Let’s talk about skin for a minute. I mean, I’m pretty sure I am not the only girl or maybe even boy who would love to have that perfaect-snapchat filter-selfie-glowing skin.
aIf you have read my previous posts and know about my african black soap routine, then you should already know that my skin is almost getting there (laughs out loud, I want to believe so).
So I’m already fighting off the acne and everything else, now what?
I need to moisturise. If you have tried african black soap before, then you should know that it leaves your skin feeling a bit dried and super stretched. It is only important that you make it flexible right? And of course, you can do it with whatever vegetable oil you prefer or whichever one your skin likes best.
This month is all about macadamia for me. Macadamia on my hair and skin all the way. I have been testing how well it works for me and so far my hair loves it and my skin does not seem to mind it. It has a pleasant nutty smell.
Lately, I prefer to moisturise my face with some oil during the night. If you did not know, Mozambique is an extremely hot country, now imagine, sun and oil. I know you see the suffering, believe me, you do not want to try it, you’ll blind everyone with your shine.
I take those round cotton pads after I have washed my face with the black soap and let a few drops of the oil fall on the pad. Then I rub the pads with the oil on my face in circular motion. Avoid doing it by hand because you cannot see how dirty your hands might be.
All done, easy as pie I know. Right after that, into bed you go.
Now, why macadamia?
- Macadamia oil is light, so when absorbed by the skin, it does not feel greasy.
- It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, which are very moisturising, regenerating and softening on the skin.
- These fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Then there is the Omega 6, which helps restore the skin’s barrier function and reduce water loss.
- Omega 7 too, which is an active anti-microbial that is found naturally in youthful skin, reduces wrinkles, weathered skin and fine lines.
- It slows down signs of ageing, improves appearance of scars, sunburn and other minor skin irritations.
So why not Macadamia nut oil?
Did you know macadamia oil was this good to our skin? Do you ever include it into your beauty routine?