The beauty industry is constantly throwing new products our way. This makes it difficult to keep up with the newest skin care trends and even more difficult to know which are worth trying out. If you're overwhelmed about the countless options available, you're not alone.
One of the trendier face cleansing options at the moment is oil cleansing. If you've never tried it and are curious to learn more, keep reading!
When planning our face care line, our goal was to create a few key products that would work for most skin types. When it came to cleansers, we considered a few options, but ultimately went with an oil-based cleanser for a few reasons:
-it's formulated without water or fillers (ie. unnecessary ingredients used to bulk the product at a low cost)
-does not require a preservative which makes it 100% natural (just keep water out of the product!)
-does not include detergents
-can be formulated with oils that work on the majority of skin types
-can be non-comedogenic
-is gentle enough to easily remove makeup
-feels amazing on the skin
How It Works
It's quite simple. As you massage the oil onto your face, it binds to dirt and makeup which is then washed away when you rinse it off. Because the oil doesn't sink into your pores, you're left with smooth, clean skin free of clogged pores.
Here's a good article from the Huffington Post all about oil cleansing.
Now that we've covered how it works, here are some tips on...
How to get best results with oil cleansing
Tip #1: Massage the oil onto your face very, very well. If removing eye makeup, be extra cautious and leave your eyes closed until you rinse your face. You want to massage for a good amount of time to ensure you're really getting all the dirt out.
Tip #2: Use a warm/hot, wet cloth to gently wipe away the oil, again being gentle around the eye area. Don't forget to wipe all the way up to your ears and at the edge of your forehead/face into hairline. This is especially important if you wear makeup. You want to ensure you remove all traces of makeup and oil. If your face still feels oily afterwards, repeat with a rinsed, warm/hot, wet cloth.
Tip #3: Depending on your skin type and what type of oil cleanser you use, your skin may feel tight or dry afterwards. A good quality moisturizer or serum is perfect at this point (or you can use a bit of your oil cleanser as a moisturizer, depending if the ingredients are non-comedogenic or not -- our oil cleanser can be used as a serum). Or try our Hydrating Serum which is light enough to moisturize without feeling like a mask.
Tip #4: Give it time. Especially if it's your first go with this method. It can be an odd feeling - using oil to clean your face - but after a couple weeks, you'll notice your skin is smooth and clean - not tight and parched. You may experience some breaking out which some people say is a "detox period" where underlying acne comes to the surface. This could last a few weeks.
Let us know if you have any questions about oil cleansing!