This winter has wrecked havoc on my skin. No matter now much lotion I slather on, my skin still looks like a cracked, dry mess. I have used the same exact lotion on my face since I was old enough to put lotion on my face...I am a creature of habit. My Mom used it, so it must be good enough for me - was my way of thinking....not taking in to consideration that I have a different skin type than my Mom and I have aged about 20 years since first dabbing the ancient face lotion on my teenage skin.
I'm up for trying just about anything...as long as it's been tried by someone before. Luckily, I have a sister who usually is making her own trail. When she told me about the oil cleansing method, I was ready to give it a try. I went out and got what I needed : olive oil, castor oil, and coconut oil ...and gave it a shot.
It felt really strange rubbing the castor oil and olive oil mixture on my face...kinda like a weird cooking experiment, but once I got past that it was wonderful!
My face lotion is in the trash never to be seen again and I will not be using soap on my face any more. After I cleanse my face with the castor oil and olive oil, I rub a little coconut oil in to my skin for added moisturizer and I am good to go. For the first time this winter, my face doesn't feel like it's on fire and my red, dry, itchy patches are gone.