you want me to use oil on my face to clear it up? what are you crazy?
sorry that was a bit cheesy....but whatevs
yesterday i was catching up on some reading on notmartha.org and nestled in one of her beauty tips link posts i spotted a blurb about this natural method to get acne-free and healthy looking skin.....ok i'll bite. The link took me to "The Oil Cleansing Method" webpage.
Go and read it....i know its long but its got lots of good info in it. But until you have time to read all of it I will give you a brief summary.
This method says that all the face cleansers, toners, and dirt blasting products we use are actually causing more harm than good. I know most of us know this...but what else are we supposed to do...right? This method states mesaging a combination of Castor Oil and Sunflower Oil (can be subbed for EVOO) and then steaming your face with a hot washcloth will help your skin expel all the nasty stuff and allow your natural oil factories to unplug and work properly. Once your face is doing what its supposed to do your acne will clear up and you will be left with happy skin (yes please)!
So last night after reading this article i marched my self down to the Whole Foods and bought Castor Oil and Sunflower Oil. Total for the smaller bottle of Castor (you only use a little of this-see article for ratios) and the only size i could find of Sunflower Oil (in the Olive Oil section) was right at $10 give or take a few cents. These two bottles will last a long time because you only use a nickle size amount or your mix for each application. So i followed the instructions - mixed my oils per my skin type ratio and oiled up. Kinda weird at first, but I gotta say....
I LOVE THIS!!
Once you wipe your face off it's soft and supple....not greasy or oily. I was able to clean out pores that I normally cant.... and when i woke up this morning my skin looked brighter and was still soft....but not greasy. Please keep in mind I have only tried this once, but I will work this into my normal routine.
I wanted to pass it on just in case someone else out there can benefit from it. Please go read the article all the way through....there are alot of details that i left out that you should read.
Let me know how it works out for you!