Beauty Blends FAQs
Q: I have oily skin. Shouldn’t I avoid putting oil on my face?
A: No! Now I know you’ve been told time and time again to avoid oil at all costs in absolutely all your skincare products. But this is a crying shame!
Because nutrient-rich oils are one of the best ways to nourish and protect your skin.
In fact, your skin often produces more oil to compensate for harsh, drying products, whereas applying the right oils on your skin makes your skin happy and stop working-overtime (i.e. produce less oil!).
Q: I have blemishes and clogged pores. Shouldn’t I avoid putting oil on my face?
A: Again, no! Because the right oils can actually work wonders for blemish-prone skin. Here’s why:
- Certain face oils are high in linoleic acid, helping to bring balance back to blemish-prone skin. Science! Studies have found that the sebum of acne-prone individuals tends to be deficient in a certain type of fatty acid called linoleic acid, and that topical application of linoleic acid can help reduce breakouts. And guess what? Certain face oils are loaded with linoleic acid!
- Antioxidant-rich face oils prevent sebum oxidation, a key player in blemishes and clogged pores. Oxidized sebum is incredibly comedogenic (pore-clogging) and causes inflammation in the skin. Topical antioxidants have been found to help prevent sebum oxidation and as a result decrease the frequency and severity of breakouts. The oils in the Beauty Blends are incredibly antioxidant-rich.
- Face oils help to break up the gunk trapped in pores. Because when it comes down to it, a zit or blackhead is really nothing more than a sticky mess of oil and dead skin cells. And since like-dissolves-like (in other words, oil and water don’t mix but water and water do mix as do oil and oil), applying oil to the skin can actually help to break up this sticky mess and clear it from the pore.
As an added benefit, the essential oils in Beauty Blend Nº2 naturally combat blemish-causing bacteria and heal current blemishes quickly.
Q: I don’t have oily skin and don’t want to! Why would I apply oil to my face?
A: Again, putting oil on you skin will not make your skin more oily. In fact, it often causes your skin to produce less oil
Q: How do I use the Beauty Blends?
A: There are 2 ways to use the beauty blends:
Use the Beauty Blends just like any other moisturizer (my personal prefered method). After washing your face, apply 5-8 drops (more liberally at night and sparingly in the morning), gently rubbing it in your skin. It is very important to always apply the Beauty Blends to clean skin (otherwise, you may trap pore-clogging dirt and makeup).
Use the Beauty Blends to wash your face as with the oil cleansing method. Using this method, rub about 10 drops of oil into your skin for a minute or so (oil does a great job of breaking up and removing makeup). Then remove the oil using a washcloth and very warm water. Afterwards, gently pat your face dry – the oils will have settled into your skin nicely, though you can certainly apply more if your skin is on the drier side.
Q: Will the Beauty Blends irritate my skin?
A: The oils used in the Beauty Blends are extremely nourishing to your skin and should soothe rather than cause irritation.
But everyone’s body and skin is different. So as when trying any new skincare product, it's always best to do a patch test on your inner forearm before applying to your face.