I have battled breakouts since I can remember and have always been an oilier-skinned lady. Growing up, I was taught to live in fear of oils, which in some cases is accurate.
Mineral oils will clog the pores. Most essential oils, on the other hand, not only do not clog pores but help clear them out. Why didn’t anyone tell me this sooner? I spent years stripping my skin of precious, healthy oils only to exacerbate breakouts and increase oil production. D’oh!
I embraced oil to moisturize a while ago, but oil cleansing is new territory for me and I’m in love. My skin is balanced, hydrated, smooth and glowing. Oil cleansing removes all makeup in a flash. I honestly can’t ask for much more.
Oh, have I mentioned it’s beyond easy? (When someone says “oil cleansing method” for some reason it sounds a little complicated… not at all.) With a dry face, rub a few pumps of an oil cleanser of your choice (my personal favorite is the Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, above) between your hands and then massage onto your face. You will see your makeup literally melt away.
Then wet your hands a little bit and massage your face again. You’ll see your oil cleanser turn into a milky consistency. After that, rinse and you’re done! No toning… I personally don’t even need to use an additional moisturizer.
I suggest using oil cleansing only at night because the oil leftover from the cleanser may have a tendency to breakdown any makeup applied on top. Too bad, because I want to oil cleanse all the livelong day!
Lovelies, have you tried oil cleansing? Thoughts?