Bonnie here 💜
I’ve been wanting to post something like this for a while now because ever since I switched from using creams to oil my skin has improved by a lot!
You know, I remember a few years back (before I discovered birth control & suffered from hormonal acne) I was told not to use any oil based product since they clog pores & cause more break outs. In which I figured out later, that they actually do (lol) b-but do not do the same mistake I did when I was teen – where I simply used creams or skin products without washing my face before-hand (I foolishly thought:” since I washed my face last night & didn’t wear any makeup today.. my skin is clean!” WRONG)
Your skin naturally formulates oil every single day ( like your scalp) which is the main reason dermatologist recommend replacing your pillow case (at least) once a week if you suffer from acne and/or have sensitive skin as you face oils and hair oils accumulate on your pillow !GROSS!
⬇What my every day skin care routine currently looks like ⬇
Now, I do use more products but these (7) oils/creams are what I primarily use everyday and take with me on my travels
- L’oreal Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector
- Korres Wild Rose Brightening Oil
- Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
- Clinique Dark Spot Corrector
- Josie Muran Argan Daily Moisturizer (SPF 47)
- Tarte Maracuja Oil
- Josie Muran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
The L’oreal Youth Code cream can be found in any drug store for ($15 IIRC) its not as good as I remember it to be(?) I think they may have changed their formula but it still does the job(can even be used as sunscreen) however, the rest of the products listed I purchased them at Sephora/Macys & Some were actually samples like the Korres and Fresh oil
The Break Down
I use a drop of all (5) oils (Korres,Fresh,Tarte,Josie Argan Milk) and mix it in a very tiny container and apply to my freshly washed and patted dry face (hint)
I massage it into my face for about 2-4 min or so then I go with my Clinique Dark Spot corrector and apply a small drop to the sides of my cheeks
Then, I apply my L’oreal Youth Code Cream all over my face and massage
( I do this every night before bed)
In the morning I wash my face with Neutrogena Acne Face Wash and apply the Josie Muran Daily Moisturizer and allow it to absorb into my skin before applying makeup
TIP:no skin-lightening product can be that effective if you’re not willing to protect your skin daily from further UV damage (Use Sunscreen!)
With that said, the best skin-care product for dry skin in general is oil.
If your skin resembled “The Thing” from Fantastic 4 (like mine once did) incorporate oils to your skin-care routine.
🔎 If you’d like a more scientific explanation read what Hillary Peterson from the Washington Post researched about it:
When oils are applied to the skin, they are absorbed directly into the top layers of the epidermis, where they instantly go to work to improve the lipid barrier function
Creams are mostly waxes and water, with a few oils thrown in.5 Waxes form an occlusive layer on the skin, which helps to hold moisture in