I had no intention of writing one post, much less two, about this, but I just couldn’t believe how much of a difference a skin oil could make when it was the right one for your skin, but before I get into that I wanted to share about my skin journey.
Let me start by saying I had pretty good skin as a kid through high school and even college. I had combination skin, but don’t remember ever having any major moments of skin issues or waking up with gnarly zits.
My skin started having breakouts here and there as an adult in my early 20s especially around that time of month. Again no big deal, I would get a pimple now and again, but this is around the time I wanted to put more into my skin care.
I started doing a lot of homemade skin masks and I’m not sure if this made my skin worse or better, but I felt like the more I did the angrier my pimple/zit would get. I decided I needed to keep things simple since my skin seemed to do better with that and narrowed down my skin care regimen.
I chose a Neem and Shea face lotion to help me tackle any dark spots left by acne and since neem is known to be good for acne prone skin I figured it would be a good pick. I also read a lot of reviews and did research on the the ingredients in the product before deciding to give it a go.
I actually still use this as my morning moisturizer and it still does a great job, but it does smell pretty herbaly.
I was using Tarte’s Maracuja oil at bedtime and that would help calm the inflammation. I actually used it up until a few months ago, I think. I loved the product, but I think after using it for so many years it wasn’t doing anything for my skin anymore.
I did some research on different brands and some were pricier than others with all sorts of claims to do all sorts of wonderful things for your skin. I read reviews and figured out what I was looking for in a skin oil.
I was torn between Sunday Riley’s Luna, Drunk Elephant’s Marula, and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery.
I ended up deciding to try out the Drunk Elephant’s Marula oil and Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery and that is where I will leave you for today.
Catch up with me on Monday to find out which face oil won the face off for me!
See you then!