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What are cleansing oils? Have you ever felt that your sunscreen or makeup isn’t completely gone after cleansing and do you often feel that you have to cleanse more than once. I have the solution for you. That is to use a cleansing oil.
Oil cleansers is according to me magic in a bottle. If you have dry skin or if you use foundation or BB creams these are absolutely amazing for getting all those products off.
Korean oil cleansers are actually the only oil cleansers that I have been using since I do find that their skincare products are a winning concept and I am usually very happy with their oil cleansers.
A cleansing oil can be used alone or as a first step in your cleansing routine. If you have a full face on I really recommend using a double cleansing method (first step is an oil cleanser and second step is a foaming cleanser).
Cleansing oils are really effective in removing makeup that is on the thicker side. They can also have a specific targeted issue in mind. That issue can be brightening ingredients, acne treating ingredients etc. I usually don’t look for specific issues to target when I look for a cleansing oil. That is what the rest of my skincare routine is for.
The most common oils to be used in are grape seed oil, almond oil, coconut oil, mineral oil, apricot oil, rice bran oil, jojoba oil and olive oil. I am not going to go in too deep but all oils have different benefits for the skin and works towards specific concerns.
When looking for a cleansing oil, you need to thick of what the problems are for your skin type. Dryness, acne prone, redness, aging, oily and so on. And then you need to find that specific oil cleanser that target those areas. My skin is really dry and I haven’t tried one cleansing oil that made my skin really dry yet. So for me they are all just amazing.
Oil cleansers can come in different shapes and forms. The most common version is the liquid one that comes in a pump bottle. But you also have cleansing balms that often comes in tubes or sticks.
They are all just great, but if you travel a lot a pump bottle is much easier to use.
Are oil cleansers only for those with dry skin?
Absolutely NOT. Just because you have oily skin it doesn’t mean you can’t use oils to clean your face with. You just need to choose an oil for oily skin types. There are misconceptions that just because you have oily skin your skin type is oily and that is not always the case. An oily skin can still be dehydrated (that means lack of moisture (not oil, these are two different things). So, an oily skin can still need a lot of moisture.
If you haven’t tried an oil cleanser, now is a good time to start. I will link a few once below that you can start with.