Did you used to use oil-free everything? I’ve always had oilier skin and for years and years, I only sought out oil-free products. Not to gross you out, but after slathering my face with all the oil-free products, I would still wake up with a thick layer of oil on my face. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong, until about 5 years ago, when I asked my good friend, Natalie of Honey, Ghee & Me for some skin care advice.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that Natalie is one of my very best friends. We are so lucky to both be food bloggers + lovers of safe skincare.
Unlike me though, Natalie actually knows how to apply make-up and all about how to take care of her skin. She is my go-to gal for all things skincare! When she explained WHY I needed to swap out my products and actually add face oils to my regimen it was a game-changer for me. My skin has never looked better.
Since Natalie can explain this so much better than me, I invited her here today to share how face oils can improve YOUR skin too!
Scared to put oil on your face? You shouldn’t be! And here’s why…
If you’re anything like me, you grew up thinking skin + oil = breakouts. Maybe you even wiped your face at night with drying pads to make sure you got every single little smidgen of oil off of your skin before you went to bed… I did. Yet still, my skin broke out…
Turns out I was doing it all wrong. Most of us were. Just like the 90’s brought the fat-is-bad fad, it also gave us the oil-is-scary era. In retrospect, seems the 90’s offered little when it came to physical wellness. But fast-forward to the 2010’s and here we are, happily scarfing fats and smothering oils on our faces. It’s time for skin redemption!
If there’s one thing you can do to make your skin happier, it’s adding a healthy oil to it every day.
Your skin needs oil. In fact, it needs oil so much that it creates it! The sebaceous glands secrete an oily substance called sebum, which lubricates our skin and hair to help protect it. It waterproofs skin and prevents it from drying out, as well as shielding it from foreign microorganisms. Sebum heals, nourishes, and guards our skin.
Despite popular belief, this oil does not cause skin problems—it’s circumstantial factors such as hormones, bacteria, and dead skin cells clogging pores that lead to most problems actually. This oil is something we need—don’t fight it, embrace it!
Here’s the deal: people often assume that if their skin is oily, they need to dry it. Remember those pads I was talking about above? Put those bad boys down. Dry you will not!
Your skin produces excess oil to overcompensate for being dry… thus making it appear and feel oily.
- If you add oil to your skin, however, it will balance out, and stop having to produce all those extra oils on its own.
- When your skin doesn’t have enough oil, it becomes vulnerable to agitation and funk—remember, sebum
There are several great oils out there you can use on your face! You want a high-quality safe oil—a plant-based one with no junk… we’re talking about your biggest organ here!
I’ve tried plenty of oils in my day. Turns out not all oils are created equally. Beautycounter, a company that focuses on educating the public about safer skin care while also providing them with high-quality and safe products, has crafted up a remarkable selection of face oils for every type of skin.
These face oils are all plant-based, which is essential for skin to absorb properly. Plant-based oils have a smaller molecular structure, so they are absorbed easily into the skin, rather than sitting on top of it clogging pores. Beautycounter’s Lustro face oils are made with essential oils and powerful antioxidants to help keep skin healthy and balanced. Even the most agitated of skin tends to respond well to these oils.
There are three blends, each formulated for a different skin need. Watch this short video to learn more about what the Lustro oils can do for you! Lustro Face Oils Product Video.
This week only, Beautycounter is offering an amazing deal, giving Lustro #3 for free to customers who order $150 or more! That’s a $68 dollar value, for FREE! It’s really amazing—a rare treat that I’m encouraging all of my friends and family to take advantage of. Everyone loves this oil! Check it out HERE! (Available until May 19th)
Some of my other favorite Beautycounter products include the charcoal cleansing bar, mascara, tint skin foundation, Protect Stick Sunscreen and the Nourishing Cleansing Balm.
AND… If you spend $50 with Beautycounter using Natalie’s link, she will personally send you a Beautycounter Protect Stick Sunscreen ($18 value) for FREE!
1. Use think link to shop: http://www.beautycounter.com/
2. Email your receipt to [email protected]
If you every have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]!
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