Yes, you read it right, it is really using the oil to clean our face. My commercial facial wash is going to finish soon, I was thinking if I should go and buy a new one, or I just try to make up something on my own. I have aloe vera plant in my garden, I know it is good for cleaning and curing the acne too. I have been having acne problem since I was a teenager, and I still get that very often now though I am already an adult. (I used to think only teenagers have acne, but apparently I was so wrong.)
When I was reading how to make aloe vera gel or aloe vera face wash, I pumped into this: Oil Cleansing Method. My first impression was, how could it be? My face is already very oily, and causing many pimples, how can I still apply oil to my face? Yes, it is right. When I continued to read and find out more about this method, I think it is really worth to give it a try.
Reasons for using the oil cleansing method:
1. It is natural.
I know I will continue to buy some commercial and chemical products, but I hope I can try to make some natural products on my own, as I would not like to bring so much chemicals or toxins into my body, especially my children’s body.
2. It is cheap.
Of course it depends on what oils we are using, but I think it is still cheaper than the commercial products.
3. You can get it easily.
We might already have this oil in our home, such as Olive oil. I have read coconut oil works for some people too. We can actually use the oil to cook, and also to wash our face. How good it is! There are many other oils that are suggested to use too, including jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, etc.
4. It is easy to prepare.
There is no complicated process for us to make the oil for face cleansing. You just need to mix the oils according to your face condition by following some standard recipes or experimenting yourself. I also read from a blogger that she sometimes just uses one oil, without mixing with other oils. Castor oil is always suggested to be the major ingredient, as it helps healing and cleansing. Since I do not have castor oil at home, and I have jojoba oil, so I decided to just use jojoba oil. How simple it is. I even skipped the mixing procedure.
5. The cleansing process is simple.
What we need are: The cleansing oil blend + wash cloth + hot water
First, I just pour some jojoba oil into my palm. Then I use my fingers to rub on my face and massage. After some time, I soak the wash cloth into hot water and cover my face. I like the steaming experience, I just feel great about it. After steaming for about a minute, until the wash cloth is cool, I just use it to wipe my face, rinse and wipe again for a few times.
I tried the oil cleansing method for the first time last night. It was a great experience. I never expected my face to be so clean and comfortable.
Have you tried the oil cleansing method? Would you like to give it a try?