HOW TO USE FACE OILS BOTH MORNING & NIGHT
THE AM MORNING ROUTINE
Using cool water, splash skin to rinse of the night cream from the night before. Try not to reach for your usual cleanser in the morning (you don’t want to overstrip your skin). Spritz two sprays of facial mist—(we are in love with Heritage Rosewater, but any toner or face essence will do) into the palm of your hand, then drop two drops of your chosen face oil (again, we love these two!), mix the two between your hands and liberally apply, starting from your forehead nose and eye area and radiating out. Apply your daily SPF moisturizer, but notice you won’t need as much—thanks to your face oil. Wait about a minute and then proceed with your usual makeup routine.
THE PM EVENING ROUTINE
Using cool water, carefully remove any makeup and use your chosen cleanser. Pat skin dry with a clean towel and then spritz your face mist or toner into the palm of your hand as you did in the morning. Next, apply 3 drops of your face oil and massage this mixture all over your face and neck until you feel completely moisturized. Apply your usual night cream and eye cream too. Done!
You'll begin to notice results almost immediately. Your face will be softer and more supple. With continued, daily use you can expect to see fine lines and wrinkles smooth away as skin rebalances its pH and moisture levels.
by Kate W. Read
If you’re already using face oils in your daily routine, then you know it’s a skincare secret that’s too good to keep secret!
But for those who’ve never tried it or are simply skeptical about looking oily (you won't) — using a face oil properly is simple and much better for your skin in the long run. Plus, using a drop or two at night will mean using less of your expensive top-shelf creams and moisturizers and making them more effective-- a win/win for your wallet and your face.
Even if you have oily skin, using just the right amount of high quality face oil will actually calm and suppress your skin’s sebum production—that slick oil that shows up most often in your T-zone. For most, your sebum production kicks into over-drive if you wash your face with an intense cleanser every day or use an astringent without properly replacing your skin's moisture barrier with an effective face oil or cream. With good face oil practice, in as little as a week, your skin will begin to correct this sebum production. In a few weeks, the result is an improved, more even complexion and skin that looks quenched with moisture but doesn’t need a blotting sheet every hour.
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