The Oil Cleansing Method: cleansing your face with oil

The Oil Cleansing Method: in other words, cleansing your face with oil. This method is very popular among many people as it promises to give you smooth skin without pimples. In addition, The Oil Cleansing Method is very cheap, because you put together your own cleaning product with cheap products.

Why clean your face with oil?

The Oil Cleansing Method is a method to cleanse your face in a natural way. This method gives you radiant, clear skin. Most face washes that you can buy in the drugstore are not natural and often contain ingredients that are aggressive for your skin, such as alcohol. And why use an (expensive) non-natural face wash if it can also be done cheaply and naturally?
At first you will think that your face becomes very greasy when you clean it with oil, but nothing could be further from the truth! Many cleansing products that are specially made for your skin cleanse too much and often contain substances that dry out your skin. The idea behind The Oil Cleansing Method is that the oil from your skin dissolves in the cleansing oil and not in water, which you normally wash your face with.

Which oil should I use?

You can use many different oils for The Oil Cleansing method. The following oils are most commonly used:

  • Sunflower oil: This oil works well against dry and tight skin.
  • Castor oil (castor oil): This oil draws dirt from your face and heals your skin.
  • Olive oil (extra virgin): This oil nourishes and strengthens your skin.

You can also add the following oils:

  • Tea tree oil: This oil is very suitable for combating pimples. This oil has a bactericidal effect.
  • Avocado oil: This oil nourishes the skin.
  • Grape seed oil: This oil is very suitable for dry and sensitive skin.

You can find a number of oils in the supermarket. Other oils can be purchased at various drugstores and health food stores.
Most people make the cleanser in a ratio of 75% base oil, for example sunflower oil, olive oil or castor oil, and 25% other oil. Choose an oil that suits your skin and base your proportions on that.

How do I clean my skin?

You mix 2 or more oils together in an empty bottle or in a soap dispenser, for example. Every time you cleanse your face, massage a little oil into your skin. Then steam your face with a wet, hot washcloth. You can of course use hot water to steam your face, but you can also heat a wet washcloth in the microwave.
Do you find it scary to steam your face with a wet washcloth? You can also fill a bowl with hot water and steam your face with it. You do this by hanging your face above the container and closing it with a towel that you place over your head. This causes the steam to hit your face, but you don’t have hot water directly on your face.
Please note: Do not steam your face every day, because using hot water too often can dry out your skin.
After cleansing your face with oil, use a nourishing day or night cream.

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