It has taken me years to learn how to properly care for my skin! Looking back on my high school & even college self, I could cringe thinking about the many nights I slept with makeup on or the days I thought a makeup wipes could do it all.
The truth is, I never felt the need to invest in a good skincare routine until about four years ago. This was right around the time I was getting married and of course like many others, I wanted flawless skin for the big day! I remember going to get a facial a few weeks before the wedding & being told that my skin was very dehydrated. I though to myself, “How? My skin has no dry patches, in fact it almost seems oily at times!” Long story short, I learned a lot that day about the importance of keeping our skin hydrated & its benefits for the long term. I made a decision that day to care for my skin just like I did the rest of my body. Fast forward four year & I don’t go a night without using my face oils!
Simply put, facial oils are a combination of natural plant oils that provide benefits for our skin. What kind of benefits? Well here are my top 5 reasons everyone should be using oils in their skincare routine…
1. As we age, our skin naturally becomes more dehydrated. Facial oils help replenish & put hydration back into your skin which helps with….
2. Reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, breakouts, dark circles, dry spots, sun damage, etc. etc. Drop the mic, enough said!
3. They smell amazing!
4. While they can be a bit of an investment, these oils will LAST! Only 2-3 drops are needed with each use so believe me when I say you are getting your money’s worth!
5. They are easy! No complicated steps. You can pat 2-3 drops of the oils directly onto your face at night or my favorite, mix it into your favorite facial lotion so you can make sure it is being spread evenly!
I will be honest in saying that I have only ever used the Beautycounter oils, because they have worked for me since day one! Beautycounter has three different options depending on your overall skin goals: Brightening #1 for a brighter, more vibrant complexion (shop it HERE.) Plumping #2 to fight against aging & fine lines (this is currently my favorite, gotta start young to fight those wrinkles, shop it HERE!) And Balancing #3 to fight breakouts & clear up your complexion (used this throughout my pregnancy to help balance the hormones/acne, shop it HERE!)
You can read more specifically about each oil in the links shared above! With questions about which one might be best for your skin, feel free to comment, email, or send me a direct message via Instagram!
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