Tuesday, March 29

the new face of clean

The photo on the left is me, about two months ago, vvvery tired, nauseous, and fatter. I also have peely, dry skin. The photo on the right is me, today. While the most obvious difference to me is the weight loss, the hair is different, too. And I'm wearing makeup in the right photo.

Yes, I've lost 17 lbs since getting pregnant. This happens to me. I'm not sure why, it just does. No need to be jealous. Hang on, once the baby is born and starts nursing, I'll start gaining. This is how whacked out my body is.

But this post is really about my skin, and my new facial cleansing method. I've noticed a vast improvement in my skin and just have to share. I've been using the Oil Cleansing Method, or OCM, for a little over a week now. I could NOT be happier. I have been using straight coconut oil, though - I don't have castor oil and olive oil is a little strong in odor. Plus, I found out later that coconut oil has some very good for your skin properties.

My skin is usually very dry, and when I use coconut oil to wash my face at night, my skin is hydrated and soft for 24 hours. It also does an awesome job removing makeup! Honestly, my skin is really, really different. I've noticed that some of the tiny lines around my eyes are disappearing. I don't really mind the lines - it means I've been smiling! But at the same time, I like to look as young as I feel.

So thanks to my friend Rebekah for bringing this new cleansing method to my attention - I definitely recommend giving it a try for a week or so and seeing how it works for you! Let me know if you try it!!


Shelley said...

You look nice. It's funny I looked my best when I was pregnant as well.

Now I have dried skin and overweight. It's hard for me to loose weight now that I'm over 50.

I'm content if my clothes fit.

Alicia said...

Wow, cleansing with oil? That sounds counter-intuitive. Not sure it would work for my ultra-oily skin but I'll certainly follow your link and read up on it. Thanks for the tip!

And by the way, YOU LOOK GREAT! Still enjoying the bangs? Hope you're feeling well and getting some much-needed rest!

Kelly Glupker said...

You do look great! I've never thought of cleansing with oil, but I have really oil skin. I think it would make me break out. Although, having a face covered in pimples WOULD make me look young - but that's not the kind of young I'm going for. haha!
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Tim and Richelle said...

that's what i've been doing for about 9 mos now and love it (although the steam part when it is already 95+ in the bathroom is annoying some days).

and for your friends who have oily skin, i do... and my two teens (when i can convince them) use this too... it DOES work.

we do find that the optimal combo of castor oil/olive (or other oil) is different for different people. you just play around with it.

another plus - i never use moisturizer any more and i've not had a single sunburn since we've been back in niger.

highly recommended... yep!

you look beautiful, jenny!

Tim and Richelle said...

forgot to add - i like the baking soda/apple cider vinegar routine for hair, too. kids don't like that one so much, however. :-)

Rachel, said...

trying it!

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