How do you clean your skin? Soap & water? Commercial cleansers? All of these strip your skin of its natural oils, we need to rethink and change the way we clean our face, because 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body, so it doesn’t make sense to put harsh chemical cleansers loaded with preservatives, alcohol, fragrances and toxins on our faces.
Some of these toxins have been linked to cancer and they are especially harsh to our skin. These products strip the oil out of our skin, leaving our largest organ trying to repair itself by replacing the oil stripped away. This leaves us in a cycle of being tight and dry followed by the inevitable oil slick.
Each time we strip the oil away, our skin over-compensates for the lack of moisture by creating more oil.
It's a common fact of chemistry that, "like dissolves like." Even though it may seem counter-intuitive, cleansing your skin with oil is the best way to remove oil — and any dirt or makeup trapped in that oil from your skin!
Our formulation of Skin Deep uses five natural oils known for their skin benefits and their ability to leave your face clean and nourished at the same time!
Enter: The oil cleansing method
Oil cleaning method seems odd at first. I know it seems really counter-intuitive to use oil to clean your face. I mean, most of us feel the need to wash our face before bed because we feel really greasy. But think back to your high school chemistry class. What did we learn? That’s right: Like dissolves like. In other words, Oil dissolves oil. The oil cleansing method is such a simple idea. Use oil to get rid of the excess oil. It’s about balancing your skin, not scrubbing it to death. But you really need to try it to believe it. Why? Because your face will feel awesome. The first time I tried the oil cleansing method I couldn’t believe how fresh, clean, and soft my skin felt. It was remarkable. Even my husband noticed a difference. Best of all, it’s a really easy process.
The Oil Cleansing Method: What you’ll need.
Swift Naturals Skin Deep
Before bed.....Take a small amount of Skin Deep into the palm of your hand (about the size of a dime). Rub your hands together to warm the oil up and then smooth it over your face, neck and chest area. Massage the Skin Deep into your face, neck & chest for a couple of minutes. Not only will this remove makeup and dirt, but it will also help relax the muscles and tone the skin. Take your time, using slow and firm motions, to massage the oil deep into your pores, using upward strokes. Take specific care to work any problem areas, around nose, forehead and chin. TIP: Pay particular attention to your eyebrows and eyelashes and really massage Skin Deep onto these areas if your eyelashes are sparse or you have over tweezed in the past, the castor oil in the Skin Deep will help to grow your eyelashes and eyebrows to be fuller and thicker. Enjoy this time.
Once you feel like your pores are fully saturated, pick up your washcloth and soak it in clean, hot (but not scalding) water. Wring it out, the warm washcloth will help open your pores and remove the oil. Place the washcloth over your face. Leave it there for 10 – 20 seconds to open the pores, breathe in the lavender vapors, this will help relax you, think of it as a mini spa experience! Make sure you repeat the same procedure for your neck and chest area. Repeat just the washcloth procedure of rinsing in very warm water and laying the cloth on your face, neck and chest two more times.
Last step... take a couple of drops of Skin Deep and apply it to your face, neck & chest area lightly, massage in, that’s it, you’re done! No need for commercial moisturizers! This is an all-in-one product!