The Oil Cleansing Method
“For healthy, beautiful, radiant skin.” Well… I don’t know about that but I have been using this method for a few months now, and I must say my mug is looking better, much better. Less dry, flaky, inflamed, spotty and discoloured. Yes, it was a very sexy time for me. And as far as washing your face goes, I haven’t found a nicer way to do it.
“The basic concept of this skin care and cleansing method is that the oil used to massage your skin will dissolve the oil that has hardened with impurities and found itself stuck in your pores. The steam will open your pores, allowing the oil to be easily removed.” TOCM
What You Need
Oil, Virgin and Cold-pressed work best. My favorites are Olive, Argan, Sunflower and Hazelnut. A washcloth.
Cleanse – Starting with a dirty face (you know you have one) rinse lightly with warm water. Pour 2 teaspoons of chosen oil into the palm of your hand and apply all over your face. Imagine the oil dissolving all that grime and make-up while massaging firmly, always moving upwards, for 3 minutes.
Rinse – Run the hot tap and dunk the washcloth under the hot water until it’s completely soaked. Apply the washcloth to your face and hold it there for 10-15 seconds, allowing the pores to open. Slowly begin to wipe the oil off. Rinse your washcloth and repeat until you’ve wiped all the oil from your skin. Simples!
♥ This method rocks at removing eye make-up and unless I’m totally getting carried away with myself, it really helps to strengthen eyelashes as well.
Ever the advocates of essential oils, adding a drop or two of these little elixirs to your chosen carrier oil will boost your skins individual needs to no end.
Oily Skin: Lemon, Lavender and Grapefruit
Mature Skin: Frankincense, Sandalwood and Carrot Seed
Dry Skin: Rose, Ylang-ylang and Chamomile
Acne-Prone Skin: Tea tree, Geranium and Peppermint
Combination Skin: Lavender and Rose
Sensitive Skin: Jasmine, Neroli and Carrot
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