What Oil Cleansing Is All About
We get it, oil cleansing sounds sort of counterintuitive.
In reality, though, it makes all the sense in the world.
Stay with us: Our skin secretes oil. Even the driest skin types among us… their skin secretes oil. When we use ordinary cleaners, we strip our skin of its natural oils. We scrub it of the bad, sure, but we also sometimes scrub away the good. We don’t need to do that. By now, most of us know that you want to keep our skin barriers intact. A weakened or damaged skin barrier is more susceptible to irritation and stress. What’s more, when you strip your skin of its natural sebum, your skin might actually go into overdrive. Overdrive sebum production = skin flare-ups, breakouts, and clogged pores galore. Bad news.
Ordinary cleansers don’t do much to penetrate beneath the first layer of the skin. It washes away the surface-level grime, which is all well and good. But we love using oil cleansers because they work to penetrate deep into our pores, dissolve and clean away bad oil, and replenish it with clean, nourishing oils instead.
This type of deep clean means long term skin benefits.
Glowy, plump goodness.
Alleviation of acne problems.
In the short term, however, it might stir up some stormy weather. We like to warn people that it may take a week or two for your skin to adjust, and to not start oil cleansing before, say, your wedding (duh). While your skin is adjusting, you may notice some breakouts. We know it’s hard to hear, but that’s how you know it’s working -- how you know the cleanser is getting all of the deep-down congestion out, at long last.
Stay the course, friends! We’re here if you need us.