Taking care of your skin is a daily commitment. All the ick in the environment needs to come off at the end of the day, and the skin needs moisture and nutrition to stay healthy. Here is a breakdown of how I keep my skin glowing with my skin care routine.
First: Wash yo’ face!
I use Young Living’s ART Gentle Cleanser twice a day to cleanse and remove impurities from my skin. The surfactants, like decyl glucoside, lift off makeup and other junk to which my skin has been exposed throughout the day. Surfactants are molecules that have a water-loving (hydrophilic) head and fatty (hydrophobic) tails. The fatty tail helps to grab onto the fatty impurities on the skin and the watery head helps to pull the impurities into a watery solution or onto a wet washcloth. Decyl glucoside is a very mild surfactant, so it is the preferred surfactant in everything from baby shampoo to face wash for sensitive skin.
The ART Gentle Cleanser has an amazing aroma with frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, lavender, lemon, and melissa. To add to it, the feeling of the foam on your skin is luxurious, moisturizing, and smooth.
There are a few products Young Living offers that are the absolute best products on the market. In my opinion, the ART Gentle Cleanser is one of those products. It is the best of any cleanser I have ever used in my life. I hope I never have to give it up! Check out a video on the ART Gentle Cleanser here.
Next: Make a Simple Toner DIY
Is there anything better than frankincense essential oil on your skin? I think not! I make my own frankincense toner which I use daily. You can easily make this simple toner too:
Combine ½ cup of water and ½ cup raw apple cider vinegar. Then, add in a teaspoon of jojoba oil, 10 drops frankincense, 6 drops lavender, and, if I am feeling especially luxurious, 2 drops each of rose and sandalwood essential oils. Whisk all the ingredients together and place in a glass bottle.
Shake well before each use and sweep over your face after washing and before using serum.
Sometimes I will rub frankincense on my entire face after this step. Use caution if you’ve never done this.
Then: Spray your Face and Entire Body with my Quintessential Skin Care Spray
This is the product that first introduced me to Young Living! It’s what I originally wanted to make. Here’s how I do it:
Whisk together 8 ounces of water with 1 tablespoon of calendula oil, 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil, and 10 drops each of lavender, geranium, sandalwood, and Roman chamomile. Place in a glass spray bottle. Shake before using and spray all over body daily.
After that: Seriously, Use a Serum
The ART Renewal Serum is formulated with wild orchid extract, an ingredient prized for its beautifying properties in Asia. The serum is light and glides on easily. It includes snow lotus extract to soothe, as well as probiotics which may help strengthen the skin.
Plus, the smell is gorgeous: vanilla aromas mixed with Sensation essential oil blend of coriander, geranium, jasmine, ylang ylang. Frankincense and myrrh lend some mild earthy aromas as well.
While it might not seem necessary, trust me, if you try the ART renewal serum, you will not turn back!
Finish with the Beauty Queen’s Mantra: Moisture, Moisture, Moisture
Personally, I love the deep moisture of the ART Intensive Moisturizer. I also love the pump action of the packaging that delivers the perfect amount of product in just 1-2 pumps. The moisturizer contains blue bird hibiscus extract and ingredients that may help to reduce the signs of aging. In addition, it contains murumuru seed butter for deep hydration, apple extract that helps to provide gentle acids that exfoliate, and Physalis angulata extract which soothes the skin. There is also the mild aroma of hinoki, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, cedarwood, frankincense, and ylang ylang essential oils.
If you would like a less intense moisturizer or have oily skin, you may consider the ART Light Moisturizer. If you prefer to have a brightening option you may want to investigate Sheerlumé. Check out a video on ART Intensive Moisturizer here.
Skin Care is Easy and Fun
Young Living has so many products that have transformed my daily skin care routine. These are just a few highlights! With plant-based extracts and sensual aromas, the ART products are perfect for people of all ages and skin types.
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