Oil Cleansing Method for Naturally Perfect Skin

Oil Cleansing Method for Naturally Perfect Skin

The oil cleansing method involves using oil – instead of soap – to clear away dirt and oil without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. 

Putting clean, nourishing oils on your skin aims to help:

  • lift excess sebum, the oily substance produced by glands on your skin
  • clean out clogged pores, like blackheads and whiteheads
  • remove dead skin, pollutants, and makeup



  1. Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil in the palm of your hand. For dry skin, start with a 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of castor oil. For acne-prone or oily skin, start with a 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba and a 1/2 teaspoon of castor oil.
  2. Apply the oil before wetting your face. Use your fingertips to gently massage the oil into your skin for several seconds to a minute to remove impurities like makeup and dead skin cells and allow the oil to penetrate.
  3. Use a damp, warm washcloth to gently wipe away the oil. Be careful not to press too hard or scrub at your skin, as this can lead to irritation and breakouts. You can also rinse with warm water instead of a cloth if you want some oil to stay on your skin. Your face should be hydrated when you finish, but not greasy or overly irritated from wiping it down.
  4. Pat dry with a towel and apply moisturizer, if needed.


For oily or acne-prone skin. Jojoba oil could be a good option for oily or acne-prone skin, since it may help reduce acne and balance oil production. Argan oil may also help regulate sebum production and promote clearer skin. Another good option is the non-greasy marula oil.

For sensitive skin. Steer clear of castor oil. This oil, which has antibacterial properties, acts as an astringent cleaner and can cause skin drying. Try jojoba oil or rosehip oil instead.

For dry skin. Use moisturizing olive oil, which is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and can promote hydration. You can also add coconut or avocado oil for extra moisture.

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