Day 45 - Oil Cleansing

I'm slowly but surely making over my bathroom shelf, and even though a lot of my products are packaged in plastic, I refuse to waste them.  So I'm going through all of my products until they're all used up before replacing them with more eco-friendly options.  

Yesterday I ran out of my favorite face wash, which unfortunately I won't be replacing since it's packaged in plastic too.  Since I have almond oil in abundance, I'm giving oil cleansing a try.  I have tried this cleansing method before, but used coconut oil, which worked at first, but after about 10 days I started breaking out badly and had to stop.  

I use almond oil regularly for moisturizing with no adverse reactions, so I'm hoping that it will be better for oil cleansing on my skin type. 

In case you're not familiar with oil cleansing, this is essentially how it works: 

  • Put a small amount of oil in your palms and rub them together
  • Apply all over your face in circular motions to remove dirt and makeup, including eye makeup
  • Wet a washcloth with hot water and wring it out
  • Lay the washcloth over your face and allow the steam to work on the oil for about 20 seconds
  • Wipe your face thoroughly and watch everything melt off
  • Repeat with the washcloth once more to get everything off
  • Pat your face dry with a clean towel
  • Add a little more oil to your cleansed face for extra moisture if needed

I gave it a try last night and my skin felt moisturized, and not stripped or irritated, which is huge since I have very sensitive skin.  We'll see how I do after about a week.  Would you give it a try?