Beauty: Would you like some bread with that oil?

9/21/2009 10:55:00 PM Ashley 0 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows that my face turns into an oily mess within a few hours of make-up application (lets not lie, it happens with or without make-up). If that isn’t bad enough my face breaks out like a prepubescent teen girl. One problem, I’m in my twenty’s. I can’t say that I have tried everything, because I doubt anyone honestly really can say that, but I have tried enough. I’ve done the masks, the scrubs, gels and anything else that looks good. Some of them have worked for a short amount of time, others have done nothing other than help keep a company in business for a little longer. Recently I have looking around on a Beauty and Fashion forum and have seen a lot of talk about the Oil Cleansing Method. I get that this has been around for a while and is probably is in numerous fashion magazines. I’m just slow on the uptake.

Now I’m curious.

Curious enough to have been standing in the salad dressing aisle looking at all of the different types of oil. Though, really, I am just getting ahead of myself. What is the Oil Cleansing Method you ask? Well as I read it, in its simplest of terms, you get two types of oils mix them together in a certain proportion and then slather it on your face. Later you take it off with a warm/hot wet towel. The idea is that your skin produces oil to keep healthy, yet we are always stripping it with different treatments and chemicals. Thus it getting more oily. With this method you’re giving your skin oil to keep it from getting to oily and to help clean it. Think about science where we were taught that like compound works with like compound.

Here’s the link to a site that goes far more into depth and saves me all of the extra typing…

The Oil Cleansing Method

I’ve decided to go with Castor oil and Sunflower oil. I also got Tea Tree oil, even though you don’t need it. I know it’s good for blemishes, but really I got it for its smell. I’m hoping it will cut down on the feeling of prepping myself for cooking. I haven’t tried it yet, but I am talking myself into it. I know it sounds great and that a lot of people swear by it, but seriously it’s oil…on your face. I mean come on! Anyway I am going to try it, starting tonight, and I will be posting on what’s happening and if it works. So check back to see how it’s going!

And if all else fails I have new cooking oils!