Even if the idea of using natural oils to cleanse the skin can sounds strange, it actually makes a lot of sense and it is one of the most gentle way. The basic idea of oil cleansing is to use natural oils in specific combination to cleanse the skin and naturally balance the skin’s natural oils. This produces much more nourished and moisturized skin than traditional soap and detergent based facial cleaners.
The basic concept of this skin care and cleansing method is that the oil dissolves much better make-up and in particular the water proof ones than water with soap or surfactants. The oil has also more affinity with the skin and is more able to penetrate the pores to cleanse them properly, dissolve the oil that has hardened with impurities and found itself stuck inside them. Oil dissolves oil, it is one of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” The best way to dissolve a non-polar solvent like sebum or oil, is by using another non-polar solvent similar in composition: Other oils. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial ones extracted from natural botanicals, vegetables and fruit that heal, protect and nourish your skin. When done properly and consistently, the OCM can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne–while leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.
HOW TO USE CLEANSING OILS?
In the shower or at the bathroom sink, pour about a quarter size amount of the oil blend into your hand and massage into the skin on your face (don’t wet skin first). Use smooth circular strokes and let this also be a gentle facial massage. Massage for at least a minute (two minutes is better) or until you are sure that the oil has saturated your skin. This will also remove make-up very effectively, so there is no need to remove make-up first. You can even leave the oil on the skin for up to 10 minutes to really deep clean pores. Rinse thoroughly with water and dry the skin with a towel. Apply a lotion and a moisturizer.