Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Skin Regime Experiment #1

I have dry skin.  So I'm forever on the search for a favorite moisturizer for my face.  I found the ultimate of ultimate a few years ago.  I had attended a fancy affair at a Los Angeles studio, and there was a spa room offering quick manicures and massages and the such, and I snagged a few free samples of the different products that served as table decoration in huge bowls, and to my delight...

... I fell in love with Carita -- a little cloud of a cream tucked in a charming light pink jar.  If Heaven came with a screw-top lid, this was it, with its barely floral smell and uncannily light feel.   Of course, the sample went quickly as the charming jar was even more charming because of its dainty size no bigger than a quarter.  And although I had a gut feeling that Heaven in a Jar was pricey, as it should be, I was willing to take the plunge and commit.  After all, I felt rich just by having it on my face, and heck, it was my s-k-i-n.  I was going to have this s-k-i-n f-o-r-e-v-e-r.

But, with all my love and optimism, I was not prepared for a price tag of $350 a jar.  A small jar.

That was a plunge a little too deep for little ol' moi...  I congratulated myself on my good taste, and reluctantly moved on.

But after trying product after product with only mediocre results, and also wanting to go for the most natural and enviro-friendly of moisturizers out there, I turned to my kitchen cupboard.

Olive oil.

I had been using it in the sun on some dreamy California beach days, discovering that it had some natural sunscreen properties.  (Please try this at your own risk.)  And it dawned on me how moisturizing it was as well.

So at night, after splashing my face with water and sometimes washing it, I just put a bit (doesn't take much at all) on my face and neck, and while some folks may hate the greasiness, I've gotten a little used to it, and the result is SOFT.

It's only been a few weeks, and it's been inconsistent, but so far, I'm pretty inspired!  I mean, maybe skin care doesn't have to be so complicated.  I did the most minute of research and found an article singing its praises:  http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/beauty-and-olive-oil 

I'll keep you posted on the results.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, how's the olive oil regiment working for you?