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How to clean your face with natural ingredients

Updated on April 8, 2013

Oil Cleansing

There is no problem that our bodies have that can't be fixed by nature's goods. This extensive list of treatments and cures definitely covers skin care, and it's all very simple too, just like nature itself. Don’t we eat healthy food to keep our insides clean? Well our skin is the largest organ, and it benefits from clean, unfettered care just the same.

When you think about it, putting your face through torture with harsh chemicals and synthetic products found in processed cleansers can only cause damage to our skin in the long run. To unlock your skin's highest potential, all it takes is a trip to the produce aisle. It's always best to find the freshest ingredients that suit your skin type, as all of us are different

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Know Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is a very important factor in keeping it looking healthy, and young. Otherwise, where would you start? There are five facial skin types: oily, dry, combination, sensitive and normal.

1. Oily skin: You are prone to develop acne. Despite this problem the oily skin has the tendency to stay younger looking longer.

2. Dry skin: Usually feels tight and itchy, appears dull, and can be sensitive. Also there are occasional noticeably-flaky areas.

3. Combination skin: The skin is divided in to two sections, a 'T' that runs across the forehead, and down the nose to the chin. This area tends to be oily and is where most of your breakouts occur. The rest of the face is a dry section that covers the checks, around the mouth, and jawbones.

4. Sensitive skin: Can be oily, dry, or normal, but is sensitive to the environment. It is bothered by the weather, makeup, creams, etc., and tends to break out in rashes if irritated.

5. Normal skin is a balanced skin, and always appear to be vibrant, and moist, but still needs to be taken care of.


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What is an Oil Cleansing method?

One method that people of all skin types have found to be very useful, and frugal, is the oil cleansing method. Basically, two types of oil, olive oil and Castor Oil are used in this process. This method has an amazing outcome, and fits all skin types. Ironically enough, natural oil actually dissolves the oil that is produced on your face and opens up the clogged pours.. They also absorb the dirt that accumulates in your pores.

The best time to use this method is at night when your face has gone through a lot over the course of the day.

Method:

Prepare your oil mixture according to your skin type.

For dry skin: you don't need too much castor oil. Try 1 1/2 tsp of olive oil to 1/2 tsp of castor oil.

For normal skin: try 1 1/4 tsp of olive oil, and 3/4 tsp of castor oil.

For oily skin: 1 tsp of olive oil to 1 tsp of castor oil.

For combination skin: apply the appropriate mixture from the previous three to the various different areas around your face.

You will not need all of the solution for one cleansing. Store the rest in a small bottle or container for future use.

You face does not need to be clean to apply the mixture. Take a nickel size, or as needed, amount in your hand and rub your hands together. Then massage your whole face with your hands. Take time to massage your whole face without rubbing it too hard. Take a clean washcloth and soak it with hot water. Squeeze it out, and fan it a little so it doesn't feel too hot. Put the washcloth over your face and allow it to cool down. This will open your pours up. A cold washcloth will not do the job. Take off the washcloth and repeat the process one more time, or twice as needed. There is no need to scrub your face, or wash it afterward.

Your face will feel clean, and smooth, and usually there is no need to apply moisturizer, but if you feel like you need some then apply something light or a little drop of the oil mixture and rub it in.

Benefits:

This cleanser is refreshing and healthy for your skin, as you are not using any chemicals, and helps in removing blemishes, acne, dark aging marks, etc.

Castor oil contains Ricinoleic acid, a very unusual fatty acid, that hinders the growth of many bacteria. This is why castor oil has been known to work well on acne.

Olive oil is a great moisturizer, and exfoliate. It penetrates deep, and takes off dead skins, and other unwanted build up from your skin.

Enjoy your glowing skin!


Enjoy Your Glowing Skin!

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      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      You have given attention on subject to which everyone give less important.Your hub is very descriptive and useful.Useful and voting it up.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for reading, and voting! Appreciate it.....

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      FordeAhern 5 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

      Thank you for posting this great hub. I found it very interesting and useful. I will be bookmarking it. Voted up and useful.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thank you for reading it FordAhern, and for the vote!

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      HubTub 5 years ago

      Great skin care recipe. I am looking forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing this most useful information. Voted up!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for your vote. Hope it works for you as it did for me!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Very interesting! And why combine olive and caster oils? I only have olive oil right now... does caster oil have something that olive oil does not?

