Skin Ammo :: What To Keep In Your Arsenal


I love to read. I am such book nerd. And one thing I REALLY love to read about is beauty & skincare & health.  And what I love even more is sharing the information that I learn.  When it comes down to it, what’s better than learning? Nothing really, right?

So in the past few months I’ve done some research and what I’ve stumbled upon is something that I had to share with my readers.  Something that I think personally, every person should own (I’m talking males and females.)  I am talking about the power and fascination of OILS!!

Any time I can cut out unhealthy chemicals and swap in natural ingredients I am thrilled to do so.

All-natural oils do just that and can help cut out so many toxic ingredients we absorb every day. I know all of you oily/acne sufferers are shaking your head right now but just hear me out. You need to set out and find an oil that works for your skin type.  There are so many oils out there and they can do wonderous things for all skin conditions.

Oils are great for: hydration (duh), hydration for oily skin when it has been dried out by acne medication + products, dullness, flakiness, texture, for men – softening the beard and preventing ingrown hairs pre & post shave, plumping the skin, soothing sensitive skin, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, and even smoothing out your foundation.

Here is a list of a few of my favorite oils, I recommend them to almost every person who comes into my spa and I love incorporating them into my year-round skincare routine!

1.) Josie Maran Argan OIl and Argan Oil Light $40+ 


I love this brand of oils because they immediately absorb into the skin.  They are not heavy by any means and the light version is great for people who are oily and acneic.  *Please note, it’s a complicated explanation, but most often oily skin can be balanced out by adding hydration back into the skin.  Skin is very much like a thermostat and if you moisturize correctly, it will stop producing excess oil to hydrate itself.

2.) Tarte Maracuja Oil $48


This oil is probably my favorite of all time.  I have dry skin and my skin drinks this up like iced tea on a hot summer day!  The oil itself has an amazing texture to it, almost bubbly.  I love putting a few drops into my foundation to smooth out the appearance of it and the maracuja fruits helps to brighten the skin as well. It’s also gluten free!

3.) CoverFX Custom Infusion Drops $48


While I haven’t personally tried this product yet, I was blown away by the reviews on  31/39 people gave it 5 out of 5 stars!  That is a great stat for a beauty product!! This one contains vitamin E, chamomile, cucumber, and a blend of 4 different oils combined. It’s perfect for those who are sensitive and really want to calm their skin.  I read in one review that a user puts 2 drops of this into her acne cream at night, genius!

If you’re scared to purchase an expensive oil, hit a local Sephora store and ask for the “Beauty-to-Go” size.  They often have a small, trial size version of their most popular products for people to try at a lower price point.  And if nothing else, you can ask for a sample to try out before you buy it as well (perfect if you’re oily and scared to commit.) 


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