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Y I D Cleansing Oils By Crystal Levy Hi everyone! I’ve been loving me some DIY cleansing oils lately and I thought I would share them with you. I have super dry and sensitive skin, and these cleansing oils not only clean my skin but it leaves my skin feeling hydrated – and who doesn’t love that, am I right?! Crystal Levy is a SAG-AFTRA actress and an established Makeup Artist that has worked on a variety of film and television projects, as well as commercials, photography shoots and weddings. She is co-owner and Lead Beauty Makeup Artist for Blue Whale Studios in Atlanta, GA where she also assists her husband, Jonah Levy, on film and television sets, as well as live, corporate and theatrical events. Crystal loves to share her passion with others and has taught seminars across the country to inspire others who share a love and zest for life. Now, there are lots of different base oils you can use, depending on your skin type. If you are on the oily side, you might be thinking that I’m crazy to tell you to use more oil on your skin however, if you deprive your skin of that extra moisture, your skin can kick into overdrive and produce more oil than it would if you didn’t! Who knew? Here are some of my suggestions for base oils: • Castor Oil – GREAT for cleansing your skin! • Sweet Almond Oil – Smells amazing and great for all skin types, especially oily. • Avocado Oil – Good for mature/aging skin. ( I mix this into my coconut oil ). • Coconut Oil – Really good for anything and really moisturizing. • Jojoba Oil – Great for all skin types and for acne prone skin. • Argan Oil – Great for all skin types. • Olive Oil – Good for dry skin. • Grapeseed Oil – Great for all skin types, especially oily skin. • Sunflower Oil – Great for all skin types. • Apricot Kernel Oil – Good for dry, aging and normal skin. I use a glass bottle with a dropper, that you can get here. You can play with ratios if you want to mix oils together ( ie 2 parts coconut oil to 1