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Face Cleansing With Oil: Why it Works

Cleansing your face with oil has gained a lot of popularity recently, but many people are still reluctant to try it. It’s true that cleaning with oil can sound counterintuitive. Many people, especially those with oily skin, are worried that this method of cleansing will make them break out, but the oil-cleansing method (that’s what it’s called) can actually balance oil production on your face, making it the ideal method for facial cleansing.

Many facial cleansers are filled with sulfates, foaming agents, and other harsh chemicals that not only disrupt your skin’s natural barrier, but irritate it as well. The claim is that these cleansing agents get rid or dirt, grease, and grim but the true end result is they leave skin inflamed and irritated. Your skin ends up producing more oil to make up for the stripping that comes from these harsh cleaners. This can be the start of a terrible cycle…your skin produces too much oil, so you use harsh cleansers to dry out your skin. As a result, your skin will produce more oil to make up for that. This can go on and on. This is basically the hamster wheel of skin-care. So how do you jump off?

This is where the oil-cleansing method comes in, and why it’s perfect for all skin types, including those with oily skin. Oil cleansing balances the skin’s oil production and can help your skin regulate itself.

So if you’re ready to get rid of the harsh cleansers and get started with oil cleansing, make sure to use cleansers with only natural ingredients, such as Oleema Skincare. Oleema Skincare is a handcrafted, all-natural, luxurious skincare line, which uses a unique blend of herbal and botanical oils that are specially selected and combined for specific skin types.

You always want to start with a dry face and massage 4-6 pumps of Oleema Skincare Oil Cleanser in a circular motion over your face. Follow with a clean, damp, warm washcloth. Steam your face with the damp, warm cloth for at least 10 seconds and repeat if desired. Use the damp cloth to remove the oil cleanser (along with all the day’s makeup, toxins, and dirt) from your face. Follow with Oleema Skincare Moisturizing Nectar.