tagged you in a post on my blog....you've got to empty your bag lady!

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  3. I know I should take better care of my skin but most nights I'm too tired to wash my face and just fall asleep. (e.g. last night).

    This summer I'm on a mission to get great skin and become a girl again.

    Oh yeah, so yesterday I was in Sephora and I bought the Boscia BB Cream and even though I had my reservations, it seemed to blend pretty well with my skin despite being a bit light straight out of the tube.

    I've been on a hunt for BB creams that I can use but they seem to be only made for really light skin tones.

    Do you think you could do a post on BB creams please?

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  4. You know what, we share the same beauty regimen! Kudos to your skin care reviews. But I don't use Castor oil. I use olive oil instead. Is that okay?

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  5. @ yzahe- Olive oil is ok if it works for you.

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