I have found a new way of cleaning my face every day that I cannot wait to try. There is a method of cleaning your face called “oil cleansing”. The objective to cleansing this way is to deep clean while balancing the skins oil production at the same time. The first thing that made me excited to give this method a shot was it is an easy, GENTLE way to cleanse the skin. Cleansing your skin gently and consistently can be more of a time consuming way to get desired skin results, but in my opinion, they will be truly worth it.
The second thing that made me really interested in this is that to me, it seems like it would work really well for all skin types. People usually deal with a few main issues when it comes to their skin. They feel there skin is either too dry, too oily, or they can’t seem to find a balance between the two, and have combination skin.
At night, wash your face with a gentle cleanser (yes, even if you have oily skin), but you will still want to exfoliate with a mild exfoliator every few days. Then, take a tiny dab of your choice of oil and massage that into the face and neck. When you wake up the next day, skip the cleanser and take a hot cloth and simply clean your face with that. Your face will still be clean from the night before, so over cleansing your face will only cause dryness. If you don’t plan on wearing makeup that day, you could even put a small dot of your oil on your hot washcloth.
Oil cleansing has the potential to fix these problems because by applying oil to your skin, it is going to moisturize (combatting dryness), giving your skin oil so it doesn’t overproduce natural oil (combatting oiliness), and balancing your Ph balance to give you an even complexion. It also is going to unclog pores over time because oil breaks down oil, therefore it will start to loosen any oil buildup that cause blackheads, pimples and whiteheads.
I have chosen to use jojoba oil as my choice of moisturizing oil – I will be posting updates on how this cleansing method works out for me! If anyone has tips or testaments of experience, feel free to leave comments!