What is oil cleansing?

What is oil cleansing?

Oil cleansing is a popular skincare technique that has been gaining traction in recent years. It is a gentle yet effective way to cleanse your face of impurities, without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Oil cleansing involves using a blend of natural oils to dissolve and remove dirt, makeup, and other impurities from your skin. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of oil cleansing and how to do it properly.

Benefits of Oil Cleansing:

  1. Cleanses your skin without stripping it of its natural oils: Traditional cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, dehydrated and feeling tight. Oil cleansing, on the other hand, dissolves dirt and makeup while leaving your skin’s natural oils intact.

  2. Moisturizes and nourishes your skin: The natural oils used in oil cleansing are packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that help nourish and soften your skin. This can help improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

  3. Helps balance your skin’s natural oil production: When your skin is stripped of its natural oils, it can overcompensate by producing more oil. Oil cleansing helps balance your skin’s natural oil production, which can help reduce oiliness and breakouts.

How to Oil Cleanse:

  1. Choose your oil: My Friends Use This Balm or Oil are crowd favorites for oil cleansing. Both products are packed with nourishing oils that will give you an amazing oil cleansing experience. 

  2. Apply the oil: Start by applying a small amount of oil to your dry face. Massage the oil into your skin using gentle, circular motions. Take your time and make sure you cover your entire face.

  3. Steam your face: Wet a clean washcloth with hot water and wring it out. Place the warm washcloth over your face and let it sit for a minute or two. The steam will help open up your pores and allow the oil to penetrate deeper.

  4. Remove the oil: Use the warm washcloth to gently wipe away the oil and any impurities. Rinse the washcloth and repeat until all of the oil has been removed.

  5. Optional: Follow up with a gentle cleanser: If you have particularly stubborn makeup or sunscreen, you may want to follow up with a gentle cleanser to ensure that all traces of impurities are removed. We love My Friends Use This Mix for this step.

Oil cleansing is a gentle and effective way to cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. It can help hydrate, nourish, and balance your skin while removing any kind of difficult sunscreen, make up or debris. Have you tried oil cleansing yet?! Tell us in the comments below!

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