Today’s post in the Real Mom Nation’s Beginners Beauty Guide for Moms Over 40 Series is all about the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM). Simple ingredients, moisturized skin, and anti aging side effects—yes, please! Oil Cleansing is a daily anti-aging treatment that can bring back that glow to your tired mama face!
If you’re into DIY face care, find my printable Oil Cleansing Recipe and Oil list here!
Learn how the Oil Cleansing Method can be a natural, affordable, anti-aging skin care routine for moms over 40.
Using OIL to Cleanse My Face?
Oil Cleansing may sound counterintuitive, but it’s not! When I first heard about it, I thought there had to be a catch. Oil? For cleaning my face? Nah. That can’t be right. But, it is!
It comes down to one concept: like dissolves like. The oil in the cleanser cleans away the excess dirt and oil on your skin.
Using the right kind of oil to cleanse your face can leave it IN BALANCE (instead of stripped, dry, or over reactive). At 40, I’m looking for a little balance!
What’s the Process?
There are loads of different natural oils you can use solo or in combination with each other to cleanse your face naturally. You can purchase an oil cleanser almost anywhere now, or you can DIY Oil Cleanser (like me).
Check out my preferred oil combo in my DIY Oil Cleansing Recipe & Breakdown of Which Oils to Use! Seriously, I really love how this makes my skin feel.
If you’re not into DIY, don’t worry! There are loads of amazing oil cleansers out there. Check out these–all have high reviews on Amazon & recommendations from a ton of beauty blogs!
Then, the rest is super easy!
- Gently rub about a dime size amount of your face oil mixture all over your face.
- Wet a washcloth using very warm water.
- Lay cloth over your entire face for a minute or two, and let those pores open (until cloth starts to cool).
- Wipe oil gently away.
- Pat dry (if needed)
That’s it. NO NEED TO WASH FACE AFTER! Just sit back and enjoy your glow!
Bringing Sexy Back
Oil Cleansing was one of those things I used to do several years ago. But, it isn’t the quickest of all face washing processes out there. No. It takes a second.
And, for a while, I used to give all my seconds to everyone but me. Not anymore!
So, in my eagerness to bring more beauty care into my life this year, I have revived my love of OCM. And, let me tell you–it makes my face feel awesome AND keeps my skin lookin’ oh-so fresh!
So, I’m brining it back! Oil Cleansing is now part of my nighttime beauty routine.
Check out my recipe HERE–it also includes a list of oils that are perfect for your skin type!
I go to bed relaxed, dewy, and feeling like I’m gonna wake up looking refreshed. THAT’S how you set yourself up for a good night’s sleep, amiright??