Facial Oil Application

Wild As The Wind SkincareWe advocate using our facial oils twice a day. All of our facial oils are adaptogenic, which means that they respond to your individual skin type, supplementing the skin where it is deficient, and reducing where there is surplus. This is also true where combination skin is concerned. Essentially this means that if you have oily skin or dry skin, or patches of both conditions, our facial oils will restore a healthy balance, eliminating excess oils and moisturising dryness.

Acne & Other Outbreaks

We also advise people with problematic patchy outbreaks to use our FACIAL OIL No. 2 on unaffected areas of the face, and as a maintenance facial oil when the outbreaks have cleared, and use FACIAL OIL No. 7 where an outbreak has occurred, until it has cleared.

Cleanse Before Moisturising

Do not use FACIAL OIL No.2 or FACIAL OIL No. 7 on uncleansed skin.

We advocate cleansing your face using Wild As The Wind hydrosol cleansers as they don’t have the alcohols, parabens and harsh surfactants like SLS and SLeSĀ  found in other products which leave harmful residues on the skin. Instead, our hydrosols deliver very healthful moisture to the skin which will be locked in by the FACIAL OIL No. 2 or FACIAL OIL No. 7, or any other of our hydrating and moisturising facial products.

Surfactants, which are added to make products foam, are typically found in most personal care products, like soaps and shampoos, facial cleansers and facial scrubs etc. The main surfactants are:

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • Disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate
  • Ammonium laureth sulfate
  • Cocoamidopropyl betaine
  • Alpha-Olefin sulfonate
  • Cocamphocarboxyglycinate

Wild As The Wind Cleanser Application

Using organic, unbleached cotton wool pads or balls, spray about eight squirts of Wild As The Wind hydrosol cleanser, and then firmly wipe the face in short stroking motions. Wipe the entire face, using as many cotton wool swabs as required, particularly around the eyes, nose and chin. Don’t forget to wipe your forehead!

Start by cleansing around the eyes, and finish by cleansing around the mouth and nose.

The reason we start with the eyes is because the eyes are very absorbent and if we cleanse other parts of the face first we are likely to deposit bacteria, viruses and other undesirable things into the eyes. This can fast track infections into the eyes and, therefore, the rest of our body.

*The Herpes Simplex Virus will blind us if it gets into our eyes!

If you have an open outbreak around the nose or mouth or elsewhere on your face, use separate balls or pads of cotton wool for these areas to restrict cross-infection.

Facial Oil Application

Place approximately five to ten drops of the FACIAL OIL No.2 in the palms of your hands and rub them vigorously together to warm the oil. Raise to your face and open hands in the gesture of a book and then inhale deeply a couple of times. Rewarm the oil and apply it gently to the face in tight circular motions.

As with the cleanser, always apply around the eyes first and leave the problematic areas last to avoid cross-infection.

Also apply to the neck and decolletage, adding a few more drops if required.

It can also be applied to the backs of our hands to help dissolve age spots and reduce other signs of aging.

*We also advocate taking Milk Thistle to reduce the severity of Liver spots.

If you suffer from crapey skin and liver spots on the arms, we recommend using FACIAL OIL No. 2 on the arms as well. It is also particularly good at relieving dry and cracked skin on the elbows.

To reap all the benefits of this amazing oil blend, apply a minimum of twice daily, after cleansing (preferably with a good hydrosol facial cleanser).

*For a particularly healing application of FACIAL OIL No. 7 please refer to the Castor Oil section of the FACIAL OIL No. 7 page.

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