I have always wanted to share with you natural skin care recipes. I studied the subject a few years ago and I always get feedback from people who followed my tips and had incredible results. As the first results with the use of natural ingredients I could observe in my skin, I will pass to you what is my routine of care.
THE OLEOSA SKIN
Oily skin has the advantage of aging more slowly, because excess sebum decreases the appearance of wrinkles. The disadvantage is that the sebum produced, combined with the dead cells, clogs the pores, causing blackheads and pimples to appear.
It is considered a “heavy” skin and is related to hormonal changes. If you have severe acne, seek a treatment with a professional aromatherapist, naturopath, homeopath or acupuncturist. This indication also applies to those who have acne in adult life. Acne in adulthood is related to stress, inadequate eating, emotional disorders, liver malfunction and polycystic ovaries.
I seek to control my acnes through healthy eating, exercise and meditation (emotional balance). From time to time I do a detoxification of the liver with specific herbs. For milder cases, follow this routine and observe the results. The results usually appear in approximately six weeks. For all people I suggest improving the food and taking care of the emotions.
I wash my face 1 to 3 times a day. It depends on the heat. Use natural bar soap for this or sometimes prepare a liquid gel with natural surfactants. Both gently remove oil and avoid the rebound effect, which leaves the skin even more oily. Some ingredients that can be in your natural soap: andiroba, copaiba, green clay, activated charcoal, ucuuba, orange … all are excellent for balancing the oiliness of the skin.
I have toned the skin with a super simple blend of vinegar and distilled water (you can use a hydrolate / floral water instead of the distilled water). I put in a container half of water and half of vinegar. This mix can be stored in the refrigerator. I do not think it smells like vinegar. If you cisme, you can apply this tonic, wait a little and rinse. Sometimes I drop a few drops of tea tree essential oil into this mixture and shake it every time before use (5 drops for every 10 ml). Tea tree oil is antimicrobial.
Lately hydrate my face with jojoba oil and a few drops of cypress essential oil. To each 10 ml of jojoba oil, I add 5 drops of the essential oil. I believe that this was the great ‘leap of the cat’ in the diminution of my acnes and in the control of the oiliness. Contrary to what I thought, putting more oil on oily skin will not make it more oily. Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax and has a composition similar to the natural sebum of our skin. When we apply oil to the skin, it “understands” that it already has enough oil and produces no more oil to compensate. The cypress essential oil is anti-microbial and astringent anti-inflammatory, decreasing oiliness and excessively open pores.
From time to time I prepare some cream for my skin, but I have been using only this mixture of jojoba and cypress oil for some time.
I do crystal peeling every 15 days to renew the skin, stimulate the synthesis of collagen and remove dead cells. I do not feel the need to exfoliate the skin beyond this treatment. The clay mask I do more often and it also has exfoliating power, even without the mechanical movement (circular movements that I recommend in the peeling of glass). Bar soaps made with clay or charcoal also promote a light daily exfoliation. You can use daily clay soaps on your skin (watch how it reacts) to ensure a smooth, steady exfoliation. If you notice it becomes dry or sensitive, switch the use of clay soap (or charcoal) with a clay-free soap.
I apply green clay mask once a week. As I am 36 years old, I also apply a red clay mask (indicated for mature skin) and white (indicated for spots). I use clay mask twice a week. Being that I use green every week. The green clay mask improves blood circulation, favors the elimination of toxins and regulates the production of sebum. That is, it is all that oily skin needs.
We do not always find a quality green clay. Ideally, any clay forms a kind of cream when mixed with water. Its granulation must be very fine. I have been using Panizza green clay. But I already used Laszlo’s and I really liked it. These are my favorite brands of clay.
The clay mask is simple to prepare. Take 3 to 4 tablespoons of clay and place in a glass or ceramic bowl. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to pick up and mix the clay. Do not handle clay with metal utensils. Add filtered water, mineral or tea * slowly until it forms a cream. Very carefully, as the clay hydrates with a small amount of liquid. Stir well to activate the clay (I like to move clockwise and then counterclockwise thanking and thinking positive things).
Wash your face with soap and water. Wipe it off. Apply the clay mask and wait 30 minutes. Use your hands to apply the clay, or a brush (the base apply brush is also great for applying clay).
Do not wait to dry. Wet the clay and remove the excess with your hands. Throw away. Wash your face only with water. Tone and moisturize. It is normal for the skin to turn red after the clay mask. This happens because the clay stimulates the blood circulation. Then she returns to normal. If this does not happen, it means that green clay is not indicated for your skin. Try the white one, which is softer.
* Teas indicated for oily / acneic skin are: witch hazel, cherry and camomile. You can prepare a tea using filtered or mineral water with one of these herbs and use this tea to hydrate your clay.
As my acnes have greatly diminished, I spend periods without using any exclusive treatment for them. When they appear I drop a drop of essential oil of tea tree or resin of copaíba in the finger and I apply on the acnes twice a day until it disappears. As the whole routine I suggest here is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, acnes tend to decrease over time.
I almost completely abolished conventional makeup and I use natural makeup. This has brought a great improvement in the look and health of my skin. As natural make-up is made with natural oils and minerals, they also act as a beauty treatment.
AND THE SOLAR PROTECTION, MONA?
On a daily basis I do not wear sunscreen on my face. When I go for a walk, I wear a visor. On a daily basis, when I go out to work or take a walk, I use natural mineral makeup. Because it contains zinc oxide and / or titanium dioxide, this makeup already offers some sun protection. But my greatest care for the sun comes from eating: I drink green juice daily, teas and I avoid refined vegetable oils like sunflower and soy in food. They are easily oxidized, and just as the sun in excess promotes cellular aging. There is much to be said about indoor sun protection. Anyone who wants a post on this subject, signals in the comments, because I am researching about it. But it is worth remembering that the sun is only harmful in excess . Less sun is also harmful, causing vitamin D deficiency. Another thing to be said: I have an average skin tone. If your skin is very light, use a mineral sunscreen as natural as possible.
Also avoid exposing myself to the sun with a tank top or tank top. I wear t-shirts. And on the face I use a sunscreen made by me with essential oils, vegetable oils and zinc oxide, but only when I go to the beach or expose myself to the sun. Since the subject of making your own sunscreen at home is still very controversial in Brazil, I’d rather tell you to buy a mineral protector with the most natural formula you find, should you choose to use it. I do mine according to my studies and in my experience not only as a cosmetics artisan, but as a pharmaceutical too.
This is my oily skin care routine. I’ve been getting very favorable results. Very different from the time I used conventional cosmetics and my skin reacted by peeling. I hope you who have oily skin and read this post also benefit from these ingredients that nature offers.