You probably have been seeing Cleansing Oils popping up on beauty shelves and on your Instagram feed like crazy lately. There is a really good reason why. The secret is out Oil + Oil equals amazing skin! If the thought of oil in your cleanser sounds weird, you’re not alone.
The cleansing oil trend has only recently become mainstream, it’s the best way to the most effective and hydrating way to take your makeup off! Here are the top reasons you need oil cleanser in your routine now.
Cleansing oil won't strip moisture from your skin
Gone are the days of pulling your makeup off by wiping it with cotton pads or with a harsh foaming cleanser, only to feel your skin almost crack with dryness afterwards. Cleansing Oils cut through the oil in your makeup, easily lifting it and impurities away from your skin so you can wash it straight off. Once you dry your face, you’ll be amazed by how soft and silky your skin feels.
Cleansing oil is amazing at pulling out impurities
High-quality cleansing oils are crafted with clever ingredients that bind directly to dirt and impurities. This means clearer, tighter pores and fewer nasties sitting on your skin at the end of the day.
Cleansing oils don’t make you breakout, we promise!
Not all oils are safe to use as a cleansing oil. The key characteristic to look out for is whether or not they are formulated with non-comedogenic oils and ingredients.
If you’re scared of putting oil on your face, you’re not alone. There are some simple tips that will keep you glowing without any unwanted breakouts.
- Avoid Cleansing Oils with fast absorbing Oils such as Fractionated Coconut Oil as the first ingredient. ( It will absorb impurities into the dermis before you can remove it, causing irritation or breakout)
- Avoid Olive Oil not to be confused this is a comedogenic oil that is known to cause breakouts not to be confused with olive derived squalane
There is a non- comedogenic scale for 0-4 there are plenty of high-quality non-comedogenic oils which 0-2 that are ideal for all skin types and promote healthy clear skin. In case you are wondering Non-Comedogenic is a snazzy word for ingredients that won’t clog pores, so you don’t get breakouts.
Ideally, a cleansing oil has a balanced weight to ensure that it is able to provide a deep cleanse but not penetrate the to the lower layers of the skin. Make sure your natural cleansing oil has castor oil with its unique weight it creates a protective barrier but conversely breaks down waterproof cosmetics and stay on lipsticks, nature is incredible.
Your skin will be brighter thanks to antioxidants in cleansing oil
The quality of the oils being applied matter. High-quality oils are jam-packed full of antioxidants to help your skin manage the daily insults of pollution, UV and of course, ageing.
- Camillia Oil
- Apricot Oil
On the Clearing and clarifying end of the spectrum there are oils that not only boast high antioxidant properties but anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to calm, soothe and clear.
- Grapeseed Oil
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Blue Cypress
Cleansing oil is more effective and quick
Whilst, taking your makeup off every evening can be a taxing chore, with a cleansing oil, it doesn’t have to be. As oil is much softer and more gentle on your skin than foaming cleansers, you don’t have to pull at your skin, it comes right off with easy and your skin is soft and supple..
Look for natural ingredients and that will cradle and nourishing benefits avoid PEGS which provide better emulsifying benefits but can have a drying effect on the skin.
Stick to cooler water when rinsing your skin this will aide in constricting your blood vessels and ready your skin for the next steps in your beauty routine. Avoid warm and definitely not hot water this cause your skin to dry out and become dehydrated.
Are you ready to treat your skin to the best new product around?
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