Thank you for your questions and comments. Someone recently wrote to ask about how I use oils as a moisturizer and update my skincare routine.
In summer, I don’t use moisturizer. I try to keep all the products to a minimum at all times. I use Thayers Witch Hazel on a cotton ball several times a day to freshen my face in summer. Never scrub your skin. Always use a gentle touch.
In the winter, my skin is so dry it hurts, so I do use coconut oil or apricot oil after the bath and before bed. I massage it into my skin until it is no longer shiny. I often scrunch my hair with my hands at the end of this process.
What you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, so using olive oil, coconut oil, or apricot oil makes perfect sense to me. Give your body about five minutes to rest and absorb the oil before you get dressed. The very act of massaging oils into your body can be an invigorating little workout or a soothing ritual that helps you to relax before sleep. Always use a very gentle touch on your face. Never tug, press, or pick at your skin. It is the largest organ of our bodies, and it protects us from many hazards. Make sure you are not doing anything to harm it.
What we use to cleanse our faces determines how much moisturizer we need to add afterward. I am now using gentle oatmeal, and honey soap found here at Bend Soap Company made with goat’s milk. It does not dry or irritate my skin at all.
I repeat. What you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream. I always avoid any products or foods with contents I cannot pronounce.
What you eat and drink makes a huge difference in the health of your skin. I drink lots of water, never sodas. Never eat anything fried.
I do not do product endorsements or reviews. I am just sharing with you what works for me.