Over the last few years, I’ve been embracing oils more and more and they are now firmly entrenched into my beauty routine. I use it for everything from my nails to my hair. When I was living in San Francisco, my beauty routine was much different from what it is today. Back then, the moisture in the air did wonders for my skin. Now that we live in New York City, it’s quite the opposite. The air, weather changes, dirt, pollution, all of it. They all take a lot of moisture away from my skin, nails and hair. Oils have become a necessity and a great asset. Here are six of my favorite beauty oils you must try!
I’ve written about my experience with the Biossance squalane oil in the past. Moisturizers are of course great to apply to your skin. The squalane oil is amazing in that hydrates and nourishes. The lightweight oil is made up of natural lipids that helps to keep your skin limber by reducing water loss. Traditionally, squalane is made from shark liver, but Biossance products contain no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process or final product. No animal testing either. Just awesome and 1oo% natural squalane!
How to Use:
Cleanse your face and neck. Apply the toner and massage 2-3 drops into your face and neck area. Use in the morning and at night. In my experience, I have seen and felt a huge difference in my skin.
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Sleeping Night Oil
The Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil is currently my #1 oil to use in my beauty routine. It’s a product that seems to work immediately. After cleansing my face, I apply 2-3 drops on my face and neck area. The oil is a dark blue and leaves a slight tint over your skin. I’ll typically wait 5 minutes and then apply Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. Also by Sunday Riley. The next morning my face looks clearer and brighter and I’ve never experienced any irritation. Just as a heads-up, the oil contains retinol, so be sure to test the oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.
How to Use:
Cleanse your face and neck. Apply toner and massage 2-3 drops onto your face and neck area. Lightly pat onto your entire face and neck.
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I’ve been using Moroccan oil on my hair since collage. After I wash my hair, I always use some type of oil on my hair, but Moroccan Oil is one of my favorites. The oil fills in the lost proteins in your hairs that are created by heat, hair products and environmental damage. The most noticeable affect from Moroccan oil is that it smooths my hair. Everything from baby hairs, split ends and frizz.
How to Use:
Apply a dime drop into your hair, lather and apply to all the ends of your hair. Add the remainder of the product throughout the rest of your hair. Done.
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This is the newest member to my routine. It’s claim to fame is anti-aging. Rosehip oil is a great source of essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6), fatty acids (omega 9) and beta-carotene (pro-Vitamin A). The oil is also packed full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components. The oil improves skin hydration, elasticity and assists skin cell renewal and repair – making it an amazing way to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Love this stuff!
How to Use:
Cleanse your face and neck, apply the toner and massage 2-3 drops onto your face and neck area. Both in the morning and at night. Oh, this is my favorite oil to use when I’m going makeup free.
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What are some of your favorite beauty oils? I love trying new stuff so let me know in comments below!