Curious about the Oil Cleansing Method?
Use OIL to cleanse, purify, balance, nourish and heal the skin? What?!?
For decades we have been coached by the cosmetic industry that we need to use soap (gel is just a fancier name) and water to cleanse, abrasion (acids, chemical peels, grains, etc.) to exfoliate, and alcohol-based “toners” to achieve clear, glowing, dewy-looking skin. Most of us have bought into this myth.
These products actually “strip” the natural, protective oils from our skin, leaving it vulnerable and unable to function properly. As a result, we have tight, dehydrated skin, followed by the inevitable oil slick or congested, “combination” skin, breakouts, premature hyper-pigmentation and serious vulnerability to environmental toxins.
To address the dehydration, we purchase “moisturizers”, most of which contain petroleum by-products; petrolatum, mineral oil and/or silicones (dimethicone) that further exacerbate our skin problems by creating a barrier that compromises a key function of our skin: to absorb and release.
Seriously; stop reading now, grab your moisturizers and lotions and see if they contain mineral oil, dimethicone, petrolatum or petroleum.
Add to this mix the potentially irritating fragrances and other synthetic chemicals and we will likely have problems with our skin. I’ve struggled with all of these skin problems, as well as acne and red, irritated, sensitive skin. Then I hit my fifties and had wrinkles to battle as well.
As a full-time researcher and formulator, I eventually came across the idea of the oil cleansing method. As a Master Aromatherapist for 26 years, I’m a big advocate of holistic wellness and the power of essential oils, but this oil cleansing idea was a challenge for me – so brainwashed have I been by the skin “care” industry.
What did I have to lose by trying? I had already tried virtually every skin care product on the market; my standard for an acceptable skin care product being one that didn’t break me out further.
The suggested oil cleansing method I read about included olive or sunflower oil and castor oil. I discovered my personal and professional favorite carrier oil to be Fractionated Coconut Oil. Why? FCO contains nutrients and healing properties with the added benefits of being water-soluble, easily absorbed or rinse off, won’t potentially over-dry like castor oil, and is very light – in fact light enough to use daily and even follow up with as a moisturizer if needed. It doesn’t oxidize or stain and I don’t know of another carrier oil that can be said about. Plus it is an excellent carrier for essential oils, which in my business is critical. That covers a lot of bases.
I got underway cleansing my face with fractionated coconut oil to which I had added lavender for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and cell-regenerating benefits and geranium to balance sebum, purify skin, and uplift my spirits.
The first thing I noticed was how luxurious it felt to cleanse my face with oil ~ it was lovely! It was relaxing and soothing. After about a minute of massaging it onto my dry skin, I gently removed the oil, dissolved make-up, and grime from the day with a wash cloth and warm water.
My skin was glowing and felt dewy. The condition of my skin continued to steadily improve and within weeks the redness, irritation and occasional breakouts became a distant memory. That is how Lux Amare Luxury Skin Care Oil was born.
Yes, healthy, balanced, dewy skin is as close as your fingertips and a bottle of Lux Amare Luxury Skin Care Oil. I recommend cleansing once per day, in the evening.
What’s more, we can free ourselves from giant corporations and their recommended skin care regime involving cleansers that strip and compromise the acid mantle (our skins’ protective barrier), leaving it vulnerable to the environment and synthetic chemicals that further ravage our skin.
I have since researched and discovered the benefits of numerous botanical extracts and their active properties. We do not need to get a prescription and pay the big bucks for the synthetic derivation. We can benefit from Omega-3, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and other numerous nutrients that are readily available and easily absorbed into our skin through the use of botanical extracts.
These beneficial botanical extracts can all be found in the Lux Amare Facial Serums; Pumpkin Jasmine Serum, Facial Skin Food, Isis Activating Serum Original Formula, and Isis Activating Serum Triple Strength.
Here’s to your fabulous skin!