In May 2013 I wrote an article about how I’d been using the Oil Cleansing Method. At the time I wrote the post I had been using it for just over a year. It’s been just over 3 years now so I thought it time for an update.
I am still using a modified version and I’m super happy with the results for my skin and pocketbook. I hardly wear make-up anymore; except for mascara and tinted lip balm.
I use a simplified version of the oil cleansing method. Really simple.
First, get yourself some good quality, organic olive oil. I use Trader Joe’s Organic Spanish Olive Oil (amazon affiliate link).
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In the evening:
- I pour about a tablespoon into one hand (you could probably use less, but I like a lot).
- Rub hands together to distribute the oil.
- Then massage into my face. I love the way it feels so I do it for about 2 or 3 minutes. You can feel it pulling out the impurities and it’s so silky smooth!
- Then I rub it over my eyelashes really good to remove the mascara. Be careful! Don’t get it in your eyes as it burns like soap!
- Next I wet a washcloth with warm water and clean my eyes first. Then I wipe the rest of my face really good.
- I pour a tiny bit more of olive oil into my hand and rub it into my face as a moisturizer.
- Lastly, I massage any left over oil into my lips, hands, and arms.
In the morning:
- Rinse my face with warm water.
- Pour small amount of olive oil into my hand.
- Massage onto my face as a moisturizer.
- Massage any left over oil into my lips, hands, and arms.
Definitely a simplified version now. I like simple. It fits my lifestyle and my skin. My skin has NEVER been happier and more glow-ier. Well, except for maybe when I was a baby!
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***Caveat*** I use the kitchen sink to rinse my face. After all, this is oil. Oil and bathroom sinks do not play well together; which I discovered after writing the 2013 Oil Cleansing post. Since then, I switched to using the kitchen sink.
***Update: August 17 2018 – I rarely wear make-up so am now only using olive oil as a moisturizer. As I am applying it, I use a bit extra and massage it in a circular motion to help lift any impurities.
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