Taking care of your skin is an essential part of your overall health and wellbeing. Our skin is the first line of defense against the outside world, and it is also one of the most visible parts of our bodies. That's why it's important to take care of it with natural and toxin-free skincare products. In this article, we'll discuss a glowing skincare routine using doTERRA's Yarrow|POM Essential Oil and other natural, toxin-free skincare products.
Step 1: Cleansing
The first step in any skincare routine is cleansing. Cleansing your skin helps to remove dirt, oil, and makeup, and prepares your skin for the rest of your skincare routine. When it comes to cleansing, it's essential to choose a product that's gentle on your skin and free from harsh chemicals.
I use the Verage cleanser, which is a gentle and effective cleanser that's suitable for all skin types. This cleanser contains essential oils such as Tea Tree and Peppermint to help cleanse and purify the skin. It also contains nourishing ingredients like Wild Orange and Basil oil to help promote a healthy-looking complexion. It is formulated to cleanse and refresh the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
The Verage Cleanser is free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin or those looking to transition to a more natural skincare routine. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores, which can lead to breakouts. If you're looking for a natural plant-based skincare line you will be pleased with the Verage Skincare line ingredients
For very oily and acne-prone skin, doTERRA's HD Clear Facial Cleanser is an excellent choice. This cleanser is specially formulated to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote clear skin.
For those looking for a more anti-aging and hydrating cleanser, the doTERRA Essential Skin Care Cleanser is a great option. This cleanser is designed to help restore and maintain the natural moisture balance of your skin while gently removing impurities.
If you would like to learn more about each of the doTERRA skin care lines read my previous overveiw
If you want to see my personal skin care routine using doterra products, Yarrow POM oil, and a gua sha stone you can watch my routine in this video.
Step 2: Toner
The Verage Toner is a refreshing, alcohol-free toner that helps to balance the skin's pH level after cleansing. It contains essential oils, witch hazel extract, and other plant extracts to soothe and tone the skin.
The witch hazel extract in the Verage Toner is known for its astringent properties, which help to tighten and firm the skin, while the essential oils work together to provide antioxidant protection and improve the overall appearance of the skin.
To use the Verage Toner, simply mist it on your face and neck. It can also be used throughout the day to refresh and hydrate the skin.
The Verage Toner is a great addition to any skincare routine, as it helps to prepare the skin for moisturizer and serum application, while also providing additional skin-enhancing benefits.
Step 3: Spot Treatment – (optional)
If you have acne-prone skin, doTERRA's HD Clear oil is an excellent option. I apply this all over my face, every day for breakouts.
HD Clear Oil is a proprietary blend of essential oils specifically formulated for promoting clear, healthy-looking skin. The blend includes Black Cumin Seed Oil, Ho Wood Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Litsea Fruit Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf/Stem Oil, and Geranium Flower Oil. The combination of these oils works together to help promote a clear complexion and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Black Cumin Seed Oil has been used for centuries to promote healthy-looking skin and has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ho Wood Oil is known for its calming and soothing properties, making it a great addition to a skin care routine. Tea Tree Oil is a well-known essential oil for promoting clear skin and reducing the appearance of blemishes. Litsea Fruit Oil has a refreshing and invigorating scent and can help to balance oily skin. Eucalyptus Leaf/Stem Oil is a powerful oil known for its cleansing properties. Finally, Geranium Flower Oil is known for its skin-nourishing benefits and can help to promote a clear, healthy-looking complexion.
Step 4: Serum
A good serum can work wonders for your skin. Serums are packed with active ingredients that penetrate deep into your skin and help to nourish and hydrate it. When it comes to choosing a serum, it's important to find one that's tailored to your skin's needs.
doTERRA Yarrow|POM Essential Oil
is the star of this skincare routine. Yarrow|POM oil is a powerful essential oil blend that combines the benefits of yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed pomegranate seed oil. It is a rich source of antioxidants and phytochemicals, making it an excellent choice for skin care. Note, the Yarrow POM oil is different than the Yarrow POM BODY serum. We are talking about the oil being used on the face for a serum here.
