Skin Care For Your Skin Type

Seed to Seal

Many companies don’t build from scratch. They purchase products and then turn those products into their own products. 

Young Living is very different in that it monitors the process in its plant-based products from seed all the way to seal. 

The company abides by very strict guidelines to fulfill this seed to seal promise to us.  This seed to seal promise is very important because it ensures the top-notch quality and effectiveness of each product.

By YL owning their own farms or requiring their sister/partner farms to abide by their strict guidelines of…

  • starting with the best seeds
  • using no harmful chemicals
  • hand weeding
  • harvesting at peak times
  • distilling on site
  • and testing minimally three times before sending products off to us

…they are giving us products of the highest quality, making them more effective when we use them.


Safety & Usage

The best part about plant-based products is that there isn’t too much to teach about safety and usage. 

Like with any new products, test a small area of your skin to see how it responds to the product. If there is no redness or irritation to the skin, follow the steps on the packaging for application. 

If you apply essential oils to your face, please dilute a drop or two into a small amount of skin care product or carrier oil in your hand. Mix well and then apply.


Skin Tips

The way your skin appears can be caused by genes and behavior. 

While genes do play a role, using the right products at the right time can support some of the transformation your skin is programmed to make. 

There are 7 signs of aging. Here are some tips to help keep your youthful appearance. 

  • Focus on supporting your skin at any age. 
  • Limit sun exposure with Young Living’s 10 or 50 SPF sunscreen or staying covered outside.
  • Limit stress by deep breathing, exercising, and using aromatherapy.
  • Wash your face before going to sleep.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Use high quality natural products – everything from Young Living falls under this category.
  • Give your skin the nutrition it needs from daily moisturizers and stay hydrated with plenty of water. 
  • Sudden diet changes: Sugar damages proteins, like collagen that makes your skin stay tight. Go ahead, eat that candy bar. But it may give you more wrinkles! Stick to eating healthy unprocessed food if you want to keep your youthful skin.

What type of skin do you have? 

Normal

  • Firm, supple, equal balance

Oily

  • Large pores, easily developing blemishes, maintains its youthful appearance well 

Dry

  • Scaly, lacking natural oils, sensitive – especially in harsh weather 

Combination

  • Dry skin with shiny oily areas (forehead, chin, nose), difficult to maintain

Mature

  • Loses its elasticity, prone to wrinkles and damage, needs hydration and nourishment.

Steps To Every Skincare Routine

While the products you use may change based on your skin type, the number of steps doesn’t change. 

Asian cultures are much more likely to incorporate a long list of steps to ensure the skin is healthy and beautiful. Western culture is always on the go and limits their recommended skin care products to three. 

But five – six steps is where the magic happens! 

Don’t skip these steps as they are all important to creating beautiful radiant skin. 

  1. Cleansing: Cleanse two times daily with lukewarm water and finish with cold water. It’s important to remove dirt creating a clean canvas for the rest of your routine.
  2. Exfoliating: Removes dead skin cells to reveal younger cells and give the skin a smooth and youthful appearance. Always do this after cleansing and only 2 times a week.
  3. Toning: Cleansing and exfoliating disturbs the pH of the skin. Use a toner after cleansing to balance the pH. This helps to minimize the appearance of pores and give a toned or plump look.  
  4. Restoring: Restoring the skin is a critical part in helping the skin retain moisture and it helps increase the appearance of skin radiance. Renewal Serum serves this function.
  5. Moisturizing: Apply right after the Renewal Serum (a restoring product) to lock it into the skin. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and provides a barrier to protect the skin. 
  6. Refine and Pamper: Do this once or twice a week. Use a mask to lock in even moisture and radiance.

Throughout the rest of the post, I will recommend routines using specific products based on skin type. Many Young Living products can be used for different skin types. Pay attention to the qualities of individual products to determine if they are ones you want to incorporate into your routine.


Cleansing

ART Gentle Cleanser 

A foaming cleanser that works well for all skin types.  This combines Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lemon, Melissa, and Lavender essential oils for a soothing, cooling, relaxing combination on your skin. It also removes dirt, oil, make-up and impurities, and supports the skin’s natural pH.

Orange Blossom Facial Wash

The Orange Blossom Facial Wash does contain MSM, a sulfur component, which is drying and therefore makes this product line great for oily skin. The wolfberry seeds promote hydration, the Calendula extract conditions the skin, and the St John’s extract helps with minor skin imperfections.  The Orange blossom extract acts as a skin emollient.

