This winter has been a doozy. From – 40 C cold fronts to random +10 C and rainy to flash freezes and snow dumps. My skin doesn’t really know what to think. Here are six routines I’ve been using to my skin well hydrated and moisturized.
1. Once a Week Mud Mask
Most evenings you can find me in the bathtub with a cup of Epsom Salts and different essential oils. Right now I’m loving Marjoram & Siberian Fir for sore muscles. During my Sunday evening Epsom Salt bath, I find it’s the perfect time to throw on a mud mask. I use the dōTERRA Spa Detoxifying Mud Mask which just lives in my bathtub/shower caddy.
2. Daily Morning Face Moisturizer with Myrrh Essential Oil
I use the new hydrating cream from the dōTERRA Essential Skin Care Line and add one drop of Myrrh Essential Oil or Yarrow|POM an Active Botanical Nutritive Duo. I had been using only Frankincense in my face moisturizer but I find Myrrh & Yarrow|POM have been working really well with the sensitive skin on my nose.
3. Daily Body Moisturizer with Frankincense Essential Oil
From a body skincare perspective, I keep the Hand & Body Lotion on my bathroom counter with a bottle of Frankincense Essential Oil and add 1 – 2 drops to dollops of the lotion to slater on the rest of my skin after hopping out of the shower in the morning.
4. Daily Evening Face Moisturizer with Blue Tansy Essential Oil
During the past 2 winters (2018 & 2019) I’ve been dealing with small blemishes on my nose. In the evening, I put one drop of Blue Tansy Essential Oil or Yarrow|POM also from the Chamomile family in my nightly evening moisturizer application and it’s been extremely soothing. I use them at night as it does turn my skin a slight blue hue for a few minutes before disappearing. The pups actually really love the smell of this one and Rogue usually attempts to lick my face before bed when I use it.
5. Use A Gentle Cleanser
I’m currently drinking 2 – 3 L of water a day. I have 1 bottle during my morning workout or morning routine and then 2 during my work day at my desk. Sometimes I’m up to 4 L a day which used to be my norm. On days I work from home I fill 3 bottles in the morning and then know how many I’ve drunk throughout the day.
I want to hear about your skin routine! What are you doing to survive the winter?
If you’d like to learn how to order some of these products mentioned above. I’d love to help you get started with your own dōTERRA Shopping Account. While the company is known for their pure essential oil bottles, I’ve loved incorporating the skin care products into my daily routine as I cleaned up my bathroom cabinet over the years from products that had questionable ingredients. I love that I can trust the ingredient list on dōTERRA’s products.
I would actually recommend getting started with the most popular Home Essentials Starter Kit. This kit comes with the Top 10 oils which I’ll show you how to use and a diffuser for your bedroom, home office or office. It comes with Frankincense to get you started with a new skincare routine and then you can start adding some of the other products mentioned above to future orders based on your needs.
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