An alternative to harsh cleansers
Are you using grease-cutting or antibacterial soap washes that inflame and dry your skin?
These products are designed to strip the oil out of our skin, and can leave it stressed and trying to repair itself by replacing the oil that has been stripped from it, causing overproduction of oil and resulting in even oiler skin.
An alternative cleansing method that preserves your skin's natural barrier and acid mantle is the oil-cleansing method. A time-tested and proven natural skincare favourite.
How it works: Your skin's natural lubricant is oil and interestingly oil is very effective at dissolving oil. Which is why using the oil cleansing method on oily skin can, in fact, help regulate sebum production.
However, it's important to make sure that you are using oils that will not clog your pores. Try and avoid coconut oil at all costs, it is somewhat comedogenic and will clog your pores. Instead opt for non-comedogenic oils, like the Pumpkin Seed and Baobab in our Face Cleansing Oil , they are light and balancing and will leave your skin feeling fresh and clear.
Try not to over-cleanse your skin with harsh cleansers as it's possible this can irritate and even cause more oiliness. You want to deep cleanse while at the same time balance out your skin's natural oil production.
The oil is a fantastic make-up remover so the purpose of the first cleanse is to remove all make-up. The second cleanse is a beautiful face massage experience where you can stimulate your circulation, enjoy a self-massage, and thoroughly cleanse debris and oil from your pores.
Here's what you'll need:
- A soft washcloth
- Face massage oil
- Hot running water
This is what you do:
- Place 2-3 pumps of oil in the palm of your hand
- Rub your palms together to warm the oil
- Massage the oil into your face to remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities.
- Place a warm steamy towel over your face and neck, and sweep it upwards to cleanse the oil from your skin.
- Repeat and revel in your petal-soft cleansed skin!