I saw a documentary this past weekend about the oceans and how they’re being overfished. The answer to fixing the problem was to leave it alone. The ocean can balance itself out, we just need to get out of its way.
Pretty amazing, right?
As humans, we like to try to “fix” things. "Dry skin? Add moisture!" "Oily skin? Control it!" But, there is a force at work in this world that is more powerful and magical than anything we can create. That force is nature.
As modern humans in the world, we ask a lot of our skin.
On its surface, we apply chemicals (many not found in nature) from cleansers, makeup and other skin products.
Outside, it’s exposed to fumes, soot and grime, as well as extreme fluctuations in temperature (hello A/C and heating!)
And, even with a generally normal diet, we subject it to sugars and foods that cause inflammation.
But still, our skin is always trying to find balance. The skin really does know how to heal itself. Sometimes it just needs a break.
When we created Avoila Nourishing Face Oil (even before we had a name for it) Kristy and I started using it obsessively. It quickly replaced many of our skincare products. Which is exactly what our skin wanted! Sometimes we used a bit more of our face oil, somedays a bit less depending on how our skin felt. We listened to our skin and our skin responded beautifully.
That’s when Kristy and I started really thinking about minimal skincare and wanted to share this idea with you all.
When you stop using many different products on your skin, you start to develop what we call "skintuition."
We all know about intuition. Especially as a female. Female intuition, mother’s intuition — we all pretty much agree on the existence of this superpower. (I swear my mother’s intuition was super-natural. For years I tried to figure out where exactly those eyes on the back of her head were hidden.)
Skintuition is paying attention to your skin so you can more intuitively tell what your skin needs.
Avoila Nourishing Face Oil works because the ingredients don’t ask anything of your skin. The oil doesn’t try to change your skin. It simply supports the skin in its natural function, to become the best it can be.
Some of the ways it supports the skin in its natural function include nutrients that:
- Carry cell-rebuilding nutrients
- Stimulate the production of new cells
- Calm inflammation
- Battle oxidative stress
- Help it to fight off free radicals.
Doesn’t it make sense that that is what your skin needs and wants to do it’s best work??
What is your skin telling you? Answer in the comments below!