The benefits of Yarrow|POM oil for the skin are numerous and include:
- Anti-aging: Yarrow|POM oil is a potent source of antioxidants, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. It also contains natural plant compounds that help to promote collagen production, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
- Hydration: Pomegranate seed oil is rich in punicic acid, which has been shown to hydrate and protect the skin. This makes Yarrow|POM oil an excellent choice for those with dry or dehydrated skin.
- Brightening: Yarrow|POM oil contains natural brightening agents that can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone.
- Soothing: Yarrow essential oil is known for its soothing and calming properties, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive or irritated skin.
- Regenerating: Yarrow|POM oil has been shown to promote skin regeneration and healing. It contains natural plant compounds that help to increase cell turnover and promote healthy skin.
Yarrow|POM oil can be used in conjunction with a Gua Sha stone to help promote lymphatic drainage, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation in the skin.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Apply a few drops of Yarrow|POM oil to your face, neck, and chest.
- Take the Gua Sha stone and start at the center of your forehead, working outward and upward towards the hairline. Repeat on the other side of your forehead.
- Move to your temples and gently massage in an upward and outward motion.
- Use the Gua Sha stone to gently massage the under-eye area, moving from the inner corner of the eye outward.
- Move to your cheeks and gently massage in an upward and outward motion, starting at the nose and moving outward toward the ears.
- Move to your jawline and gently massage in an upward and outward motion.
- Finish by using the Gua Sha stone to massage your neck and décolletage in an upward motion.
It's important to use gentle pressure when using the Gua Sha stone and to avoid any areas of the skin that are irritated or broken out. With consistent use, the Gua Sha stone and Yarrow|POM oil can help promote healthier-looking skin. This is the Gua Sha stone I use.
Another great tool to use with your Yarrow|POM oil is a derma roller. If you’ve never used a derma roller before, a derma roller is a handheld device with a roller head that has tiny needles on it. When rolled over the skin, these needles create microscopic punctures in the skin's surface. These tiny punctures stimulate the skin's natural healing process and promote the production of collagen and elastin.
Here are some of the benefits of using a derma roller:
- Improves skin texture: The increased production of collagen and elastin can improve the texture of the skin, making it smoother and more even.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles: The increased collagen production can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Improves product absorption: The tiny punctures created by the derma roller can help skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin, making them more effective.
- Reduces the appearance of scars: Derma rolling can help to break down scar tissue and improve the appearance of scars.
- Helps with hyperpigmentation: Derma rolling can help to stimulate the skin's natural exfoliation process, which can help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Derma rolling can be a great addition to a skincare routine for those looking to improve the texture and appearance of their skin. When combined with Yarrow|POM oil, the benefits of derma rolling can be even greater, as the oil can help to soothe and nourish the skin after the rolling process.
To use a derma roller with Yarrow|POM oil, start by cleaning your face and the roller with alcohol. Then, apply a few drops of Yarrow|POM oil to your face and gently roll the derma roller over your skin, being careful not to press too hard. Focus on the areas where you want to see the most improvement, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
After using the derma roller, apply a few more drops of Yarrow|POM oil to your face and gently massage it in. The micro-injuries created by the derma roller will allow the Yarrow|POM oil to penetrate even deeper into your skin, providing even greater benefits. This is the derma roller I use.
Another tip I have is to alternate between using Yarrow|POM oil and Immortelle oil. Immortelle is another popular anti-aging product from doTERRA that contains a blend of essential oils known for their powerful rejuvenating effects on the skin. This blend includes frankincense, sandalwood, lavender, myrrh, helichrysum, and rose oils.
Frankincense has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, making it a great addition to any skin care routine. Sandalwood is known for its calming and soothing effects on the skin, while lavender helps to reduce redness and inflammation. Myrrh has been used in skin care for its moisturizing and toning effects, and helichrysum is believed to promote skin cell regeneration and improve the appearance of scars and blemishes. Rose oil, meanwhile, is known for its hydrating and antioxidant properties, making it an effective anti-aging ingredient.
Together, these oils work synergistically to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting cell regeneration, and reducing inflammation. The Immortelle blend can be used alone or in combination with other doTERRA skin care products for even greater benefits. I recommend alternating Yarrow|POM oil and Immortelle oil, use one oil in the morning and the other in the evening.
