I get a lot of skincare questions from people wanting a minimalist, uncomplicated skincare routine. Pared down to the basics, as simple as possible, no fuss. Fast, easy, and out the door.
But think about it. If the goal is clear, healthy, radiant skin... well isn't that is worth a tiny bit effort?
I'm not saying you need to use a rotation of 20 different products each and every night to get there. Really, it only takes three products to reset your skin. And less than 5 minutes of your precious time, twice per day.
Consider those 5 minutes your non-negotiable healthy skin ritual and choose holistically formulated products that help you find balance in mind, body, and spirit.
Let's create a skincare routine that you look forward to each morning and night.
Teenagers and guys are typically resistant to perform any sort of consistent facial care regimen. But even I've been known to slip out of my consistent skincare routine. So let's just be real, and honest, and accept that no one is perfect. We're all human after all.
But we do have the power to make positive changes.
I receive so many inquiries from folks with problematic skin, and once we get to talking, it becomes clear that they're 100% NOT following a consistent skincare routine, or they're using harsh chemicalized products or soap that upsets the skin's natural function.
The basic healthy skincare regimen is Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize twice per day. From there you can add any serums, masks, exfoliants, or spot treatments --- but consider those optional so you can focus on the 3 steps and not get into overwhelm.
Keep it simple and consistent, and watch your skin transform.
The How + Why on Oily Skin
Oily skin happens when the sebaceous glands (oil glands) in your skin produce too much oil. Your skin needs it's natural oil as a protective barrier, but too much is well, just too much!
Balance is key!
Overly oil skin can be influenced by genetics in some people and exacerbated by over-washing, aggressive exfoliation, using harsh skincare products, using too many different products, not being consistent in your routine, applying too much of a product, and/or certain medications and hormonal fluctuations.
Your skin might become more oily as the seasons change as well. So go ahead and blame it on the weather. No judgement here.
The good news is that finding the right products and keeping with a consistent skincare regimen can really make a big difference. Drinking lots of water will help flush the toxins and keep you skin cells hydrated which is part of the formula for healthy skin.
"Jessica has completely changed my view of skin care with her 3-step routine. Having very oily skin, I've always thought of moisturizers as something that just makes the situation worse and produces excess oil. The Super Detox Cleanser and Chamomile Exquisite Cream, combined with the Grace Antioxidant Toner leaves my skin looking perfect and balances the oil production. I am very thankful!" ~ Vicky
Your natural sebum is your an essential part of skin’s natural protective barrier. For your skin to find balanced sebum production, you need to start with the basics: the 3-steps of Cleanse, Tone + Moisturize. If you have the energy or desire for more, then you can add in any skin-type specific serums, masks, exfoliants + spot treatments.
Finally, A Minimalist Skincare Routine For Oily Skin
You need to CLEANSE the pollution, sweat, dirt and oil from your skin and pores while keeping you skin's microbiome intact --- and exactly what Super Detox Activated Charcoal Cleanser was made to do, and it's gentle enough to use twice daily.
Next you've gotta TONE to correct the PH level on the surface of your skin to keep your acid mantle balanced, and close those pores to not let the gunk back in. Our Lavender LOVE Alchemy Mist is excellent for balancing oil production.
MOISTURIZE. Follow the cleansing and toning steps with a nutrient-dense, plant-based hydrating + moisturizing protective layer to seal in all goodness. Yes. Absolutely. Oily skin needs a moisturizer too --to feed skin the lipids it needs to stay supple, nourished, and healthy.
When you don't moisturize after cleansing, your skin is most definitely in a state of imbalance. This causes inflammation which can result in puffiness and sensitivity, and be the main reason your skin is over-producing oil.
When you skip the moisturizer, your sebaceous glands pretty much go haywire, over-correcting and producing even more oil.
This type of imbalance is often accompanied with redness, irritation, generally unhappy skin, along with an increased likelihood of clogged pores and breakouts.
Truly, we're all seeking balance and harmony in our skin, which is the basis for a radiant a healthy glow. Treat your skin with these three basic steps of cleanse, tone, and moisturize with gentle, natural products, and nurture your way to a healthy glow --naturally.
May your skin glow like the petals of a flower and smell as sweet.....