A simple cleansing facial oil for maturing skin.
I’ve found that as I’ve aged, choosing the right products for my skin can be challenging. Not only has my skin changed but it’s also aging. And believe me, no one wants to age. Thinning skin and wrinkles are two of my prime concerns. And as someone with sensitive skin I can’t always use products I might be interested in. So choosing natural skin care options is a priority for me. As such, one of the simplest ways I’ve found to remove makeup (when soap and water are too harsh or just won’t do the trick) is oil.
Not only will oil conquer waterproof mascara and eyeliner in addition to the other cosmetics you use on your face, but it also won’t strip your skin of the natural oils that help to keep your skin balanced. Stripped skin, of course, can lead to the overproduction of oil as your skin tries to compensate for the oils it’s lost – and in some cases this can lead to acne breakouts. And, if you’re like me, you realize that in your 30’s and 40’s (I turn 42 this June!) that acne absolutely follows you into adulthood.
Therefore one of my favorite makeup removers is also one of the simplest. Because I have aging skin (which is at points more mature than I am at heart!) I like to use argan oil. Argan oil has natural anti-aging properties that help to restore skin’s elasticity, soften wrinkles and fine lines, and restores nutrient content to skin cells. Argan oil also naturally nourishes and moisturizes skin. And, because argan oil is non-comedogenic, it won’t clog pores!
How to make your own argan cleansing facial oil.
That being said, my rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil recipe is the perfect way to simplify one part of your daily skincare routine. My easy rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil recipe requires just two ingredients – argan oil and rosemary essential oil. For super sensitive skin you can omit the rosemary essential oil all together and just use argan oil. Simply combine 1 oz. of argan oil with 12 drops of rosemary essential oil in an amber glass bottle and shake to mix. (Find the original recipe for my rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil here. Or repin it here for later.)
If you have acne prone skin, you can add a blend of natural acne fighting essential oils to argan oil instead. Simply combine 4 drops of tea tree essential oil, 6 drops rosemary essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil to 1 oz. of organic argan oil in an amber glass bottle and shake to mix.
To use apply a small amount to clean fingertips and massage onto face and closed eyelids. Use a dry or barely damp washcloth to gently wipe away dirt, oil and makeup leaving only clean, soft skin behind.
If you have tough to tackle skin issues elsewhere, you can also apply several drops of your argan cleansing facial oil to clean skin and massage into the problem areas as you would a facial moisturizer or serum. Then simply remove any remaining residue from your hands by rubbing them onto the ends of your hair or smoothing onto your hair from scalp to end for extra shine.
Once you’ve cleaned your face, follow with toner (if desired) and a natural anti-aging moisturizer.
If you’re looking for a great natural anti-aging moisturizer that won’t break the bank, try Body Merry’s Retinol Surge Moisturizer. It’s made with natural and organic ingredients such as Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid to comfort and hydrate your skin while ingredients like Wildcrafted Green Tea, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and Shea Butter join forces to reveal a brighter and younger looking you. This is the exact same face moisturizer that I’ve been using for the post six months and I love it!
Prefer to buy and not DIY?
Looking to buy a natural cleansing facial oil? I like this Exquisite Stuff Cleansing Facial Oil from Crunchy Betty. This cleansing facial oil blend is the perfect combination of ingredients for dry or mature (or dry AND mature) skin. And, when you buy the product, you’ll also receive the recipe to make your own! Buy it now here.
I also like this Calendula Cleansing Facial Oil from Botanical Buddha. This light yet nutrient-rich cleansing oil helps to calm skin as it removes impurities so your skin feels clean and hydrated. It’s made with a soothing, Calendula-infused base oil along with a trio of enhancer oils – Aloe, Rosehip and Avocado oil – all well-known for their skin nourishing and reparative properties to offer a refreshing and natural alternative to typical soap-based cleansers. Buy it now here. Or Botanical Buddha also makes a honey & coconut cleansing balm that you can buy here.
Looking for a face cleansing oil that the entire family can use? This unisex organic face cleansing facial oil from Bumble & Co. is 100% natural and is made using fine oils that gently deep clean skin. Organic oils of sunflower (infused with calendula + chamomile flowers), macadamia nut, castor, and sesame will open pores, dissolving dirt and toxins, while softening and toning the skin tissue. This formula was created for both normal to dry and oily skin types. Buy it now here.
Or if you have acne prone skin, then you’ll definitely want to to give this Oil AF Oil Cleanser from ad floreo a try! Formulated for oily skin, this facial oil blend gently cleanses without blocking pores. It rejuvenates skin’s appearance and reduces the appearance of imperfections and acne marks. Buy it now here.
If you like my argan cleansing facial oil recipe, then you may also be interested in learning how to make a simple 3-ingredient Hyaluronic Acid Serum, my anti-aging under eye cream and my anti-aging night cream!
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