How to use Oil Cleanser

How to use Oil Cleanser

How to oil cleanse

There are two ways to oil cleanse. Basic oil cleanse A basic oil cleanse involves applying the oil, then removing it with warm water or a wet washcloth. Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil in the palm of your hand. Use your fingertips to gently massage the oil into your skin for several seconds to a minute to remove impurities like makeup and dead skin cells and allow the oil to penetrate. Use a damp, warm washcloth to gently wipe away the oil. Be careful not to press too hard or scrub at your skin, as this can lead to irritation and breakouts. You can also rinse with warm water instead of a cloth if you want some oil to stay on your skin. Your face should be hydrated when you finish, but not greasy or overly irritated from wiping it down. Pat dry with a towel and apply moisturizer, if needed.

K-beauty double cleanse

For this way of cleansing, you’ll follow the oil cleanser with a gentle water-based cleanser to remove any lingering residue. If you’re prone to acne or oily skin, it may help to give this method a try. You’ll still get the cleaning and hydrating benefits of the oil cleanse, but you won’t have to worry about left-behind oil clogging your pores. Follow the first three steps above for a basic oil cleanse. Wash with a gentle, water-based face wash. Pat dry with a towel, and apply moisturizer.

How often should you oil cleanse?

It’s best to oil cleanse only once a day, instead of every time you wash your face. You can also do it less frequently as a special treatment. Wondering about the best time of day for this skin care step? Aim to oil cleanse at night to help clean and hydrate your skin before bed.

What to expect after you oil cleanse

After oil cleansing, your skin will likely feel supple and free of makeup and other products. Depending on your skin type and the oil you choose, you may not need to moisturize afterward. For some people, oil cleansing can cause an allergic reaction, irritation, or clogged pores, which is why it’s always a good idea to do a patch test before applying an oil cleanser on your face. Just know a patch test typically won’t reveal how your pores respond to oil cleansing — it may take some time to determine how your skin tolerates certain types of oil. If you have cystic acne, ask a dermatologist before trying an oil cleanse. They can offer more guidance on trying oil cleansing without causing further irritation to your skin.


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