It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything and I do apologise, but I’ve waited until I can highly recommend some new stuff that I find works for me!
At 47, my skin is like any other middle aged woman’s. It’s not too dry. It’s not oily anymore. It does surprise me though with occasional breakouts. While the surface of my skin doesn’t feel dehydrated, it probably is. But in general, it looks pretty good, most especially in makeup!
Anyway, I recently discovered Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil for dehydrated skin and I have become addicted! It’s only been a few weeks since I started using the oil, but so far I used the oil several times during a long plane ride, I’ve worn it alone as a post-sun moisturiser, I now combine it with Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Serum as a night treatment, and I use it on my hands as well. You’ll find this oil is multipurpose and really does quench your skin’s thirst for moisture.
Don’t think of a face oil as spreading a layer of olive oil on your face! While the oil feels ‘greasy’ at first, it doesn’t remain that way on your skin. All you need is a pea sized glob (glob??) of the oil to rub between your hands, then apply by blotting the oil on your skin and neck. As with any treatment oils, creams, witches’ potions, whatever you put on your skin, don’t rub it in thereby tugging your skin all over the place. Gently pat products on to your skin and never pull downward. Gravity will do that for you!
Finally, I love using oil on wet skin. I am a Palmer’s Moisturizing Body Oil addict, which I use before getting out of the shower, and now I apply Blue Orchid on my damp face so that I can go about my regimen without the increasing sensation of dry, tight skin. Once the oil has absorbed into your skin, you can apply another moisturiser, sunscreen, etc.
I can’t recommend this facial oil highly enough, but test it on your hand first before committing to putting it on your face. I can also tell you that it shouldn’t make you break out so don’t hesitate applying it all over your face and neck. Please do let me know if I’m spreading rumours about breaking out, but it hasn’t been my experience yet.