Dry Skin

Since my thyroid surgery, my skin has been as dry as a pop corn fart. (now I don’t know how dry that is, but it is a saying from my husbands family, which makes me think way too much about farts and dry vs.: wet)
Someone suggested cleansing oils. Then I found info on making my own.

I did find out this info on cleansing oils, and a great deal of  info here on the cleansing oil method, and various recipes for all types of skin. Also some good info on acne.org, on cleasning oil, how to make various recipes, recipes for toners, masks, lots of good info on how to proceed.http://www.acne.org/messageboard/OIL-CLEANSING-METHOD-Hi-t141871.html

From SimpleMom I found good info on making my own facial cleansing oil, and how to use it. I’m going to give it a go.
Since I’ve written this, I’m 3 days into using the cleansing oil method. I consider my skin dry, but still having breakouts (OK mother nature, come on…?). I choose to use castor oil 3/4 and jojoba oil 1/4 to begin with (just because I’m somewhat oil phobic) My skin feels great, and looks better than it has in a long time. I will continue this and let you know my progress.
OK, it is about 10 days into my facial cleansing oil trial, and I’m like a infomercial, I’m trying to convert people at work and elsewhere, LOL. My skin is looking great! The price is right, and now I’m investigating other uses, I found the “Castor Oil Challenge” on Hairlista.com, hummmmm….checking this out….I have been oil phobic most of my life, due to complexion problems, I thought I always had to avoid oil. Now I’m finding that mineral oil is a large molecule and the oil that clogs pours. Most other oils are not.

Lots of castor oil use info here..http://skinverse.com/castor-oils-many-uses-for-beautiful-skin-and-hair.html.

I work in a hospital and found that castor oil is good to use to heal bed soars. I found lots of into on its uses (not internal, ick) http://stevehamlin.blogspot.com/2008/07/castor-oil-topical-use.html, also more info from livestrong http://www.livestrong.com/article/27338-external-uses-castor-oil/  I have also come across reports of using castor oil to get rid of warts (OK sometimes I get suspicious when it cures everything…)http://www.ehow.com/how_2309213_cure-warts-castor-oil.html, worth a try if you have them?
Anyone had good/bad experience with castor oil? Leave a comment, I would love to hear any info you have.
I’m also searching for a good hand cream. I’m using some almond hand cream now from Sally’s. It isn’t cold out yet. I have problems with my hands cracking in the winter so I’m trying to head off that problem. I found a easy recipe for making hand cream from a sonomagarden, and she includes a label to download. This might be a good idea for gifts for the holidays. Anyone have any recommendations on a good hand cream?
Thanks for any info and help….
Keep knitting…..


  1. I'm not sure why, but it seems there is a lot of Thyroid cancer in Indiana (lots in South Bend). I'm glad your surgery is behind you.

    I just naturally have always had dry skin. These are my "must have" products:
    1. Deep cleansing Oil by DHC - followed by a scrub;
    2. Glycerin Oil (pat on after moisturizer);
    3. Savannah Bee Hand Cream;
    4. Mud Masks by Lush Cosmetics and their massage bars;
    5. Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer

    Hope you find some products that help :)))) Be well my friend ~

  2. I've always had acne prone skin + insanely dry skin (acne on my face; dry skin on my legs and hands -- dry as in it looks like fish scales.) I was amazed at how well the oil cleansing thing works. I thought for sure I would have pizza-face in less than 48 hours, but the result was just the opposite. Now if only I could somehow remember to moisturize my legs! Yikes!

  3. I've always wanted to try making the hand cream from JudyL's blog "Patchwork Times". Here's a link: http://www.patchworktimes.com/2010/03/06/homemade-hand-cream/
    If you make some let me know if you like it. I'm going to try the cleansing oil routine.


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