Oil Cleansing for a Glowing Complexion
Since my introduction to oil cleansing 12 years ago, I have been hooked and contribute that method to my gorgeous glow. Cleaning my skin with a nourishing single oil or a glorious blend has saved my complexion, truly created homeostasis and assisted in maintaining my naturally beautiful skin. For someone with oily and acne prone skin, the concept of applying extra oil with the intent of cleaning my face seemed like such an oxymoron. I was afraid of putting oils on my skin and thought that they all were comedogenic and breakout causing. Little did I know, that there were luxurious plant oils that would not only correct my hyperpigmentation, but also calm down my inflammation and regulate my natural oil production. There are numerous wet and dry plant oils that are superb for dry, acne-prone, mature, sensitized and oily skin types. There is an oil out there for EVERY type of skin. After experimenting and researching over the past 10 years I have discovered some great combinations that will heal, rejuvenate and protect your complexion aiding in graceful aging as well as protecting you from environmental issues.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Treating your skin with care allows your health to truly shine through. Using plant oils instead of traditional soap or detergent cleansers help protect the natural lipid layer of the skin and the good bacteria that live there. There are many oils that can help to repair and tone the skin. Some essential oils can be used “neat,” meaning they do not need to be mixed with a carrier oil, but I like to use argan oil, grapeseed oil, mongongo oil or sweet almond oil with a few drops of various essential oils to cleanse and moisturize my skin. The anti-microbial properties of essential oils, combined with the a gentle carrier oil, can help lift away the daily accumulation of dirt, toxins and makeup while healing, not harming, the skin’s surface.