My Night time Skin Reggie and DIY Eye Serum are what I credit with keeping my skin soft and relatively blemish-free for a couple of years now. At night I don’t wash my face. Not with soap anyway. What I do is the Oil Cleansing Method. I learned about OCM from Frizzcurls over at CurlyNikki.com. Now before you say “I can’t use oil on my face”. Read her story. She suffered from acne for YEARS and this was the ONLY thing that worked. You know the saying “fight fire with fire”? Well, in this case, you’re fighting oil with oil. Castor Oil has different properties than other oils and in fact, if you use too much, your skin will get dry!
My Nightly Oil Cleansing Method Routine:
- clear castor oil
- first cold pressed olive oil
- hot tap water
Directions: I have a little dark jar filled 1/4 of the way with castor oil, and the rest with olive oil. I shake it before each use. I pour a nickel-sized amount of oil in my had and proceed to gently massage the oil all over my face and neck. I usually need to do this twice so that it’s nice and thick. Then I run the hot water over a washcloth (as hot as I can stand it), then I hold the hot washcloth about and inch from my face and let the steam hit me. Then I put the whole thing on my face and let the heat work its magic. After about 15-20 secs the washcloth has cooled and I use it to wipe off any and all traces of makeup, or, if I’m not wearing makeup I just wipe my face and neck down completely.Some people use more castor oil and some people use more olive oil, and some folks even add sunflower seed oil, click here to figure out which is best for you.
DIY Eye Serum
I mentioned in my post about My Morning Skin Routine how much I love rosehip oil, and this is why.
- Organic rosehip oil
- Organic Vitamin e oil or Vitamin E capsules
Directions: I take 1 drop of vitamin e oil and 1 drop of rosehip oil in my hand and then using my finger I dab it gently all around my eyes. This has noticeably softened the little lines that had started to form around my eyes. That’s it! I should stress that I didn’t have stellar results with this routine until I did it regulary and followed it up with My Morning Routine. (It’s important to wash any traces of oil off your face in the AM). And for those of you wondering, I have crazy combination skin, the dry patches peel, and the oily parts shine like cellophane. This routine in combination with my morning routine have really made a difference.
- What’s your nightly skin reggie?
To learn more about OCM and to see if will work for you check out these links: