Even if you’ve been using natural products for a while, we bet there has been at least one time in your life where you have experienced the drying effects of a conventional cleanser.
Your excitement at your squeaky clean skin may have quickly turned to dismay when you realized too clean is actually not such a good thing! Never had your skin felt so dry and every facial expression tugged on your skin as if you were being controlled by a puppet master!
You may have slathered on moisturizer to add that much needed hydration back in, only to have your skin feeling parched again a short while later.
This is because conventional cleansers are often packed with synthetic and drying ingredients that can strip your skin of all beneficial oils.
Keep reading to find out how to never let this happen again!
Why oil cleansing may be the answer to your skin care prayers
Before you run away in terror, we should mention that we aren’t referring to pore-clogging nutrient-deficient oils like mineral oil that grandma may have used in her youth!
What we’re referring to, when we talk about oils, are antioxidant-rich oils, specially formulated for cleansing and bursting in skin loving ingredients to cleanse away dirt and grime without ever stripping your skin.
Oil cleansing will help to balance your skin by balancing moisture levels
The way it works is based on the Theory of ‘like attracts like”. Plant oils are massaged in upward strokes into your facial skin where they sink down deep in the pores, nourishing as they go and at the same time attracting excess oils and grime. To remove the oil a hot towel compress is applied and gently wiped away; the hot towel compress is very soothing and relaxing and is like giving your-self a mini facial!
Once this cleansing ritual is complete your skin will feel beautifully soft and clean yet still be hydrated with a healthy, dewy glow.
Three best oils we adore for oil cleansing
Hemp seed oil
This oil is rich in essential fatty acids, providing the skin with powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Hemp seed oil will help to hydrate, heal and plump the skin and thanks to its 0 comedogenic rating, you can rest assured it will never clog your pores!
Watermelon seed oil
Watermelon seed oil is beautifully light and nutrient rich oil that absorbs easily and will leave your skin feeling nourished and refreshed. Its rich concentration of linoleic acid is ideal if you struggle with oily skin, because it helps to detoxify and balance the skin. Watermelon seed oil works just as well for dry skin thanks to potent antioxidants that help to moisturize, revitalize and protect.
Jojoba is the only oil thats chemical structure is the closest to human sebum, making it the perfect oil for all skin types!. This one will simply melt into your skin providing beautiful skin softening benefits and it will never leave your skin feeling greasy. Jojoba oil is great for mature skin as it can retain water in the skin cells, however antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it just as popular among those struggling with problem skin.
Find all these oils, along with others (yes, there’s more!) in our Five Seeds Cleansing Oil using the correct method and with daily use, you will start to truly see some wonderful transformations take place in your skin. Don’t believe the myths surrounding oils, if the right oils are used you can’t go wrong. Just try it for yourself!