It’s been raining buckets down here in North Carolina and I’ve been yearning for sunbeams and warmer spring breezes. So when the sun did peek out over the weekend, I raced out to our vegetable garden (still being put together) and planted a bunch of seeds in the ground. Carrots, peas, arugula, spinach, lettuce, cilantro… and more, and marveled at the garlic shoots peeking out through the soil. This garden has been a journey of sorts through the pandemic and a long time in the making! But i'll save that for another post....And yep, got a little sun on my face too!
Sitting in the sun (it was still just 42F) reminded me that not all skin damage happens on the beach or in the garden in the peak of summer. The dry and cold weather of winter, not to mention circulated indoor air, can wreak havoc on our skin, and often even hydrated and supple skin can become parched and cracked without a regular moisturizing routine and some real care.... especially, dare I say it... as we age!
Which brings me to oils, face oils really! I know it sounds counterintuitive to think about oils when it comes to skincare, especially our faces! The ancient Egyptians knew a thing or two about beauty and used oils, liberally, on both face and body. But through the years we've moved to moisturizers full of chemicals that profess to hydrate and plump dry skin. You know how I feel about them. Face oils however, are designed to both hydrate skin and lock in moisture. I'm not talking about just any old oil... coconut oil, despite the hype about it, is NOT good for the face as it can actually be drying. A well formulated face oil is a mixture of nutrient dense, plant oils, and other botanicals that can soften, nourish, lock in moisture and balance skin for a healthy-looking glow. These oils can both protect the skin by keeping damaging pollutants and free radicals at bay and also provide important skin loving vitamins and antioxidants for long term benefits. And yes, even acne prone skin!!!!!
A few of the better oils for facial care are:
- Argan Oil
- Almond Oil
- Sesame Oil (deoderized)
- Sunflower Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Calendula Oil
- Rose Hip Oil
- Moringa Oil
- Saffron Oil
- Sea Buckthorn
Face oils are truly magical and not just for women! Guys need happy skin too. So go on, give it a shot....ditch your moisturizers for a a couple of weeks and see how you do with a good face oil. Try our Mood Indigo daytime Face Oil Exotic-ah! Which utilizes lighter base oils (sunflower and argan) or use the heavier Almond and Calendula based night oil, Lavender Cloud, for that “life changing” feeling I hear our Mood Indigo peeps share with us!
Here’s what some of our fans say about these Face oils:
“I have always had oily skin on my face. When Réa said "try some of my face oil" I replied " sure" sarcastically. Another customer saw my expression and said "no really they are both awesome!" I purchased the set and was amazed. Not only was my skin not oily but I had less redness and no acne. I also either was so happy with the way my face felt that I didn't notice my wrinkles or they were less apparent. Both the day and night oils are quick and easy to use and they make my skin feel and look radiant!” ~ Laney
I started using Mood Indigo products a few months ago and I can truly say they have transformed my skin!! I have struggled with acne my entire life and tried dozens of products, creams, lotions and even prescription medications and nothing has worked. Ever since I started using the face oils, my face is so clear and soft and I haven’t had a single breakout. I get comments almost daily on how my skin is “glowing”. I feel so confident and happy with mood indigo products on my skin. It truly does make my skin sing!! ~ Abby
Hope you’ll give Face Oils a try…. You know I"ll want to hear about your experiences so drop me a line too. I'm in the process of formulating a super new face oil with Moringa, Saffron and Rose Hips, so stay tuned and make sure you're a subscriber as it will be a limited edition release!