So you can head to the Facebook Group to watch the Oils for Skincare Class which is now posted!
However, I also wanted to have a written reference for you so that you can refer back to my personal routine, should it be something that speaks to you!
So Here is goes!
First thing is first, HYDRATION!! It is a proven fact that our skin glows when we drink plenty of water. It is hands down the best way to naturally moisturize. Since our skin is our biggest organ, I believe we can use it as a barometer for how our insides are getting along! Chance are, if our skin is dry, there isn't enough internal moisture as well. So water is of course the first step. The second is to add a drop of citrus oil to your water, such as Lemon. This adds a cleansing effect to each sip of water to help your skin find its glow from the inside out!
Next is Sunscreen! I was not kind to my skin when I was younger, and went out into the sun unprotected way too much! I cannot change that now, but what I can do is make sure I take diligent care (and teach my daughter how important good sun habits are!). This summer I ventured into making my own sunscreen and I gotta say, I was blown away!! I will share the recipe below, but Helichrysum is the oil of choice for this! All summer long we were protected and glowing and were able to do it using completely natural ingredients!
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
1/4 Cup of Fractionated Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup of Beeswax
2 tablespoons shea butter
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
2 tablespoons zinc oxide
12 drops Helichrysum
Place all ingredients except zinc oxide and helichrysum essential oil into a glass mixing bowl. Fill saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water and turn on medium heat. Place glass bowl in saucepan and stir as ingredients melt. Remove from heat and add the helichrysum essential oil and zinc oxide. Pour into a glass jar and store in a cool place. Apply lotion before sun exposure. Reapply as needed.
Dry Skin Brushing! This is one of my favorite practices for overall skin health. It helps to remove dead and dry skin cells as well as promote a healthy lymphatic system! I also put a drop or two of our Metabolic Blend oil to make it even more energizing and invigorating! Simply add the oil and begin at the feet making big brushes up towards the heart. It is the perfect practice to do right before jumping into the shower.
Wash your face! I used to be the girl who could use anything to wash my face. Whatever soap was lying around, it wouldn't matter. However as I have gotten older and had a baby, my hormones have changed that. I now need to wash my face every night. Plus is feels great and a perfect ritual to wash away the dirt of the day. I also am in love with my doTERRA Essential Skin Care. I use the Facial Cleanser each night before bed. Some days that is it! In the morning, if my skin is feeling drab, then I also will use the invigorating scrub in the shower. This isn't for every day, probably twice a week at most. It is another great way to wake up!
After each shower I always moisturize. Whether or not I am going to wear makeup that day, I make sure to give my face plenty of love to start out. I am in LOVE with this BOOM Cotton moisturizer. I will take a small drop in my hand, add in a drop of Geranium and Frankincense. If my skin is especially volatile I will add in a drop of Melaleuca to help with breakouts. I then apply all over my face and neck. It is amazing and I notice a shine to my skin since using it!
Then before I apply any makeup, I like to roll under my eyes either Rose or Jasmine oil. I do this if I feel especially puffy that day. Both are incredible for skin, Rose helps to calm irritation and Jasmine helps reduce dark circles.
That's it! I am pretty basic when it comes to my skin, however I am also incredibly proud of the results and have come to the conclusion that it really doesn't take that much. Mainly consistent and mindful awareness of our daily habits of what we put in our bodies, on our skin and in the air!!
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is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Creator of One OM at a time. She has been teaching and studying yoga since 2008 and has taught at studios in Syracuse, Boston and New York City. For two years her hOMe was wherever she, her husband Justin, their daughter Audrey and pug Oscar find themselves as they traveled for Justin's job on the national tour of Matilda the Musical. This way of living has really taught Sara that yoga and mediation requires nothing more than some time and a space for your mat. You can find Sara teaching regular classes in NYC, workshops and retreats all over the country as well as in her very own online studio right here!