Charcoal Bar Soap

The Charcoal Bar Soap is good for combination, oily, or acne-prone skin because it pulls out dirt and impurities without stripping the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This helps maintain a clear, healthy-looking complexion. Use this on your face or your entire body! 

DIY Cleanser (no foam, no lather)

1 fresh plum

3 Tbs water

1 Tbs apple cider vinegar

1 Tbs honey

2-3 drops of Lavender eo

Chop the plum into small pieces and bring to a boil with all ingredients except Lavender. Simmer for 10 minutes. Blend in a food processor and leave to cool. Add 2-3 drops of Lavender oil. Apply to face and gently massage in. Rinse with water. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Exfoliating

Satin Facial Scrub, Mint

This smells AMAZING! It contains Peppermint essential oil along with jojoba oil, mango butter, MSM, and aloe.  Works to remove layers of dead skin cells, draw impurities from the skin, minimize the appearance of pores, and give a fresh, rejuvenated look.

Poppy Seed Lip Scrub

How many of you actually exfoliate your lips?? Yeah . . . I didn’t think so! =) Honestly, this isn’t something I think about much either.  Thankfully, YL didn’t forget about giving our lips the TLC they deserve!

Made with four different types of butters – cocoa, mango, avocado, and shea – your lips have no choice but to be left feeling smooth and soft.  Massage it in a circular motion, and the poppy seeds and moisturizing formula will gently exfoliate and cleanse to help remove dry skin, creating a flawless finish for your Savvy lipstick or gloss.


Toning

ART Refreshing Toner

I love how good it smells and that it does not dry out my skin at all like other toners I have used. 

This product combines Peppermint, Frankincense, Lavender, Melissa, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Lemon essential oils with Aloe vera, Orchis mascula flower extract, Witch Hazel, green tea extract and more to balance your skin’s pH. 

It will make your pores appear smaller and create the appearance of toned skin! YAY!


Restoring

ART Renewal Serum

I notice a big improvement in my fine lines when I use this regularly!

More Orchids! In ancient times, orchids were highly valued. Their extract can help keep the skin’s moisture. This serum helps to increase the appearance of skin radiance. The Angelica root gives you a youthful appearance. The Crocus sativus is a great skin conditioner. All the other premium ingredients are formulated to deeply nourish, hydrate, and help maintain a youthful appearance.


Moisturizing

Orange Blossom Moisturizer

Moisturizers aren’t just for dry skin.  The Orange Blossom Moisturizer helps skin maintain optimal moisture balance, controls excess oil and shine, and preps your face for makeup with its natural-looking matte finish, making it perfect for those with oily skin. 

ART Light Moisturizer

ART Light Moisturizer is suitable for all skin types because it works with your skin to retain and maintain proper hydration, which is something we all need. When our cells are properly hydrated, they can better replace themselves which keeps us looking younger longer.  Can I get an ‘AMEN’? 

The ART Intensive Moisturizer

This is perfect for dry or mature skin. It has the combined benefits of the Sandalwood and Boswellia creams. Pracaxi seed oil and blue bird hibiscus leaf extract even skin tone and promote hydration. Stem cells from Apple Fruit extracts and Hibiscus plants help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help the skin feel smoother and more pliable. It contains Hyaluronic acid from fermentation of bacteria, providing a tremendous amount of hydration to your skin. 

Sandalwood Moisture Cream

Another powerhouse moisturizer that promotes younger, healthier skin! This cream contains wolfberry seed oil, Myrrh, Lavender, Sandalwood, and Rosemary, in addition to MSM which softens the skin and promotes elasticity.  The wolfberry has so many amazing benefits for our entire body, but when it comes to our skin, the high level of antioxidants combines with different vitamins and minerals to help reduce acne, promote collagen production and even out skin tone.

Boswellia Wrinkle Cream 

Boswellia Wrinkle Cream also contains wolfberry seed oil along with the essential oils of Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium. These all work together to build collagen, relax facial tension, reduce the effects of sun damage, minimize shine, and minimize and prevent wrinkles.


Refine & Pampering

The ART Creme Masque

Formulated to deeply moisturize skin using an exclusive blend of hyaluronic acid and pure essential oils. 

ART Beauty Mask

This mask was designed with all skin types in mind. Its formula of essential oils and exotic orchid petals is the perfect combination to provide radiant, soft, and hydrated skin. 

Sheerlume 

Tested in Europe,after only 56 days, it was found to significantly improve the appearance of complexion lightness and intensity of dark spots. It contains ingredients like Kakadu Plum as a natural vitamin C, Licorice root extract for a balancing effect, and Madonna Lily for a brightening effect. 

