Okay, a little background info for y'all. I have TERRIBLE skin. I have hormone problems and I'm pretty sure that is why I haven't outgrown my acne/oily/clogged pores/blackhead crap. It gets old after a while so of course I'm constantly searching for a solution. That gets old after a while too and it gets rather expensive! I've come to the conclusion that my skin is sensitive, oily and easily clogged. While I am taking hormones to balance mine out and I've been to numerous dermatologists who have prescribed numerous medications, they aren't helping a bit. As usual, I must take matters into my own hands. Have y'all heard of the Oil Cleansing Method? Sounds scary to me especially since I have oily skin...but I've read some amazing reviews on it and it actually sounds pretty great!!!!! Definitely worth a try anyway!
Basically, you cleanse your face with a mixture of Castor Oil and another oil such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil...etc. The reason it's so appealing to me is because it's natural. I always feel like by buying all of these commercial products, I am putting chemicals and unnecessary ingredients on my skin and making it worse.
Once you apply the oil, you massage your face really well and it is supposed to actually unclog your pores and you can feel the grainy bits coming out as you massage!! Then, you apply a hot cloth to your face to steam and open your pores more. Then you just wipe the oil off with the cloth and start over. You do this a couple of times or until you feel that the oil is completely removed. For a more thorough explanation, please click here and read all about it. It's VERY interesting!!!
So in conclusion, I've decided to try this oil cleansing method! I will do updates of course to let y'all know the exact process and ingredients I'm using and how it's working for me. I'm headed to the natural foods store this afternoon to pick up some oils! Wish me luck!!!