Castor oil can help remove impurities from the skin.
Many people with oily skin make the mistake of trying to remove the oil by using harsh cleansers and soaps that cut through the oil. When you use strong ingredients on your skin, you may leave it dry, causing the pores to naturally release more oil to maintain a balance. An effective way to deep cleanse your pores and maintain moisture is to use a castor oil steam cleanse. Castor oil has purifying properties, and when combined with sunflower oil, it can be used as a cleanser for oily skin. Does this Spark an idea?
1. Mix approximately 30 percent castor oil with 70 percent sunflower seed oil to create your oil cleanser. Store this mixture in a small plastic bottle.
2. Soak a soft washcloth in steaming water and hold the washcloth to your face to steam the skin and pores. The steaming process opens your pores to release dirt and debris from your skin. Hold the washcloth to your face until it cools and gently wipe away the moisture.
3. Place an amount of oil mixture the size of a quarter in your palm and run your hands together to distribute a very thing layer of the castor oil over the cleansed skin. Cover your hands evenly in the oil and gently smooth it onto your face.
Massage the oil slowly and deeply into your skin and pores. Move carefully around your entire face, taking the time to massage all areas thoroughly so the oil enters the pores and is absorbed by the skin. Place extra emphasis on areas with blackheads or clogged pores, as the oil helps dislodge debris and dead skin cells.
4. Perform a few oil treatments if necessary to rebalance the oil flow from your skin and reduce any dryness or clogged skin you have from over cleansing. Your skin will feel soft and supple, and the cleansing should not leave any film or excess oil residue.