The Oil Cleansing Method
Clear, glowing healthy skin is a trait that many wish they could have. Some can achieve this characteristic without having to do much of anything. For some it is hard as they have tried everything from various facial cleansers to prescription medications. However there are many natural ways that could benefit your skin, thus making it clear and beautiful. One of the many natural ways that will be discussed is called the oil cleansing method.
Though it may sound weird, the oil cleansing method has shown to significantly improve the skin’s complexion, thus riding the skin of blemishes, bumps and pus filled acne. One may wonder why they should wash their face with oil, if their skin is already oily. However one should wonder, why should they wash their already oily face with a facial cleanser and water. Scientifically oil can not mix with water so you are really not effectively cleaning your face. According to Victoria Anisman-Reiner, a certified clinical aromatherapist and natural medicine feature writer for Suite 101.com, most facial cleansers sold in drug stores contain artificial chemicals and ingredients, even when they state they are natural. With ongoing use, these cleansers can be harmful to your organs and injure your skin.
Such cleansers are simply hard on your skin and only contribute to breakouts on your face and body by stripping your skin of essential oils along with bacteria. When these essential oils are lost the body’s reaction is to produce more oils to soothe and lubricate dry skin, leaving you even more prone to acne.
It is a known rule that oil mixes with oil and none the other. Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. According to the oilcleansingmethod.com, oil alone will not cause blemishes. Acne occurs because of the build up of many different factors such as bacteria, dirt, dead skin cells and hormones. Your skin needs the oil it naturally produces.
Castor oil is a wonderful miracle oil that has many uses from reliving pain, to thickening eyebrow hair, to being used as a birthing aid. Castor oil is a detoxifying oil that when applied to the face with massaging movements, it effectively breaks up the oil. Our face as well as other areas of the body contain sebaceous glands that secrete naturals oils which aids in protecting and moisturizing the skin.
Anisman-Reiner says that all you need to try the oil cleansing method is a washcloth, hot water and the right oils.
First, mix up a blend of extra virgin olive oil and castor oil. Next, massage a small amount of the oils gently into your face. Spend a few minutes rubbing the oils into your forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck.Wring out a washcloth in hot water, and lay it over your face to steam. After a minute, wipe away the oil and any dirt, using the washcloth. Your skin should feel clean, and soft due to a little oil left on the skin. If your skin feels dry, you can moisturize it using just a small amount of the olive oil castor oil mixture.
The oil cleansing method is preferably done at night time. If you practice this method too often (more than once a day), then your skin could become dry. If you try this method for the first time, you should you will immediately notice a difference in the way your skin looks and feels. Give this oil cleansing method a try if you are one of the ones who desire clear, glowing healthy skin. A cheap and chemical-free alternative, whose materials are probably stored in your cabinet.