There is not a strict “science” behind the implementation of the oil cleansing method, you can really work it to fit your needs and skin type. I have listed here for you a few creative ideas or “tweaks” that you may want to try or adopt in your cleansing routine.
Clarisonic Brush – IF you have one of these, then you can incorporate it into the oil cleansing method. 1.Apply the oil to your damp skin, and massage it all around for a moment. 2. Now wet the Clarisonic or other cleansing brush and turn on. 3. Now use it on your skin, and there will be an “emulsion” starting. Do this for more than a minute. 4. RINSE your brush well, and start again. 5. After a minute, you will want to remove the oil from your face with a very warm wet wash cloth. Use both sides. 6. NOW rinse face 5 times, and follow with cool rinse.
IF YOU feel your skin needs a little “extra cleaning” on certain days, try this: Do the oil cleansing method (full instructions HERE) and then follow up with a quick lathering of Charcoal Soap Bar or Goats Milk Soap Bar. Rinse well.
An oil such as Jojoba or Argan for example mixed with some sugar makes a very good facial or skin exfoliant.
When cleansing with oil, always be sure to thoroughly remove all the oil, check behind ears, and neck also. For me, I use a warm wet wash cloth more than 2 times. Usually I rinse it, and re use 3 times. It makes my skin feel very clean, and it is important to me, because I have oily skin.
The oil blend is a multi tasker! Use your skin cleansing oil to shave arm pits and legs. The razor glides easily and there is no irritation, plus, your legs will be all moisturized for the day. Try the skin cleansing oil on your cuticles, or on a q-tip to remove stubborn mascara or eye make-up. It also melts and removes the darkest of lipstick. Works well on the ends of your hair for an oil treatment or on the scalp if it is dry or irritated, or coated with dead skin cells. My next post will be about oils and which ones are for which skin type. Comedogenic is the word we will focus on.