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @Simone, thank you for your comments. Castor oil actually stops the growth of many types of bactria. This treatment is best for acne, but works great for any skin. You can find caster oil at the target, or Walmart pharmacies.

      Hope you like it!

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      Haydee Anderson 5 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      Great hub! It really works and after a week my skin is much softer!! Thank you. :)

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      Ciel Clark 5 years ago from USA

      Hi LaThing, I love olive oil and put it in the bath, but I will try your recipe with castor oil for the face. Sounds good--I like using one or two ingredient products... With pronounceable ingredients. Thanks for the tip!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @midnight, thanks for the feedback. Glad it's working for you too. I love the fact that I am not spending huge amount of money on products. :)

      @ciel, olive oil in bath, sounds great! Have to try that too. Thanks for reading my hub, and hope it works for you too.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I have also cleansed with oil and know the cleansing properties of castor oil. Thank you...will vote for you on HubNuggets!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for the vote, and your comments!

      Olive Oil, and castor oil, aren't they a great combination?

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Yes, I also use olive and castor oils. The olive is moisturizing and castor has great cleansing and drawing properties. Great suggestions!

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      organic skin care 5 years ago

      You have shared an easy and quick tips for the skin care..thanks! this is truly what i needed.

      http://www.fitnesstrainingpoint.com/organic-skin-c...

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      You are welcome @ organic skin care. Thanks for reading the article.

      @vespawoolf, you are right! That's why they work so well together. Thanks for your support.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I'm a believer in natural or 'green' ingredients for anything and everything. Very interesting hub!

      Welcome to HubPages!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @Marcy,I think more and more people are turning toward natural stuff now. Or at least it seems like that.

      Thanks for your comment, and I am happy to have found HubPages!

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I am currently using an organic cleanser...but your tip is interesting. Will try it out one of these days.

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination! Check it out right here https://hubpages.com/community/Mysteries-of-the-Un...

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      poowool5 5 years ago from here in my house

      Nice hub, LaThing! It always feels good to go natural, rather than chemical. I had not heard of this oil cleanse approach, will give it a try! Voted up and also voted on you for HubNuggets too...good luck!

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      Melis Ann 5 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      Love this info ~ great to see another hubber giving attention to natural living!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @ripplemaker, thanks!

      @poowool, thanks for the vote. Try this out you can't loose! :)

      @Melis, thanks for your comment.

      Wasn't expecting to be a nominee, and to GET IT, WOW!

      I have the HubNugget, Thank you all for voting! I am honored!

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      Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      This looks so easy, LaThing ... definitely going to try it!

      Many thanks for such a useful hub ...

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      Joyful Read 5 years ago from Boise, ID

      Hoping to find a good fit for my skin that's natural and actually works. I'll definitely be trying this out. Voted up!

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Great hub - so well done. I'm all about natural living and this works for me. Thanks a million. I'll bookmark and follow you too so I can keep up. Rated up and more - yay!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      @angie, Joyful, and BKCreative, thanks for your comments, and I hope it works for you all. It's very easy, and works wonders..... :)

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      grinnin1 5 years ago from st louis,mo

      Excellent hub! I didn't know about olive oil's exfoliating benefits, and I always assumed with my oily skin, it wouldn't help. I'm going to try this tonight! Thanks for great information!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      It's a wonderful way to clean the face. Hope it works out for you, and thanks for visiting my hub :)

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      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Thank you very interesting - I will look more at this subject.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Appreciate your comment, and thank you for visiting our hub. Let me know what you find.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you for this tip. I´ll try it tonight.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hope it works for you! Thanks for your comment and visiting us..... :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I have the dreaded T Zone, but it could be a lot worse. Oily skin doesn't age as quickly as dry skin so no complaints from me. I never thought about using olive or castor oil as a moisturizer. Interesting concept. I do use Witch Hazel as a toner. A whole lot cheaper and works like a charm. Excellent hub for women and men also!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I have that T Zone too, and this works great for me. Never tried Witch Hazel, should try it out. Thanks for the tip!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting...... Appreciate it :)

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      khomotso 3 years ago

      I v tried this last nyt and works, my skin was not oily this morning.thank you a lot

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      LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks, Khomotso, for the positive comment! I am still using it and it works wonders. Appreciate your stopping by :)

      Take care!

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      Lakeisha 2 years ago

      You're a real deep thknier. Thanks for sharing.

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      Abass 2 years ago

      I lieratlly jumped out of my chair and danced after reading this!

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