The enormous beauty care industry would love for you to believe that in order to have clear, glowing, perfect skin, you need to rid the skin of oil completely and apply burning chemicals instead. How has this scrubbing, disinfecting and drying worked for you so far?
The reason why we have so much trouble with mainstream skin care products are numerous. First, regular products strip the natural oils out of the skin, leaving our largest organ trying to repair itself by replacing the oil stripped away. The skin will compensate this dryness by producing more oil, and this constant dryness followed by oiliness, pulling, scrubbing and patting, leaves our skin feeling irritated, sensitive and tired-looking.
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If you’re cringing at the thought of adding oil to your skin, remember no two oils are alike! The trick is to find the one that works for you specifically.
First step: Castor Oil & Jojoba Oil
Castor oil has a potent anti-inflammatory property, and it is naturally healing and cleansing. It can be found in your local pharmacy –plus it’s very inexpensive.
Since Castor oil’s cleansing properties are so strong, and its consistency thick, it needs to be diluted with another, more thinner oil. Jojoba oil is the second ingredient, as its HP level is closest to that of our skin. Jojoba helps transport the castor oil deep into the pores, bringing dirt to the surface where it can just be wiped away (you’ll be shocked at the muck!).
Second step: The right combination - just for you
If you have OILY skin: Try a blend of 30% castor oil and 70% Jojoba oil.
If you have BALANCED skin: try a blend of 20% castor oil and 80% Jojoba.
If you have DRY skin: Try a blend of 10% castor oil and 90% Jojoba.
Mix and store in a clean, four-ounce bottle (glass is best).
Don’t be surprised if your skin seems oily the first few times you try this method. Once you remove the plugs from your pores, they will begin functioning properly again. You should notice a huge difference in your skin after the first deep cleansing massage. Great for clearing up Acne, calming Rosacea and soothing Eczema.
You may aso use grapeseed oil or sunflower oil, instead of the Jojoba. •
cleanse prior to bed – there should be no need for deep cleansing in the morning (a quick splash with warm water should be enough in the morning).
pour a generous amount (like a quarter) of the mix onto your hands, rubbing between them to warm and then smooth onto face (mix will remove the most stubborn makeup traces as well!)
massage gently in circular motions over the entire face and neck area.
allow a couple of minutes for the oils to work and bring dirt to the surface
soak a clean washcloth with warm water (cold water will not open pores) and squeeze to drain excess water from cloth. Apply the washcloth to face and leave it there until it cools (about a minute). You will feel the pores "breathe", releasing impurities, dead cells and bacteria.
gently wipe (do not scrub!) and then rinse with warm water. It's always adviseable to gently splash with cool (or cold) water in order to close up the pores.