Well if you didn’t think I was crazy before, you surely will when you begin to read this post, but bear with me and keep an open mind. I’m about to ask you to wash oil off your face using (wait for it) oil. I PROMISE you will love this. It is ah-mazing.
I started to use oil to wash my face years ago and when my last bottle ($30 2 ounce bottle mind you) fell in my shower and broke I decided right then and there that I could make this at home for 1/4 the cost and all of the same benefits. And after working on this recipe and finally finding the right blend, I have had more people comment on how good my skin looks than I have had in years.
This recipe came to be after researching the oil cleansing method explained in great detail at http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/
To sum it up: oil dissolves oil. Plus it moisturizes and is much more gentle on your skin than using soap.
And did you know that the oil your skin produces is actually your body’s way of cleansing/detoxifying itself? So if your skin is ridiculously oily or if you are prone to acne the best way to treat your skin it to take a hard look at your diet and your skin care routine. The health of your skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside. This is another great reason to consider eating a clean diet and to try to limit yourself from extra environmental toxins.
Here is how you make your life changing face serum (Okay–I know I am selling this a little too hard–I’ll back off now):
Since there are so many options and sizes for containers I broke this down into parts as a form of measurement to help make this easier for you.
2/3 parts castor oil
1/3 parts avocado or jojoba oil
3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil (I love orange and eucalyptus)
Pour ingredients into a glass container (I use a dark 1.5 ounce bottle with a dropper as you only need a few drops to wash your entire face).
For best results, warm a washcloth and lay it over your face for 10-15 seconds to wake up your skin. Put 3-4 drops of the face serum onto your finger tips and massage into your face. Using warm water and your washcloth, lightly rub the washcloth over your face to remove the oils. I like to do this in the shower. The warm water and steam from the shower work great to help open your pores. An extra bonus with using this method of skin care is that your face is going to feel so soft and moisturized after doing this and you will most likely not need to follow up with a lotion.
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