Natural skincare oils are an essential part of your pre and post workout cleansing and moisturizing. It’s actually more important to wash your skin after than before working out, since bacteria, and sweat have accumulated on the skin. When you exercise, your skin loses water due to evaporation, leaving it dehydrated. So don’t skip moisturizer after a pre or post-workout cleansing. Dehydrated skin increases surface lines as well as dead skin cell build up that can cause pores to clog.
These botanical oils are highly concentrated with antioxidants and omega fatty acids. This is critical in the summer when our skin is constantly barraged by free radical damage from exposure to the sun and air pollution. Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants work to repair the skin barrier and antioxidants can help prevent and reverse free radical damage.
Argan Oil – This dry oil leaves skin with a radiant, healthy-looking sheen. Referred to as “liquid gold”, it is rich in fatty acids and anti-oxidants, loaded with vitamins A and E and is truly a gift of rich nourishment and hydration to the skin and hair.
Jojoba Oil – This light and dry oil, is good for anyone with acne-prone, dry or reactive skin. Its natural SPF and anti-bacterial properties hydrate the skin, promote a balanced complexion and prevent acne on the skin.
Rosehip Oil – Rosehip oil is well known in the beauty world for its moisturizing and restorative properties. The regenerative properties of this natural serum corrects dark spots and reduces scars and fine line aging. Because sunscreen can be drying, using heavier oil at night, no matter your skin type helps moisturize the skin. Rosehip oil is a bit thicker than the other oils and absorbs very quickly.
Pomegranate Seed Oil - Pomegranate seed oil is nourishing and rich, making it an essential player in many skin care and health products. Pomegranate seed oil contains a high concentration of ellagic acid, which is an antioxidant and helps in preventing wrinkles and UV damage to skin. Also Punic acid – rich in omega-5 fatty acids helps in skin repair, by stimulating “keratinocyte” proliferation, which promotes regeneration of the epidermis. This helps skin retain its youthful appearance by creating new skin cells. All skin types can benefit from this oil. It absorbs deeply into the skin aiding those with dry skin to help moisturize. It also works well for those with oily skin, by aiding in skin regeneration. This oil does not clog pores and an excellent choice for topical anti-aging effects.
How to use:
Post-workout, especially for oily, combination, and acne prone skin types, wash with a mild gel cleanser, as this will help to thoroughly remove oil, toxins, and sweat. For drier skin types, wash with a lightweight cleansing lotion. After cleansing, wipe your skin with an alcohol-free toner over the skin and immediately apply a natural oil moisturizer for your skin type.
A great way to use the natural oils is to mix it with water to create a light spritzer, which you can spray over your makeup to set it and to maintain hydration for the skin OR mix a small drop of face oil with your foundation to create a smooth consistency for easy application and to give your skin a shimmery, dewy look.