I have a confession to make.I am obsessed with natural living/food/exercise blogs.I spend hours reading about vegan
cooking, nutrition, and juice feasting, ect.It is a bit ridiculous, because I don't practice these
things very well in my life.
I firmly believe nutrition and exercise lead to a more
balanced life, so I am always wanting to incorporate more balance into my life
in these areas...but I have a very long way to go, and much room for
Saying all of that, recently I have been curious about all
the chemicals that come in contact with the largest most exposed organ of our
body.Our SKIN and for this blog
post, more specifically my FACE!!
I read here about a different method and have been trying it
out for the last 3 weeks.Obviously, I am still in the experiment stage and will keep you posted
on my thoughts :)I will not go
into the "how to" of the oil method bc if you are interested you can
read about it.Currently, I am
only using olive oil, not the combination of castor oil/olive oil.
I have been using olive oil to clean my skin at night.These are some things I like so far
all of my make-up really well
cheaper than most facial cleansers
feels soft, not oily after using
4.I don't have
to use moisturizer (another money saver :)
chemical free and very gentle on my sensitive skin
washing the oil off, it is virtually odor free (Ryan doesn't like the smell of
many other "natural" cleansers I have tried)
Things I am hoping for that I have not seen yet:
around my eyes to look less noticable (maybe this is expecting to much haha)
2.The pores on
my nose to look smaller.So far
they look the same.
breakouts.As a self-conscious
girl I struggled with my skin through out high-school and college and used many
different harsh products(lots of benzoyl peroxide,salicylic acid that left my face red and flakey)The last few years my skin has cleared
up and even before using the oil I was pretty content with it.However, I haven't seen a
difference.I've read that people
with bad skin problems have started using oil and it has cleared up.I can't really say if that is true
because I started with relatively clear skin.I am just hoping it continues to keep my skin clear.
Things I don't like:
takes a while.You have to place a
hot rag on your face multiple times a night.Not sure how conducive this will be living in India.
messy.Oil feels greasy and leaves
a film on the sink that you have be sure and clean.
during cleansing.Yep, it smells
like you should be scooping the oil off with some garlic bread.
So there you have it, my adventures in natural face
cleansing thus far.....to be continued...
Have any of you used the oil method or have natural products
you love, recommend??