Wednesday, July 20, 2011
After a particularly unpleasant few weeks where my face decided to rebel, I thought I'd do some research and see what I could find that may help to calm my skin down. Enter Crunchy Betty and her awesome site with all sort of awesome recipes for natural health and beauty products. I had picked up some jojoba oil last time I was at Trader Joe's but I wasn't really sure the best way to use it. She gives a bunch of different suggestions as to the best oils and amounts for your skin type. I found the best combination for me was 2/3 castor oil and 1/3 jojoba oil. I also add a couple drops of lavender essential oil. It's super easy, just combine the oils in your palm and massage onto your face for a couple minutes. After that, wet a washcloth with hot water, cover your face let it steam for a bit, then wipe off your face. Repeat as necessary until all the oil is gone. I usually dab on a couple drops of jojoba oil after I'm done. It took a few days for my skin to get used to, but over all it's worked wonders for my face.