I thought I’d write a post answering several repeated questions I have been getting on my Oil Cleansing Method. I can’t keep up with all the questions, so I figured it’d be best to answer them all together.
1. How do I remove my makeup?
don’t wear much make up on a daily basis (concealer, blush and mascara), but the oil does a great job at removing makeup. If you have a lot of makeup on, try using a little oil to remove the makeup first, then continue with the Oil Cleansing Method as you normally would.
2. Will it cause you to breakout at first?
It didn’t for me, but it could be possible. I’d stick with it for a few weeks to see any changes.
3. Can you use any type of oil?
I think so, but do your own research. I choose Castor Oil because of it’s ability to draw out impurities and the EVOO for it’s moisturizing ability. I recently started adding a dab of Jojoba oil after I cleanse with the Castor and EVOO mixture. I think I just need to switch things up a little so my skin wouldn’t get used to it.
4. Will the OCM help with hormonal acne?
I like to think it helped mine some, but it depends on how big of a hormonal imbalance you have. I attribute taking Fermented Cod Liver Oil (Green Pasture’s) to really helping with the hormonal acne. *Again do you own research before you start taking anything.
5. Does the Castor Oil need to be cold pressed?
Yes, it won’t be as effective if the oil has been processed. I purchase mine from Whole Foods or my local health store. This is the brand I use.
6. How long until I saw results?
My skin felt much softer the morning after and my acne got better day by day. This will definitely vary for each person.
I hope that answers all your questions! I love seeing how many people have had success with it.
It’s pretty awesome to look back on this year and see how much my diet has changed. My favorite recipes are always changing, and I thought it would benefit you guys to share them! Lisa’s blog has been a lifesaver in helping me greatly reduce the grains I eat. I hardly eat any. I made her Crispy Pizza Bites last night (I left out the pepperoni and used a roasted garlic seasoning instead of a pizza seasoning.) They were the perfect cheesy “bread” to go along with my chili.
This afternoon I enjoyed her 5 minute coconut flour cookies. I was interested as soon as I read 5 minute cookies and they are grain free. Sign me up! I added some peanut butter flour and mini dark chocolate chips. They were very satisfying, especially for not being very sweet.
Tis the season for pumpkin. I used to hate it growing up but have fallen hard for it these past few years. I saw this recipe for pumpkin frozen yogurt and was smitten when I saw how simple it was to make. I used 2% plain greek yogurt and honey to sweeten it.
The generous folks over at Artisana sent me a bunch of their products to sample. I love their coconut butter, but haven’t tried any other products. So far this Pecan one my fav! I’ll do a full review soon.
I’m counting down the days until Lisa, Rinaldo & (mainly) Roberto get back. I’ve missed that little guy oh so much, especially every time I see a photo of him.
Like this one.
He’s absolutely perfect. I’ve looked at this photo at least 100 times!
This other cutie pie turned one and just started walking! He came to visit me at work yesterday and it made my Monday SO much better.
This photo puts a big smile on my face every time I see it.
Lisa and I took his 1 year old photos before she left for Italy. We had so much fun and his cuteness made it so easy to capture!
How is it possible that all of my nieces and nephews are so adorable?!
Now that I have shared my favorite recipes with you, tell me yours!
** BTW- Our recipe page is currently not working. I should have it fixed soon. If you need a recipe just google the title of it and healthy diaries and it should come up!**