Author: Leah Chevallier, Natural Products Artisan
Lover of all things natural, farm fresh and home-made!
Is your face feeling dry and parched? Are you confused as to how it can feel so dry when you live in a humid climate? (I have always been confused by that).
Although cold, windy winter days contribute to dryness, it's actually the air indoors that causes most of our skin issues in winter. Why? Because during the winter months we tend to turn up the thermostat to stay warm, but it causes severe dryness to the skin. Our faces and hands are the most exposed, therefore they suffer the most.
Tip: Turn down the thermostat at night and sleep with a humidifier in your room to combat the dry air.
What oils are best for face serums?
We stock over 22 different types of carrier oils, each with a specific profile and purpose to bring moisture in the right amounts, to the right right body parts. Your face serum requires a lightness that absorbs into the fine skin and does not leave a greasy residue; all while adding back lost moisture, anti-oxidants and vitamins.
Some of our high quality oils for serums include: Pomegranate Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil & Rosehip Oil to name a few. Our face serums are rich in anti-oxidants and glide on beautifully, with no greasy residue. They absorb quickly and leave your skin feeling plump and soft. After carefully blending our luxurious, all natural serums, we then add various essential oils based on your skin type. *We can do custom scenting as well.
How to Use A Face Serum:
1. Use your regular cleanser & wash your face, slightly patting dry. Leaving some moisture is good as the serum will lock it in.
2. Choose a serum based on your general skin type (Oily, Sensitive, Dry), different oils and essential oils will help re-nourish your skin while respecting it's natural state.
3. Put 4-5 drops of your face serum on the palms of your hands and rub together to distribute evenly. Then gently apply to your entire face and neck, eyes included but obviously careful not to get into your eyes.
4. Massage gently and leave to dry naturally. Some follow right away with a moisturizer, I prefer to leave as-is in the evening but if I do a morning application (with fewer drops) I will follow up with a moisturizer.
Note: I only apply 2-3 drops in the morning; right after my shower and let it lock in the moisture and absorb while I drink my coffee and start my day. I do follow up with a moisturizer before applying make-up.