There's a concept in chemistry which states that oil dissolves oil. That may sound counter-intuitive, but when you really think about it, it's true. Like attracts like.
So it makes sense that using the right kind of oil on your skin can be an amazingly easy way to dissolve and help remove excess oil, melt away makeup, alleviate clogged pores and blackheads, unplug those dirty/oily hardened plugs, and help you achieve clearer, more blemish free skin.
The oil cleansing method uses fresh, plant-based nutritive oils to attract, bond with, and remove the dirt and oil from your skin and pores without stripping your skin's beneficial moisture.
It's not excess oil/sebum production alone, that causes blemishes. Pimples, cysts, zits, blackheads, and whiteheads are a result of largely preventable combination of factors including bacteria, hormones, heredity, pollution, stress, stagnated lymph flow, built up dry, dead skin cells, and the concurrence of these issues.
Of course not following consistent plant-based skincare routine, is also a HUGE reason you might have oily skin, acne, sensitive skin, or any other skin issue. Click these links to read our articles on How to Reset Your Skin or how to get started with an all natural Minimalist Skincare Routine.
Don't be afraid of applying the right kind of oil to your face.
We all know that our skin naturally produces oil, which is called sebum. Well, this is because our skin needs oil to be healthy! Our skin is our permeable protective barrier to the outside world and this moisture helps it function as our first line of defense to weather, disease, and our environment.
The over or under production of oil in our skin can feel like a malicious force to be reckoned with, creating dry, scaly conditions or the opposite, shiny, greasy looking oily skin.
The proper balance of oil is the way to achieve a healthy radiant skin tone free of excessive pimples and gives a smoother, more wrinkle-free appearance.
It's all about the balance!
The right combination of plant-based oils, high in nutrients, and antioxidants help heal, protect, and moisturize your skin so that it may function properly and achieve a natural balance.
The Oil Cleansing Method works so well because it feeds the skin with deeply nutritious oils while removing dirt and toxins. Have you tried our Luscious Oil Cleanser? It's a fabulous and luxurious home spa treatment in your facial care routine.
We used food-grade organic Olive, Pumpkin, and Hemp Seed Oils which are positively lovely and fragrant combined with Chamomile essential oil and Calendula Co2. Rich in Squalene, Polyphenols, Essential Fatty Acids, Carotenes, and Tocopherals our Luscious Oil Cleanser is superfood for your skin.
To perform the oil cleansing method, you massage nutritive botanical oils into your skin. Your pores drink up the beneficial botanicals, and the specially formulated organic cleansing oil bonds with and dissolves the dirty oil that has accumulated with along with the dirt and impurities. These environmental toxins, dirt, makeup, and sunscreen can harden with your natural sebum and cause clogged pores, blackheads, and pimples.
Using a well-formulated plant-based oil cleanser helps to loosen clogged pores.
Place a steamy wash cloth over your face to steam open your pores, remove the cleansing oil and built up grime along with it. Rinse well and repeat the steamy cloth a couple of times. Follow with toner and moisturizer.
I like to make a home spa treatment out of it by massaging the cleansing oil into my skin for several minutes and letting it sit for 20-30 minutes. Massage a little more, and then rinse off with a steamy cloth. Follow with a pore cleansing mask such as our Purify + Refine Superfood Detox Mask and leave that on for another 15 minutes. Remove with a warm cloth and follow with toner, serum, and moisturizer. This makes a positively lovely home spa treatment. Afterwards your pores will be clean and barely visible and your skin plump, moisturized, and glowing.
Some folks consider oil cleanser to be a pre-cleanse to remove makeup, and follow it with another sudsy cleanser, such as our Kissed Bubbly Wash Facial Cleanser to remove the extra oil which is left on the skin. Consider this step as a matter of personal preference influenced by skin type.
Healthy, balanced skin is beautiful, clear + glowing.
Why just clean when you can feed your skin with wholesome, natural products with vital botanical ingredients, like the ones we make in micro-batches just for YOU. You will feel the difference in the products and you will see the difference in your skin.
May your skin glow like the petals of a flower and smell as sweet.....