Best Beauty Purchase Ever

October 1, 2012 § 4 Comments

Home Health Castor Oil

Castor Oil.

Seriously.  I’m not joking.

When I first heard of  The Oil Cleansing Method I was left cringing in the corner, clinging to my oily-skin facial cleanser; that miracle in a bottle that promised to deep clean pores, rid skin of impurities, and wash away all unwanted oil.   What?  Actually add oil to my skin?  You’ve got to be kidding!

So why did I decide to give it a go? 

Well, those miracle skin care solutions never actually turn out that miraculous.  I’m always left searching for something newer, better, that will result in less oil.  Why couldn’t they just work the way they were supposed to?

Actually, that was the problem.  They worked exactly the way they were supposed to.  They completely striped my skin of all oil.  This caused my skin to overcompensate and pump up the oil production in an effort to replace the oil I was washing away, resulting in a not so pretty oil-slick complextion.  It’s a viscous cycle.

So, as crazy as slathering oil on my already oily face sounded, I decided that since I’d tried just about every cleanser out there over the years, trying one more thing couldn’t hurt.  Besides, my trusty bottle of oil-busting cleaner was standing by just in case.

But the unbelievabel, shocking, mind-bending result was…

SMOOTH. BALANCED. CLEAR SKIN.

I couldn’t believe it.  Why had no one told me this before?

It’s been a week since I’ve washed my face with conventional cleaser.  The only thing I’ve been using to clean my face is a mixture of castor oil and olive oil.  And my skin has never been better.  No mid-day oil slick, no reaching for the pack of oil blotting papers I keep in my purse.   And I don’t need any other products {like toner or moisturizer} on my face so I’m saving money too.

But the best part about this new discovery may be that I’ve traded in things like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Dmdm Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol {WHAT have I been putting on my skin and washing into our water supply all these years?!?!?!} for Castor Oil and Olive Oil.   Only two ingredients, and I can pronounce them both.  So oil up, here’s to saving the planet, my wallet, and my skin!

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