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How to clean your face with natural ingredients
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
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.
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.
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.
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!