What is Oil Cleansing?
Oil cleansing is simply the process of cleansing your face with oil.
It may sound a bit silly to begin with but after remembering that oil dissolves oil, it starts to make some sense!
Oil cleansing works on the principle that the only way to combat the oil, makeup, and environmental toxins that face our skin, is with other, good oils.
While this cleansing method doesn’t work for everyone, many have tried it and swear by it. A huge benefit of oil cleansing is that it can work for all skin types – whether you have oily or dry skin.
The trick to seeing a magical improvement to the health and hydration of your skin (including less blemishes!) is simply in choosing the right oils for your skin type.
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HOW TO OIL CLEANSE
Step 1. Remove your makeup, either with cleansing water or wipes.
Step 2. Take a few drops of your oil (enough to massage into your whole face and neck) and massage into your skin until you feel that you’ve covered every section.
Step 3. Take a washcloth, such as Black Chicken Remedies’ Muslin Cloths, and soak under hot water for a few seconds. Squeeze excess water from the cloth and wait a second or two until the cloth is just warm enough to drape over your face.
Step 4. Place the warm cloth over your face and enjoy the steam (doesn’t it feel like a spa?!).
Step 5. Once the cloth is cool, gently wipe your skin until you feel that the oil is removed. Repeat from step 3 until you are satisfied.
Step 6. Gently pat your face dry and apply your favourite treatment and moisturiser.
You can also incorporate these steps with ‘double-cleansing’ to achieve the ultimate benefits of oil cleansing. This means that after wiping away the oils, you can use your traditional cleanser for a squeaky-clean feel!
Have you tried oil cleansing? Do you have any favourite D.I.Y. oil cleanser recipes? Let us know!