Beauty Buzz. Au-Natural Skin Care is HOT, HOT, HOT!

July 9, 2010 • Beauty


As a self-proclaimed beauty addict, I have to admit that I've tried it all. Pimple zappers, eye creams that claim to diminish dark circles in an instant, lip glosses that promise a voluptuous pout, or perhaps the mascara that assures extreme maximum volume. The au-natural 'Oil Cleansing Method’, however, just may give the cosmetic industry a run for its money.

Recently discovered by one of my fab gal pals, about 25% of castor oil is mixed with 75% of extra olive oil creating a maximum strength cleansing formula. If your makeup routine consists of the following: foundation, powder, blusher, eye liner, mascara, lip liner and gloss, then you'd naturally question whether or not these kitchen cabinet sensations can thoroughly remove makeup. The answer is, YES! No additional makeup remover is required! Have oily skin? Even better! According to, "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." In short, "do not be afraid to apply oil to your face", the article continues. In addition to castor and extra virgin olive oil, you'll need a clean wash cloth and hot running water. Follow the directions below supplied by the oil cleansing method website:

First: Pour a generous puddle of oil into the palm of your hand. Roughly, the size of a quarter, but more is acceptable. Rub your hands together to warm the oil and smooth over your face. Begin massaging the oil into your face. This will remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities, so there is no need to use a makeup remover or wash your face prior to the massage.

Second: Once you're satisfied that your pores are saturated and you're feeling calm, pick up your washcloth and soak it in clean, steamy water. We want the water to be warm enough to open your pores and remove the oil. Cool water will not open your pores, nor will it remove the oil efficiently. We're not scalding our skin; we're steaming to coax our pores to release the oil carrying the impurities.

Third: Hold the washcloth to cover your face. Allow it to stay until it cools. You will feel your pores releasing the impurities. Wipe the oil gently away and rinse the washcloth well in hot, running water. Hold the washcloth to your face again, allowing it to cool. Wipe gently, rinse well, and repeat two or three more times. Avoid any temptation to scrub, as you'll find it's completely unnecessary and your skin will be soft, smooth, and free of flakes without the additional manual exfoliation and irritation that will result. Impurities, dead skin cells, and bacteria will be gently swept away.

Final Step: If your skin feels tight, take a tiny drop of your oil blend, rub it between your clean, damp palms and pat it onto your damp skin. Gently massage any oil residue into your skin so there is no film of oil left sitting on the surface.

I have to say; my skin has never felt or looked better! For further information about the oil cleansing method, please visit the website online.

– Nicole L. Townsend

  Article Source: The Oil Cleansing Method Website

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