How (and why) to include an oil cleansing method in your skin care routine

Charlynn Avery, Aura Cacia Aromatherapist

Charylnn Avery

By Charlynn Avery

It might sound contrary to conventional skin care advice, but an oil cleansing method is one of the best ways to improve the look and feel of your skin. This routine gently exfoliates your skin, without using abrasive or synthetic ingredients. All skin types can benefit from this practice, which will give you a healthy, radiant glow. In my experience, you will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin.

Natural oils act as emollients and maintain the soft, smooth and youthful appearance of your skin. They also are nutrient dense, absorb readily, and (when used appropriately) don’t attract bacteria to the skin. Gentle massage and steam also are part of an oil cleansing method – it is not just about the oil. Continue reading

Simplicity is the Secret to a Natural Glow


Charlynn Avery is an aromatherapist and educator for Aura Cacia.

By Charlynn Avery, Aura Cacia aromatherapist and educator

Beautiful skin is something many of us desire. However, we often believe that to have glowing skin, we need to buy expensive creams with long lists of complicated (and sometimes potentially harmful) ingredients. Our skin is our largest organ, and an indicator of our health, so we should approach its care naturally, safely and with simplicity. Switching to a simpler regimen can benefit your skin, your wallet and the environment. To make it easier for you, here are some of the skin care questions I’m most commonly asked. Continue reading