Tips and tricks for natural body care
I've come to terms with my oily skin. For years, I swore by oil-free face washes and drying, alcohol-ridden toners. These products initially left my skin tight and dry, only to cause my oil glands to overwork themselves later to produce even more facial oil.
I guess stripping my skin of its natural facial oils was a bad idea.
When I first saw John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil, I immediately dismissed it. Why would I put more facial oil on my face? That seemed like a open invitation for breakouts. But after reading more about natural oil cleansing, I was intrigued. Treating oily skin with oil seems to balance out your skin's oil production (and softens your skin).
John Masters Organics facial oil is loaded with 13 essential oils and is certified USDA organic. Photo Courtesy John Masters Organics.
After giving the John Masters Organics facial oil a try, I was impressed. It's a USDA certified-organic blend of olive oil; evening primrose oil; pomegranate seed oil; sweet almond oil; carrot oil; lavender oil; ylang ylang oil; geranium oil; rosewood oil; petitgrain oil; sage oil; tangerine peel oil; and rosemary leaf oil. I applied it at night before bed—a few drops went a long way. After massaging it onto my face, I let it sit for five minutes while I inhaled its aroma. Then, I took a damp, warm wash cloth and massaged my face a little more to stimulate my pores and take off a little excess oil.
In the morning, my skin felt soft and smooth. Every other night, I use this facial oil to give my oily skin a relaxing treat. I haven't tested the facial oil in the morning because I wear sunscreen daily (and I'm still a little scared to use oil during the day), but the evening facial oil cleansing is fantastic for my oily skin.
John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil costs $30 for 2 ounces. If you purchase it online before July 31, 2009, you can get 20 percent off! Enter discount code "usda" at checkout. You can also get 20 percent off the Organic Sea Salt Spray, too. John Masters Organics always offers free ground shipping. Don't forget to check out Shine On, Rose and Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist and Eucalyptus and Tea Tree DogPoo dog shampoo for your green dog. Time to stock up!
Have you ever tried facial oils? What was your experience? Tell me about it in the comments section!