A couple of years ago I noticed a lot of sites and magazines talking about oil cleansing. My first thought was that there was no way I was going to wash my face with oil seeing that I end up using blotting tissues throughout the day to keep the oils at bay. But the more I read into the articles it started to make sense.
The basic idea is that oil melts oil! Think of all the products out there that we use to wash our face, the majority of them will strip your skin of the oils that our skin needs. Because of this our body overcompensates and produces more oil than we need. So using oils to fight oil makes sense!
I decided to make my own concoction of oils that I know are great for skin (and scalp) and I started a routine. Every morning and night (no matter how tired I was) I washed my face with my normal cleansers rinsed my face and rubbed a quarter size of my oil mixture on my face for about a minute. I rinsed my face again and dabbed it with a towel.
I was expecting to break out the next day and have a gross looking face but to my amazement after a week my face felt soft and had a nice glow to it. So it works!
Since then I have run out of my DIY mixture and I have found one that works just fine and isn’t expensive either.
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil. The main thing that I love about this product is that it has coconut and argan oils in it. I’ve mentioned these two oils and there benefits in another post that focuses all about the benefits of oils for your hair and scalp. These two oils work so well as moisturizers and penetrate easily into your skin while removing dirt, makeup, and bacteria that your natural oils attract throughout the day. No residue is left behind after you use this product and it smells good too!
I like to use another product in this line to ensure that my face is rehydrated and my pores are closed tight. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Facial Water. It tones and balances the pH balance of your skin making it soft, smooth and fresh looking. My face feels amazing after these two products and now more often than not, I
wear just a little blush and lipstick and I’m ready to take on the day!
If your interested in making your own oil mix I recommend the following. You can use just one or mix any of them together to give your face that extra glow and clean feeling!
- Jojoba oil
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Avacodo oil
*All of these oils are scent free. If you want to add a little relaxing scent you can add some lavender oil!