….well almost flawless skin. Hormones and diet can play a huge role but good base skin care really helps!
I’ve posted before about the oil cleansing method for cleaning your face. I won’t talk too much about that now but I do want to share what I am doing to help keep my skin healthy as well as toxin free. Really good skin comes from several things. Diet, hydration, climate and skin care. Now my diet is really good, most of the time and I drink a ton of mineralized water. We live in, at the moment, a very cold and dry climate here near the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. I keep humidifiers running in my bedroom and my daughters 24/7 and do not keep our heat too high. Still, incredibly dry. So it all comes down to skin care.
Here are my supplies all kept in a small bin with small bottles because I have a small ensuite bathroom. This is just my bedtime routine. I will follow with my morning routine.
So in those bottles are
- My face wash oil
- Witchazel (pure no alcohol)
- Castor oil
- Face oil (I will post about how I make that soon)
- Magnesium spray (not for face but part of my bedtime routine)
- And front short one is coconut oil
Here is what I do.
- If I have actually worn any eye makeup(about once a month!) I use a cotton pad or old scrap piece of cloth to dip in the coconut oil and wipe my eyes. All traces are as good as gone.
- Wash face with oil cleansing method. See how to here. My new oil blend is 1/3 castor oil, 1/3 sweet almond oil and 1/3 avocado oil. It’s wonderful.
- Spritz the witchazel all over my face and neck. Pat in with my fingers.
- Share a drop or two of castor oil for under and around the outsides of my eyes. It’s very thick so please don’t rub, dab with your ring finger.
- I always follow with my homemade face oil. I use two pumps for face and neck and gently rub in.
- Lastly I use coconut oil on my eyebrows because they tend to get very flaky and dry during the winter. I also use it to ‘paint’ my eyelashes. This really helps keep them strong and grow well.
It sounds like a ton but the oil cleansing is what takes some time. The whole routine takes about 5 minutes or less. I do like to steam my face a bit extra in the winter.
As for my morning routine, it is super easy and simple because I need to be ready for the day in as little time as possible. (here is my full explanation)
I only need four things.
Jar of raw honey
On a dry face, slowly work in a little scoop (maybe rounded 1/2 tsp) of honey. Yes…this sounds crazy and it is very sticky but it is super great. If it is super thick like mine, wet one finger to massage into your skin…not much otherwise it wont rub on well(you’ll just be washing it away). Honey is very healing and has amazing antibacterial properties. I use it to help keep the occasional pimple away. I rinse my face with cool water, it only takes a few handfuls splashed onto my face then use a cool facecloth and gently wipe any last traces away. Spritz on some witchazel, pat in. Two pumps of oil and I’m good to go.