The Double-Cleansing Method

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Double cleansing…just the name is enough to make you feel defeated already. “Really, now I have to cleanse twice? I’ll never get caught up on The Walking Dead at this rate!”

But for gorgeous, healthy skin, it is a great practice to get into. And, when practiced consistently, it will prevent you from looking like the walking dead.

Here’s the idea:

  • OIL CLEANSE: First, our beneficial plant oil serves to break up oil based residues and bacteria that can live in oxidized sebum while loosening all the daily dirt, dust, oxidized sebum, dead skin cells and residue from makeup and sunscreens.
  • EXFOLIATING GRAIN CLEANSER: Give your skin a healthy, lightly-exfoliating purification with a grain-based cleanser like Sow Your Wild Oats to get rid of any remaining dirt and oil.

You don’t have to do this every day-a few times a week is great, especially if you need some serious makeup removal or on days when you can feel your skin becoming congested. In the winter, it is a good idea to follow with your Moisture Duo as this leaves your skin ready to receive the benefit of night time nourishment.

How to OIL CLEANSE: (See VIDEO Demonstration)

  1. Pour unto a dropper full (10-15 drops) of NO EVIL or COW FART JUICE or SEEDS OF CHANGE into your palm.
  2. Rub your hands together to warm the oil and smooth over your dry facial skin. {Using slow, firm motions across the skin, massage the oil deeply into your pores. Take your time, breathe out your stress, unwind. You want the oil to work into your pores so that blackheads and the like can be dissolved and steamed away.}
  3. Hold a clean, textured, cleansing cloth damp with steamy warm water {warm enough to heat the oil, not to scald your skin}, over your face and keep it there until it cools. {This releases the oxidized oil that your oil cleanser grabbed onto  during your massage.}
  4. Wipe gently with your textured cloth, rinse out your cloth and wipe again (and maybe one more time). Then splash with cool water.

How to use Sow Your Wild Oats as a “Scrub” (double cleansing) Use: 3-6 times/week

  1. Shake or measure out a flat quarter-size pile (1tsp) into the palm of your hand.
  2. Add a little warm water (1tsp) and mix with fingertips.
  3. Apply evenly to face and massage well.
  4. Remove with a warm, damp cloth.

Oh, but there’s more…

Our Sow Your Wild Oats Cleansing grains, when made into a weekly exfoliating mask, have the added benefit of further breaking down the cell walls of each individual herb.  This increases the power of the “action” of the herbs as well as provides a more intense exfoliation due to the naturally present salicylic acid in organic and wildcrafted herbs.

How to make an exfoliation masque:

Mix Sow Your Wild Oats with any of the following ingredients:

  • 1 tsp SYWO + 8-10 drops oil + 1 tsp Water
  • 1 tsp SYWO + 1/2 tsp Biome Rehabilitation Peel + 5 Drops NO EVIL + 1 tsp warm water to rehab the external biome.
  • 1 tsp SYWO + 1 1/2 tsp water + 1/4 tsp honey for healing (Mix a small amount of Honey with the full amount of water before mixing into SYWO)
  • 1 tsp SYWO + 1 tsp yoghurt for hyper-pigmentation (1 tbsp SYWO + 1 tbsp and let sit for up to an hour before applying to skin)
  • 1 tsp SYWO + 24 sprays Mineral Mist (to add more minerals, nutrients and plant essences to your masque. Mist often while enjoying your nurturing treatment.)
  • 1 tsp SYWO + 1 tsp Inner Strength Tea or one of our Stress Bump Teas (Make it strong and let it steep for 5 minutes, the add to oats and allow to cool to just above warm before applying.)

Leave mask on for about 10 minutes and remove with a warm, wet cloth.  Here’s a video about that!

When to Mask: Weekly for most, 2x’s/week if there are drastic changes that need to made. This is awesome to put on before a shower and remove right before you turn the water off.

Try NO EVIL. It’s 100% good.

Sow Your Wild Oats

Too much work? Not ready to make a mess? Try LOMAH (Read: Immature Skin: Breakouts and Sensitive Skin)

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