So I know we’ve been very scarce lately, but it is the holiday season and we’ve just been relaxing and enjoying it.
I was feeling bad for not posting for so long so I just decided to do a quick post on my experience with the oil cleansing method. Enjoy!
So I’m pretty sure most people will know exactly what I’m talking about, but for some of you who don’t, I’ll just give a brief explanation.
It is basically using oil and a specific method to cleanse your face, simple!
The exact method to doing this is as follows:
Whether you choose to remove your makeup beforehand is totally up to you, but if you dont, that’s absolutely find because the oils will remove it all.
Start with a dry face and take a coin sized amount of oil in the palm of your hand and rub it between your hands to warm it up a little.
Then start massaging it over your entire face for atleast 2-3 minutes.
You can massage for longer if you like.
Once you’re done with that, take a face cloth and run it under hot water. It should be as hot as you can handle, careful not to burn yourself though!
Squeeze the cloth out and place it over face, leaving it on until the cloth cools down.
After a few “steams” use the cloth to wipe all the oil off of your face.
Finish off by splashing some cold water on your face.
So I decided to mix my own blend of oils because previously I had tried the oil cleanser from Hey Gorgeous and it didn’t work for me. So I decided to make my own.
I used Castor oil, which is a staple in any oil cleanser, and Grapeseed oil, I chose grapeseed oil because it is non-comedogenic and very moisturising.
Later on, I also added a few drops of lavender oil and some rosehip oil as well.
When I first started off, I used 30% castor oil and 70% grapeseed oil only.
And I only used it every 2nd day.
After a few days I noticed my skin feeling a bit dry so I added more grapeseed oil and some lavender and rosehip oil for added benefits.
The 1st week or so I noticed my skin was extremely smooth and soft, it also had a glow to it.
And I thought that this time it would work for me.
But after a week I started breaking out. Mariam, who has used this successfully, had told me to wait it out as purging is normal and will end soon.
After a few weeks I was still breaking out and my skin was extremely clogged. I had more comedones and blackheads.
I had also stopped using my Clarisonic because I had replaced it with the oil cleansing.
So I started using my Clarisonic with the oil cleanser, after steaming and just before wiping all the oil off. I’ll say I did notice an improvement but not significant. So i decided to stop the oil cleansing all together.
I have not used my oil cleanser again and don’t think its for me. I really liked how my skin looked while using it except for the congestion.
I know lots of people who have used this with success, including my sister Mariam, like I have mentioned.
But it just didn’t work for me.
Have you tried oil cleansing before? Drop us a comment and let us know what you used and if it worked for you.
We’ll be abck in the new year with more posts and exciting news!
Wishing all our readers a happy 2015!
XOXO Fatima ♡