Ok, so I’m gonna be honest here… I never really had a “skincare routine”. It wasn’t a priority to me when I was younger despite my mom telling me I needed to take care of my skin. I only knew that my skin was changing because I could feel it… Though, I figured it was just my transition from teenager to adult. Over the years, I knew that I should probably start thinking about getting on a good regimen. The key to no wrinkles is prevention, instead of trying to get rid of them later.
Anyways, I started noticing my skin age after many sleepless nights with my baby. I freaked out a little bit and I really wanted just something that would work. So I tried a few of the ones available off the shelf at Walmart but they were so offputting because they were heavily scented and I always had to be careful around my daughter since she was so young. I knew that they weren’t the best choice, but it was what I could quickly get my hands on.
A couple of months ago now, I decided that I was going to finally make this lifestyle change and start taking care of my skin. I was working so hard at reducing the toxins in my home, changing our food… I had to make the change for my beauty and body products.
About this time, I was also starting to use my essential oils from doTERRA and I was playing around with the concept of using an oil serum. I went back and forth with myself on whether I should purchase some oils to use or to try out Beauty Counter’s Counter Time collection.
I ultimately decided on the oils because I was already investing in them anyway and I also saw some ladies share truly incredible results with scar fading. Like, seriously, you would have NEVER known they had a scar.
If you want to see them, send me a message! I’d be happy to share their posts.
After doing some research I settled on jojoba oil and I noticed results after 3 days! Especially because I also purchased a derma-roller. (Btw, I have all these things linked in my Amazon favorites under beauty!)
I know, you’re probably thinking maybe I just have super dry skin… But nope. I have actually always had combination skin. Everything but my nose tended to overproduce… And even if it comes as a surprise, the products you’re using on the daily can also be the reason why you’re overproducing. That means there’s an imbalance somewhere.
So, jojoba oil is actually unique to all other oils… It acts as natural sebum, similar to the way your natural skin oils do. For that reason, it can actually help regulate the overproduction of your skin oils.
I know that using powders can be helpful by reducing shine, but you’re actually encouraging your skin to produce even more oil because it can feel the moisture it’s trying to add to your skin, being taken off… If your foundation is powder, then be sure to moisturize beforehand with a little bit of time for it to settle into your skin.
As for the jojoba oil, I use the derma-roller to help my skin absorb it a little easier and quicker. It also stimulates my skin, which in turn will help with new cell growth and fewer wrinkles! I roll my skin before I apply the oil, but some people choose to do it the other way around. Either way is fine as long as the derma-roller is being cleaned and sterilized between uses.
I would not recommend using the derma-roller if you have any open wounds, raw acne, or just have extremely sensitive skin. And I would be very cautious about using it on sensitive skin in general; perhaps be a little lighter, don’t use it for too long, and don’t use it too often.
I started out by using it twice a week and only at night, I use two pumps of jojoba oil twice a day. Once before I do my makeup, I try to let it sit in for a little bit, about 15 minutes or so. And then again right after I shower or wash my face off for the night. I also want to specify that I actually wash my face, I don’t just take it off with makeup remover and then add my jojoba oil… When I do that I feel like I still leave a lot of residue on my face. I use my Clarisonic Mia 2 both in and out of the shower and I just use a little bit of Lily’s baby wash (I am in the market for a new facial cleanser). BTW, jojoba oil also works extremely well to take makeup off and it does it gently! I simply use a cotton pad for that.
After almost a month of doing all of this, I have seen such a huge difference in my skin. Some of my lines are less apparent and the youthful glow that I used to see is coming back! I’m super excited about this and alone it is the perfect everyday moisturizer. Not to mention even that even the organic one is super affordable. I paid about 13 dollars for the bottle.
And if you’re on my email list, you might have already heard about this, but I do have an oil serum I am working on! Right now I’m testing with different carrier oils as well as essential oils and vitamin E oil to see what will work best as an actual anti-aging serum. Hopefully soon, I will be able to find the right blend of all the oils to share with you.
I’ve started taking care of the rest of my skin as well and I have seen a major improvement in my stretch marks. That is another skin serum I am working on too, but it will probably take a little longer, as I would like to be able to document the changes. Be sure to subscribe to my email list so you don’t miss out when they’re ready!
Anyways, let me know in the comments below what you’re doing for skincare or if you’ve tried this out for yourself and how you liked it!