Have you ever heard of the Oil Cleansing Method?
Propably not – but its never too late!
The Oil Cleansing Method is also referred to as the “OCM” and can be used with almost any kind of virgin and organic oil. We love cold pressed hemp seed oil, rich in both omega 3 and 6.
OCM is a natural and cheap way to clean the skin without interfering the normal bacteria balance. Disturbing this delicate balance, will cause even further damage to problem areas and make whatever issues you might have even worse!
So how can oil clean your skin?
Our faces all produce a natural oil called “sebum” which can be dissolved using hemp seed oil, removing any dirt, bacteria or dead skin cells trapped inside the pores.
OCM is not just for deep cleansing, it’s a lifestyle change.
Consistency is the key and after about a week of incorporating this evening ritual with oil and steam into your routine, you’ll notice a big difference to your skin’s condition.
In the morning; simply swirl your face with warm water your skin will be clean. Some likes adding a small amount of hemp oil to moisturize.
If you don’t wear makeup warm water and a bit of oil will be enough at night.
The Oil Cleansing Method will after adaption only have to be performed 2-3 nights of the week. You can add a lighter version of the oil massage and steam if you feel your skin needs extra care or experience a lot of breakouts.
The skin absorbs whatever you put on it
That means from the moment you wake up, even while in your sleep; the pores of your skin are absorbing particles from the air and environment around you.
Dead skin cells, biological waste and bacteria will harden alongside the sebum, clogging and creating skin impurities. By rubbing the oil in circular motions and using a warm washcloth to “steam” you will remove all dirt trapped inside the pore. We will describe how to in a minute!
From the website Theoilcleansingmethod (Yes, there is even a blog!)
Clear, glowing, dewy-looking skin, free of blackheads, pimples, cysts, and other imperfections seems to be an elusive goal. The booming skin care industry would have you believe the same with their claims of the need to rid your skin of oil completely and apply burning chemicals in order to avoid these imperfections. Modern society has been so strongly influenced by these marketing claims that some find themselves washing the delicate and easily-inflamed tissue of their facial skin with “grease cutting” or “antibacterial” dish and hand soap only to find that their skin condition worsens. The anxiety that rises when yet another pimple flares up or another painful lump begins forming beneath the skin sends many into overdrive in attempt to counter the impending damage, but does it ever work? Does the panicked scrubbing, disinfecting, and drying ever work? Why is it that if something works for a few days, or if you get lucky, a few weeks, the long term brings the blemishes back? The cycle seems endless. It’s exhausting. It’s painful. It’s embarrassing. It’s expensive!
From the conventional and not so natural site acne.com
Fact: Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” The best way to dissolve a non-polar solvent like sebum/oil, is by using another non-polar solvent similar in composition: Other oils. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables and fruit that heal, protect and nourish your skin. When done properly and consistently, the OCM can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne–while leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.
Start by getting yourself a washcloth.
Deposit some delicious cold pressed, virgin and organic oil from your kitchen into a smaller container. We always keep an airtight container in the bathroom.
If you are wearing makeup remove it, using wet cotton pads with oil.
Apply oil to your lovely palms
Rub about a quarter size of oil between your fingers.
Apply and work in deep, calm, circular motions.
Focus on your breath.
While breathing deeply, massage every part of your face and give yourself a relaxing treatment.
You need to dissolve all the old bacteria and dirt trapped in every little pore.
Keep going for at least two minutes.
Steaming and gently wiping
If you are lucky enough to own a portable face steamer use it for a few minutes now!
soak your soft washcloth in hot running water for a few seconds.
Place over your entire face and start focusing on your breath again.
Soak the washcloth again and fold it so you get a firm pad.
Press gently on problem areas and t-zone to further activate the pores and dissolve more sebum.
This can be repeated 2-3 times if needed.
Basics all done my friend!
Well, almost done! If oil still remains on the skin just massage it on. Personally we love to add a bit of oil as a moisturizer and massage it into the skin to avoid the dewy look.
Treat breakouts with a tiny bit of Endoca Salve, and add Lip/skin balm to your cheekbones and lips, and give yourself a huge smile!
Customizing your new cleanser/toner, serum and moisturizer
After you’ve done your first week of OCM you can start adding a bit of Endoca Pure Hemp Oil, our drops or even your paste! These will help skin cells regenerate faster and work as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents!
For troubled skin try adding a few drops of the following.
You can increase the amount after a few days use.
Dry skin: add jojoba oil
Red/sensitive skin: add lavender oil
Breakouts/Acne: add tea tree oil (check for allergies)
Oily skin: add castor oil 1-1
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