When in doubt...Oil Cleanse. The facial routine to end all facial routines.
I feel so strongly about cleansing with oil that I only used coconut oil to clean my youngest for the first 3 months of her little life. I would rub her down with organic coconut oil and wipe it off with a warm cloth.
But for my face...
I put drop of castor oil and pool a bit of sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil into my palm and mix it with my finger. You can also premix the proportions into a clean, empty bottle. From here, I rub the oil on my face in a circular motion and remove with a warm, wet cloth. Get the cloth as hot as your hands can handle, lay it across your entire face until it starts to cool, then sweep it across your face to remove the oil. Repeat if you feel the need to.
Oil dissolves oil, so it makes good sense. You're using the oil to clear the oil build up in your pores and the steam from the cloth is sweeping the oils away.
For the cloth, I've used washcloths for a few years, but recently I've cut a baby burp-cloth in 4 and that works wayyyyy better for a couple of reasons including the fact that it doesn't hold the oil in it and ruin the wash cloth for future use for anything but this purpose.
Please try this method. It is excellent for all skin types. The castor oil is the magic...the more oily your face is, you increase the percentage of castor oil. if you have dry skin, use a little less castor oil.
I consider oil cleansing to be something that I do when I have neglected my skin for a bit. Otherwise, I wash with my own Activated Charcoal soap. It helps keep my pores clean and can be used with a wash cloth a couple of times a week to exfoliate while cleansing.
Lastly, moisturise as usual. I, personally, moisturise with castor oil. I love the stuff for many purposes. It is viscous, but it does not clog my pores.
Let me know how this method works for you!!
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