Looking for a more natural alternative to traditional cleansers? Give this Oil Cleansing Method a try! There are variations for every skin type, so no matter what condition your skin is in this is an option for you.
I am a big believer in rotating your beauty products and though I love the skin care line, I also like to make my own.
Obviously washing your face is important. It get’s rid of make-up, dead cells and even pollution. It is important - especially as we age - to get rid of oil and grime without stripping the skin of it’s natural oils. Many cleansers contain sulfates which can be drying and irritating and also may be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogen. We also wand to avoid polyethylene glycols, sulfates and propylene glycol.
One of my favorite ways of cleaning my face? Oil Washing! It is free of drying ingredients and helps to balance the skins natural production of oil.
To use this method, massage the oils into yours skin and place a warm washcloth on your face until it cools. Then rinse! No need to tone or moisturize unless you want to!
Oil Cleansing Method Oils to Consider:
Jojoba (all skin types but especially acne prone)
Sweet almond (all skin, oily)
Grapeseed (all skin, oily)
Avocado (dry and aging - this is my favorite oil for oil cleansing.)
Sunflower (all skin)
Apricot Kernel (dry, aging, normal)
Argan (all skin, especially aging)
Tamanu (all skin)
Normal Skin: 1 Part Castor to 1 Part Carrier Oil
Oily Skin: 2 Parts Castor to 1 Part Carrier Oil
Dry Skin:: 1 Part Castor to 2 Parts Carrier Oil
I make up ½ cup at a time and add in 10 drops of essential oils from the list below.
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Best Essential Oils for Skin
Clary Sage (All Types)
Geranium (All Types)
Lavender (All Types)
Myrhh (Dry, Aging/Wrinkles)
Roman Chamomile (All Types)
Sandalwood (Dry, Aging/Wrinkles)
Juniper Berry (Acne)