Category Archives: dry combination skin

DIY : Easy Oil Cleansing Method

Reading Sarah and Jenny DIY success, I was tempted to try, but stayed away for 2 reasons. One, I am a lazy person, I sit on things till they don’t become absolute necessary. My husband terms this as my ‘launch time’ 😉 And second reason is that I am terrible at following a recipe. Read through and you will know what I mean.

One day I plucked courage and placed my order on SEA. The first item, I wanted to try was Sarah’s Easy Oil Cleansing recipe. So, I referred to her blog and prepared the Easy Oil Cleanser. But only after 2 uses, my skin was all flaky, irritated and dry. I reviewed the ratio I used and what was mentioned on the blog. Oh no!! I had used the oily skin proportions instead of the dry skin. In case you are wondering, I have dry sensitive skin. All kind of expletives were uttered. See, what I meant about my inability to follow a recipe.

Anyways, I took a deep breath and adjusted the proportion so that I achieved the ratio for dry skin. That day, I was glad that I had paid attention to my Maths classes.

Even with the adjusted ratio for dry skin, I was not entirely happy. This, I partially blame to my careless first attempt. After discussion with Sarah on twitter, I reduced proportion of Castor Oil in my mix.

So, now I use following ratio

Polysorbate 80 : Castor Oil : Oil = 2 : 0.25 : 7
Eg: Polysorbate 80 = 8 gm
Castor Oil = 1 gm
Oil = 28 gm

Oil Cleansing Methid

For oil, I have used Rosehip and Jojoba. Once I got the recipe right, I can safely say that it’s the best cleanser I have ever tried. It doesn’t require double cleansing but still removes all makeup, dirt and dead skin. I just warm it within my palm, massage it all over my face and then wash with warm water. It feels so clean without the dry, stretchy feeling. What really, made me a believer was the change in skin on my nose. For longest, I can remember, my nose has been an issue. On its own, it would be oily with dirt trapped in pores and rough skin. I had tried everything from nose strips to exfoliant but nothing worked. I had come to term with it, till I tried this cleanser. After using it for almost 2 months continuously, skin on my nose is relatively better. It’s no longer oily and the pores have cleared too. With skin being cleaner and less dry means that the makeup also sets well. Foundation looks less patchy and make up looks more natural.

After this experience, I am a DIY convert. It’s not very difficult, just needs a bit of attention when following the recipe.
Have you ever DIYed skin care? How was your experience?

Note: Just like everything else, skincare that works for me, may or may not work for others.


Dior skincare for Combination Dry skin

Hey guys ( incase some one reads this )….I am really sorry for gone missing for so many days..So I am back with few posts.

As mentioned earlier, I have combination dry skin and as winter starts approaching, my skin just stops to cooperate. I start having flakey skin, redness on cheek, tight and parched skin. No amount of drinking water, moisturising would help me.

And thats when I chanced upon this beauty

Dior Hydra Action

Now, to the story how I found this gem. At my work we would be having weekly meeting in evening and there was this woman , who must be beyond 50 but her it was to die for. So fresh , plump and she had the best skin I have seen ( except for my mom’s). So, what did I do, walked up to her and asked her “So, what do you use?”. And pat came the reply, Dior skincare. I rushed to the Dior counter at my department store and asked the SA to suggest the right products for me.

Now, this SA was a gem. She sat me down, asked my skin concerns and gave me generous samples of Dior HydraAction Serum and Creme Sorbet. I tried them for a week and my skin was really happy, which prompted me to buy the full size products.

I have been using this for over 1 month now and skin is so moisturised and fresh. Infact, now I can dare to go to work without any makeup. Infact, one of the mornings, my better half, commented “Your skin is looking just so great. Its almost as if you have applied makeup”. Hearing this I , silently thanked my colleague and Dior Hyrdaction.

The only downside is that its very expensive, but then it lasts. I have been using this for over 1 month and I have hardly used anything.

I think I will try more of Dior products. Loved it.

So, Bye Till Next Time !!!

P.S : I also got as gift with the purchase, would be covering it in different post