Oil Cleansing Method For Perfect Skin
Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) is a method of cleaning your face using oil or oil blend.
It may sound strange at first, but once this ancient remedy has found its way onto your face, you will not want anything else for your evening beauty routine. It will leave you with a healthy glow.
While most ladies avoid putting oil on their skin for fear of clogged pores, the oil actually does the exact opposite.
“ Like dissolves like.” The best way to dissolve an oil is by using other oil.
So, what you’re doing is dissolving and wiping away all the dirty oil from your face and replenishing it with clean, nourishing oil.
The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) can clear the skin from issues like oily, dry or sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads, acne and even serious cases of stubborn, cystic zits, while leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized. It works very well for acne-prone skin.
“The basic concept of this skin care and cleansing method is that the oil used to massage your skin will dissolve the oil that has hardened with impurities and found itself stuck in your pores. The steam will open your pores, allowing the oil to be easily removed. Should you need it, the smallest drop of the same oil formula patted over damp skin will provide the necessary lubrication to keep your skin from over-compensating in oil production.”(1)
Comedogenic Rating Scale
0 – Will Not Clog Pores
1 – Low
2 – Moderately Low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly High
5 – High
To be considered a non-comedogenic oil, an oil must be rated 2 or lower.
Here is my post with The List Of Comedogenic And Non Comedogenic Oils.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil is one of the best oils to use for acne-prone skin because it has a comedogenic rating of 0, which means it won’t clog pores.
It also reduces redness and inflammation associated with acne breakouts and is a great treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and dry, itchy skin.
It has amazing skin softening and moisturizing properties that are perfect for those with oily sensitive skin types.
It is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can help repair damaged skin when applied topically.
Hemp Seed Oil can be used alone for oil cleansing or in combination with other oils.
Well tolerated by all skin types. This oil should be kept in the fridge.
Castor Oil does the deep-pore cleansing. It helps pull impurities from the skin, making it ideal for oily or combination skin (and even dry skin in lesser amounts).
It has strong detox and purging properties. It also increases cell turnover which is why it is used as an acne treatment.
Due to its Ricinoleic Acid content (90%), Castor Oil is a very drying oil and must be diluted before using it on the skin.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil is amazing for reversing hyper-pigmentation, the signs of aging, sun damage, stretch marks, and scars.
It is very high in antioxidants and helps regenerate damaged skin tissue. It is rich in vitamin C, which the skin needs to help produce collagen and keep the skin looking firm and supple.
If you’re trying to combat fine lines or wrinkles, Rosehip Seed Oil is ideal to use for oil cleansing.
OIL CLEANSING METHOD
All oils should be 100% organic, cold-pressed and pure.
Any Hemp Seed Oil that you buy needs to come from the refrigeration section. Hemp Seed Oil can easily go rancid when not refrigerated.
4 tablespoons Hemp Seed Oil
1 tablespoon Castor Oil (optional)
4 tablespoons Rosehip Seed Oil (optional)
If Castor Oil is too dry and strong for you, than use smaller amount or don’t use it at all.
Hemp Seed Oil can be used alone for oil cleansing or in combination with Rosehip Seed Oil or with other non-comedogenic oils. Rosehip Seed Oil also can be used alone.
Mix the Hemp, Castor and Rosehip Oils together.
Transfer to a glass jar with a lid for daily use.
Keep in the fridge.
This will remove small amounts of makeup very effectively, so there is no need to remove make-up first. But if you’re wearing waterproof mascara, eyeliner or heavy foundation, you’ll want to remove all of your makeup first, before oil cleansing. Once heavy makeup is removed, you’re ready to cleanse.
Pour about 1-2 teaspoons of the oil blend into your hand and gently massage into your face in circular motions for about 1-2 minutes.
Hold a fine cotton washcloth under very hot running water. Then wring it out quickly and place the steaming washcloth over your face for about 1 minute to let the steam open the pores and cleanse your skin of impurities.
Repeat if needed with the other side of the washcloth and then use the corners of the washcloth to gently remove any remaining oil.
The oil helps to break down and remove dirt and also makeup, and a hot cloth steams open pores to cleanse deeply. That might eliminate the need for a toner and a moisturizer. If you need to moisturize you can use 2 drops of Hemp Seed Oil.
It may take a week or two for your skin to adjust to this new regimen.
How often you choose to oil cleanse is up to you, because it will vary based on your skin type. Dry and oily skin may benefit from oil cleansing regularly each night, while sensitive skin may only need to be cleansed once every few days.
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