Oil Cleansing is a new cult skin trend - so what is it, and is it worthwhile?
According to dermatologists, oil cleansing works on the scientific principle that '
like dissolves like'. In other words, by cleansing with oil you will lift excess oils such as sebum, pollutants, and makeup, from your skin. Using an oil can also help protect the lipid layer of the skin and the good bacteria (microbiome) which protect against acne.A basic oil cleanse involves applying oil to the face and then removing it with a washcloth that has been soaked in hot water. You can use our Boab + Rosehip Oil.But the popular trend that has the beauty world in a buzz is the Oil Cleansing Method, which claims to dissolve every kind of impurity through a double cleanse, for cleaner skin without dryness. For this method, you follow the oil cleanse with a gentle, water-based cleanser - like our Rosalina Cleanser - to remove any lingering residue.
After reading about Oil Cleansing, and as a lover of using oil in my beauty routine and not a strong cleanser, I knew I had to try this and see what all the fuss was about....
Verdict: AHHHMAZING! This is now a twice weekly ritual and my skin has never felt better.
It removed all my makeup perfectly - even stubborn mascara - and I didn't feel any tightness in the face post-cleanse. It leaves my skin so soft that I sometimes don't even feel the need to moisturise after cleaning.
It is a mild, yet-very-effective way to deeply cleanse your skin without reaction.
My tips for the perfect Oil Cleanse
- Soak your face cloth in warm water so it steams
- Apply Boab Oil and gentle massage the face as you do
- Hold the face cloth on your face for 30 seconds so the steam releases, then remove the oil with the face cloth
- Apply (less than a pea of) Rosalina Cleanser with warm water, then rinse off
- Moisturise as you usually would
Oil cleansing is definitely worth a try: it will balance skin out & lock in hydration. But as with every new beauty routine please patch test or if a reaction occurs, stop using the oil to cleanse.