September 17, 2013
A Simple DIY face cleanser that will do wonders for your skin.
For those of you who have been following my blog, my Husband and I recently returned from our vacation to Michigan. While the nature and the lake there are amazing and it is the place where my Husband had many wonderful childhood memories, the food in Michigan is, well, just super unhealthy. Everything is fried. EVERYTHING. I do not eat that much fried food in a year as we have in a week and half being there. Of course, being a vacation, we did not wanted to cook and therefore went out for one meal almost everyday. Yes, it is our own fault, but nonetheless, now that we are back my skin is getting all the toxins out and I am afraid to look at myself in the mirror. For the first time in years, this weekend, I found myself looking for a foundation or something to cover up portions of my chin. We had a wedding and a birthday party to attend and my chin looked like I was a teenager. Although my Husband assured me it did not look half as bad as I thought, I refused to believe him and did everything I could to help out the situation.
Here are a couple of things I found helpful to minimize the appearance of skin impurities:
(1) Clay mask – whether prepared, or you can use loose clay powder (can be found in any health food store) mixed with water and/or water/apple cider solution (50/50)
(2) Pressing baking soda onto the clean pimple to dry it out faster
(3) Washing your face with oil, yes, you read it right, oil.
The last one seems to work the best, yes; it will not clear your skin within minutes or even a day or two. But in a day or two you will start to see marked improvement. Best of all it is very simple and inexpensive. Although it sounds contra intuitive to use oil on your oily skin and especially the breakouts, it actually works because oil cleansing removes excess oil and dirt from your skin without over drying it in the process, as do most of the cleansers for oily skin.
1) Take a little bit of coconut or jojoba oil on your fingers and spread around your face and neck, massaging it slowly.
2) Take a face cloth and run it through very hot water (as hot as you can tolerate it), wring it out and remove the oil from your face and neck.
3) Wash the face cloth with soap in hot water to clean it and also to avoid clogging your drains with oil residue.
I have been doing this for the last two days and my skin is much better. Let me know how it works for you.
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