A clean, bright and acne/blackheads free skin is the elusive goal of any woman -Man also- looking to get a prettier face. It happens that there are many methods which can allow you this, but each one with advantages and drawbacks.
As health enthusiasts, we keep looking for the most natural and effective methods to enhance our lives and the life of our beloved ones. As a matter of fact we decided to dive into the sea of oil cleansing which will help you get the skin you always wanted.
What you will learn:
- What is oil cleansing?
- why using oil?
- How To Pick The Right Oil?
- How to do the Oil cleansing method?
People are often skeptical to try this natural solution at the beginning, since the idea of putting oil to clean the skin – which may be already oily – is a bit weird. but let me say that it works very effectively, here is why:
What is oil cleansing?
The basic concept of oil cleansing refers to using a combination of specific oils to naturally balance the skin’s oils. This will help you get a much more moisturized and clean skin, which is better than using commercial products that may harm your skin in a way or another. This notion is so simple as quoted from www.theoilcleansingmethod.com:
“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. Should you need it, the smallest drop of the same oil formula patted over damp skin will provide the necessary lubrication to keep your skin from over-compensating in oil production”
why using oil?
People tend to forget one important rule of chemistry, which is “like dissolves like” and this means that the used oil will help to balance oil levels on your skin by dissolving and breaking it down.
Using oil as beauty ally has been a tradition for thousands of years. Many civilizations used it for its great benefits. So don’t be afraid of using oil on your face. The natural oils will not bring you acne, blackheads or Pimples. These are the result of many different factors such as : hormones and bacteria. Your skin naturally benefits from the oil produced by your body. Therefore having an oily skin is not something unnatural. Oil is also needed to allow your largest organ to function properly.
Applying natural oils to balance the oil production of your body will not only clean your skin but will also help lubricate, moisturize, heal and protect it so that it can function properly. And that means beautiful, clear and glowing.
How To Pick The Right Oil?
In general any natural oils can work fine. Yet most people prefer using Castor oil, since it has strong anti-inflammatory properties, but can also heal and cleanse, which is the main reason why natural beauty experts suggest it for the oil cleansing method. Another reason why Castor oil is very used is because it is naturally astringent so it will pull impurities effectively from your skin, which makes it perfect for oily and even dry skin.
Since Castor oil has very potent cleansing properties, using it alone may leave you with dry skin. To avoid this , we need to dilute it with another oil, which must be thinner in consistency, but not less nutrient to the skin. Olive oil is my personal choice, since I have it all the time at home. But some people prefer using Sunflower Seed or safflower oil.
If you can’t use Castor oil as a primary oil for any reason, you can use hazelnut oil. Extra-virgin coconut oil also works fine.
Here is some suggestions for making your blend (I’m choosing Castor and olive oil as an example):
- Oily Skin: Try a blend of 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil.
- Balanced Skin: Try a blend of 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil.
- Dry Skin: Try a blend of 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil.
The Oil Cleansing Method
To explain the method, there is nothing better than a video. Here is a tutorial by Kendra Atkins showing how to cleanse your skin with oil:
So this is it! After reading the article are you still afraid of oil cleansing? if you do and you are still hesitant, we would love to learn about your concerns.