Recently, I have written about makeup removal using olive oil. It has been working great and I truly believe that I won’t be buying makeup remover again.
On our trip to Kiev, my husband had a business meeting with a partner in the company he works for. This partner, Alex, makes his own cold-pressed oils. He gifted me with a flax seed oil and a poppy seed oil.
I have made my own poppy seed oil with our oil extractor. But now that I know the benefits of straight olive oil on my skin, Alex from Ukraine inspired me to try the poppy seed oil again. Thanks again, Alex!
Since we have been back from our trip, I have been cleaning my face every evening with pure, cold-pressed poppy seed oil. It removes every bit of makeup and leaves my face feeling amazing. I am in love with our oil extractor which allows me to make the poppy seed and hemp seed oils fresh for us every couple of weeks.
Poppy seeds are well-revered in Ayurvedic medicine for a whole host of ailments as well as to promote healthy and glowing skin. Poppy seed oil is high in Vitamins C and E and Linolenic acid. It aids in cell regeneration, absorbs slowly into the skin, thus providing skin protection and is not greasy.
“The basic concept of this skin care and cleansing method is that the oil used to massage your skin will dissolve the oil that has hardened with impurities and found itself stuck in your pores. The steam will open your pores, allowing the oil to be easily removed. Should you need it, the smallest drop of the same oil formula patted over damp skin will provide the necessary lubrication to keep your skin from over-compensating in oil production.”
Currently, I am using just poppy seed oil. Both of my girls have switched to the oils. Rebekah is using a blend of poppy seed oil and olive oil. Roxie and I did some testing on her skin and her sensitive skin can only handle the Hemp Oil and Salve which she applies every night.