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Can anyone tell me about the oil cleansing method?

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PhishFoodAddiction Wed 01-Jun-11 16:34:07

I'm trying this but have read different things about ratios of oil and how many times a week to cleanse. confused

If you use this method, how often do you do it? Is every couple of days too often?

Also, should you use the oil as a moisturiser after cleansing?

I've been using about 30% castor oil.

MissFoodie Wed 01-Jun-11 22:13:00

If you want to use an oil based cleanser then I would get something specific, not mix up my own - alternatively, I can recommend Coconut oil. I write a b log and review beauty products, I only use natural products, see if there are any suggestions that may work for you?
http://yumetc.blogspot.com/2011/05/coconut-oil-ultimate-cleanser.html

Evizza Wed 01-Jun-11 23:54:46

Just be careful though as Coconut oil is comedogenic wink

ComradeJing Thu 02-Jun-11 05:24:49

I'm doing this at the moment Phish. I use jojoba oil and castor oil at approx 15% castor to 85% jojoba but I think I should be using more castor oil. Both oils are organic & cold pressed (urm... I think. Certainly the jojoba oil is). I use jojoba as I read that it is the closest to skin oil.

My blackheads have certainly decreased in size. My skin does look better. It isn't perfect but I'm a bit lazy and sometimes forget to do it at night blush. When I do it twice a day I see a huge difference. Yes I know some blogs say just in the evening but I feel I need it in the morning too.

I use a serum after and then I use a dot of Dermalogica Active Moist. Once that runs out I'll just use a tinted moisturiser. I do find I need to use a lipbalm morning and night.

wendihouse22 Thu 02-Jun-11 12:14:40

Be careful with the castor oil.....it's supposed to promote hair growth.

Don't want a fice o'clock shadow, do you? grin

PhishFoodAddiction Thu 02-Jun-11 17:35:22

Yikes, didn't realise that about the hair growth, mind you, I guess a nice beard might cover my spots grin

Will have a look at your link MissFoodie -thanks.

ComradeJing I might try doing it every night for now and see how it goes. Jojoba oil sounds good as well. I've been using sunflower as I had some lurking in the cupboard grin when that runs out I might try the jojoba.

I can never seem to find a moisturiser that doesn't make my skin feel greasy. I do have some of that boots serum lurking somewhere so will try using that afterwards.

Thanks for replies.

Frenchchic Thu 02-Jun-11 21:31:06

I've been using unrefined coconut oil on my face instead of moisturiser for about two months now and my skin is looking so much better. Also, twice a week I take a teaspoon of Sweet Almond Oil and add some salt. Then gently massage face (avoiding under eye area) with the mixture for about two minutes then wash off. Gives a lovely glow and supersoft skin.

MissFoodie Thu 02-Jun-11 23:10:31

I wrote a whole feature on coconut oil, it's amazing for your skin!!!!

PhishFoodAddiction Fri 03-Jun-11 08:53:43

Doesn't the coconut oil block up your pores? Or is it good for oily skin too?

wendihouse22 Fri 03-Jun-11 10:04:02

Missfoodie what's so good about the coconut oil? Where do you buy it from? Method. Thank you in advance.

MissFoodie Fri 03-Jun-11 15:25:57

It's amazing as a cleanser, removes waterproof mascara without stinging, maoisturises and can be used as a moisturiser, on the body, in the bath, etc

here are all the details, plus different brands:
http://yumetc.blogspot.com/2011/05/coconut-oil-ultimate-cleanser.html

my fave is Fushi because it smells nutty, the tiana rose is also fab - if you dont like the smell of coconut then pukka is practically unscented

MelBanks Fri 02-Nov-12 12:39:13

MissFoodie I'm glad you mentioned the Tiana Rose Fresh Moisturiser as I was about to mention it myself. It is a lovely product and one of my favourites. I can get waterproof make up of with it, I can use it as after sun skin care. It is a multi purpose product and I recommend it to everyone. I heavily rely on that brand and they have not let me down at all.

Callisto Fri 02-Nov-12 13:00:17

I thought coconut oil can be drying if used regularly? confused Will check out your blog.

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