Are you troubled with acne? If so, you are most likely cleaning you face daily with over the counter cleansers containing either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These cleansers are marketed to be the most effective way of clearing troubled skin, but they often leave you with irritated skin and never really clear your acne. Additionally, these cleansers contain multiple unnatural ingredients, which could lead to allergies down the road.
Luckily, there is a natural solution to your problem, known as the oil cleansing method(OCM). The oil cleansing method uses all natural oils to clear your skin from impurities. It usually consists of a rich oil, such as olive or grape seed oil, which will add moisture to your skin. The moisturizing oil is mixed with a cleansing oil such as castor oil, which will clean the facial skin and cure inflammation. The general principle behind the oil cleansing method is to apply the oil and thereafter apply heat to open up the pores. The old impure oils in the skin will then get extracted for the skin and be substituted by the newly applied oils.
The oil cleansing method consists of these simple steps:
Mornings(Optional): Clean your face with all natural baking soda. Simply mix 1 tsp. baking soda with 1 tsp. of water to form a paste. Spread the paste over your face and let sit for 1 minute. Thereafter, clean it off with hot water. Baking soda does not dry out your face and works as a gentle exfoliator. Be sure to rinse well, as baking soda left on the skin all day can irritate your skin and negatively affect your acne.
Evenings: This is the main step in the oil cleansing method. Mix 1 tbsp. castor oil with 2 tbsp. of olive oil(if you have dry skin add more olive oil to a ratio of 3-1, if you have oily skin or bad acne add more castor oil to make the ratio 1-1) . Spread the mixture over your face and put a warm towel on top of it for 2 minutes. The warm washcloth will open the pores and help clean your face. Remove the washcloth and use it to gently wipe off the oil. This cycle can be repeated multiple times if desired, for a better cleaning.
Make the oil cleansing method as part of your daily regimen to keep your acne prone skin clear and happy.
If you are looking for additional natural ways to clear your acne, be sure to look further into the benefits of keeping your gut healthy by eating fermented foods regularly.
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