We all know that beauty and skin care comes from within. We need to remember to be mindful of what we put into our bodies and what we put on our bodies as well. The two concepts are very important. Since our skin is the largest organ, we need to give it a very good chance to be as healthy as possible. It is important to remember the lotions and serums we place on our faces and bodies instantly move into our bloodstream through our skin. So, I highly recommend reading each and every label before you buy any product! Many everyday lotions or soaps may contain petroleum jelly or mineral oils which are not good for you! Two fabulous resources to check your products are the Think Dirty App and the EWG Skin Deep Database. Check out what you are currently using and see if they are safe products and toxin-free!
In addition to being extra vigilant about the products you use on your bodies, there are a few ways to improve your skin care routine. On a daily basis, drink a lot of water. If you are a caffeinated beverages person, be sure to add more water into your daily intake as these make you dehydrated. Think about your gut health. Many times people find out that skin care issues start with digestive health. I recommend using a probiotic to help regulate your gut health. Young Living has a new product called Life 9 to aid in digestive health.
Since I am a distributor and big believer in Young Living Essential Oils, I want to introduce you to some simple ways to start off your beauty routine with a face serum using some of my favorites for various skin types. These DIY recipes are a great way to boost your skin care on a daily basis.
To make your own individual face serum, start with 2 -3 ounces of a carrier oil. I prefer either Argan or Jojoba oil for the face as they are gentle and not too thick. Simply add approximately 25-30 drops of a combination of essential oils to create the perfect serum for you. In addition to the essential oils, I also recommend adding a little Vitamin E as well.
For normal skin, I recommend adding Frankincense, Lavender and Rose (1-2 drops).
For aging skin, simply add in Carrot Seed as it is a natural sunscreen to protect yourself.
For oily skin, add in a few drops of Tea Tree or Bergamot.
And, for those of you that experience dry skin, I recommend adding in Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile or Geranium. Store any of these serums in a glass bottle and be sure to keep them in a cool, dry place.
If you have an essential oil combination you like to use for your face serum recipes, please comment below. I love to hear what other people use and try new recipes.
Cheer to Good Health!