For the last few years, I have been enjoying and exploring the world of oils. In fact, I have made oils the very center of my skincare.
In the past, I used to prefer serums and light creams. Recently I have been able to find oils that absorb well and do not look oily on my skin.
My discovery with oils is that they absorb far better on
As I have shared I started using Prescription Retin A after my skin suffered well-water sun damage in Texas. After I got up to 0.1% I would say it has reversed most of the damage. If you are looking for a custom prescription this is my referral code for Dermatica. Depending on the special at the moment you get a free month and often a second month half off. The peeling that I went through with retin A seems to have been the main healing factor in deeply exfoliating and renewing the skin.
I also scrub my face with a rotating brush nightly so that my skin is prepped for better absorption.
In the morning I use a glycolic acid/ other acids water which works very well in combination with the nighttime Retin a. The acid breaks up all dead skin cells so I have no visible peeling. I still haven’t found anything close to how well Retin A performs so for now I will keep using it. I have read many studies pro and against it so I am still sifting through the available information.
Anyways I had to paraphrase my oils with the rest of my products because I feel the exfoliation I do helps the oils absorb quickly and fully.
My favorite oil is Tamanu Oil – Heal All Oil – I am currently using this brand – prime Natural Organic. Some of the Tamanu oil on the market is chemically processed and not beneficial. I rotate it with other oils.
I like combination oils that include grape seed oil, jojoba, and almond oil with additions of rosehip, raspberry seed, CBD, pomegranate, seabuckthorn, squalene, etc.
I use ARGAN and Macadamia oil or oil cleansing.
For hair, face, and calming the nervous system (body massage)- DIY ashwagandha oil. You can do cold extraction – soaking the powdered root in your oil of choice for a week and sitting or cooking it on low heat for a couple of hours. sesame oil is recommended for this.
Your suggestions are appreciated. The world of oils is infinite and amazing.