Benefits of Yarrow|POM Oil
Yarrow|POM oil has several potential health benefits in addition to its benefits for the skin.
- May support healthy digestion. Yarrow has traditionally been used as a digestive aid and may help support healthy digestive function when taken internally. It may also promote healthy elimination and support liver and gallbladder function.
- May support a healthy inflammatory response. Yarrow contains compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the body and promote overall health.
- May support respiratory and immune health. The oil has been traditionally used to support the respiratory system and may help to ease breathing and soothe the throat. Additionally, it may support immune function and help the body fight off infections and illness.
- Yarrow oil has a calming and soothing effect on the mind and body. It may help to promote relaxation and restful sleep, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and promote emotional balance and wellbeing.
- Yarrow oil may support healthy hormonal balance, particularly in women. It may help to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and provide relief from menopausal symptoms.
DoTERRA also offers a Yarrow|POM Body Serum, designed specifically for use on your neck and body. This serum is packed with essential oils and natural extracts that help to tighten and firm your skin, leaving it looking smooth and youthful.
Step 5: Brightening Gel (Optional)
Another optional treatment product in the doTERRA skin care line is the Brightening Gel. This gel is formulated with vitamin C and other natural ingredients that work to lighten and brighten the skin, reducing the appearance of dark spots and promoting a more even skin tone.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect the skin against environmental stressors and free radicals that can contribute to signs of aging. It also helps to stimulate collagen production, which can improve the texture and firmness of the skin.
The Brightening Gel is lightweight and easy to apply, making it a great addition to any skin care routine. It can be used all over the face or applied directly to dark spots for targeted treatment. Many users report seeing noticeable improvements in their skin tone and brightness after regular use of this product.
Step 6: Eye Cream
Another product that can be a valuable addition to your toxin-free doTERRA skincare routine is the doTERRA Anti-Aging Eye Cream. This eye cream is specially formulated to nourish and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
The doTERRA Anti-Aging Eye Cream is made with a blend of natural ingredients, including frankincense, ylang-ylang, and blue tansy essential oils, as well as shea butter and other moisturizing agents. These ingredients work together to hydrate, soothe, and protect the delicate skin around your eyes, promoting a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
To use the doTERRA Anti-Aging Eye Cream, simply apply a small amount to your fingertips and gently pat it onto the skin around your eyes, taking care not to tug or pull at the skin. Use it twice daily as part of your regular skincare routine, both in the morning and before bed.
By incorporating the doTERRA Anti-Aging Eye Cream into your skincare routine, you can help to nourish and protect the delicate skin around your eyes, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Step 7: Moisturizer
After applying a serum, it's essential to lock in all that nourishment and hydration with a good moisturizer. When it comes to choosing a moisturizer, it's important to find one that's suitable for your skin type.
For those with dry or mature skin, the doTERRA Hydrating Cream is an excellent choice. This cream is packed with essential oils and natural extracts that help to hydrate and nourish your skin, leaving it looking soft and supple. I use the hydrating cream in the winter when my skin is a little dryer.
The Verage moisturizer is the most versatile for all skin types and provides the perfect amount of light moisturizer without feeling heavy or oily. I like to use the lighter verage moisturizer in the summer.
For those with oily and acne-prone skin, the doTERRA HD Clear Facial Lotion is a great choice. This lightweight, non-greasy lotion contains essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, and Geranium that are known for their purifying and calming properties. It helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and control excess oil production while providing hydration to the skin. Apply this lotion in the morning and night after cleansing and toning.
Step 8: Sunscreen
Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is important year-round, not just during the summer months. That's why adding a mineral-based sunscreen to your skincare routine can be a great way to keep your skin healthy and protected.
The doTERRA Mineral Sunscreen is a great option for both face and body protection. This sunscreen is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, a mineral that provides broad-spectrum sun protection without leaving a white cast on the skin. It is also water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it a great option for outdoor activities.
In addition to sun protection, the doTERRA Mineral Sunscreen is also infused with essential oils like helichrysum and lavender, which help to soothe and nourish the skin. It also contains other natural ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil, which help to moisturize and protect the skin from environmental stressors.
