doTERRA has hit a home run with the new skincare line. Not only do the products improve overall skin appearance, but they have now added cutting-edge cosmeceutical ingredients that attend to the most common skin concerns.
By this point, if you have been following along with me you than you know that my essential oil journey began because my skin was out of control. Yes, my skin was terrible because of my hormone imbalance and I had spent years and thousands of dollars trying to figure it out. Oils were the first thing that ever worked. Now that doTERRA has a skincare line with cutting-edge natural ingredients let’s discuss some general skin care knowledge.
General Skin Healthcare
Cleanse: A good cleanser is important to rid the skin of excess oils, makeup, and pollution. The Creamy Facial Cleanser utilizes natural saponins of Yucca Root and Soapbark extract. It has Macadamia seed oil, vitamin E, and an amino acid derived humectant from Proline to help with conditioning the skin and protecting the barrier.
Exfoliate: An exfoliator is important to remove dead skin and other pore-clogging impurities. I love the Invigorating Scrub with the gentle jojoba esters that not only exfoliate but also have moisturizing properties. The included Burdock extract can help purify and tone the skin. Ideally, the cleanser and exfoliator you use should not irritate the skin. Some people tend to think that the rougher the scrub the better results they will get. In reality, any repeated irritation can lead to long-term damage to the skin’s appearance.
Moisturize: After gentle cleansing, it is important to use a moisturizer whether your skin is oily or dry. It should be something that you do every day, just like drinking water. You should drink water whether you are thirsty or not. By the time you feel thirsty, you are likely already dehydrated. It’s the same with dry or cracked skin. Moisturizers play a role in not only conditioning the skin but also reinforcing the skin’s natural barrier against environmental pollutants. The Anti-Aging Moisturizer does this along with the added benefit of including peptides and summer snowflake bulb extract that help with skin tone, texture, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Condition: If your skin is a little more on the dry side, the Hydrating Cream does an amazing job at conditioning while soothing the skin. One of the main ingredients is cocoa see butter, known to be a nutrient-rich emollient. The included probiotics provide a more intense hydration and aid in the skin barrier renewal process. Most people do not realize that even just dry skin can cause inflammation and turn into a rash. Moisturizing is one of the most important steps in nourishing your largest organ.
Protect: During and after enhancing the health and appearance of your skin, you will need to protect your investment. Make sure that before stepping outside you put on a broad-spectrum sunscreen. UVA rays can even penetrate window glass. You may not realize this because it is not the sunburn UVB ray but UVA is responsible for sunspots and premature aging. Spoiler alert: doTERRA is currently in the process of developing an amazing mineral sunscreen stay tuned.
Follow these general steps for your skin regime but don’t forget that you can also nurture your skin naturally with specific essential oils.