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Written by Paula on December 14, 2012 – -
Isn’t it amazing how many different types of cleansers are on the shelves at your local beauty care superstore? You can choose from gels, foams, scrubs or get even more specific by selecting a cleanser created for dry, oily, normal or combination skin. Plus, there’s medicated cleaners, antibacterial options and even those for sensitive skin. It can be so confusing!
And that’s exactly how Clairol, Maybelline and Cover Girl want it to be, because, when you’re confessed and unsure, you’ll buy a lot more than when your clear, focused and confident! Lucky for you, cleansing your skin is really simple and there’s actually one cleaner that works for all skin types, removes make-up, even stubborn mascara and moisturizes the skin just where it needs it most.
Oil Cleansing has been around for as long as there’s been dirt. In fact, it’s an ancient Egyptain method of cleansing the skin that’s been used for hundreds of years. You may think it’s odd to wash the skin with oil since we’ve been guided to strip oil from the skin, then cake it in an assortment of petroleum based “moisturizers”, but the truth is pure plant oils actually exfoliate, cleanse and balance the skin.
“So how does it work?”
If you’re a brainy beauty and lover of science, you probably know the concept of “like dissolves like.” All this means is that a solute will dissolve best in a solvent that has a similar chemical structure to itself. So, simply put, oil dissolves oil. By cleansing with oil, you’re dissolving oil, removing dirt deep within the follicle and nourishing the skin all at the same time. Plus, you aren’t irritating or stripping the skin of its natural, protective nutrients. Many users of traditional cleansers don’t realize the chemicals in their cleansers are designed to strip your skin of its oil, actually forcing the skin to go into overdrive producing more oil to replace the oil that’s been removed. This leads to clogged pores and a variety of different types of pimples and skin irritation.
If you are ready to give oil cleansing a try and want to stop scrubbing with irritating, abrasive and toxic cleaners, all you need is a clean wash cloth, preferably made of organic and natural fibers, and oil. One of the easiest oils to use for all different skin types is jojoba oil because it’s properties mirror the properties of the sebum your skin produces naturally. This will help put to rest any concern you many have had that washing with oil might cause pimples.
1. Wet your cloth with fresh water. Wring it out.
2. Apply a few drops of jojoba oil to the cloth.
3. Begin applying to the face. Wash face, forehead and neck.
4. Rinse and wring out your cloth one more time. With an extra dry cloth, add another drop of or two of jojoba oil and go over the entire face one more time. Keep in mind, the dryer the cloth, the more exfoliation.
5. You now have wonderfully clean and moist skin. If you live in a dryer climate, press rather than rub a drop of jojoba oil into your face with your hands.
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