Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Going Hippy - Part 1

Maybe I've been spending too much time in Cali; maybe I'm tired of all the chemicals in our lives; maybe I just want to try something new; it worked decades ago. What ever my root cause may be, I'm on a path to live with less unnecessary chemicals.

Today I am proud to post that I have quit washing my face with harsh soaps and drying agents. I took the "Oil Cleansing Method (OCM)" challenge and had instant and amazing results!

There is a link at the bottom of the page, but here is the theory and method in a nutshell.

Basic Chemistry Theory: water devolves water soluble molecules and oil devolves oil soluble molecules.

Skin Theory: dry skin looks old and moist skin looks young (ok this is my simplified version)

Our bodies are pieces of machinery made to perfection. We have oil glands and sweat glands for a reason (and its not just to make our lives miserable). So why are we always stripping all the oil off our face with harsh chemical and failing miserably? Because the oil is suppose to be there. Oil doesn't cause breakouts; it's over dried clogged pores that are the problem. The easiest, safest, natural way to remove oily dirt is with clean oil. So throw away all your face washes and harsh chemicals and try the OCM.

Try it for 2 weeks. I bet you will notice an amazing difference after only 5 days. Here's how:

Your Personal Oil Blend

The starting point for creating your own, personalized skin cleansing oil blend is knowing your general skin type. Those with dry skin will want less Castor Oil. Those with oily skin will want to blend in more. Finding your perfect combination of oils will probably take a little bit of trial and error, so start with very small batches. Once you know what your ratio of oils looks like, you'll be able to blend much more at a time for convenience.

Some suggestions in creating your blend of deep cleansing oil:

Oily Skin: Try a blend of 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil.

Balanced Skin: Try a blend of 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil.

Dry Skin: Try a blend of 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil.

-cliff notes version-
Begin massaging the oil into your face. This will remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities, so there is no need to use a makeup remover or wash your face prior to the massage. I've found that this removes even my stubborn waterproof mascara and concealor.

Remove oil with HOT wrung out washcloth. (Read the link for more info). This is my favorite part!

It really is that easy.


Read it. Think about it. Try it.

I dare you!

I can honestly testify, those ugly stubborn black head and clogged pore bumps are now history! I'm never going back to soap.

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