I was beyond skeptical when I first heard of oil cleansing. Um, no, rubbing oil all over my sometimes-oily-skin does not sound like a good plan, BUT then I started doing a little snooping. I would call it research, but really I am not the researching kind. I am more of the “find the info and see what real people say” kind of girl – why I love blogs!
I first saw oil cleansing here at Delighted Momma. I love her blog because it’s full of great info. She makes her own oil cleanser, but I knew I would probably not really be into making my own oil cleanser since it seemed to me it could be easy to go very wrong, very fast. Here’s what I found out, and down below, where to get some oil cleansers to try on your own.
I found some great info about the benefits and why it works but I will give you the busy-girl-run-down.
- Oil dissolves oil, so the oil in the cleanser basically attaches to the oil/crap in your skin and removes it.
- Your skin oils remain. It removes all that dirt without stripping your skin of the oils it needs to be supple and gorgeous.
- Your skin won’t dry out – or need to produce extra oil because it is dried out from cleansing. The balance will be, well, more balanced. I am one scientific girl, such a way with words, don’t ya think!?
I use oil cleansing every other night. You can see my full skin care routine here. I am not ready for the full removal of that squeaky clean feeling quite yet. The next morning after I use this method my skin always feels super soft, and it might be my imagination, but also a little brighter.
Obviously I want my health care products to be natural and not full of yuck, that is especially important in an oil cleanser.
For my oil cleansing routine, I use this one and love it! Argan oil is everywhere and this lady does it right. It is a little pricey but lasts forever! You could also DIY – but you would want to make sure you are using good organic oils.
Give it a try and let me know what your thoughts are – you might be pleasantly surprised.