The very idea of making homemade face wash was interesting to me. I mean, wash my already oily skin (that seems to forget that my teen years are long gone) with MORE oil? I just couldn’t comprehend it. But, I have heard so many good things about the oil cleansing method, that I had to try it.
The recipes are easy:
Sunflower or olive oil (I used sunflower since that’s what was cheaper at the store)
travel sized bottle
Here’s the ratios:
Oily Skin: Try a blend of 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil.
Balanced Skin: Try a blend of 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil.
Dry Skin: Try a blend of 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil.
And me being ME, I added a few drops of peppermint essential oil as well. All you do is take about a quarter sized bit of oil in your hand, and massage your face. It’ll remove makeup, dirt, and dead skin easily. Then, you take a washcloth and wet it with hot water, and “steam” your face. Do this a couple of times, and then gently wipe your face to remove all excess oil. Don’t go to hard on your skin, you won’t need it! It’ll feel really good
After about two weeks of use, I found that my “teenybopper” skin stopped rebelling, and breakouts are quite a bit less. My skin is much softer, and I don’t have that icky, tight, dry feeling followed by the oil slick that would make Exxon jealous afterwards. My daughter loves it as well and her face is smooth, clean, and clear!