So a couple of days ago I shared a post on how to find the best products for your skincare regimen. Today, I thought I'd share the products I use and my routine.
For starters, I have extreme combination skin, My t-zone is very oily and the rest of my face is awfully dry. Like everyone else with oily/combination skin, I've tried a million and one over-the-counter products to try and combat the oil. WASTE OF MONEY! If I notice the oil or dryness becoming too much, I'll correct it with the Oil Cleansing Method. The page recommends a combination of oils for my skin type, but I've found that using this method with plain old extra virgin olive oil is perfect for my skin :) Again, I use this method when my skin seems to be abnormally oily or dry (maybe every other month or so) just to balance it out.
The products I use regularly are of course from my product line, Eva Jenae Naturals. Daily, I cleanse twice a day with Liquid Black Soap followed by moisturizing with just a drop of Coconut Vanilla Oil. I love the way organic coconut oil smells and makes my skin feel! There's a subtle glow that doesn't make my skin feel oily or heavy. I know a lot of people steer clear of putting oil on their face and do their best to strip the oil from their skin, but that's a big mistake. Our skin produces oil naturally, and when we strip the oil from our skin it only produces more oil. The trick is to try and work with your skin's natural production of oil.
Weekly, I make it a point to take a few minutes to relax and give myself a facial at home with Eva Jenae Naturals Revitalizing Facial Kit. It includes everything you'll need to give yourself 10 spa quality facials at home:
- Exfoliating Face Wash to cleanse and exfoliate
- Detox Clay to remove toxins from the skin and pores
- Facial Oil to nourish and rejuvenate from within the skin
- Instruction Sheet
- Measuring spoon
I recommend steaming your face for at least 5 minutes between exfoliating and using the detox clay in order to open your pores. It allows the clay to better cleanse your pores. I've done the facial with and without the steam and there is a noticeable difference. There are a few ways to steam your face, but I like to simply boil a pot of water and hold my face above the steam with a towel over my head. (Sometimes I'll add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to the water if I'm feeling stuffy or add some chamomile leaves for a soothing effect.) If your face is burning you are too close to the steam! Please don't burn yourself!