Green Diva Kate Bartolotta does a great 101 on facial oil cleansing—why we should do it, how we should do it and an easy DIY recipe for the different types of oil for different types of skin in this Green Divas Vibrant Health & Natural Beauty segment:
Most of us want to our skin to look and feel great, but there’s so much conflicting information on what’s best for it.
I like to say that there are three factors that determine great skin and how it ages:
1. Good genes (Sorry…a third of this is just what your parents gave you!).
2. What we put in our bodies (all those organic veggies are great for your skin too).
And last, but not least…
3. What we put on our bodies.
One of the simplest and least expensive things we can do to take care of our skin is to use the oil cleansing method.
While there are many wonderful oil cleansing products on the market, you can also simply blend one or two base oils you purchase at the health food store on your own. Jojoba oil is a great way to go for oilier skin; heavier oils like Apricot Kernel or Argan oil are perfect for dry or sensitive skin.
Check out my oil cleansing demo:
(Note: as a few commenters on my YouTube channel noted, we DON’T want to leave the water running the whole time! Freezing cold bathroom plus well water equals it took forever for the water to heat up in this shot. Be a good Green Diva and shut off the water—or close the sink and capture it.)
Taking care of our skin doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive or full of chemicals. If you liked this demo, take a look at GD Meg’s DIY Lavender Oil Facial Cleanser Recipe as well!