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Have you ever thought about using a cleansing oil as your facial cleansing method? Cleansing oils may sound like a complete contradiction, but believe it or not Japanese oils have been an effective method of facial cleansing for hundreds of years, and probably even longer than that!
Now, before you say it, I can hear you now! But Sonia! Will cleansing oils clog my pores? Listen to us, dear friend. Rather than freak out, did you know that oil facial cleansers can sometimes even promise a deeper way to cleanse your face? The best part? It won’t leave your skin feeling tight and stripped of its natural barrier. Sweet baby Jesus, thank you!
The Cleansing Oil Method
In order to perform the cleansing oil method, first you should give the Japanese Cleansing Oil bottle a shake, dispense a few pumps into the palm of your hand, then rub some of the cleanser between your hands.
Immediately apply the cleansing oil to your dry face. Gently massage the cleansing oil into your face, then wet your hands and rub them onto your face, working the cleansing oil into your skin for a deep cleansing.
Then, rinse off the oil with lukewarm - not hot! - water.
What Types of Skin Can Use Oil Cleansing?
For those of you who have dry skin, welcome to your future. Oil cleansing is an absolute must for your skin type! Cleansing with oil will leave your dry skin feeling clean, soft, and smooth. The best cleansing oil for dry skin is Sonia Roselli Beauty’s Japanese Cleansing Oil.
Oil cleansing is also excellent for mature skin types. If you have mature skin, you want to keep your skin’s natural oils right where they are: on your face. With the oil cleansing method, your skin won’t be stripped of its natural oils, instead your skin will get the deep cleansing it needs but after oil cleansing will reveal clean and soft skin. Not only will it feel great, but it will look dewy and replenished.
If you have oily skin and you are skittish about using cleansing oil on your skin, fear not! Using oils can actually be a good thing for you. It’s almost a “like-attracts-like” situation, where the oil cleanser can pick up the oil in your skin to be rinsed away. Plus, if you have oily skin, then you need a deep cleansing oil to get everything off the surface of your skin that doesn’t belong there. Your skin will feel clean and supple, without feeling tight or completely dried out.
Another great reason to use a cleansing oil is because it is such a gentle way of cleansing your neck and decolletage. This is an area that really needs a lot of care when you’re touching it in any way, because the skin is so delicate and any tugging or pulling will result in sagging over time. Your lower jaw and neck will thank you for being so gentle with it!
Can an Oil Cleanser Be a Makeup Remover?
Japanese Cleansing Oil is actually a dual-action product in that it is a makeup remover and facial cleansing oil, all in one.
Depending on the amount of makeup you’re wearing, you may need to use a little extra oil to be sure to get all the makeup off, but JCO will remove your makeup and leave your skin feeling clean, soft, and smooth.
Different Types of Oil Cleansers
There are many different types of cleansing oil and there is definitely something for all skin types.
Sonia Roselli’s Japanese Cleansing Oil is the best cleansing oil as it truly does work well for all skin types. In addition, if you have oily skin, you can look for a cleanser with salicylic acid to keep your pores clear to use after Japanese Cleansing Oil.
If you have mature skin, look for a nourishing oil cleanser with antioxidants which will help fight aging (such as JCO). If you have normal or combination skin, weigh out your options and decide which would work best for you. Sometimes your skin needs different things. Depending on if it’s a humid summer in Miami or a cold winter in Chicago, your skin would have different needs. All of these conditions should be factored in, including your lifestyle.
Are Cleansing Oils Natural?
There are also a number of natural cleansing oils on the market. The oils used as the base for a natural oil cleanser are made from plant-derived ingredients such as olive oil or jojoba oil. In addition, many oils have ingredients that perform additional duties, such as fruit enzymes for a gentle exfoliation. JCO has rice extract which has a brightening effect on the skin!
How Often to Use an Oil Cleanser:
How often you cleanse your face will depend on your skin type and your lifestyle. If you are very active, you may have to cleanse more than once a day. But, usually twice daily is a good place to start. In the morning, cleansing the face with oil is the best way to ready your skin for a beautiful makeup application. Your skin will feel supple and smooth, and it will look great under your makeup.
At night, use your oil cleanser as a makeup remover as well as a facial cleanser. A deep cleansing with oil is the first step for a great bedtime preparation routine. Complete the routine with some Water Balm and wake up with plumped up, soft skin.
The type of cleanser that you use on your face is always going to have an impact on the condition of your skin. It’s easy to think that something that you only use for a few moments wouldn’t have a big effect on your skin, however nothing could be further from the truth. The cleanser you use will affect how your skin will look and feel for the rest of the day, or while you’re sleeping and the skin is repairing itself.
If you use a cleanser that is too harsh, the skin will get angry with you. If you remove the skin’s natural oils, it can send your oil production into overdrive and cause a breakout. If you strip your skin of its acid mantle, your skin can be left vulnerable to bacteria - your skin will retaliate! Be good to your skin.
It’s time to think about every single thing you’re putting on your skin, starting with your first step: cleansing. The type of cleanser you use will make a huge difference in the condition of your skin. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and deserves to be treated beautifully!