Let me start by saying that, contrary to what we’ve been told, acne, eczema or wrinkles DO NOT mean that we are ‘unhealthy’ or unworthy. ALL skin is beautiful and worthy. 🌟
I’ve been getting hormonal acne ever since my first period when I was 11 and got WAY worse when I got off synthetic birth control! I can always count on a little fam of pimples making my chin and/or jaw line their home around day 23. 👨👨👧👦 I’ve tried everything and anything to get rid of my acne or hide it. It’s only recently that I’ve come to embrace my skin and show it lots of love instead of constant hate and criticism. 💕
Being engaged in the process of making my own skin care product has played a huge role in my skin acceptance. I choose the best oils for my skin and lovingly mix them together! (Not going to lie, I kinda feel like a chemist when I make it.👩🏻🔬) I look forward to indulging my skin with it every night!
Here’s my recipe, for combination skin type/texture
Take a small glass vile and add :
30% castor oil (al little more if you have very oily skin, a little less if you have very dry skin)
50% jojoba oil (this oil is the closest to the sebum our skin naturally produces)
20% oil(s) of your choice, I like to add mostly Sea buckthorn seed oil and temanu oil, which helps with scaring, and a few drops of argan oil for hydration!
Mix well and ta-da! You’ve got yourself a homemade oil cleanser! You could also add some essential oils - I like a few drops of Frankinsense or geranium! (I got mine from @vitruvi )
Here’s how I use it : I add a quarter size amount to the palm of my hand, and massage it into my skin for about a minute. It feels GREAT, so I like to take my time! I then take a washcloth, run it under hot water, ring it out and then drape it over my face and let the steam help loosen the oils. I like to take 3 deep breaths, to help be relax AND as a timer for how long to leave it on. (Always multitasking! 🤷🏻♀️) I repeat this one more time and that’s it! I like to apply lip balm and eye cream and if my skin feels like it needs more moisture, I’ll add some @cocokindskincare chia facial oil!
PS. This is a GREAT makeup remover!