You wouldn't believe it, but right now in your kitchen you can find some amazing beauty products. I've tried many different brands from drugstore to high end, but some of my staples all come from the grocery section. There are so many chemicals in makeup, hair care, and skincare, sometimes it's nice to take a step back and use what mother nature has given us.
Oil Cleansing Method
This method took me a few years to attempt due to always having extremely oily skin. Previously, I stuck to oil-free and mattifying products, and never wanted to stray far from what was on the market. But after a few weeks of bad breakouts, I decided to give it a go. The results were phenomenal. My complexion evened out, the breakouts disappeared, and my skin became less oily.
The way the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) works is simple, our skin needs to be cleansed and well moisturized. When you use products that strip away your natural oils your skin can go into an overproduction of oil to compensate. A lot of skincare products also contain fragrance which can irritate the skin and can cause a lot of redness. By using the OCM the oil dissolves makeup and dirt while moisturizing. Using the OCM for a couple of weeks will 'reset' your skin and balance the natural production of oil.
Some suggestions in creating your blend of deep cleansing oil:
Oily Skin: 30% Castor Oil to 70% Olive Oil.
Balanced Skin: 20% Castor Oil to 80% Olive Oil.
Dry Skin: 10% Castor Oil to 90% Olive Oil.
When you are ready to cleanse your skin you will need a washcloth and hot water. Take a quarter size amount of your oil blend and massage it onto your skin. Take your hot (not scalding) washcloth and let it sit over your face to steam and open your pores. Once the heat leaves the washcloth, wet it again with the hot water and gently wipe the rest of the oil away.
A moisturizer isn't typically needed with the OCM, but in the winter I like to use coconut oil when the dry air makes my skin itchy and red.
The OCM is a bit daunting at first, but one of my favorite skincare 'secrets'.