The lightweight formula of this sunscreen makes it easy to wear alone or under makeup, and it doesn't leave an oily residue on the skin or a white caste. Plus, the larger 5 oz bottle makes it easy to use on both the face and body.
By incorporating a mineral-based sunscreen like the doTERRA Mineral Sunscreen into your skincare routine, you can help to protect your skin from sun damage while also enjoying the added benefits of essential oils and natural ingredients.
In addition to your daily skincare routine, incorporating weekly treatments can be a great way to give your skin an extra boost. Here are two doTERRA skincare treatments that you can use on a weekly basis:
Reveal Facial System:
This is a two-part exfoliation system that helps to gently remove dead skin cells and reveal smoother, brighter skin. The first step is a refining polish that uses natural microbeads to gently exfoliate the skin, while the second step is a peptide-rich activating serum that helps to soothe and nourish the skin.
This is a personal favorite for me and replaced my monthly Microderm abrasion treatments at the skin clinic!
The Reveal Facial System is a great option for those looking for a more intense exfoliation experience. It can be used once or twice a week, depending on your skin type and needs. With regular use, this system can help to improve the overall texture and tone of your skin.
Detoxifying Mud Mask:
This mask is designed to help clarify and detoxify the skin, drawing out impurities and leaving the skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It is made with natural ingredients like sea clay, eucalyptus, and basil, which help to purify and soothe the skin.
The Detoxifying Mud Mask is a great option for those with oily or acne-prone skin, as it helps to regulate oil production and minimize the appearance of pores. It can be used once a week as a full-face mask, or as a spot treatment on individual blemishes overnight.
In addition to its skincare benefits, the Detoxifying Mud Mask can also be used as a detoxifying treatment for your underarms. Simply apply a small amount to your armpits and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing off. This can help to remove impurities and bacteria that can cause body odor.
doTERRA also offers two supplements that can support your skin health from the inside out. The Yarrow|POM Beauty Capsules and the MetaPWR Advantage Collagen are both designed to provide the nutrients your skin needs to look and feel its best.
Yarrow|POM Beauty Capsules
Yarrow|POM beauty capsules are a supplement that contains a blend of yarrow essential oil and pomegranate seed oil. These capsules are designed to promote healthy skin from the inside out by supporting cellular function, protecting against oxidative stress, and providing antioxidant benefits.
Yarrow essential oil is known for its soothing and rejuvenating properties for the skin, while pomegranate seed oil is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that nourish and protect the skin. Together, these ingredients work to support the overall health and appearance of the skin.
MetaPWR Advantage Collagen
MetaPWR Advantage Collagen is a supplement designed to support healthy skin, hair, nails, and joints. It contains a unique blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C, which work together to promote skin elasticity, hydration, and firmness. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and plays a crucial role in maintaining skin health, but its production decreases as we age. By supplementing with collagen, we can help replenish the body's natural supply and support healthy, glowing skin. Bonus, MetaPWR's benefits go far beyond skin health. You can learn about all the benefits of MetPWR here
In addition to collagen, MetaPWR Advantage Collagen also contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps retain moisture in the skin. Hyaluronic acid can help improve skin hydration, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a plumper, more youthful complexion.
MetaPWR Advantage Collagen is also formulated with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin against damage from free radicals, which can cause premature aging. Vitamin C also plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis, making it an essential nutrient for healthy skin.
A toxin-free skin care routine is essential for maintaining healthy and vibrant skin. doTERRA offers a wide range of natural and effective skin care products that can support your skin health and beauty goals. By incorporating the Yarrow|POM Essential Oil, the HD Clear Topical Blend, the Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend, and doTERRA's other high-quality skin care products into your daily routine, you can achieve glowing, youthful-looking skin that radiates health and vitality.
If I could only pick 2 products from this skin care routine that would make the largest difference in your skin care routine it would be the Yarrow|POM oil and MetaPWR Advantage Collagen. If you are an absolute skin care minimalist, start by incorporating these 2 products into your skincare routine to see the biggest change.
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