When Cleansing oils first took off people were skeptical about using oil to clean an already oily face after a long day. Today people swear by it. These oil cleansers tend to hydrate without leaving a greasy feeling on the skin.
So what exactly makes oil based cleansers better for your skin than soap? And can people with oily skin use the product and does it clog our pores?
Cleansing oil are the “good oils” which mixes with the preexisting oils already on your face, and when you wash it off, it takes away the bad oils on your skin. Oils in the cleanser bind to surface impurities pulling out the dirt without getting your pores clogged. Cleansing oils do not sink into your pores since it helps to remove impurities and then gets washed away. Also, they do not dry out the skin, as many soaps do.
Oil cleansers contain antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients that also improve the condition and appearance of your skin in a short period. Depending on the product and the effects desired, cleansing oils usually contain a mixture of botanical oils. Cleanings oils can even be used on acne prone skin.
If you are not comfortable with going the full oil cleanser route, you can ease into it with cleansers with a hint of soap. Give it a try, since oil has mild properties it shouldn’t cause irritation or an extreme reaction. But if you know you have really sensitive skin, then you should try applying it to only a small area of your skin to see how your skin reacts.