LOC Method – Is it good for the skin?
Liquid, Oil, Cream – in that order. We have heard of this method for keeping the hair healthy and hydrated but does the same method work for the skin? The process looks a little like this: Water or water-based leave in conditioner, followed by a light yet beneficial oil of choice and sealed with a cream moisturizer or hair butter. The thought process behind the LOC method, or at least to me, is the water opens up the cuticle of the hair to allow the oil to get deep into the shaft and the cream seals the benefits of the oil into the shaft of the hair while hydrating the perimeter. Sounds great, right?
So, let’s revisit the title of this blog post: LOC Method – is it good for the skin? Short answer, yes! One thing the skin needs more than anything else is hydration and moisture – and this goes for EVERY skin type (especially oily). To be able to not only give the skin that needed hydration, but also lock it in for longevity will help it to stay supple and soft. That deep hydration will prevent dryness and excessive oil production, which will also prevent layers of dead skin cells, clogged pores, breakouts, etc.
Here is how to apply the LOC method to you skin care routine:
After cleansing and rinsing, pat face dry but leave a slight bit of moisture. You can also apply a wet towel to the face to make sure the pores are open and ready to receive the oil and mist the skin with a balancing toner (Juniper Berry + Tea Tree Balancing Toner). This will prep the skin and have it moist but not too wet. Next, apply your facial oil of choice and gently massage into the skin in an up and out motion. The type you choose depends on what your particular skin needs. When in doubt, go with the Willow Bark + Vitamin E Balancing Facial Oil. This facial oil is light and absorbs quickly, mimics the skin’s natural sebum and also helps to prevent breakouts deep within. Follow that oil application with another round of the hot towel to ensure the level of penetration desired. Lastly, apply a cream moisturizer or face butter to the skin to lock the oil into the deeper layer of the epidermis (Recommended: Silk Milk Anti-Aging Moisturizer or Underglow Face + Body Butter).
Talk about hydration to the MAX! If you decide to try this method, leave a comment and let us know how it worked for you. Until next time…