Sleeping plays a crucial part in the health and vitality of our health including our skin. While we sleep, the cells that make up our skin are hard at work, trying to repair all the damage that has been accumulated during the whole day, overnight.
We naturally loose moisture during the sleep process, so it's very important to maintain healthy levels of cellular hydration topically. Applying a night time face treatment will help to enhance the skin regeneration process, providing it with extra moisture and vitamin boost.
This is a recipe for a luxurious, fragrant, deep treatment facial oil. Rich in essential fatty acids and combination of vegetable oils it nourishes and soothes the skin as you sleep. The blend of essential oils in this recipe have skin regenerating patchouli oil, balancing ylang ylang oil and soothing orange essential oil.
Jojoba oil is a balancing, softening and soothing oil that improves elasticity, suppleness and protective abilities of the skin. It has good anti-inflammatory properties which makes it useful in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.
Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, making it ideal for breakout-prone skin. It is high in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, proteins, and minerals. In addition to helping reduce acne-causing bacteria and inflammation associated with breakouts, it can help heal discoloration and scars from acne.
It is quite a thick oil, so great for nighttime treatments and works great when mixed with thinner oils such a jojoba.
Pomegranate oil is a very well regarded oil in the natural beauty industry due to its amazing healing and nourishing properties. It is quite an expensive oil, however it is a light oil that has strong hydrating, skin cell generating, softening and moisturizing qualities. It is an excellent oil for treating mature, aging, dry and chapped skin and it helps to smooth skin and delay the signs of aging.
Rosehip oil is a fantastic natural source of essential fatty acids, Omega 3 and 6, which assist with skin regeneration, repair and healing. It truly is one of the best anti-ageing oils and help to smooth wrinkles, soften and hydrate the skin.
Adding Vitamin E to the treatment will add extra antioxidant, moisturizing, rejuvenating, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. This beautiful night treatment is suitable for all skin types, including acne prone and oily skin.
Midnight Facial Hydrating Serum Ingredients:
(makes 60 ml):
20 ml Jojoba oil
10 ml Castor Oil
10 ml Pomegranate seed oil
10 ml Rosehip Oil
2 Vit E capsules
2 drops Patchouli Essential oil
1 drop Ylang ylang essential oil
1 drop Orange essential oil
To make, combine ingredients in a small dark-colored bottle. Shake gently to mix well.
To use, apply a few drops to the fingertips and massage into the face and neck, using upward sweeping notions, avoiding the delicate eyes area. Use at night to help nourish the skin while you sleep, especially if your skin is in need of additional hydration.