Treating blemished, troubled skin with pure plant oils is completely logical. Please go with me on this one.
Adding oil to already oily skin might seem contradictory, but it actually works brilliantly to calm, soothe, soften and heal. It’s all about gently coaxing unhappy skin back to glowing health.
Breakouts are the most obvious sign that skin is stressed out and unsettled. Spots, blocked pores and blackheads are all indications that skin is congested and overwhelmed. The causes can be hormonal, emotional, nutritional or environmental, but whatever they are, your skin will benefit from gently treated with the Votary Clarifying range.
Harsh, abrasive products are not the answer because they dehydrate the skin and stress it even further. The logic of using plant oils is based on the fact that they work with the skin, not against it. They help to balance out sebum levels without dehydrating your skin or triggering it into overdrive. Your skin is nourished rather than punished. And here’s the reason why; natural plant oils have a biological affinity with the skin. They encourage the skin to produce only the amount of oil that it needs rather than causing a ramping-up of sebum production as a defensive action. Plant oils promotes healing by gently delivering a combination of essential fatty acids, vitamins and appropriate hydration to your skin.
Cleansing your face with an oil-based cleanser means you can clean your face really properly, removing surface grime, pollution and dead skin cells. It gives you the first crucial step towards healthy, happy skin. Over time, production of sebum will self-correct, tone will be restored, and your skin will feel softer and smoother. Massaging Votary pure plant oils into your face also boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage, speeds up healing and gives you the gorgeous Votary glow. It’s a total win-win.
I’m not the only one to be shouting this from the rooftops. We get so much feedback from Votarists who have transformed their skin with our Clarifying range.
Here’s what some of them have had to say:
‘Together these products have healed and treated my skin whilst nourishing it and preventing it from getting dry like other products have done in the past. I would not be without these now.’
‘This is just bliss. It’s super lightweight and does the job fantastically.’
‘It smells lovely and natural, feels really hydrating and doesn’t dry your skin out.’
‘My skin looks flawless. No blackheads.’
‘My skin is more balanced and areas of my face that used to be shiny with oil are now soft and smooth.’
‘I never thought an oil product would do anything but it really has reduced the size of my spot in a gentle but effective way. It hasn’t dried out my skin which means it’s easier to cover with concealer.’
For three simple, natural steps to blemish-free skin, here’s all you need to do…
1. Cleanse deeply with Clarifying Cleansing Oil with Rosemary and Oat
The reason an oil cleansing routine is so good is because it cleans your skin really thoroughly and deeply without making it dry and tight. Hero ingredients are rice bran oil and oat oil which are lightweight and soothing. Rosemary and bergamot are naturally antiseptic. Take two to three pumps and massage gently into your skin, using light, circular motions to work into your pores. Add a little water if you like. Wet your face cloth, wring it out, and layer it to your face, allowing the warmth to be absorbed by your skin. Then, smooth away every trace of makeup, grime, and excess sebum. The face cloth adds additional gentle exfoliation without abrasion, which means dull, dead skin doesn’t block up pores and cause blemishes in the future. Fresh, calm skin can glow through. Double cleanse any areas of chronic breakout, particularly if you’ve worn heavy makeup or a thick SPF. Finish by splashing your face with cool water and patting dry with a clean, fresh towel. (For scrupulous hygiene, use the face cloth only once, and wash it at 60 degrees to guarantee it’s perfectly clean for next time.)
2. Heal with Blemish Rescue Oil
Blemishes disappear so much faster if you don’t dry them out.Votary Blemish Rescue Oil contains salicylic acid from the wintergreen plant, and tamunu oil. The salicylic acid deals with dead, flaky skin, and the tamanu calms and soothes. Redness and inflammation is calmed. Healing is accelerated, and scarring and marking is minimised. Your skin stays soft rather than becoming scaly or peeling. Simply dot a drop onto a blemish and massage gently. Use throughout the day – even on top of make up – for speedy healing.
3. Hydrate with Clarifying Facial Oil with Clary Sage Peach Oil
All skin needs moisture, and oily, over-active skin needs light, easily-absorbed hydration to soothe, balance and protect. Votary Clary Sage and Peach Facial Oil contains rice bran and oat extract to neutralise redness and irritation. Rosemary, clary sage and bergamot oils keep everything really clean. Peach kernel oil adds hydration without blocking pores, and doesn’t overload the skin. Clary Sage oil is naturally astringent to give break-out prone skin the hydration it needs to be balanced, calm and healthy. After cleansing, massage in three to four drops for fuller, clear, hydrated skin which is matte, smooth, comfortable, and calm.
Putting oil on troubled skin can be really transformational. We have so many customers whose skin has been entirely re-set by switching to plant oil based skincare. Please give it a go if your skin is troubled or blemish prone. You have only your spots to lose…
Love, Arabella x
Read more about our award winning Blemish Rescue oil here.