I had a really bad experience getting a facial a few years ago, and it turned my skin into a war zone. You can read more about it in this post. After I realized the harmful chemicals in my facial products were stripping my skin of moisture and causing oil overproduction, I knew it was time to make a change. I started doing research and was amazed at was I found. You have no idea how harmful some of the ingredients are in your average facial moisturizer! Even though the chemicals are not digested, they are still absorbed through the skin and can harm your body.
I decided to try a more natural approach to skin care by making my own cleansers and toner instead of purchasing them from the store. I also started using an all natural face oil to moisturize my skin and keep it clear. It made a huge difference in my skin clarity. This miracle oil works as an astringent, is loaded in antioxidants, heals scarring and prevents acne. Not only that, but it is extremely affordable and will fit into any budget. Ready for my secret? OK, since we’re friends, I’ll fill you in on this wonderful oil!
I purchase my Now Solutions Grapeseed Oil from GNC. You can find it here. It comes in a 16oz bottle and will last forever. All it takes is a couple of drops to moisturize my face, so at $8.99 a bottle this miracle oil is a steal! All I do is pour a few drops into my hands, rub them together and apply to my face after cleansing and toning.
Grapeseed oil is a light oil, so it won’t clog your pores. The astringent qualities can tighten skin and improve skin tone. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and improve existing acne. The antioxidants in grapeseed oil fight skin aging, and the fatty acids prevent acne. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? It is!
Here is the information listed on the back of the bottle:
Condition: Sensitive skin in need of an all natural moisturizer, protection from premature aging, or aid in reducing the effects of acne.
Solution:100% Pure Grapeseed Oil is a light, odorless oil with mild astringent and emollient properties. This versatile oil contains numerous essential fatty acids including Linoleic, Oleic, Stearic, Palmitic, Mysristic and Lauric. Its rich, silky texture is perfect for soothing away dryness and irritation and is suitable for all skin types since it won’t clog pores or cause break-outs.
Do you have problems with acne or congested skin? If so, please give this a try. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the change in your skin after using it for awhile. I know I was!
What natural products have you used on your skin? Share them with me…I’m always open to new ideas! Be sure to check out my other posts with DIY natural skin care recipes.