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It takes less than TWO months to have a more even and brighter tone to your skin. 

Wolfberry Eye Cream 

Are you getting an idea yet of how beneficial the wolfberry is for our skin?? Use this eye cream morning and night to help soothe tired eyes and minimize the appearance of fine lines, circles and bags. This is a natural, water-based moisturizer that also contains the essential oils of Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, and Geranium.

DIY Mud Mask

Ingredients:

Bowl for mixing

About 1⁄4 cup mud – enough to cover your face

1 drop Spearmint

1 drop Tea Tree

1 drop Lavender

Directions:

– Apply mask on cleansed skin.

– Leave the mask on the face for at least 15 minutes, or until it dries.

– Avoid facial gestures while the mask is on the face. The mask may crack.

– After 15 minutes, wash off your face with cool water.

DIY Face Oil

Ingredients:

Carrier Oil of your choice (grapeseed, avocado, jojoba, etc.)

8-12 drops of essential oils of choice based on helpful oils for your skin type (which we will get to next).

Directions:

Combine carrier oil and essential oils in a 2 ounce dark glass bottle. Shake gently to combine. Use as needed after washing.


Normal Skin

GOAL: Maintain and balance

The ART line is designed for many skin types and can be a great option for normal skin.  You can get the entire system, which includes the cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.

Daily Routine 

AM

ART Gentle Cleanser 

ART Toner

ART Renewal Serum

ART Light Moisturizer 

PM

ART Gentle Cleanser 

ART Toner

ART Renewal Serum

ART Light Moisturizer

Two times a week

Exfoliate with Satin Facial Scrub, Mint

ART creme masque

Helpful Essential Oils 

Geranium

Roman Chamomile

Sandalwood

Clary Sage

Frankincense


Oily Skin

GOAL: To clean and close pores

The Orange Blossom line is perfect for oily skin. It is mild, making it very gentle for sensitive skin. 

You have the option to use the Charcoal Bar soap in addition to or alternating with the Orange Blossom Facial Wash

Follow with the vegan-friendly Orange Blossom Moisturizer or the ART Light Moisturizer to help skin feel soft. Apply in a gentle circular upward motion. 

Daily Routine: 

AM 

Orange Blossom Face Wash

ART Toner

Renewal Serum

Moisturizer of choice 

PM

Orange Blossom Face Wash

ART Toner

Renewal Serum

Moisturizer of choice 

Two times a week 

Exfoliate with Satin Facial Scrub, Mint

DIY Mud Masque – See #12 for recipe

Helpful Essential Oils 

Cedarwood

Chamomile

Geranium

Lavender


Dry Skin

GOAL: Cool and Hydrate

The Essential Beauty Serum is something we haven’t mentioned yet, but this is a perfect addition for those with dry skin.  The oils in this blend are known for their ability to restore the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Include with this the Art Intensive Moisturizer to provide lasting hydration and the ART Beauty Mask as needed. 

Daily Routine 

AM

DIY Cleanser (no foam, no lather) – See #7 for recipe

ART Toner

Renewal Serum

ART Intensive Moisturizer

PM

ART Gentle Cleanser 

ART Toner

Renewal Serum

Wolfberry Eye cream

Moisturizer 

Two times a week

Exfoliate with Satin Facial Scrub, Mint

ART Beauty Mask as needed 

Helpful Essential Oils 

Geranium

Roman Chamomile

Sandalwood

Clary Sage

Frankincense


Combination Skin

GOAL: To Clean and Hydrate 

Exfoliate with Satin Facial Scrub, Mint and moisturize and renew with the ART Light Moisturizer and Renewal Serum. 

Daily Routine: 

AM

Charcoal bar soap 

ART Toner

Renewal Serum

ART Light Moisturizer 

PM

Gentle Cleanser of choice 

ART Toner

Renewal Serum

ART Light Moisturizer

Two times a week 

Exfoliate with Satin Facial Scrub, Mint

DIY Mud Masque – See #12 for recipe

Essential Beauty Serum

Helpful Essential Oils 

Cedarwood

Chamomile

Geranium

Lavender

Myrrh

Sandalwood


Mature Skin

GOAL: Hydrate, Nourish, Tone 

While you can use either the Orange Blossom or the ART line based on your skin, it is important to incorporate Sheerlume to your daily routine. 

The Sandalwood Moisture Cream and Boswellia Wrinkle Cream are perfect choices for added hydration.

