It's summer time and it's HOT, so the last thing I want to do is wear a lot of products on my face. I like to keep it extra simple and light during the summer. Mostly because I feel like my skin reacts well to the sun and weather and I don't like the feeling of greasiness when I start to sweat and can feel my makeup and face products melting off.
With that being said, I've found my holy oil--Chia Seed Oil!
This oil is ideal for all skin types as it is lightweight, great for hydration, helps reduce oil production, mattifying, unclogs pores, and so high in antioxidants that it surpasses vitamin C and E! (That's some powerful stuff)
I've been using the 100% Organic Chia Seed Oil by The Ordinary for the past 3 months and have seen such a difference in my skin. I like to wash my face once a day, typically at night and just rinse with cold water in the morning. I apply 2-3 drops of the oil at night and 1-2 drops in the morning. My skin has become so much softer, the texture has smoothed and improved, I'm way less oily during the day, my skin is glowing and it goes on and deeply hydrates with no oily feeling.
This is the best face oil I've ever used because it feels like water and fully soaks into the skin without sitting on top of the surface.
And the best part, this high quality, multi-functional oil is less than $8!
Check out the detailed customer review at the bottom, I couldn't agree more with everything she said-- also check out this link to learn about tall the benefits of chia seed oil!
I won't ever recommend anything that doesn't really work or seem valuable. I try everything for a few months just to make sure it's worth sharing. With that said, the jade roller is my favorite tool.
Jade rollers have been a beauty secret used in China for centuries. Aside from being a great face massager, the jade roller has many health and skin benefits which are listed below.
I've been using one for a year and have seen a difference in my skin's texture, pore size, bone and face structure, tightness, and overall glow. I use it in the morning, especially on my cheekbones and eyes, when my face is a little puffy and it goes away in seconds.
Use day or night (or both), after washing and moisturizing your face.
For best results, I like to put mine in the fridge a few minutes before I use it for extra de-puffing and tightening. At night, use the jade roller after cleansing and moisturizing to deeply penetrate products into your skin, ease facial tension, define your face structure and tighten.
I included a super short video and picture on how to use the jade roller, but essentially you just go in an outward and upward motion, doing about 3-6 strokes in each direction. I like to concentrate on my jawline and cheekbones for extra sculpting, tightening and collagen boosting.
I use a GingerChi jade roller that I bought through Amazon. GingerChi jade rollers are made of 100% jade. My order came with a handwritten note and free ginger serum.
You can buy it here!
HOW TO USE A JADE ROLLER
Wanted to share my favorite products because as much as I like to make my own skin care, I also like trying different things.
I don't buy a lot of skin care products, but when I do I like to get something that seems like a good investment.
Each picture is linked to the products website.
Dead Sea Facial Mineral-Rich Peeling Gel by Seacret Spa: This is a gel and exfoliator in one. You apply the gel to your face and neck and massage in a circular motion for 1 minute. The gel gently peels away dead skin cells and tightens the pores. As you use this you can see and feel the dead skin roll off your face. This leaves your face feeling smooth, deeply cleansed and glowing. This works well for all skin types and is especially good for treating acne/breakouts.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream: Here's the description straight from the source because it does exactly what it says and it's true:
"Late night? Long flight? Look tired all the time? Our clinically-proven morning-after eye cream instantly reduces dark circles. Unsightly bags and puffiness virtually disappear. It's formulated with Coffee Beans, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners. Rapidly wakes up, refreshes and restores radiance to tired eyes."
Youtheory Collagen Powder: This is good for more than skin. Collagen powder promotes strong bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, cells, skin, nails and hair. "Collagen is comprised of long chain proteins, and when you consume collagen powder (or collagen containing foods) your digestive system breaks down the proteins into amino acids. The amino acids are then absorbed and used as building blocks that support collagen production throughout the body and help heal the body from within." This has given my skin a healthy glow from head to toe along with more plumpness and elasticity. Add it to your drink of choice 2-3 days a week(I put it in smoothies and coffee).
Check out this article to learn about all of collagens benefits.