Saturday, August 24th, 2013

EASY Beauty Routine – Oil Cleansing

I’ve mentioned on a few occasions about one of the biggest and quickest improvements I experienced going from decade-long-vegan to omnivore was improvement in the condition and aging of my skin. I also mentioned a few times about how ridiculously easy (and can be inexpensive) my beauty routine is. Well, as you might imagine, a lot of ladies wanted to know what I do for skin care.

Beauty Routine Oils

Beauty Routine Oils: Coconut Oil, Sea Buckthorn, High Vitamin Butter Oil / Coconut Oil Blend

So… apart from eating a skin loving diet high in skin enhancing nutrients (retinol, collagen, essential fatty acids just to name a few), I have a simple skin care routine.

Enter: Oil Cleansing.

Here’s what I do every night. I basically get my face wet with warm water. Put a pump of oil in my hand (suggestions listed below). Rub the oil on my face, giving it a little massage as I go. Put a nice warm wet washcloth over my face for few seconds (a minute if I have time). Use washcloth to rub off the oil. Done.

Well, sometimes. At this point I often go to bed. But, sometimes I add a bit of extra oil on my face. Then, I’m done.

In the morning, I either do the same routine or nothing at all other than rinsing my face well with warm water.

What are the specific oils I use? Well, these rotate. The following is a list which I oftentimes actually mix together.

If I want to get fancy, which I often don’t, I’ll take an extra step for a relaxing mask or exfoliating. For these, I enjoy products from

  • Eminence (this line is wonderful)
  • Living Libations (everything they do is fantastic, including the whole oral care line)
  • 100% Pure

For makeup? Lately I’ve stuck to 100% Pure with a few items from Tarte as well.

** Update (January 23, 2014): I’m now making my own Vitamin C serum for my whole face, including under eye area. I have high hopes and will report back with a recipe and how it’s going.

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