With the lack of humidity in winter or drier climates or maybe you just see a change in your skin as you age and want to switch up your skincare routine, you will definitely want to add oils and serums to your routine!
How do you know if you need to add an oil or a serum? What exactly do they do anyway? Here’s a brief and simple explanation of each but remember that, like cold weather clothing, skin care often works best in layers.
As we age, skin loses some of the natural oils it used to produce in abundance. Adding an oil before moisturizing not only helps replenish that oil, it can add some of the “glow” back to your skin. Facial oils are perfect choices!
People used to fear adding an oil to their skin, thinking it would clog pores. That’s far from the truth. Pure oils, without synthetic chemicals, have many skin rejuvenating properties. Oils can also help moisturizers absorb into your skin better. The fatty acids in oils will help skin feel soft, supple and look luminous. Some oils have essential oils in them, like neroli or rose, and offer aromatherapy benefits as well.
Dry aging skin? Try Frankincense oil with omega rich oils
Normal skin but want a little more moisture and radiance? Rose Oil is your answer
Very dry skin or winter dry and dull? Orange flower oil is amazing!
Any skin type that wants replenishing with argan oil, known by it’s nickname “liquid gold” and has high levels of antioxidant E
Lightweight and concentrated, serums can add a powerful punch to skin care routines. Serums help to firm skin, increase moisture levels and make skin smoother. Serums can penetrate deeper than regular moisturizers but they work best in conjunction with moisturizers. Some women even layer a serum, followed by an oil. Add a deep moisturizer over the serum and oil, especially at night. By day try a lighter day cream with SPF.
Oil Free Hydrating Serum is wonderful for all skins especially those prone to oil. It adds matifying hydration and is fantastic under make up. Great as a makeup primer or for summer thirsty skin- you know that feeling after too many days at the beach?
Wild Rose Beauty Elixir. One of my favorite products for glow! Not an oil, not really a serum but a fabulous silky feeling elixir you use morning and night. Packed with hyaluronic acid, brightening turmeric, a smoothing peptide and the pure essential oils of frankincense and geranium, it’s an all around product that is a must have for all skin( and especially over 40’s!)
Frankincense Serum is firming, radiance boosting and loved by women who love the whole Frankincense line ( more about Frankincense next article!)