I am going to tell you how to oil cleanse and how it can immensely help your skin.
As someone who has struggled with acne since puberty (and I'm now in my mid twenties) I know how vast and overwhelming the world of skincare products can be, usually with minimal results that leave you hopeless and broke.
I’ve tried many products throughout the years but for the first time I actually feel like I have a skincare routine that works. At the end of this article I will also list a few other products I recommend that actually helped my acne go away.
This post is all about how to oil cleanse.
Making sense of oil cleansing:
Which type of oil to use:
Although each person's skin reacts differently to certain oils and ingredients, some oils are universally better than others for cleansing.
Other great options are:
Avoid using coconut oil on your face unless you know your skin reacts well to it.
A year ago I had an esthetician at a spa tell me my problem spots were most likely due to using coconut oil as a moisturizer.
Once I stopped, those incessant little bumps all over my face were minimized. They disappeared for good when I switched to oil cleansing with avocado oil.
How to cleanse with oil:
1. Wet your face with lukewarm water
2. Apply about a teaspoon of oil to a cotton round* and gently rub around your face for about 1 minute (see note below about using cotton rounds vs. washcloths)
3. If necessary, switch to a fresh cotton round and apply more oil
*Note: According to Danna Omari, washcloths can harbor detergent residue that can bother your face. Using cotton rounds instead gives your face that gentle texture and nontoxic material that it needs.
Oil cleansing can be your entire skincare routine or you can follow with these recommended skincare products:
and Paula's Choice 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide as a spot treatment.
This protocol made the little bumps I had all over my face that I thought I would be stuck with for the rest of my life DISAPPEAR. It's truly a miracle.
What's your favorite skincare routine? Do you oil cleanse? Comment below.