In today’s age and time wherein everything comes in an instant, there are still old-fashioned ways that are more reliable than new products that still need to be proven effective. And this also applies to skin care.
Often, with every bit of commodity that has various purposes and functions – one for cleansing, another for toning, and another for moisturizing – you end up with tons of things to apply on your skin. You remember your mother’s voice saying, “There is no better remedy than age-old techniques in caring for your skin.” She may be right in certain points as these methods, albeit they may take time to prepare, are sure-fire when it comes to getting good results.
Traditional Oil Cleansing Method
The oil cleansing method (OCM) is the use of natural oils, usually olive oil and castor oil or a combination of other oils, like sunflower oil, hazelnut oil or coconut oil. With a quarter size amount of the oil mixture in your hand, rub gently and apply on your face on a circular motion. By massaging the face with oil, it will clean the skin and remove make-up efficiently. Leave the oil for a few minutes and take it off using a clean warm washcloth.
Honey can be used as a facial mask. Natural raw honey has anti-bacterial properties that are good for the skin. Others even mix honey with milk to acquire skin that is soft and radiant. Another option, with almost similar results, is to produce a paste made of fresh lemon juice and honey. Let the honey, whether with a mixture or none, stay on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off.
Despite the positive results that these traditional methods are said to produce, you can first try it and see how your skin reacts before you make this your regular routine.
The use of homemade soap, especially those made of organic raw materials, is something that has been done for many generations. There are still a number who still make soaps themselves, without the usage of harsh ingredients that can damage the skin. Homemade soaps are usually composed of essential oils, herbs and spices, powders and other elements that are good for the body.