I’m not sure what part of the world you are in but here in Dallas, Texas, the weather has a mind of its own.
The heat, humidity, wind, rain and cold can be pretty abrasive and harsh on our bodies.
Now that the winter is upon us, I have to change my skin care routine a bit to ensure that it doesn’t dry out. I have highly reactive and sensitive combination skin with an oily T-zone.
As the days get shorter and we can’t get much of the sun’s glow, we dry our skins out by using heat in our homes and cars, and by longer hot showers.
Here is a list of my go to beauty oils that are tried and true. I keep these in stock in my makeup kit and beauty cabinet. These can be used alone or as a supplement to your routine.
This oil is a lifesaver for me when my scalp is unbalanced. Lavender, geranium, and argan oils act together to soothe and moisturize without a greasy feel. If your scalp is on the oilier side, opt for the oily scalp version.
I use half a pump of this soft oil in my hair immediately after bathing. It is paraben, gluten, and sulfate free. It is amazing for containing frizz and protecting colored hair. Dimethicone helps dry your hair faster and helps with UV deflection. Distribute evenly from root to end to and comb through. Can be used on the body to treat dry patches.
Used by Geishas to create a glow and help suppleness, this is my favorite skin oil to use during drying periods. Camelia, Rice Bran, and Japanese Sea Kelp all act as buffers against free radicals, help restore lipid balance, and hydrate while not being greasy. I use it prior to my moisturizer and I sleep in it as well. 4 to 6 drops are enough. Warm up in hands and press into skin for fast absorption. If you want a heavier glow, just distribute in small circles for a buffed look.
Kiehl’s has become a must have for me because they really know skin. No fuss just clean skin care. Squalene, Evening Primrose Oil, and Lavender work together to keep moisture locked in, replenish the lipid barrier, and refuce dark spots and blotchiness. Night time is when our skin regenerates and repairs itself so I use this only at night under my Tsubaki Oil.
Argan Oil has been used for hundreds of years by Moroccan women. This light oil helps shield them from the desert sun and keeps aging signs away. Josie Maran’s Argan Oil is great because it is fair traded and high quality with no parabens, sulfates, or fragance. It is light enough for everyday wear as a moisturizer alone but it also can help with rosacea and eczema. I love using it as a moisturizer, cuticle oil and hair oil on myself and on set.
I drench my skin in this oil from head to toe right after a shower. It is high in Omega Fatty Acids which restore the fatty barrier in the skin. It is free of heavy fragrance so it does not clash with any of your other scents. I alternate this oil with raw coconut oil for maximum benefit.
I use this luxury oil when I am going to go out on the town or for a formal affair. I also sometimes wear this to bed. I love the light, crisp scent which complements all of my fragrances. It is formulated with grapeseed, olive fruit, and date seed oils which make it a dry, fastly absorbed hydrator.
I like to use a dry oil when I’m traveling or if I am in a hurry in the morning. This particular product is great because it has coconut oil and shea butter to moisturize and açai extract for antioxidant benefits.
* Raw Organic Coconut Oil is great to moisturize the body in place of over yhe counter lotions. You can also use it to relive scalp dryness and soften hair.
I rub a bit of the solid onto the soles of my feet and sleep with socks on to moisturize my heels.
*Tea Tree Oil is perfect for when I have a rare(but serious) breakout. Gently swab a drop or two onto the blemish with a cotton bud. It’s antimicrobial and antibacterial propperties also help it keep them at bay and helps with regulating overly oily skin.
*Avocado oil is full of fatty acids that are essential for skin’s water retention. I use mine to sheer out foundation on set or to moisturize lips and cuticles.
Enjoy and stay soft!!