Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's not just for salads...

If you follow me, you know that I am a devoted reader of Mary Ostyn.
She's a frugal queen and mom of ten. She recently blogged about using the oil cleansing method on your face...yes, that's cleaning your face with olive oil. I know...sounds scary, right?

I've never really had trouble with my skin. However, I'm in my thirties now (ew...), and I've had five babies. I keep waiting for my skin to freak out and slowly slide off of my face.
I don't have any visible wrinkles, really, but my face is feeling a bit dull.

So I have decided to give the oil cleansing method a try.
Last night was the first time.
I have to say, it felt pretty luxurious. Smelled a bit like salad dressing, but felt good.
You mix olive oil and castor oil, massage it into your face for a full minute, and then use the steam from a warm washcloth to wipe away the oil.
If nothing else, it will be good for me to force myself to relax for a full two minutes every night!

Afterward, my skin did not feel oily. Greg ran his finger down my cheek and described the feel as "really nothing on it at all..."

If you want to give it a try (I dare you!), read up on this website. While you're there, browse around...there seem to be some fabulous ideas!


Tina said...

I've heard Bobbi Brown talk about using olive oil too.
I think I'm too scared because my face freaks out over any change. And happens to be breaking out like a 14yr old's face right now!

Flamingo Mama said...

love mary ostyn! i'm reading one of her books right now!