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DIY: The Surprising Benefits Of Using A Facial Cleansing Oil

DIY: The Surprising Benefits Of Using A Facial Cleansing Oil

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Oil cleansing is a beauty trend that escalated over the last few years. This method of skincare offers a lot of benefits for the skin and we’re sharing everything you need to know about the benefits of using a facial cleansing oil, including DIY tips!

The facial cleansing oil method is a gentle way of deep cleansing using natural essential oils. It works by dissolving dirty skin oil that has combined with bacteria, makeup, surface debris and dead skin cells without stripping your skin.

The facial cleansing oil method is rooted in one of the most basic principles of chemistry: ‘like dissolves like’. This means oil dissolves oil-based ingredients and water dissolves water-based ingredients. #chemistrylessonoverhere. Because oils are lipophilic they can penetrate deep into the skin, trapping moisture and other moisturizing goodness in, while keeping toxins and other bad stuff out.

It is also a way of replenishing your face with healthy and nourishing oils such that you balance your facial skin’s natural oil. Although this idea might be contrary to intuition as it entails slathering your face with oils, it is a safe and natural way of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your facial skin all in one.


You can use branded facial cleansing oils from brands like Neutrogena, Burt’s Bees and Bare Minerals or you can use one or more raw natural oils like grapeseed, hemp oil and almond oil.

Oils are naturally attracted to other oils including the excess skin sebum that causes breakouts and the oily by-products found in most makeup. So when you use water-based cleansers in cleaning your face, you would still have residue from your makeup. This is where the facial cleansing oils stand tall. This method is so simple that all you have to do is massage the facial cleansing oil / oils of your choice on your face then wipe off with a warm washcloth.

This method of face care works for every skin type. Whether you have oily skin, dry skin or a combination of both, you definitely can integrate facial cleansing oils into your skincare routine. But not every oil works for every skin type. Do some research and find out what oils work best for your unique skin conditions.

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Here’s a summary of some oils that work for different skin types:

  • Oily – Grapeseed, sunflower and pumpkin seed
  • Dry – Extra virgin olive oil, almond and avocado
  • Acne-prone – Hemp, castor oil and jojoba
  • Sensitive – Camellia

Other oils to consider include apricot, kernel oil and argan oil. For maximum benefits, be sure to use organic, unrefined version of these oils as they contain the healthiest form of nutrients and antioxidants for your skin. The warmth opens up your pores and helps remove the impurities that cause breakouts.

Here are two videos to guide you on the process for DIY facial cleansing oils…

Have you tried this method of facial cleansing before? Let’s hear your views in the comment section below.


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