Clear, beautiful skin is a desirable and attainable goal. The problem with most skin care products is that they strip your skin of its natural oils, making your skin work overtime to moisturize itself. This puts your skin in a continuous cycle of being too dry then too oily. By cleansing your face with natural oils you help your skin work properly. Properly functioning skin is beautiful, clear, and glowing. This home remedy for acne and facial cleansing formula also works for all types of skin and is a great way to get beautiful, clear skin.
Things You'll Need
The basic concept of this skin care and cleansing method is that the oil you massage into your skin dissolves the oil that is filled with impurities and has hardened inside your pores. The steam from the hot water opens your pores and allows the oil to easily be removed without drying out or irritating your skin.
Finding your Personal Oil Cleansing Formula
Castor oil can have a drying effect so a little goes a long way. The other oil is to help thin out the Castor oil and allow it to enter your pores more easily.
For Oily Skin: Try 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil (or EVOO).
For Balanced Skin: Try 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil (or EVOO).
For Dry Skin: Try 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil (or EVOO).
Finding your perfect combination will take a little practice. Once you have it right you can blend a larger quantity and place it in a airtight container for convenience.
The Home Remedy for Acne and Other Skin Problems
This cleansing method should typically be done in the evenings, before going to bed. Since this is a deep cleanse you don’t want to over do it and irritate your skin.
Pour a couple of drops of Castor Oil into the palm of one hand. Add the Sunflower Seed Oil (or EVOO). Rub your hands together to warm the oil.
Smooth the oil cleansing formula over your face and begin massaging it into your skin. The oil will remove impurities such as make-up and dirt. Massage the oil deep into your skin focusing on your problem areas.
Soak the washcloth in clean, hot water. Hold the washcloth to cover your face until it cools. Then wipe the oil gently away and rinse the washcloth in steaming, running water. Repeat this steaming and gentle wiping 4 to 5 times. Resist the urge to scrub, the hot water will remove the oil.
If your skin feels tight after finishing, simply take a small drop of oil and pat it onto your damp face. Gently massage any oil residue into your skin.
This deep cleansing method should be done regularly, but not too frequently. If your skin feel dry you are either using too much Castor oil or you are using you oil cleansing formula too frequently.
References and ResourcesNatural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
Herbs for Natural Beauty by Rosemary Gladstar