I didn’t see this one coming. About a month ago I ditched my facial care regimen and traded it all in (the cleanser, the toner, the scrub, the moisturizer, the serum, the mask) for one little jar of oil. Yup, it cost me about $20 for two large bottles of pure, organic cold-pressed oils (castor oil and sunflower oil). I mixed them in a glass jar at a ratio of 25% castor and 75% sunflower. I simply massage the oil into my face once a day or every other day to cleanse and moisturize. Remove with a warm washcloth. And, that’s it.
I heard about this on Holistic Mom’s National Yahoo group. You can get the details at http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/. I was very skeptical. Obviously, it seems counter intuitive. Also, I have blemish-prone skin that’s sometimes oily and sometimes very dry. Nothing makes my skin happy. Nothing. (OK, well Mary Kay kind of did, but I had to stop using it because of toxicity issues).
Well, I have to report that after using this method for over a month, my skin is pretty happy. Not that I never have blemishes. But, I may have less and definitely don’t have more. The biggest improvement is that it doesn’t get overly oily or overly dry. That’s a big one. Plus, it’s very liberating to only have to tend to your face once a day, after years of faithful skin service (cleanse, scrub, tone, moisturize…). And, I can’t argue with the savings or the eco-friendly simplicity of it all. My $20 supply of oil may last for nine months or more!
Other moms on Holistic Moms have been very pleased as well. Do you have the guts to try cleaning your face with oil?