This is my very first post and I’m super excited after months of trying products and blog designs and writing up reviews -thanks to everyone who gave me creative input! I thought I’d start off with products that refer to my blog’s name.
One of my favorite products of all time is Jasön Organic Aloe Vera Oil which consists of only sunflower oil and aloe vera barbensis gel. Oil is such an effective and simple skin care product that benefits any skin type. I am using it for many years now and it helped me successfully fight fine lines and dryness. About five years ago I was living in Southern California and realized that over the summer I had developed very dry skin and lines on my forehead. Aloe vera plants were growing everywhere around my house and one day I decided to go aloe vera picking. I filled the fresh gel in cosmetic bottles and started a routine of putting it on my face and body about twice a day. My dry lines completely disappeared – until now (!!) and this is one of the reasons why I had to name this blog Ginger & Aloe (I’ll tell you about the ginger part later). Back in Germany I wasn’t able to get fresh aloe vera and all the gels that I found there contained artificial, colors, fragrances and other not-so-natural ingredients. Looking for a substitute I found Jasön. It actually lasts a long time and the price at $ 6.39 is very inexpensive compared to other organic oils.
Have oily skin? Oil is actually the best cleanser for you, I have combination skin and I find that oil balances out the skin and fights breakouts. I know it sounds odd to use oil on oily skin, but breakouts are normally not a cause of too much oil but bacteria and dirt in the pores and hormone changes. In fact, oil dissolves oil! Try this oil cleansing method:
Oil cleanse: you need a muslin cloth, aloe vera oil (or regular sunflower or olive oil), and castor oil, which comes from the castor bean and has cleaning and anti-bacterial properties. Wash your face and take off your make up with a cotton pad and some oil. Apply castor oil all over your face and neck. To open and clean out your pores, lay a muslin cloth bathed in hot water on your face for a minute then wipe the oil away. Your pores should be open and clean now and you can apply aloe vera or any other oil. Depending what effect you want and how dry your skin is, you can either leave the oil on or wipe it off after a few minutes.