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Cleansing With Oils!

May 04, 2014 3 min read

Cleansing with oils I have been cleaning my skin for over a year now with oils and I will never look back. The beauty product lover in me gets curious though. I admit, I'll be quietly intrigued by a fancy-looking bottle with a cool name that promises 1000 things it will fix for your skin - but I won't stray from my jojoba and tamanu oil. tumblr_m4jg9lwu1m1qe29ma copy This isn't a new subject, but I wanted to touch upon it and maybe help others who have sensitive and acne prone skin like myself. I have used every cleanser from my local big box pharmacy chain, acne treatments from my dermatologist, and I even went so far as to get BLU U light with levulan as well as intense pulse laser. Nothing worked. In fact, I felt as though after 10 years, my skin was getting worse. So, off I trotted to Google and did some research on oil cleansing. I had seen too many pinterest posts on the subject, but wanted to get a more educated opinion on the method. I stumbled across a couple of holistic websites, did my research, and started my journey to clearer skin (and also a much healthier lifestyle). I am definitely no expert on all the oils, but I can give you my opinion and techniques for the ones I use and love.

jojoba-oil Jojoba oil: I have been using this for the longest, as a cleanser/moisturizer/makeup remover. When I'm cleansing, I rub it into my skin for 2-3 minutes, and repeat this process twice: once to remove dirt and other toxins; second to ensure that everything unwanted was removed. I splash the oil off with water and lightly dab my face with a towel, getting any excess oil off.

What is it?: Jojoba oil is the oil produced in the seed of the Jojoba plant which is native to southern California and Arizona, and northwestern Mexico. What does it do?: - Moisturizes skin without leaving an oily residue - Helps cleanse clogged pores- antibacterial & anti-inflammatory- Ph level similar to our skin (about 4.5-5.5)- Can be used as makeup remover, moisturizer, lip balm, conditioner, and massage oil.- It is stable. Which means it will not become rancid or lose antioxidants over time. lh0081 I also useTamanu Oil.This oil, also called beauty leaf oil, originates from Polynesia and is pressed from nuts from either theCalophyllum inophyllumor theCalophyllum tacamahaca tree. I use this along with jojoba oil. I cleanse with jojoba oil first, and then when my face is still damp, I gently massage my face with 2-3 drops of tamanu oil, using it like a serum. I do this twice a day. It has been just a little over 2 months and already my acne and scarring have significantly improved. I find that if I do get a pimple, it heals faster, and the tamanu oil dries it up and it will flake off over night without leaving a scar. What does it do?: - has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-viral properties- softens and moisturizes the skin- helps heal scars & acne through a process called cicatrization

The two I mentioned are the ones that work for my skin but I know there are plenty of oils out there that one could use. It's all about finding the one that works best for your skin. I feel if there is nothing working for you and your skin, try this method out and see where it takes you!

Just remember, to see real results, you should wait 2-3 months.

You might have a period where your skin will purge and have an initial breakout so don't freak out if that happens. Also, always introduce new skin care products slowly. Use one first and see how your skin reacts. Then introduce a new one a couple weeks to a month later. If you use all new products on your skin straight away, it might cause irritation and redness. I'm speaking from experience, of course, and everyones skin is different, but better safe than sorry.

I put a video down below of how to deep condition your hair with oils. It leaves your hair soft and silky!

The lady in the video mentions this, but you can leave it for up to a couple hours or you can leave it on overnight and wash in the morning.

   

If you are interested in learning more about oil cleansing, there are some links below that I found very helpful :)

Crunchy Better: All about oil cleansing The Love VitaminOil Cleansing brought to you by Mommypotamus

Hope this is helpful and until next time!

X Becca


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