Seems we’re all keen to find out more about oil cleansing! It was fun to deliver this weeks segment to you and it seems your hungry for the in’s and out’s of it all. So as usual, we’re back today with more information about Oil Cleansing and where to get your hands on some products to do so.
Oil cleansing is a practice that dates back hundreds of years and is a practical, healing and economical way to cleanse the skin. It’s a common myth that oil cleansing causes acne and oily skin. In fact, it actually balances the sebum production of the skin, allowing it to return to its natural pH balance. What’s more, oil dissolves oil! So if you are one for problem or hormonal skin where there is excess oil production, this is for you! It’s such an effective yet gentle cleanser and once you start using it you’ll wonder why you were ever using anything else.
There are a number of oils that you can use however coconut oil, a pre-made blend such as the one we showed you and even avocado oil are the most popular. It’s also super easy to make your own by blending your favorite oils.
Here’s our special recipe:
- 2 parts sesame oil
- 1 part olive oil
- 1 part jojoba oil
Remember always try and source organic where possible – if you want to brush up on why that is so important revisit our podcast with Jacqueline Evans where she talks with Nat about the dangers of conventional products and the chemicals they contain. Remember, these chemicals mimic oestrogen in the body which may contribute to hormone imbalance leading to things like weight gain, acne, menstrual irregularities and mood disorders. Just another reason why it is important to look after not only your insides but your outsides too! Besides as we’ve said a number of times before – “if you can’t eat it – why would you put it on your biggest most absorbent organ”?
Adele has shared some more tips on her site – here are a few.
If you are wondering how to quickly turn your skin into a clear, sparkling and ‘peaches ‘n’ cream’ complexion you probably won’t find it here.
Our skin sheds naturally about every 30 days, and our cells are constantly dying and replacing themselves. It takes time for your skin to repair from within. Everything I am going to share is what I have been doing for over 10 years. Keep at it- your efforts now will ensure you have incredible skin for your entire life.
- Ditch the dairy
The first thing you should do (if you haven’t already) is give up dairy. I was never a huge milk drinker when I was younger and when I was 17 I gave it up completely. Milk causes congestion; so if you are prone to break outs- ditch it.
- Ditch the booze, coffee, soft drinks and smokes
I am not even going to elaborate on this. This is tough love Vegies. Believe me, you aren’t doing your skin or your insides any favours. Also choose alcohol-free skin care products.
- Increase your water intake
Simple and effective- most of my old clients had severely dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is often mistaken for oily skin, as the cells are so void of water that they are flattened, and look shiny. The first thing people do when they think their skin is oily, is to cleanse it. Which causes more dehydration and even more oil production. Which brings me to:
- Use more oils!
On your food and on your face! Even if you have a thicker, oilier skin, it is still really important to use oil. Good clean oil, such as unrefined coconut oil to eat and use topically is one of my favourite things to do. (We’ll talk about that later!)
Adele shares much more on her site on this topic which you can check out here
And finally the oil blend we demonstrated yesterday in our segment can be found at Follow Nature