Why you NEED this beauty essential!
Switching from your regular cleanser to a nourishing cleansing oil could be the best decision you make when it comes to your skin care routine! It’s quick, completely natural and leaves your skin feeling wonderfully clean and hydrated! You may be wary of using oil on your face, especially if you have oily skin but rest assured, cleansing oils are suitable for ALL skin types and WON’T leave your skin feeling greasy! I have oily skin too and let me tell you, switching to the right cleansing oil was the best decision I ever made!
Here’s why cleansing oils are so awesome…
Did you know that your skin naturally produces oil (Called sebum), which it needs to stay healthy and supple? Did you also know that using chemical or alcohol based cleansers can sometimes strip your skin of these natural oils? Especially if you’re using them a couple of times a day! This encourages your skin to produce more and more sebum, leading to breakouts! It’s a nasty cycle right?!
The great thing about cleansing oils is that they cling to the surface impurities in your skin (Everyday dirt and make up) and pull them out without clogging up your pores. This means that they can then be gently rinsed away leaving your skin thoroughly cleansed, refreshed, and with your skin’s PH levels beautifully balanced.
When looking for a natural cleansing oil, here’s a little tip… I know it’s obvious, but don’t go for one with water in it. We all know that oil and water don’t mix, so when they’re combined in skincare products, more ingredients are needed to force them to mix. These added extras are often what cause adverse reactions. Choose an oil that will heal your skin. Grapeseed is lovely and light so makes a great base for a cleanser. Jojoba is the closest oil to your skin’s own natural PH levels, so also works really well!
If you want to have a go at making your own, we have a great recipe in our Ebook – The Seven Day Glow. You won’t believe how easy it is!
Here’s what to do:
1. Tie your hair away from your face
2. Apply 4-5 drops to the palm of your hand and massage into your skin for a good 60 seconds. (Read about why right here)
3. Use a warm, damp cloth to remove all the oil and voila! You’re done!
4. The great thing about a natural cleansing oil is that you can even use it as a nourishing moisturiser too! 2-3 drops should be sufficient to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth!
How easy was that?!