With all the beauty trends nowadays being more skewed towards the all-natural, no fuss route, it is no surprise that the latest one would be using essential oil to cleanse your skin.
It might sound a bit counter-intuitive, especially for people with oily skin, to use essential oils for cleansing, but trust on this, because it works wonders.
So, what’s the rationale behind it?
The whole idea behind this cleansing method is to use special oils to balance out the skin’s natural oils and truly cleanse it. Basically, by massaging the oil into your skin, it will allow the built-up skin oils to dissolve and leave your pores feeling all fresh without any dirt or bacteria.
Oil cleansing actually works more efficiently than normal facial cleaners and soaps because basically, oil works way better at dissolving oil than any other substance does.
Now, which oils should you use?
Basically, any natural oil can work, but here’s a list of the most recommended natural oils:
– Olive oil.
– Jojoba oil.
– Argan oil.
– Sweet Almond oil.
– Grapeseed oil.
All that you need to do is pick the oil that you prefer and massage it into your face once a week. After that get a cloth and soak it in lukewarm water and place it on your face for 10 minutes. After that, rinse off your face with water and you’re good to go.
What benefits should you expect?
You can expect more nourished looking skin with less acne, whiteheads, and blackheads. In the long run, this practice is also said to reduce the signs of aging and wrinkles.