May 26, 2010

The One with the Oil Cleansing

After reading my post on cleaning with vinegar and baking soda,
Laurie, a college friend of mine, gave me a great suggestion. 
She could tell I was leaning toward the more "natural" way of life, 
and thought I might be interested in an all natural facial cleanser. 
After check out the link for The Oil Cleansing Method she sent me, 
I must say, I'm sold.

I've developed some sort of inflammation or rosacea on my cheeks in the last year.  
It is only sometimes irritating but it is always obvious.
Bright red, rosy cheeks.
Which wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the splotchy bumps. 
They look like small welts. 
Or really freakishly large pimples.
Exact without the pimple part. 
Between that an my blackhead infested nose
as well as my occasional breakout, 
I figured it was worth a shot. 

It's so incredibly easy to mix your personal blend.
And the actual washing treatment is just plain relaxing. 
It's like a personal spa moment.
Not to mention it removes makeup--including that pesky mascara.
I love using the treatment right before bed.
It's ridiculous (and slightly frightening) to see what comes off of my face after a long day.

Sure enough, within a week's usage (every other day or so), I've seen a noticeable decrease in the rosacea outbreak. 
The welts are almost completely gone.
The redness has decreased tremendously.
My skin feels wonderful and fresh.
Not at all greasy like I anticipated with the image of cleansing with oil.
I thought it was counter-intuitive.
But I'm so glad I gave it a chance.

And I feel like I'm giving my Italian heritage (yes, I'm 25% Italian!) a shout out with the Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I chose that oil over the sesame mostly because it's what I had on hand.)
Woot woot. 

You should give The Oil Cleansing Method a try.
It works for me! 
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  1. Interesting. I am little unsure about it, but willing to give it a try. Thanks for sharing--I have certainly never heard of this before.

  2. I'm soo excited for you - I'm glad you found something that works!

  3. I've been using an oil cleanser for over a monht now nad love it. I was pretty skeptical at first. I use an EVOO/Castor Oil mix with a couple drops of TTO. Love it!

  4. I'm glad it worked for you!

    I just started using Safflower Oil instead of Olive Oil. Just wanted to try something a little different and I'm a big fan of the Safflower.

  5. Loved reading the oil article. I bookmarked it so I can give it a try!s

  6. So you are a little bit of a greeny. Or maybe just frugal. I love natural recipes for personal products! Thanks for stopping by Eco-Novice.


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