Fashion Magazine

Face It: The Oil Cleansing Method

By Alysonisneat
After taking a super close-up picture of my face, I had several comments on my skin.  I thought this brought a great opportunity to discuss my beauty regimen, as it is unique.  This will be a four part series where I discuss various parts of my skincare routine.  Starting with the basics of cleansing and moisturizing, foundation, make up (my favorite!), and finally wrapping it up with body care.
Face It: The Oil Cleansing Method
What is the oil cleansing method?  It is exactly that, washing your face with oil.  Trust me, I know what you are thinking, "Ew."  Am I right?  Hear me out.  The basis of the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) is that regular soaps and cleansers strip away dirt and make up, of course, but can also strip the natural oils your skin produces.  This can lead to an overproduction of oil by your skin, causing your skin to be oilier and shiny, as well as causing dry spots or even break outs.  Basically, this is the same idea as using sulfate free shampoo, but this is for your skin.
Up until my mid twenties, I have battled with my skin.  I break out when I am stressed or when I'm not taking care of my skin.  I also would have to be very careful about changing cleansers because my skin is pretty sensitive, or so I thought.  I have very fair skin with large visible pores on my nose, cheeks and chin, with a tendency to break out on my cheeks and jawline.  Dry patches on the sides of my mouth flare up terribly in the winter and often flake and crack.  As a teen, I was on all sorts of medication to level my skin out and continued to struggle with my skin until I officially was well into adulthood.  For years, I used plain Dove bar soap and some sort of heavy moisturizer with a sunscreen in it, because I didn't want to do anything that could make my skin angry.  That was up until about six months ago when I started using OCM.I would love to go into the process more, but there are amazing resources for OCM.  I will however be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Ideally, you would not have to use moisturizers with this method, however, I still do to protect my skin from the sun.  I'm not sure if you have noticed this but I have fair skin and unlike when I was a teenager, I want to keep it that way (unless it is a spray tan, which are a guilty pleasure of mine).  I use Garnier Nurtritioniste Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizer with an SPF 15 sunscreen.  I just started using this stuff, and I really love it.  My skin feels firmer and it moisturizes all of my trouble spots. 
I will have to give a little word of advice.  If you have a skin care method that works fantastic for you, then use it and stick to it.  If you are disatisfied with your skin and want to research some alternative options to cleansers, give OCM a try.  So, ideally, I use OCM at night before I go to bed.  Sleep.  Shower.  Then either before or after I take my gummy vitamins, I moisturize my face.
What do you use?  Anything you have been using for ages?  Something new you have tried?  Questions about OCM? 

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Shilo Sanders- Son Of Deion Sanders Thanks Courts For Allowing Him To Live With...

    Shilo Sanders- Deion Sanders Thanks Courts Allowing Live With Pilar

    ChristianNews Shilo Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Famer,  Deion Sanders took to twitter to “thank” the courts for allowing him to live with his mother, Pilar... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Firstladyb
    SPIRITUALITY
  • “I Feel Great”

    Feel Great”

    Jakub went to his doctor's office believing that he had a back injury, but returned with a chocking diagnosis instead. He had type 2 diabetes - in spite of... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT
  • July Allotment Recap (2/2)

    July Allotment Recap (2/2)

    Sunday afternoon saw us return bravely to 24a even though there were more thundery showers foretold by the weatherman. I will admit that I guffawed at the... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Chrryblossomtat2
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Culinary Delicacies in Croatia- What to Eat and Drink in Croatia

    Culinary Delicacies Croatia- What Drink Croatia

    In my earlier post, we spoke about how Croatia is a stunning European destination, let us now see what are the culinary delicacies in Croatia or what you can... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Kash Pals
    FOOD & DRINK, A-CLASSER
  • #Golf Training Aids Spotlight: The Delta Putt

    #Golf Training Aids Spotlight: Delta Putt

    Do you consider yourself to be a strong putter or do you feel you could improve your make percentage on the green? Most amateurs could use help with the flat... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Golfforbeginners
    GOLF, SPORTS
  • Three Incredible Hikes in Southern Iceland3 Min Read

    Three Incredible Hikes Southern Iceland3 Read

    Nature takes center stage in Iceland, where there's a stunning view around every bend: massive glaciers, expansive lava fields, powerful waterfalls, black sand... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Healthytravelblog
    TRAVEL
  • What I Wore: Daytime Pajamas

    What Wore: Daytime Pajamas

    Pajama top: ELOQUII (14) | Pajama pants: ELOQUII (14) | Shoes: ASOS (similar) | Earrings: J. Crew ( same in different colors, similar concept in same color) |... Read more

    The 04 August 2017 by   Wardrobeoxygen
    FASHION, SELF EXPRESSION, SHOPPING