To Oil-Cleanse Or Not To Oil-Cleanse?

At some point in your life you have probably heard about the oil-cleansing method which consists of using an oil cleanser or straight up oil to remove dirt and makeup from your face. As an acne sufferer for many years, cleansing my face with an oil sounded frightening given it seemed like an absurd way to wash your face. 

After doing some weeks of research and finding the right brand I found that cleansing twice a day with an oil dramatically changed my skin reducing the number of breakouts and providing me with overall hydration and here is why. 

"Cleansing oils contain hydrating and soothing ingredients that may actually be more effective and less irritating than some traditional cleansers,"  says Joshua ZeichnerM.D., a New York City–based board-certified dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Oil soaks in oil so that products can effectively remove dirt from our skin without stripping our natural moisture barrier.

You have to be careful though, not all oils are created the same and cleansing oils won't suit everyone's skin. Make sure you read the label and pick one that exactly fits your type of skin to reduce any side effects. If you don't have time to do the research don't sweat it we help you get started by highlighting one brand below for you.

I was so happy when this Truffle Therapy Cleansing Oil came in from Skin & Co because this oil is free from all parabens, phthalates and mineral oils. This cleanser is strong enough to remove waterproof makeup, without compromising your skin. Additional skin soothing ingredients that can be found in there formula are Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Argan Oil and Rose Extracts.

Reference:

1. https://www.self.com/story/oil-cleansing-method-advice

Photography: @skinandco_russia

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