Daily Routine: 

Am 

Cleanser of choice

ART Toner

Renewal Serum

Moisturizer of choice

Sheerlume

PM

Cleanser of choice

ART Toner

Renewal Serum

Hydrating Moisturizer

Sheerlume

Wolfberry Eye Cream 

As needed

Exfoliate with Satin Facial Scrub, Mint

DIY Mud Masque – See #12 for recipe

Essential Beauty Serum

Helpful Essential Oils 

Clary Sage

Neroli

Palmarosa

Rose

Sandalwood

Frankincense

Patchouli

Myrrh

Lavender


How to order

There are many ways to order your products. One option is to order as a Retail customer. You will spend a lot more money ordering this way so I do not recommend it. 

The best way to order your products is to become a member so you can get all of your products at 24% off and have access to many other membership perks like Essential Rewards. 

Here are your options for getting started as a member.  

You can start with a basic membership for $45 and then add on the products you learned about that would be perfect for your skin type. The Basic kit includes your membership, a bottle of Stress Away, sample of Thieves cleaner and a few other awesome goodies to help you get started.   

You can also start with any of the Premium Starter Kits (Essential Oils, Makeup, NingXia Red, or Thieves) and add on any skin care products you want to try to activate your membership. 

  1. The Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit is valued at over $400 worth of products. You can get this for only $165. It comes with 12 different oils (including Frankincense and Lavender) and a diffuser. 
  2. The Thieves Premium Starter kit is a way to opt for personal care and household cleaning the natural way with no harsh chemicals! 
  3. The Ningxia Red Premium Starter kit will help you take your wellness regimen to the next level with the powerful combination of superfruits and pure essential oils found in Young Living’s NingXia RedⓇ products.  Remember the wolfberry seed oil we talked about? Well, Ningxia Red is made from the whole berry! 
  4. The Savvy Minerals Makeup Premium Starter kit will give you everything you need to make the switch to clean, skin-benefiting makeup products. A perfect complement to your perfect skincare routine!

I want to make sure you get the best deal on everything so make sure you read the content in the next post.


Essential Rewards

While you can join Essential Rewards (ER) at any time, I recommend joining Essential Rewards with your Premium Starter Kit as your first ER order (you will have this option as you create your account). When you use your Premium Starter Kit as your first order, you will get a minimum of $10 back in ER points and a free product.

Ordering on ER is the best way to save money and support your health consistently. 

Perks to ordering through ER 

1)  ER points back for every ER order placed that can be cashed in for free products via Quick Order.

10%* back months 1-3

20%* back months 4-24

25%* back months 25+

*% back is calculated off the PV value of your ER order. Every product has $ amount and a PV amount. It will calculate your total PV in your cart!

2) Free bonus products when you order 100 PV or 190 PV in one order. (See graphic at the bottom for all the freebies this month)

3) Cheaper shipping. 

4) The ability to join YL GO or YL GO+, FREE 2-4 day shipping subscriptions. 

It’s like Amazon Prime but better!

One year of YL GO saves 3x. It is $59 annually and covers 12 ER orders 

or 

One year of YL GO+ saves 10x. It is $129 annually for 12 ER orders and 24 Quick orders (Quick Orders are regular orders outside of your monthly ER. I place these orders to cash in ER points for free products all the time, take advantage of random sales, or ship gifts to others for free.) 

5) You can change the products in your cart every month. 

Every month I buy probiotics, hormone support supplements, NingXia Red and then rotate a lot of the other stuff based on need at that time. 

6) You can change your shipping date every month too. 

If you ordered on the 15th the previous month but want to change the date, you can change your date to earlier or later based on your needs. 

I figure if someone is making the commitment to focus on health, then they will be swapping out toxic products for clean products (laundry detergent, cleaner, personal care products), trying new products (supplements, home care, skin care, makeup, food etc), and replacing products regularly, so, ER is the no-brainer, cost-effective way to be consistent with supporting overall health. 

You can cancel Essential Rewards at any time and even rejoin with no penalty. BUT you will want to cash in your ER points you have acquired through ER orders for free product before you cancel so those points are not lost and wasted. 

Use this link to set up your account and order your Premium Starter Kit. 

LINKS FOR MORE INFO

Essential Rewards Explained – https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/opportunity/essential-rewards

ER shipping subscriptions YL GO & YL GO+ explainedhttps://www.youngliving.com/en_US/opportunity/essential-rewards/ylgo

Product Cataloghttps://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products

Earn income when you share/Business opportunityhttps://www.youngliving.com/en_US/opportunity/products

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