If you’ve been having issues with teenage or adult acne you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for people with chronic acne to try a variety of treatments to rid themselves of unsightly acne and blemishes (with no success). Before this becomes an issue that you need to bring up with our therapist — consider trying the oil cleansing method.
The oil cleansing method is a little-known method for dealing with pesky acne. Oil cleansing is an unconventional method that uses oil to cleanse your skin. You can use a natural oil or purchase one specifically for the task. Korean cleansing oils are quite effective in double-cleansing.
You may be wondering how it’s possible to use oil as a natural skin cleanser and get glowing results. In this article, we talk about using the oil cleansing method to clear up pesky acne and get amazing results. Let’s start by explaining the oil cleansing method.
The Oil Cleansing Method – How it Works
If you’ve tried other acne and skin clearing remedies like soaps, astringents, and creams — you may find it hard to believe that you can clear up your skin using the relatively inexpensive oil cleansing method. The oil cleansing method works by applying natural oils to the face and skin to loosen up hardened oil deposits in your skin that are causing clogged and inflamed pores. These reddened and inflamed pores are what appear on the face and body as unsightly acne.
The Science Behind Oil Cleansing
According to research and science oil can dissolve oil. The oil cleansing method helps to flush blocked pores by dissolving the oil present in pores on the face and body that are producing blemishes and acne.
After applying the natural oil of your choice to the skin (normally the face) the steaming component of the oil cleansing method relaxes your pores and releases oils and toxins. Using the oil cleansing method should leave you with a glowing effect and a refreshed feeling on your skin. The refreshed feeling is due to the release of dirt, oil, and toxins that occur when you unclog and unblock your pores.
Want to Try The Oil Cleansing Method?
Wellness Mama suggests that you use a quarter-sized amount of your oil mixture and apply it to dry skin for 2-3 minutes in a circular motion. The next step is to create a steamy effect by soaking a washcloth or face cloth in hot water and then applying it to your skin. Make sure that the cloth is hot enough to produce steam but cool enough to touch and apply to sensitive skin. Let the washcloth cool off completely and then remove it. Remove any excess oil with the corner of the cloth. Repeat the above steps as needed.
If you want to give the oil cleansing method a try, be sure to use a natural oil like castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or other natural oil. It may take a few times for you to find the oil (or blend) that works best with your skin. For example, some people find coconut oil to be to “thick” while others swear by using the oil. My personal favorite is a blend of coconut oil and olive oil. Both of these natural ingredients can be purchased at your local grocery store and work wonders for managing healthy hair, skin, and nails.
About the Author
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.