Beauty Goals: Hydrated Skin

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evanhealy Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir
evanhealy Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir

If your new years resolution involves clear skin, you’re not alone, because this year… “skin is in”.

So, say goodbye to old skincare habits and say hello to new self-care routines that will help give way to

glowing, hydrated skin.

Because if anything stuck from 2017, it’s the fact that “loving the skin you’re in” takes a lot less magic and a lot more good habits to last a lifetime.

And with skincare, hydration is key.

Which is why I wanted to share one of my favorite facial moisturizers, that has a luxurious blend of oils, perfect for all skin types. 

Quality is Key

Its been over 2 years since I first began using facial oils and I have to say… I never thought I’d see the day.

Before I started using organic oils, I truly believed the myth that “oils cause acne”. Little did I know that my lack of quality facial oils was the culprit…

Many conventional oils today are extracted using synthetic solvents (such as hexane) known to cause skin allergies and irritations. So before you grab just any oil, it is important to check for quality. Opting for a high-quality oil that has been purely extracted, is surely half the battle in achieving clearer skin.

Skincare is “You-nique”

Aside from eating well, exercising and getting quality sleep, I have learned that quality, not quantity, has helped me achieve my skin care goals in 2017.

As someone with combination skin, I would often get frustrated with my skin as some areas would be oilier than others. Whenever I got a blemish, I would vigorously do whatever it took to get rid of it, using tons of products that would only lead to further irritation, taking months to heal.

Now I realize, after a year of nearly blemish-free skin that it takes a lot less work and a lot fewer products to achieve flawless skin.

Practicing gentle facial care with products that complement your skin type is truly the best way to enhance your natural pH levels and let your skin do the rest.

Evanhealy Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir

If you’re someone who is adverse to using facial oils because you don’t want to feel too greasy, this deeply moisturizing yet light oil is the perfect oil for you.

This facial oil has been a staple in my skincare routine for many reasons, but primarily because it is deeply moisturizing, good for all skin types, and is made from only five high-quality ingredients:

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Seed OilMoisturizing & Hydrating 

Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus indica) Seed Oil – Restorative & Healing

Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) Flower OilAntimicrobial & Soothing

Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) OilAnti-inflammatory & Purifying

Ylang Ylang (Canaga odorata) Flower OilRejuvenative & Anti-Aging 

Whether you have trouble keeping your skin moisturized, can’t get rid of acne scars, suffer from skin irritation or more, this delicious blend of oils is sure to offer some form of healing.

Keep Calm & Moisturize On

When using moisturizers, studies show that timing is everything. Like a clock, our skin has its own rhythms; so if you’re looking to get the best results, the best time to hydrate your skin is at night between 4-9 PM. This is when your skin’s temperature is the highest and most likely to absorb all the nutrients.

Using this oil right before bed can help revitalize your skin while stimulating collagen production in the process. Personally, I also love to use an extra dose of this rich oil when I feel like my skin most needs it (aka now – during wintertime).

 

“Winter asks us to rest, to nourish, to tend to our nervous systems and to find our center again. Winter skin asks for similar care – Simplicity. Rest. Deep Nourishment” ~ Evan Healy,  Founder of evanhealy Skincare

 

 

For more information regarding the topics discussed in this article, feel free to visit the following resources:

evanhealy Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir
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Sandalwood oil prevent skin tumour development in CD1 mice.
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