• How to Simplify Your Skin Care Routine with Oils

    November 22, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES, LIFE

    Your skin care routine needn’t be complicated, and we don’t believe you need to spend a large amount of money on multiple skin care products to get great results. In fact a few simple, natural, high performing, multipurpose skin care products is all you need to cleanse, moisturise, exfoliate and mask as needed.

    When it comes to simple, natural, high performing, multipurpose skin care products, we love how efficient and effective plant oils are to use. Plant oils are extracted straight from the plant without being modified by a chemical process. Think jojoba, rosehip, almond and argan oil to name a few.

    They are multipurpose too. You can use oils in your skin care routine to deeply cleanse, moisturise, tone and rejuvenate skin, and you don’t need to use much, so they are quite cost effective.

    There is an oil to benefit all skin types, even oily and acne prone skin, and you can find the best oils to suit you and your skin care routine at Biome.

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    In terms of ‘simple’, here at Biome we support products that contain ingredients that are as close to nature as possible. Ingredients that haven’t been modified by a chemical process, and products that are free from petrochemicals, synthetic preservatives, detergents, colours and fragrances. We also look for products that are completely transparent with regards to their ingredient supply chains. Transparency, or lack thereof, as well as catastrophic environmental destruction is why you won’t find products with palm oil and palm derived ingredients at Biome.

    You can read more about our strict standards here >

    Oils Available at Biome & Their Benefits

    If you’ve stepped inside one of our stores recently or visited us online, you will have discovered the incredible range of raw, naked ingredients available for you to purchase package free to make your own skin care products. In fact we have a huge range of raw ingredientsrecipes for you to try and workshops for you to attend.

    Well we’ve recently added a range of beautiful oils to our collection, and you can see these exclusively at our Paddington and Indooroopilly stores in Brisbane. You can use these oils to make your own skin care products, and in fact your entire skin care routine – cleanse, moisturise, exfoliate and mask. By using oils and making your own skin care products, you can embrace the idea of minimalism, simplify your skin care routine, and know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.

    Below are the oils now available at our Paddington and Indooroopilly stores in Brisbane. Bring in your own reusable jar to transport your oil, or pick up a jar in-store. You can find our Brisbane eco stores here >

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    Apricot kernel oil

    • Works to moisturise dry and sensitive skin
    • Non-greasy due to its high level of unsaturated fatty acids
    • May smooth blemishes, wrinkles and fine lines
    • May help to relieve and prevent acne
    • A good substitute to almond oil for those with nut allergies

    Avocado oil

    • Vitamin-rich
    • Works to regenerate and re-hydrate
    • May smooth the look of wrinkles, tighten skin, and diminish the appearance of scars, age spots and other blemishes
    • Can be used on dry, mature, sensitive and irritated skin, or skin afflicted with psoriasis

    Argan oil

    • Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants
    • Hydrates and conditions without leaving a greasy residue
    • May leave skin looking firmer, smoother, softer, with enhanced elasticity and reduced appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks
    • May soothe inflammation and irritation, and reduce the appearance of scarring on acne prone skin
    • Balances skin’s natural oil and moisture production

    Almond oil

    • May help heal superficial skin burns, soothe dry and chapped skin,  dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis
    • Can diminish the appearance of dark under eye circles
    • Ideal for sensitive and acne prone skin as it is non-comedogenic, antibacterial and non-greasy
    • Boosts collagen production, keeps skin hydrated and supple
    • Works to cleanse pores and prevent blackheads and acne

    Evening primrose oil

    • Soothing and moisturising properties
    • Ideal for sensitive and mature skin
    • May enhance elasticity as well as the texture of flaking or peeling skin
    • Promotes a radiant, healthy, clear, rejuvenated complexion
    • May soothe skin afflicted with acne, eczema and psoriasis

    Hemp seed oil

    • Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
    • May improve skin texture, clarity and brightness
    • Nourishes dull and dry skin providing long lasting hydration
    • May reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
    • Encourages the regeneration of the skin’s protective barrier
    • May soothe inflammation associated with abrasions, acne, eczema and psoriasis

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    Jojoba oil

    • Non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types
    • Gently moisturises, soothes, nourishes and softens the skin without leaving a greasy residue
    • Cleans skin to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria
    • Promotes the growth of new skin that is clear, cleansed, healthy and supple
    • Closely resembles the sebum found in human skin and considered one of the best cleansing oils

    Olive oil

    • Antioxidant rich
    • Works to clean, moisturise and eliminate bacteria by penetrating pores without clogging them
    • An ideal oil to add to abrasive scrubs
    • Effective makeup remover
    • May make the skin look smoother and softer

    Pumpkin seed oil

    • High in protein, zinc and polyunsaturated fats
    • Valued in Europe for its skin healing properties, specifically sores and inflamation

    Rice bran oil

    • May improve circulation, even out skin tone and brighten the complexion
    • May minimise the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes
    • May reduce the appearance of wrinkles and damage caused from free radicals and overexposure to the sun
    • Helps to support skin health by increasing natural regeneration, encourages moisture retention and soothes irritation

    Rosehip oil

    • Suitable for all skin types, however those with oily and acne prone skin will benefit more from using it sparingly
    • Works to accelerate skin regeneration, replenishes skin’s moisture and creates a protective barrier that prevents its dehydration
    • May reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, age spots and hyperpigmentation
    • Works to restore elasticity to skin and may minimise the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks
    • Known to help heal wounds and burns, and tighten the skin

    Shea oil

    • Highly moisturising and soothing
    • High in vitamins and essential fatty acids
    • Helps to soothe sun damaged skin
    • A lighter and less greasy alternative to shea butter

    Wheatgerm oil

    • Rich in natural Vitamins A, B, D and E, proteins and lecithin
    • Antioxidant rich
    • Particularly beneficial for dry, cracked skin
    • Helps prevent scarring
    • Maintains even skin tone

    So how can you simplify your skin care routine and use these oils to cleanse, moisturise and treat? Read on!

