When I visited my dentist last month, we chatted just a little after I was out of the chair and to my surprise, she asked me what I used on my skin. I blinked. “What?”
“I’ve been looking for what to use and have been asking my patients with good skin. Do you use something special, or is it just good genes?”
The fact is I have been doing something differently, and my skin looks better than it has in a long time.
I can’t begin to tell you how many half-used skin care products I have tucked under the sink in my bathroom. With how much they cost, there’s part of me that just can’t bear to throw them into the trash when they don’t live up to their hype.
I think I’ve finally broke that wasteful cycle, and would you believe the product I found is all natural and isn’t even in the skincare aisle? It’s olive oil.
Using olive oil to clean your face is called oil cleansing, and it works well for my combination skin. I’m not expecting to look 20 years younger, but I do want my skin to be free of blackheads, whiteheads, and other imperfections, and oil cleansing is doing the trick.
I admit, I figured it would work well on the dry part of my fact, but wondered about the oily part. It works! Gradually the blackheads have gone. Too bad I didn’t learn about this when I was a teen.
All I have to do is massage the oil into my skin and it removes my makeup and dissolves the gunk in my pores. It’s also safe to use on the delicate tissue around my eyes. Then I wash my face with a really warm (but not hot) wash cloth. The steam helps open my pores and makes the oil easy to wipe away. It leaves my face feeling clean without that tight or irritated feel.
When I told my dentist what I was doing, her eyes narrowed for a moment. But she said, “I might just try that. Your skin looks great.”
Some people also use coconut oil or sweet almond oil, but I had the olive oil on hand. For me it works, so for now that’s my oil of choice.
Photo credits: chelseamorganbeauty
The older I get, the more I realize how important (and required!) taking care of your skin on a regular basis really is. I’m not talking about just washing your face,using moisturizer, and wearing sunscreen – although those things are all very important – I’m also talking about taking care of all of your skin.
I am a huge fan of scented body lotions, and I have hand lotion stashed all over the house. What I don’t do nearly enough of is exfoliating my body and face or pay attention to those areas that need extra care (like my knees and elbows).
Which is why I was excited to discover Devorah Naturals. Devorah Naturals is committed to using only the highest quality plant oils, butters, herbs and flowers which are used to give you the maximum skin experience. And it’s almost 100% all organic and completely all natural. Read more…