I am sure as soon as you read oil cleaning you started associating it with oily skin, clogged pores, pimples. In this blog, I will be clearing all your doubts.
- What is oil cleansing
- How does oil cleansing work and how to oil cleanse
- Choosing your oil cleanser
- Oil cleansing and Acne
What is Oil Cleansing?
Just Like the name says using a mixture of oils to clean your face. This is one of the most important steps in the Korean skincare regimen. As a part of Korean skincare, you have to follow the double cleansing method. First using an oil-based cleanser to clean your face and then using a water-based cleanser.
Most of the facewash available in the market contain SLS in them. SLS is the same ingredient used in dishwashers, surfactants. This ingredient is responsible for stripping out the natural oils from your skin. Something more surprising is that most of the product labeled for dry skin also contains SLS and still people get tricked into buying it.
How does oil cleansing work and how to oil cleanse
Basically like dissolves like. You put on oil on your face and it will dissolve all the excess oil and dirt from your face
All you need for oil cleansing is your favorite oil cleanser, a clean towel, and hot water. Rub the oil cleaning mixture on to your palms and then gently massage it on your face for 2-3 minutes.
Then for the main step dip your towel into warm water and place it over your face. This step is important as it will aid in removing all the excess oil and dirt from the skin. After a minute wipe up your face from that towel and that’s it. SImple 🙂
How to make your oil cleanser
Using high quality cold compressed oil is the best way to ensure you are doing this the right way. You definitely have an option to buy your oil cleanser but make sure you trust the quality. The whole point of oil cleansing is to nourish your skin and nothing good will come if you just load chemicals on your skin.
Traditionally to make your oil cleanser you need
- Castor Oil
- Olive oil
Mix 1:1 ratio of both these oils and you are ready to go. You can play around with them. increase the amount of olive oil for dry skin and castor oil for oily skin.
Apart from these, you can also add favorite essential oil for added skin benefits. You can also add some portions other carrier oils like almond, sea buckthorn, grapeseed.
Oil cleansing for acne-prone skin
Oil cleansing is the best thing to do for acne-prone skin. This is the perfect nourishment you can provide to your skin. Excessive production of sebum is the number one cause for acne and oil cleansing will help in getting rid of the excess oil from your skin.
Moreover using a less chemical approach will only help in healing your skin.
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