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Face Oils

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I can recall being in college and freaking out about the idea of adding oil to my already crazy face.  I had combination skin and it didn't even break out until I was in my first year of college and I was so stressed about how to control the oil that seemed to pop up over night.  Since I started college as a newly minted 17 year old (started school early, was definitely not on a fast track 😂) I think I was just late to the game of hormones affecting my skin and I tried all I could to keep the shiny at bay and the extra oil from creating issues with my skin.

Fast forward thirty years and now I am daily adding oils to my skin as now know they are so beneficial.  The oils are one of my favorite products from Beautycounter. When I decided I wasn't happy with my skin earlier this year it was due to how dry and aged it looked, and truth be told it was both.  I was robbing my skin of the help it needed to keep the moisture inside.  I understand how foreign this may sound but even teenagers need to use oil to help balance the oil their skin is overproducing. 

Let me help you with this not so crazy idea. 

Oils are so beneficial for your skin.  They will not cause you to breakout or your skint to be oily, quite the opposite. They will calm your skin, moisturize it and help it retain the moisture you are adding and help to keep it looking and feeling its best.  Not all oils are created equal so you must choose wisely.  You are wanting to choose safe oils that contain antioxidants (to assist with wrinkles), are light, non greasy and full of amazing natural ingredients.  I now wash my face with oils and use them to help with wrinkles, moisture and to reverse sun damage and my skin has never looked or felt better.

I love this article from Good Housekeeping that breaks down the reasons you want to use oils as part of your skin care routine.  I can attest to all of these benefits and more.  My skin is no longer dry, it is showing a lot less age, and it is protected from the crazy air we have in Atlanta which was contributing to my skin looking ragged.  I am not prone to breakouts but I have not had one since I started using oils earlier this year. The oils also help with my makeup, preparing my skin for anything extra I am adding on top. Since my skin looks better my makeup looks better. I truly feel like my skin is in its best shape which is a major plus for me since I am at an all time stress level.  As my doctor said a week ago when my blood pressure decided to spike, "well your skin looks amazing so keep up whatever you have going on". 

Why, thank you!  Thank you so much!!

The most important decision you have when adding oils to your skin care routine is to add the right ones.  They must be safe, they must include the ingredients you need for them to do what they need to do and they must be lightweight and non greasy.  I most definitely do not want to add my morning oil to my face and then be greasy all day.  That is the opposite of the desired effect.  I can't tell you how many friends and followers ask me about face oils.  Am I sure they should be putting oil on their face?  Does it really make a difference?  And oil, for a teenager, really?  Yes, yes and absolutely.  Trust me when I tell you these products make a huge difference in your skin and the only way to prove it to you is to have you take the leap and try them for yourself!

I really love my facial oils and I can't say enough great things about them.  I use two of the oils Beautycounter sells and I have the third option for my girl.  Honestly, I don't know what I love more, the way the oils smell or the way they make my skin feel.  The combination is truly the best ever.

To break them down for you ... let's talk about them one at a time. 

No. 1 Brightening Oil  - this product contains seven different oils to help brighten my skin and awaken it and replenish it for the day.  It smells incredible with notes of citrus and feels amazing when you put it on after cleansing and before your moisturizer.  Complete with vitamin E, grape seed oil, avocado oil, rose hip oil, orange oil, argan oil, black current oil and more, it is everything you need to brighten your face, moisturize it for the day and provide your skin with its "daily radiance boost". I use this one in the morning to start my day after cleansing.

No. 2 Plumping Oil - This fabulous product is amazing and helps to firm the skin and is  great for those worried about dry skin and fine lines. Just like the others it is a formula of a number of oils including grape seed, argan, orange and grapefruit oil, jasmine and meadowfoam seed oil. I use this one each night before bed and after a mask for sure.

No. 3 Balancing Oil - this oil is magical.  Filled with a number of oils including grape seed, argan and meadowfoam seed oil, it moisturizes, smooths, calms and soothes the skin.  This oil is good for all skin types but is perfect for those who are concerned about skin clarity and balancing.  If you have too much oil production, this is the oil for you. This is the perfect oil to combine with a charcoal bar for those with skin issues to help balance out and calm skin.

I truly cannot say enough about these products ... they have changed my skin care and how I feel about my skin.  If I can answer any questions for you, please drop me an email.  I am happy to help.  I recommend these oils to you with full confidence and I recommend you read all of the five star reviews on the products if you need some extra encouragement. 

You will be so thankful you took the plunge and tried facial oils, I know I am! 💗

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