    How to Incorporate Oils Into Your Skin Care Routine

    Dry & Mature Skin

    Dry and mature skin is characterised by almost invisible pores, a dull and rough complexion, red patches, less elasticity and visible lines.

    Plant oils that best suit dry and mature skin include avocado, argan, evening primrose, wheatgerm, rosehip, almond, apricot, pumpkin seed and olive oil. Try adding one or more of these to your skin care routine.

    Cleanse

    Combine one or more of the above oils in a 100ml dropper bottle and use the oil cleansing method to cleanse as required – massage a small amount of oil into skin using circular motions for about two minutes. Apply a warm wet face washer to face and gently wipe to remove excess oil.

    Moisturise

    After cleansing, spritz with rose hydrosol, wait a few moments before applying a few drops of rosehip oil.

    Scrub & Mask

    Use after cleansing. Combine a small amount olive oil with Biome’s Purple Clay & Hibiscus 3-in-1 Face Clay until it is a smooth consistency. To scrub, gently massage into skin using circular motions. To mask, apply to face and leave for 10 minutes. Wipe off using  a warm wet face washer. Follow with a spritz of rose hydrosol, and a few drops of rosehip oil.

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    Sensitive Skin

    Sensitive skin may be prone to redness, itching, burning and dryness. If you have sensitive and irritated skin, we recommend avoiding known triggers (e.g. certain skin care ingredients, UV radiation, etc.) as much as possible. Always patch test a new skin care product first.

    Plant oils that best suit sensitive skin include apricot kernel, jojoba, almond, pumpkin seed, evening primrose and rosehip oil. Try adding one or more of these to your skin care routine.

    Cleanse

    Combine one or more of the above oils in a 100ml dropper bottle and use the oil cleansing method to cleanse as required – massage a small amount of oil into skin using circular motions for about two minutes. Apply a warm wet face washer to face and gently wipe to remove excess oil.

    Moisturise

    After cleansing, spritz with 100% pure chamomile hydrosol, wait a few moments before applying a few drops of jojoba oil.

    Scrub & Mask

    Use after cleansing. Combine a small amount of pumpkin seed oil with Biome’s Pink Clay & Rosehip 3-in-1 Face Clay until it is a smooth consistency. To scrub, gently massage into skin using circular motions. To mask, apply to face and leave for 10 minutes. Wipe off using  a warm wet face washer. Follow with a spritz of chamomile hydrosol, and a few drops of jojoba oil.

    How to Simplify Your Skin Care Routine with Oils | Biome Naked Beauty | Biome Eco Stores

    Oily & Acne Prone Skin

    Oily and acne prone skin is characterised by enlarged pores, a dull or shiny, thick complexion, blackheads, pimples or other blemishes. The weather, stress and hormones may cause or worsen oily skin.

    Plant oils that best suit oily and acne prone skin include hemp seed, jojoba, pumpkin seed, almond, and argan oil. Try adding one or more of these to your skin care routine.

    Cleanse

    Combine one or more of the above oils in a 100ml dropper bottle and use the oil cleansing method to cleanse as required – massage a small amount of oil into skin using circular motions for about two minutes. Apply a warm wet face washer to face and gently wipe to remove excess oil.

    Moisturise

    After cleansing, spritz with alcohol free 100% pure witch hazel, wait a few moments before applying a few drops of hemp seed oil.

    Scrub & Mask

    Use after cleansing. Combine a small amount of almond oil with Biome’s Bentonite, Witch Hazel & Charcoal 3-in-1 Face Clay until it is a smooth consistency. To scrub, gently massage into skin using circular motions. To mask, apply to face and leave for 10 minutes. Wipe off using  a warm wet face washer. Follow with a spritz of 100% pure witch hazel, and a few drops of hemp seed oil.

    How to Simplify Your Skin Care Routine with Oils | Biome Naked Beauty | Biome Eco Stores

    Normal & Combination Skin

    Characteristics of combination skin include skin that is oily in some areas but dry in others.

    Normal skin on the other hand has no or few ‘imperfections’, does not appear to be shiny, has no severe sensitivity and pores that are barely visible.

    Plant oils that best suit normal and combination skin include jojoba, shea, rice bran, hemp seed, pumpkin seed, argan and almond oil. Try adding one or more of these to your skin care routine.

    Cleanse

    Combine one or more of the above oils in a 100ml dropper bottle and use the oil cleansing method to cleanse as required – massage a small amount of oil into skin using circular motions for about two minutes. Apply a warm wet face washer to face and gently wipe to remove excess oil.

    Moisturise

    After cleansing, spritz with orange flower hydrosol, wait a few moments before applying a few drops of shea oil.

    Scrub & Mask

    Use after cleansing. Combine a small amount of rice bran oil with Biome’s Green Clay, Seaweed & Spirulina 3-in-1 Face Clay until it is a smooth consistency. To scrub, gently massage into skin using circular motions. To mask, apply to face and leave for 10 minutes. Wipe off using  a warm wet face washer. Follow with a spritz of orange flower hydrosol, and a few drops of shea oil.

    How to Simplify Your Skin Care Routine with Oils | Biome Naked Beauty | Biome Eco Stores

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