Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Face Cleaning Regimen

Hey Divas,

I had a request from #oneofmyfollowers and high school friend to post my face regimen so here it is!! I use a mixture of the oil cleansing method and what I usually do

Things you need:
  • Castor Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Small bottle for the oil
  • 1 washcloth
  • Dudu Osun black soap or whatever you feel comfortable using

I deep clean my face at night before I go to bed. I try to do it every night or every other night; especially if I wore makeup that day.

The Oil Mixture:
Ok the oil cleansing method requires an oil mixture that you will use to clean your face. On the website it’s suggested that your mixture consist of Castor oil/Olive oil or Castor oil/Sun flower seed oil. I use the Castor oil/Olive oil mixture I have both oils on hand all the time so it’s just more convenient for me. Here are the recommended blends of oil for the different skin types from the website.

  • Oily Skin: Try a blend of 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil.
  • Balanced Skin: Try a blend of 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil.
  • Dry Skin: Try a blend of 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil.

The Oil Cleansing Method:

I use this method about every other day and on days I wear makeup.

  1. You'll need a soft washcloth, your oil blend, and hot, running water.
  2. Pour about a quarter size of the oil mixture into your hand.
  3. Massage the oil into your face in circular motions. Massaging the oil on your face will remove makeup and dirt from your face. Plus works the oil in to help dissolve blackheads
  4. I usually massage the oil in for about 3-4 minutes
  5. After I have massaged the oil in I take my washcloth and soak it in water that is hot but not so hot its uncomfortable on your face, the goal is to steam your face.
  6. Take the towel and hold close over your face until it cools and then you can gently wipe the oil away. Rinse the towel out and repeat this step about 2-3 more times. 
  7. Oh yeah DON’T SCRUB YOUR FACE that is irritating to your face. 

Black Soap:
Ok yall I really hate bumps and blackheads so I’m constantly picking at my face (I know I know I’m such a bad girl) So, I have a few dark marks on my face from picking at the bumps. I use my Dudu Osun African Black Soap to cleanse my face on days I don’t use the entire oil method. 

This particular brand of black soap is made of plantains & shea butter; which makes black soap a blemish fighter. I hate dark marks so I use this to fade them away. This soap can be drying to the face so I pour a drop of castor oil in my hand and rub it on my face for moisture.

If I don’t have black soap I usually take a drop of Dr. Bronners castile soap to clean my face.

Well, ladies here it is my face regimen I hope this helps you like its helped me and pray I stop picking at my face lol


Cinnamon said...

This is GREAT thanks so much for this! You skin looks so pretty in all of your FB pics so I needed to know :-)

Ok so where do you get that brand of soap? The current Black soap that I have isn't Black but my face is actually clearing up! What brands of Black soap do you suggest?

MoZaic said...

Thanks Cinnamon

I use the soap I have listed on the blog Dudu Osun the most because its in a bar form you can buy it from African Stores you have to ask if they have it sometimes its usually behind a counter. You can also purchase the soap online from or this site here

I also use black soap hand made from Ghana its usually found wrapped in newspaper lol in a african store I love black soap and can't live with out it

Cinnamon said...

LOL! I signed up with the name "cinnamon" eons ago and was like "Why did it show up like that?!" LOL! Anyway, this feels like a dumb question but is all black Also, about how much do you spend on your black soap? This is a new discovery for me and I feel like I've wasted so much money at a dermatologist (I have CRAZY oily skin) and this just balances me RIGHT out! So now I only wanna buy the authentic stuff. I haven't really been nearly as oily since I've started using it AND my face seems to be clearing up!

Oh one more question: Do you have any suggestions for clearing up acne scars or dark spots?

Ok I lied I got another question: What brand(s) of makeup do you use?

ok all done for now :-)