Winter is Coming: Face Oil for Dry Skin

When November rolls around it’s a chance for us to “winterize” our routines. This happens through our wardrobe (hello cable knit sweaters and cozy socks), our food (stew and roasted veggies on repeat) and our skincare (moisture, moisture, moisture).

We honestly think the most important adjustment to make for winter is reevaluating your skincare routine. A change in seasons is the perfect time to check in with your skin and see how the weather might be influencing the level of moisture you need. We commonly find that when winter hits, our skin inevitably gets drier. Then those dry areas start to flake, which starts an unfortunate chain reaction of flaking, trying to cover up said “flakes” with makeup, and somehow becoming even flakier. Winter skin is thirsty skin, which is why we’ve put together this super hydrating face oil formula—to make sure your skin stays flake-free and dewy over these next few months.

If you’re unfamiliar with our 3-step system for creating a custom face oil, you can learn more about it here. This formula is meant to provide you with some inspo, so you can start thinking about what face oils you’ll want to make when our base and complex oils launch next week.

Dewy Skin Face Oil Formula:

Base Oil
13 full droppers Jojoba Oil

Complex Oils
3 full droppers Meadowfoam Seed Oil
3 full droppers Blueberry Seed Oil

Essential Oils
5 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

Why we chose them: We picked Jojoba for our base oil because it’s super nourishing. It naturally mimics the skin’s oils, which means it sinks in easily while remaining deeply hydrating. It’s the equivalent of layering up with cashmere—super effective without being too heavy. For our complex oils, we went with Meadowfoam Seed, which adds a pillowy softeness to the face, and Blueberry Seed, which is super conditioning and packed with antioxidants. Both are great for rejuvenating tired, dry and dull skin. As for our essential oils, we chose Ylang Ylang because it smells amazing and is deeply hydrating. We also added Frankincense because it can help with fine lines and nourishes dry skin.

Directions: Mix all oils together in a 15 ml dropper bottle. To apply, add 5-6 drops of your custom face oil to your palms and massage into your face. You can also add 2-3 drops to your current moisturizer for an extra hydrating boost.

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