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Oil Cleansing vs Clogged Pores

Oil Cleansing for Clogged Pores Explained

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What are Clogged Pores

Clogged pores happen when sebum accumulates ins ide your pores. This happens due to diet high in fats specially processed oils, such as ones found in junkfood. Your genetics and body tyoe may also contribute to your predisposiion to clogged pores. Clogged pores mak eyour pores more viable and larger. Also, due to their nature of being congested, clogged pores stop clearing out impurities from your body.

Why Use Oil Cleansing Method to Unclog Pores

Oil cleansing will not strip you skin of its natural oils and so makes you less reliant on facial moisturizer. Some poeple dont use any facial moisturizer after oil cleansing. Botanical oils nourish your skin and clear up acne, clogged pores, combat dryness, and maintain a radiant glow. Oil washes makeup right off.
This method relies on a base oil of choice plus castor oil. First, choose base oil appropriate to your skin type.

Here are oils ideal for all skin types:

Jojoba (all skin types, but very desirable for acne-prone skin)
Sweet almond (all skin types, especially oily)
Grapeseed (all skin types, especially oily)
Sunflower Seed (all skin types)
Argan (all skin types, especially aging skin … very pricey)
Tamanu (all skin types … very pricey)

These are recommended for dry skin:

Avocado (dry and aging skin)
Argan (all skin types, especially aging skin … very pricey)
Apricot Kernel (dry, aging, and normal skin)

Next, mix with castor oil according to following proportions and skin types:

Oily skin: Use 2/3 castor oil to 1/3 carrier oil. (Or measure out 2 tsp castor oil and 1 tsp carrier oil.)
Normal skin: Use equal parts castor oil and carrier oil. (Measuring out 1-1/2 tsp castor oil and 1-1/2 tsp carrier oil.)
Dry skin: Use 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 carrier oil. (Again, 2 tsp carrier oil and 1 tsp castor oil.)

Its Ok to combine different base oils. One example: 1 part avocado, 1 part jojoba, 1 part castor oil.
Oils have nourishing properties for your skin as well, especially in their raw form. Try to get cold pressed castor oil and expeller-pressed organic base oils, those which havent been heat processed or refined.

The Cleanse:

1.(Optional)rinse your face lightly with warm, running water. Pour the oil in the palm of your hand and then apply gently all over your face. Massage firmly, but gently with upward strokes or in small circles.
Massage for 2 minutes, and let the oil sit on your face for 30 more seconds or longer.

2. Adjust water coming from your faucet until it’s cool enough to apply to your skin, but warm enough to soften the oil (it’s probably going to be hotter than the water you usually rinse your face with). Dunk the washcloth under the hot/warm water until it’s completely soaked. Apply the washcloth to your face and hold it there for 10-15 seconds. Slowly begin to wipe off. Rinse your washcloth and repeat until you’ve wiped all the oil off your skin and probably have a lot fewer clogged pores!

Do Oil cleansing at night only. Your body naturally regenerates over night, so you dont have clogged pores in the morning.

Troubleshooting Oil Cleansing Method

If after oil cleansing, you experience more general inflammation, acne, black heads or whiteheads, you may be using the wrong oil or in wrong combination. First, choose base oil according to skin type. Olive oil has become a popular choice, but may not be suitable for all skin types. Also, coconut oil is too rich for many people, and is considered highly comedogenic. Oil cleansing takes a little longer than an over the counter facial cleanser and it might cost a little more.
You will have more laundry due to daily dirty washcloths, so stock up and do your laundry. Your skin may need up to two weeks to adjust to this new regimen.

Remember to eat healthy too. Also, to improve your overall health and skin, start adding in raw fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, fermented cod liver oil and make grassed bone broth.

get sunlight daily for vitamin D.


The Oil Cleansing Method: A How-To Guide for Clear, Radiant Skin