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Oil Cleansing Methods for Healthy and Glowing Skin
Jun 07, 2016
Oil Cleansing Methods for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Oil cleansing has been very popular for a while now. Most of the people thought oil cleansing is a mad adoption that makes skin even oily and worse, but with usage and results it won hearts.

Main concept of oil cleansing

Oil cleansing is to use good oils and remove bad oil present on our skin.  The bad oils which leave us unhealthy, acne filled, dry skin is the main concern here.

So getting rid of it and make your work easy.  Along with removing the bad oils present underneath your skin, the oil cleansing technique flushes out the dirt present on your skin from roots.

It provides deep cleansing to your skin.  Massage bit with those natural oils, wash it off.  After the cleansing process impurities present on the skin are removed completely.

Most of the skin problems which are caused due to lack of hydration to the skin can be easily cleared with this oil cleansing technique.  As you use oil for cleansing for your skin, it will leave your skin hydrated, dry-free and acne-free.

Oil-free Oil cleansers

There are numerous oil-free cleansers in the market, but none works for the betterment of your skin.  As they are oil-free they take out all the natural oils that are present in your skin and leave it hydrated.

Few oil-free cleansers leave our skin dehydrated while few other oil cleansers allow your skin to produce more oil.  Dehydrated skin makes your skin look dry, dull, and aged. While excess oil production makes your skin look oily, as if fingers will slip on the face.

Oil cleansers contain antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients that will help you deal with your skin issues like dryness, dullness, acne, anti-aging, dehydrated skin etc.

Oils used for oil cleansing

If you are new to oil cleansing then here are the oil types and methods of oil cleansing for you.  All you need is some natural oils which I am going to mention below and a fresh towel.

Mostly for oil cleansing castor oil and olive oil are suggested. If you don’t have them available you can go with any natural oil like coconut oil.  Castrol oil is considered because it is astringent in nature, which helps to pull off all the impurities present underneath the skin.

As castor oil is too sticky it is advised to mix and blend it by adding some other natural oil.  You can also use olive, sunflower, or coconut oil in place.

Method for Oil cleansing

For oil cleansing instead of using single oil it is advised to use a combination of oils so that both the oils will simultaneously work on your skin to make it healthy and appealing.

Depending on your skin type listed below

For oily skin:

Take 1/3 castor oil with a combination of 2/3 olive, sunflower, or coconut oil.

For dry skin:

Oils like olive, coconut, castor oils in equal quantities go well.

For combination skin:

Take ¼ castor oil with a combination of ¾ of olive, sunflower, or coconut oil.


Well, if this is the first time you are using this oil cleansing method, just wait and see for the results and do make adjustments in the quantity if needed.  If you are ready with the oil then you are ready to start the oil cleansing process.

1.    Take oil into your hands and gentle massage on your skin in such a way that it penetrates deeply into your skin.  Continue massaging for 2 to 3 minutes evenly and leave the oil on your skin for a while, at least 10 minutes.

2.    Once you are done take a fresh towel and dip it in hot water.  You are going to steam your skin now using this hot towel.  Squeeze out extra water from the towel and place that towel on your face covering all the corners of your face. 

This helps as a face spa, helps in removing the impurities from the skin.  Let the cloth stay on your face for a while and then remove it.  If you want to give it a try one more time you can go for it.

3.    Try not to apply any sort of moisturizer onto your skin.  If you feel dry even then apply a little to your skin.

So make certain to give this natural oil cleansing technique a try.  You will for sure be amazed by the results after cleansing your skin with natural oils. Let’s see your new look now.


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