5 Reasons to Start Using Oil Cleanser
Its a new year and I have news for you: The oil cleansing method is exactly what your skin needed all along. While you may be hesitant to try it (after all, slathering your face with oil can be a bit scary), lets embark on this adventure and leave behind our traditional water-based cleansers.
The key to oil cleansing is using great quality oils that won’t clog your pores or leave behind an oily residue. It’s also equally important to choose the right oils for your skin type, as oils vary in their properties and their benefits.
What is the Oil Cleansing Method?
An oil cleanser is made from a nourishing natural oils, such as Argan, Jojoba or Grapeseed, and is used to remove makeup, excess oils and debris from the skin and from the pores. You can use the oil to cleanse your face instead of using soap or detergent cleansers. You may also decide to use it in addition to your regular cleanser, in what is referred to as the “double cleansing method.” When double cleansing, always start with the oil cleanser first to remove makeup and dirt, then use your water cleanser to remove any excess oils.
5 Benefits to Oil Cleansing
While there are many benefits to cleansing with oil, we’ll focus on the top 5.
The idea behind using an oil cleanser is that “like dissolves like,” meaning that using oil helps to more effectively remove excess sebum (i.e., natural skin oils), clean out pores (removing blackheads and whiteheads) and remove makeup, dead skin and pollutants. The result: clean skin and clear pores.
Cleansing oils help to balance your skin’s sebum production while keeping your skin moisturized. This balancing act makes oil cleansing a great option for all skin types, including oily and acne prone skin. The result: a balanced complexion.
Because of their gentle nature, oils help to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness and calm inflammation. This quality makes oil cleansing ideal for sensitive skin, dry flakey skin and skin with visible acne breakouts. The result: a balanced complexion.
The right cleansing oils can pack a strong moisturizing punch that deeply hydrates the skin, helping to minimize signs of aging and improve elasticity. The result: soft and dewy skin.
Protects and Nourishes
Using oils instead of water based cleansers helps to protect the natural lipid layer of your skin. While traditional cleansers can be quite harsh, oils help to replenish the skin’s natural barrier, which is crucial for healthy skin. Oil cleansing also feeds your skin with amazing nutrients, antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins that can do wonders for your skin’s health and appearance. The result: a healthy complexion.
If you decide to incorporate oil cleansing into your skin care routine, it’s important to choose the right oils for your skin type. Need help? Book a consultation, for personalized skin advice.