There are a lot of different types of amazing oils that are safe for an oil cleanser. There are:
- olive oil
- castor oil
- sweet almond oil
- grapeseed oil
- avocado oil
- sunflower oil
- apricot kernel oil
- argan oil
- jojoba oil etc.
It is no news that a lot of beauty companies have added oil cleansers as part of their skincare packs. There are a lot of options for oil cleansers, people can choose between buying an already formulated oil cleanser for their skin type or making their oil cleanser.
There are a good number of premade oil cleansers sold in beauty stores. There are also a lot of oil cleansers that are formulated for acne-prone skin and others that are also formulated for dry to normal skin type. People who have oily acne-prone skin have to take out time to look for non-comedogenic products. Noncomedogenic products will not cause the pores to clog. Because clogged pores will only cause more acne.
People who prefer to make their cleanser can make use of recipes like olive oil and castor oil. Olive oil and castor oil are some of the most widely used oil for an oil cleanser. The recommended recipe for DIY oil cleanser starts with a 1:1 ratio of the two oils, this recipe is for a person with normal skin. For a person with oily acne-prone skin, it is advisable to increase the amount of castor oil. While for a person who has a dry skin type, it is advisable to increase the amount of olive oil. These oils have amazing properties that make them outstanding. Olive oil is rich in vitamins and is a good hydrator that helps to keep the skin hydrated. While castor oil is an antibacterial oil that has the same similarities as an astringent. Due to its antibacterial properties, castor oil can easily cause the skin to dry out. It’s okay to also switch oils if you want. For instance, instead of using olive oil, it can be swapped with jojoba oil if the person who is using the recipe has oily acne-prone skin since jojoba oil helps to reduce acne and also help balance the production of oil.
How to oil cleanse
There are two major ways to apply your oil skin cleanser can take place. One of the ways involves applying the oil to the face and then removing the oil that was applied to the face with warm water or using a warm face towel to remove the oil. This method involves oil removal with a gentle cleanser to remove any residue. A small patch test must be carried out on the skin of the person who wants to use the oil cleanser. This process must be done for a couple of days in order to see how the skin of the user reacts to the oil cleanser.
Basic oil cleanser Recipe
Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil in to clean a small plate or your palms if it’s more convenient. For dry skin, put 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of castor oil. For acne-prone or oily skin, put 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba and 1/2 teaspoon of castor oil. Stir the oil together then apply the oil to a dry face. To apply the oil, the use of fingertips needed to gently massage the oil into the skin. Proper time must be taken to massage the oily gently into the skin in other to effectively remove the impurities found in the skin. After that process, use a damp, face towel to gently wipe away the residue from the skin. If there is no access to a damp face towel use water to rinse the residue of the oil left on the skin.
The face should be hydrated when you’re done. Pat dry with a towel and apply a moisturizer if there is a need for it.
How often should one oil cleanse?
It is safe to have the face cleansed once a day. It is best to get it done at night. Doing it at night will help the skin stay well-hydrated all through the night.
What to expect after an oil cleanse
After oil cleansing, the skin will feel very tender and soft. Sometimes after undergoing oil cleansing there might be no need to moisturize.
It is extremely important to carry out a patch test on a small part of the skin before applying it all over the face to ensure the oil cleanser is safe to use.