Updated: Mar 6, 2020
The best base for a fresh face is healthy skin. Read on to learn an easy, DIY routine that will leave your skin feeling radiant.
One of my favorite, and grotesquely satisfying, ways I care for my face is combining a mixture of castor and jojoba oil to remove impurities. When you gently massage this simple mixture into your face, you can literally feel and see the blackheads pull out of your skin. (I told you it was grotesquely satisfying!) This is such a simple and affordable facial you can do at home.
According to Healthline.com, both castor and jojoba oil contain antioxidants, antibacterial properties, and anti-inflammatory properties. This means these oils may help prevent wrinkles and acne, reduce puffiness, moisturize skin, and promote healthy skin. Sounds fabulous, right? It is! Keep reading for the recipe and how-to.
¼ tsp Castor Oil
¾ tsp Jojoba Oil
Mix oils together in a small dish big enough for you to scoop out with your fingers. I love to use small, glass food prep dishes. How easy is that? This mixture will make enough for 1-2 uses.
Pro Tip: I always remember this recipe because “quarter” (as in quarter teaspoon) and “castor” both have the “K” sound. So remembering that your recipe is a full teaspoon of oil, you can easily remember which one is a quarter teaspoon (castor) and which one is three-quarters (jojoba) teaspoon. Genius, I know.
How to Use
Wash your face as you normally would to start with a clean canvas, bonus points if your cleanser is free of harsh chemicals. Next you'll take a little bit of your oil mixture and gently massage all over your face making circular motions (up and out). Try doing this for at least 2-3 minutes. Then take a warm, damp wash cloth and put over your face to create a steam effect. I keep the cloth on until it gets cool. Repeat this process two more times. When finished, rinse off the excess oil with warm water and pat dry your face. If you need to use your cloth to help remove excess oil, remember to be gentle and avoid scrubbing.
You will probably find you are obsessed with physically feeling and seeing what comes out of your pores. It is so gross and awesome at the same time.
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Source: Healthline.com: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/castor-oil and https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/jojoba-oil-for-face
About the Author: Serena James is a holistic healer and the author of Vibe Higher. She offers a variety of energy healing services and workshops to help individuals experience a life of love, abundance, and wellness as they were meant to.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any action you take as a result of this information is self-prescribed and your right to do so.