Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DIY To Make Your Lotion More Moisturizing!

Hi Shine and Sparkle Readers,

Thank you so much for tuning into this week's quick tip!  Do you have a lotion for your body or face that you wish would hydrate your skin more?  Did you buy a lotion that just doesn't seem to do much?  Here is my life changing tip to get the most benefit out of your lotions/moisturizers:

Add A Few Drops Of Your Favorite Pure Oil!
Depending on the dryness and how large an area you want to moisturize, experiment with adding a few drops of oil to your lotions.  This also works with hair serums! The most important thing is to make sure the oil has preferably only one ingredient--oil. Organic and fragrance free are best.  However, if you can't find certain oils fragrance free or organic, this will still work.

Also, start with only 1-2 drops of oil and see how you like the results.  You may want to add more or less depending on you skin type and condition.

Quick Warning:  If you plan to use make-up over your moisturizer, you might want to skip this tip because oils break down make-up.  This could lead to your make-up easily smudging or reacting strangely.

Suggested Oils:

  • Argan Oil (My favorite!)
  • Coconut Oil (My second favorite!)
  • Olive Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil (This is often vitamin E suspended in soybean oil, so it's not my first choice, but it does work).
Hooray! Now you have a little tip on how to quickly make your skin that much more moisturized.

As Always,

Shine & Sparkle!

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