You might think it’s strange to use an oil to cleanse your face. I was skeptical too, until I got introduced to this particular way to cleanse my face and, unexpectedly, remove my make-up.
Let me explain. My skin’s always been ultra-sensitive. Using wipes or even a sensitive skin lotion on a piece of cotton would always be painful and my skin would be red and burning for what seemed to be hours. So I just stop wearing makeup whatsoever.
But let’s be honest. I do feel prettier when I wear make up. And when my skin is bright and clear. If oil could help, I was ready to try it.
Oil in Skin Care
You might be afraid of applying oil to your face. But oil, alone, will not bring you blemishes.
Pimples, cysts, zits, blackheads, whiteheads… are the result of several factors including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and more. Your skin naturally produces oil because it needs it to function properly. It is naturally occurring. Not only does your natural oil help lubricate, it also heals, protects and moisturizes your skin. A properly functioning skin is beautiful, clear and glowing.
Your skin naturally produces sebum, your make-up and face creams add to your natural oils. By massaging a dry oil on your face then rinse it off, the ‘good oil’ takes those ‘bad oils’ and dirt along with it, in the most gentle way.
Learning to work with your skin, not against it, will help you tremendously.
Deep Skin Cleanse
The best way to clean your face is with your bare hands. I know, it’s a shock!
Any kind of wash cloth, wipe or cotton—even specifically directed to sensitive skin—could irritate and inflame your skin.
With an oil cleanser, you only need to humidify your skin and massage it with your clean hands. You will remove any oil or dead skin from your face in no time and, more important, in perfect wellness.
While irritation and inflammation direct lead to faster aging skin, most oil cleansers contain antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients that also improve the texture and appearance of your skin. And, whether you’re in your early twenties or late seventies, you want to keep your skin young for as long as possible, right?
What Oils Work Best On Acne-Prone Skin?
I read about the different oils that are recommended and chose two that sounded least comedogenic:
- Jojoba oil (organic)
- Castor oil (cold-pressed, cold-processed)
Castor oil is great for really deep cleansing those pores, particularly if you’re prone to blackheads or other blockages. However, it can be drying if your skin’s sensitive, so I mix it with jojoba to cut the intensity.
Jojoba oil is an almost exact match for your skin’s natural sebum. It’s very gentle on skin and won’t clog your pores. You can also use jojoba oil for hair conditioning, body moisturizing, lip balm, makeup removal, shaving prep and aftercare, and massage oil, so having a bottle will come in handy.
A good ratio to begin with is 25% castor oil with 75% jojoba oil. You can gradually increase the castor oil up to 75% if your skin doesn’t react negatively along the way.
Other oils you can investigate include avocado, olive, argan, apricot, grape seed, sunflower seed, and almond. I’ve heard enough horror stories of coconut oil and acne to steer clear of putting it on my face — for every one person who swears by it, there are five who say coconut oil (in all its various forms) made them break out a zillion times worse.
DIY or Not…
Cleansing oils have been proven to be the best alternative to cleanse your face and dissolve even waterproof makeup. I personally love them and wouldn’t use anything else. I love that my sensitive skin feels soft and taken care off. And that feeling lasts for several days, even without use it. I still had some acne when I started using a cleansing oil.My skin cleared up faster than with any specific cream. And stay clear. I highly recommend for you to give cleansing oils a try, no matter which one you choose. Then, please, let me know how it goes.
And to enhance your beauty from within…
Health and Skin Care companies have worked relentlessly to help you enhance your beauty from within. Without going into too many details, giving your body the right micronutrients every single day will improve your skin and your health. You could take a look at RenewGlow, as an example.