No, I am not trying to figure out how insane I am, (Truly I all ready know. So testing that would be just plain silly) What I am testing is a new face wash method that I have read about before, just thought it crazy so I never tried it. What is this new (well, new to me) method? The Oil Cleansing Method. Oil? Yes, oil. I first read about it back when Jessica had her other blog. I basically ignored it because why would I want to add oil to my already oily face? Well, she posted about it again and, seeing as how I have tried everything else on the planet that was supposed to get rid of acne, from the over the counter stuff to the high end (read, Expensive as all get out. Proactive I am looking at you) and none of it has worked. Sure it worked briefly, but I would inevitably I would get back into the endless cycle. So this time I paid attention to what she posted on the subject. Then I went to the Oil Cleansing website and read through that. It all made sense. Really.
From the Oil Cleansing Method site:
The reasons we have so much trouble with mainstream skin care products are numerous, but two reasons, in particular, lead the pack. These products strip the oil out of our skin, leaving our largest organ trying to repair itself by replacing the oil stripped away. This leaves us in a cycle of being tight and dry followed by the inevitable oil slick. Each time we strip the oil away, our skin over-compensates for the lack of moisture by creating more oil. On top of the drying effects, these products are highly-scented. Fragrance is one of the top skin irritants and strangely enough, even the so-called “unscented” products usually contain fragrance.
I think that I might be more open to the idea because I did research and tried Shampoo bars a while back. We use so many chemicals on ourselves, when really we don’t need to. So I have decided that I would try this method and document it on here for everyone to see. Every Wednesday I will take a pic of myself and let everyone see my progress (or lack thereof) Yes, I realize that today is Friday. But I have done it since Wednesday and I even took my picture on Wednesday to share with you all.
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I will say that in a few days, My face is a little softer (as are my hands) tune in next Wednesday for a new picture!
P.S. Remember the link I posted yesterday? Her stuff is going fast! It’s adorable, well made kids clothes. Don’t remember the link? I shall post it again for you!