HELLO OUT THERE!! It’s been a hot minute since I had the TIME to sit down and put some meaningful words to paper (really a google doc but ya get what I mean). Blogging is a beast of it’s own and I have so much respect for the moms that do it full time and kill it.
I stay at home with Jack and I do not have a nanny. I run TMM BEAUTY and take care of Jack and work as a fitness instructor for FIT4MOM a few days a week. My plate is full to say the least, so blogging has taken a backseat.
I did a poll awhile back on my instagram feed and overwhelmingly you chose micro blogging on insta as opposed to going to an actual blog. I just think there is something special about having an intimate convo with you, right here on this page so I am trying my best to do both.
Now that I’ve totally rambled to you let me set the scene for today’s post. First, I am currently diffusing an oil blend called Balance and Tangerine oil, this blend gives me life, while I sip on an iced cold brew coffee. Jack is napping and there’s a sense of calm and peace that has fallen over the house. Today I want to talk to you about using oils on your skin.
I come from the background of using oil-free everything. I had acne prone skin when I was younger and that meant lots of trips to the dermatologist where they recommended tons of products I’d rather die than touch now.
As my life, diet, skincare, and makeup moved in a more holistic direction I was seeing all of these holistic babes advocating that using oil on your skin is the best thing, especially for acne. I met this notion with a lot of resistance so I avoided oil for years even though every other part of my life was “clean” I couldn’t bring myself to suffer through a breakout even though I was still battling them on and off.
Long story short I tried a face oil for the first time and it was a GAME CHANGER, literally it blew my mind and my skin soaked it right up. I noticed results within the first 3 weeks of using an oil on my face. I now double cleanse at night with an oil. Yes you read that right I use an oil blend to cleanse my face and take off all of my makeup and then I cleanse my skin with the OSEA Ocean Cleanser. I tone my skin and then I apply my TMM Beauty FACE OIL. Yep, more OIL!
I wanted to debunk a few myths about the oil cleansing method (which will be coming to a TMM BEAUTY line near you stay tuned) and using a face oil in general.
Here’s what the experts have to say.
No matter the skin type, cleansing oil mixes with the preexisting oils already on your face, according to cosmetic dermatologic surgeon Dr. Ariel Ostad. “Some of these oils can either be naturally produced sebum or those from makeup and other products. When you rinse it all off, the ‘good oil’ takes those ‘bad oils’ and dirt along with it.” It’s the old like attracts like theory at work! Using the oil cleansing method actually pulls all the oil and dirt from the day out of your pores and washes them away as Dr. Diane Walder explains, “When massaged into the skin, oils in the cleanser bind to surface impurities [pulling out dirt without clogging pores] and allow them to be comfortably rinsed away leaving the skin clean, soft and hydrated.”
There are also a lot of oil free cleansers out there that actually strip the skin of natural oils leaving it unbalanced.
So give it a try and see if it works for you. In my experience and the advice given to me by my holistic aesthetician friends is to give the OCM about 3 weeks. It’s usually takes about 3 weeks for the skin to adjust and then it’s a gorgeous relationship from there on out!
Using a face oil has so many benefits:
Full of omega-rich oils (including omega-3s)
Skin-identical and therefore highly compatible
Helpful in repairing skin's barrier function
When you use a face oil you don’t need a lot of product to get a big result. Most ingredients in a face oil are all active ingredients meaning that they are concentrated and will do their job with just a small application.
When I created FACE OIL I wanted something that that was going to be universal for the busy tired mama. I chose each ingredient for a reason and very purposefully crafted an oil blend that contains all active 100% pure oils so that you could use it and see results.
I’ve been using TMM BEAUTY’s FACE OIL for about 4 months now and I have noticed a complete difference in the texture of my skin as well as the evening out of my skin tone. My face feels brighter and it stays free from breakouts.
You can read more reviews here.
HOW I PERSONALLY OIL CLEANSE watch video below :)
How I Oil Cleanse
I take 1-2 pumps of my oil blend and massage into my dry skin ( with makeup on) and on my eyes making sure to get it worked into my mascara for about 1 minute. I then take a washcloth and get it soaked in hot water and ring it out then I lay the hot cloth on my face for about 20-30 seconds allowing the steam to open up my pores. Then I wipe off the oil from my skin. I use the corners of the cloth to wipe my eye makeup off instead of dragging it down my face.