Much like shampoo, most facial cleansers strip our skin of natural oils to replace them with synthetic ones. So, for over a month now, I’ve been going natural, and cleansing my face using what’s called the Oil Cleansing Method (or OCM).
The Oil Cleansing Method works on a basic rule of Chemistry: “like dissolves like.” You take a mixture of oils that are good for the skin, apply it to the face, it dissolves away surface oils along with dirt and makeup, and voila! You’ve got fabulous skin, naturally! This recipe works beautifully to remove even heavy makeup, and you can tinker with the formula to cater to your skin type. I have combination skin, so I figure I’m a good guinea pig. Continue reading