Once upon a time, I would go through a whole big beauty routine before bed.
I would wash my face, exfoliate, use a mask, rinse, tone, and apply night time moisture! This took almost an hour every night! That’s way too much work. As I’ve grown to know my body and myself better over the years, I have found that simplicity works best for me. One of my favorite cleansers in the world is oil. Yep, oil. And yes, I have oily skin.
For those of you not aware of the oil cleansing method, I am thrilled to tell you about it!
Oil has been used as a method of cleaning the human body for thousands of years — long before soap was invented. Oil use on the face has also been mentioned in ancient literature, including the historical writings of Pliny the Elder.
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In her book Oil Cleansing: Secrets Revealed to Using Essential Oils for the Oil Cleansing Method, beauty writer Jennifer Cane explains how oil helps pull out the impurities from the skin.
There are pores in our skin where the oil, along with impurities, gets entrapped and becomes hard. So, the best way to remove the hardened oil is to apply oil to our face. Both oils will dissolve together and as a result, the impurities will be removed from the skin.
I’ve also found that oil leaves my face feeling softer and better moisturized than other products. You may find that you can actually calm your acne by applying oil on the face, since your skin is less prone to overproduce oil and cause breakouts.
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Try using a combination of skin-friendly oils, such as organic castor oil from BanyanBotanicals.com and organic argan oil mixed together. These oils will even remove your makeup (even waterproof mascara) like magic.
For me, people are constantly asking my how I stay so young-looking and glowy – I swear the oil cleansing is a major factor in the look and health of my skin.
Love & Light,
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