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DIY Beauty Serums

The lovely Mia Taylor started off my recent series on Prepare Your Skin for Spring in Time. I’ve been creating DIY recipes to help you get your skin ready for Spring!  I recently made an energizing Peppermint Lemon Sugar Scrub, which was lovely on my awful feet, and now we are moving onto Mia’s tip on face serums!

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Since not all skin types are alike, face serums are not a one-size-fits-all option. Once a friend recommended to a recipe of 10 drops lavender, purification, tea tree, and frankincense in a 10 ml roll-on, but it was way too strong for my sensitive, dry and acne-free skin. So I asked some of my friends from our essential oil chat group to describe their skin type and share the essential oil serum recipe that they use – and I’m sharing mine too!

One thing to consider is the carrier oil that you will have to include in your beauty serum. The most common are jojoba or rosehip oil. Rosehip oil has a comedogenic factor of 0, which means it is widely believed to be non-comedogenic and will not clog your pores. The following image can help you decide the carrier oil to include in your serum.

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First, I’ll present the very first face serum that is ideal for normal skin. Many start with this recipe because all of these oils are in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It’s simple, and if you’re looking for a good place to start – you can always add other essential oils that you’d like to try after you have played around with this combination. basic starter kit Sheet Skin Care

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For those of you not familiar with Manuka, it is a skin oil from the myrtle family that is said to be similar to tea tree, but some consider it to be stronger that tea tree.

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IMG_9332 Rocky's serum.jpgIn this recipe you may also use regular Cypress if your skin is oily or blue cypress if you would like additional moisturization.

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If you haven’t heard of Elemi, it is in the Frankincense family; we like to refer to it as the poor man’s Frank, because it’s cheaper but does a great job in a face serum blend!

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I created this serum because, in the summer, Lemon and citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, and are not recommended prior to spending time outside. I have never had a problem applying a blend in the evening before bed though with citrus oil, the night before. But, I wanted to make a citrus-free blend for the morning since my skin is dry and needs moisturizing. ____________________________________________________________________________________________

If you’re interested in learning more about essential oils and haven’t got your Premium Starter Kit, you’ll never regret the decision! The oils are very versatile and can be used for so many things! For example, the Lavender in your facial serum can also be diffused to create a calming, relaxing aroma before bedtime or for respiratory support. I’d love to add you to our chat group where we have a ton of great recipes to share! Please email me if you’d like to learn more about these amazing oils!

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Prepare Your Skin for Spring in Time

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Cold wind, snow, and brisk weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Even with all the hydration, care, and nourishment, winter is still the season that harms skin the most. Therefore, you should try your best to help it recover and make it glowing and plump for the blooming spring. With a full spectrum of treatments, masks, serums and skin care products, your skin will be ready to shine during springtime.

Exfoliate

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Removing the dead skin cells is essential for good skin care. Only after you’ve exfoliated your skin thoroughly will your moisturizers be able to penetrate deeply into your skin and hydrate it properly. Make sure you don’t use too invasive a scrub if you have sensitive skin prone to irritation. If you wear makeup for a long period of time, try your best to exfoliate your face at least twice a week.

 Hydrate

lemon water.jpgHydration is an essential part of a skincare regimen, so make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your skin plump and healthy. Considering that water makes up the most of your body, it needs to be constantly infused in order to prevent toxins from building up. This will in return keep the skin elastic and blemish free. What’s more, after you’ve gotten rid of the dead skin cells, make sure you apply a moisturizing lotion or body butter, and let the skin soak it in well. This will improve your skin’s elasticity, making it smooth and soft. It would be best if you threw on a layer of lotion right after you’ve stepped out of the bathtub, allowing the moisturizer to penetrate deeply into your skin through open pores.

Switch to lightweight makeup

makeup pic.jpgHeavy makeup is a great choice for the wintertime, because it protects the skin from the harmful effects of the cold weather. However, once the temperature is higher, the skin will start to sweat more, making your full coverage foundation feel too heavy. Not only will the heavy foundation mixed with sweat be a bad choice for your complexion, but it’ll also wreak havoc on your skin, by blocking your pores. Vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics is gaining in popularity each day, since it offers equally amazing results as any other makeup, while it protects and nourishes the skin as well. Therefore, think about switching to a lightweight maquillage and try Inika organic mineral makeup as soon as possible. Organic makeup is the perfect choice for every skin type, because it causes no irritation and keeps your skin flawless.

Replace creams with serums

serums.jpgCold winter months call for deeply moisturizing face oils to protect the skin from harsh weather, but once spring comes, your skin will need something lighter. To avoid breakouts that may appear due to heavy moisturizers that can clog your pores, start using water-based serums with vitamin E and retinol. Furthermore, light lotions or gels are the perfect alternative to heavy face creams, and they will offer your skin an equal amount of vitamin C, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid. Thanks to its lightweight formula, the skin will absorb a gel quickly without leaving any film on the surface.

Slather on SPF

spf.jpgWhile winter is the best time for repairing your skin, spring is certainly great for prevention. This means you should be proactive with protecting your skin from the damaging UV rays and start slathering on the creams and lotions with SPF, alongside the hydrating serum. So, forget all about sticky creams infused with natural oils, and go for lighter moisturizers that will offer rich hydration and the ultimate protection.

Taking good care of your skin should be your priority all year long. However, you need to remember that, just as you change the type of wardrobe you wear each season, you should switch up skin care regimens according to the weather. Therefore, forget all about the heavy-duty makeup and oil infused moisturizers and switch to organic and lightweight formulas. Remember to exfoliate the dead skin cells regularly, drink plenty of water and protect the skin with lotions with SPF.

 

 

mia taylorMia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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