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Summertime Oils for Day + Night Skincare

Summertime Oils for Day + Night Skincare

Incorporating facial oils into your summer skincare routine can be a great way to provide your skin with nourishment and help it retain the hydration it needs to look and feel its best. For daytime, decide whether your biggest concern is UV and pollution (hello antioxidant oils) or moisture balance and soothing (go for ceramide rich oils). Night time is for reapir and deep care with a vitamin A rich oil to rejuvenate the skin and promote collagen rebuilding.

Pure oils can absolutely be used for skin care during the summer season. While it’s common to associate oils with heavier or more moisturizing skincare products, there are lighter oil formulations available that can be suitable for summer use. Here are a few considerations when using oils for skincare in the summer:

  1. Lightweight and Non-Comedogenic Formulas: Look for oils that are specifically formulated to be lightweight and non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog pores. These oils are typically fast-absorbing and leave a lighter, non-greasy feel on the skin, making them more comfortable for use in warmer weather. Leave balms and more occlusive oils for winter.
  2. Hydration and Moisture Balance: Even during the summer, it’s important to maintain proper hydration and moisture balance in the skin. Certain oils can help seal in the moisture you get from mists or damp skin plus support the skin’s barrier function, preventing dehydration caused by sun exposure, air conditioning, or outdoor activities.
  3. Antioxidant Protection: Some oils, such as those high in antioxidants, can provide additional protection against environmental stressors and free radicals generated by sun exposure. These oils can help minimize potential damage caused by UV rays and other environmental factors, promoting healthier-looking skin.
  4. Soothing and Calming Properties: The summer heat can sometimes lead to skin irritation or sensitivity. Certain oils have soothing and calming properties that can help alleviate redness, inflammation, and discomfort.
  5. Customized Blends: You can also customize your oil blends by mixing a lightweight oil with other skincare products, such as serums or lightweight moisturizers. This allows you to tailor your skincare routine to your specific needs and preferences.

Did you know that layering antioxidant-rich oils with sunscreen can provide enhanced protection and benefits for your skin? Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage the skin and contribute to premature aging. By incorporating antioxidant-rich oils into your skincare routine, you can provide an additional layer of defense against environmental stressors such as UV rays and pollution.

Here’s how you can use an antioxidant-rich oil under sunscreen:

  1. Cleanse your skin: Start by cleansing with Effortless Enzyme to remove any dirt, oil, or impurities.
  2. Apply antioxidant-rich oil: Take a few drops of Luminous Liquid Antioxidant Oil Serum and gently massage it onto your face and neck. Allow the oil to absorb into your skin for a few minutes.
  3. Apply sunscreen: Once the antioxidant-rich oil has absorbed, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or higher. Choose a sunscreen that suits your skin type and provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
  4. Allow absorption: Give the sunscreen a few minutes to absorb into your skin before proceeding with any makeup application.

By layering an antioxidant-rich oil underneath sunscreen, you provide a double defense mechanism for your skin. The oil can nourish and seal hydration into your skin, while the sunscreen protects it from harmful UV rays.

Ceramides have soothing properties that can help alleviate redness, irritation, and sensitivity in the skin which can happen year round.

 If air conditioning, dehydration, or outdoor weather that leaves your skin parched are your main concerns, go for Everyday Velvet Facial Oil. It works to soothe and plump the skin while being a bit more substantial in coverage to protect from moisture loss.

Here’s how you can build up your skin’s barrier and avoid dehydration:

  1. Cleanse your skin with Effortless Enzyme to remove any dirt, oil or impurities.
  2. Apply Rose+Rose Geranium Hydrating Facial Mist which is full of aloe+hyaluronic acid to rehydrate your skin.
  3. While skin is damp, press several pumps of Everyday Velvet into face and neck to seal in the moisture.
  4. Once the oil has absorbed, apply a broad spectrum sunscreen. Wait several minutes and then move on to makeup if you’re using it.
  5. If your skin is super dehydrated, you can mist + press several drops of oil into your skin again later in the day. Never mist alone-as it evaporates, it takes extra moisture with it.

If daytime is for protection, nighttime is for rejuvenation and collagen boosting.

Vitamin A rich oils combined with whole plant gotu kola and frankincense resin helps stimulate cell turnover and collagen production improving skin elasticity and firmness. Our Evening Gold Frankincense Firming Serum is a bit richer than you might be comfortable with on a hot summer day but it is the perfect weight for sleeping.

  1. Cleanse with Effortless Enzyme to remove sunscreen, makeup and debris from the day.
  2. Apply a serum if using.
  3. Mist with Rose+Rose Geranium Hydrating Mist. (Oils always penetrate damp skin more effectively than dry.)
  4. Apply several generous pumps of Evening Gold Frankincense Firming Serum pressing into your face, neck and chest.
  5. Mist again if desired.

Feel free to experiment and mix it up to create the routine for exactly what your skin needs. Using facial oils from sunup to sundown will keep your skin healthy and glowing.


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