I always get compliments on how great my skin looks and for a non-makeup wearing 55 year old, it’s good to hear. I get asked about my skin care products and routine and I thought I’d share it with you here.
1. First thing in the morning I wash my face with charcoal soap and warm water. Then I apply unscented avocado lotion, taking care to avoid my inner eye area (everything bothers that area for me) and making sure to moisturize my under eye area (the old eye bags), throat and neck.
2. Before bed I’ll wash my face with charcoal soap and warm water. Then I’ll apply face oil, also making sure to get my under eye area, throat and neck.
If things are feeling dryer than usual, I’ll add a little lavender oil to the face oil and lotion. If I am getting any breakouts, I’ll add a little tea tree oil to the face oil and lotion. If you don’t want to mix it into your entire face oil and lotion supply, you can get a small vial of either lavender or tea tree and just add a drop, no more, into the palm of your hand and mix it with the lotion or face oil. Then apply it to your skin. Keep the essential oils away from your eyes!
Why I chose charcoal soap: It is suitable for all skin types, it extracts excessive oil from oily skin but also moisturizes dry skin. It’s also vegan, sulfate (detergent) free and paraben free.
Why I chose avocado lotion: Avocado oil (the base of this lotion) is rich in vitamins that lock in moisture and encourages skin to shed dead cells and grow new ones, promoting healthy skin development.
Why I chose face oil: My face oil formula was specially developed for all skin types and to promote skin rejuvenation while you are sleeping. The rock stars in this serum are Argan, Evening Primrose and Rose Hip Seed oils.
Also, about every two weeks I’ll do a face mask. I’ve tested so many of them, but current favorite is the Eve Hansen Collagen Sheet Mask.
Here’s my quick review:
Prepped by washing my skin with charcoal soap and warm water, then patted dry.
Opened the package and peeled off the protective film. Feels slimy, but I power through. I unfold it and place it on my face. I have to pull a few times to get it to lay flat, there are folds and creases that want to stick to each other. Be careful not to tear it.
Chill for 15 minutes, make faces at myself in the mirror and take a few ridiculous selfies, then peel it off.
Rub in any excess liquids. After my face dries, it feels slightly tacky, a little tight, but nice and smooth. I usually do this before bed so I’ll skip the face washing and go right for the face oil.
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