Oil cleansers keep the skin's natural pH balance, and prevents it from having a production overload. Adding essential oils to your oil cleaner helps it being naturally antibacterial. Oil cleansers contain antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients that also improve the texture and appearance of your skin.
Oil based cleansers gently dissolve make up, excess sebum and sunscreen from the skin as well as deeply penetrating the pores to dissolve the 'bad' oils and bacteria, as well as infusing the skin with essential vitamins. Cleansing oils maintain the skins natural oil levels to keep the complexion balanced and flawless.
Best carrier oils for oil cleaners:
Because we are all uniquely made, so is our skin. When making your own DIY product’s it can be a process to find the recipe that perfectly works for your unique skin type. Here is some oils that is mostly used in Oil cleansers.
· Olive oil: Dry skin
· Castor oil: Combination, Oily and Acne prone skin
· Sweet almond oil: Combination, Dry skin
· Grapeseed oil: Perfect for all skin types
· Argon oil: Perfect for all skin types
· Jojoba oil: Perfect for all skin types
· Rosehip oil: Oily, Mature, Acne prone skin
Oil Cleanser basic recipe structure:
So where do you start when you want to make my own oil cleanser? While keeping our previous post in mid, here is some nice basic ratio’s you can start with and adjust as you feel needed.
Combination, Oily or Acne prone skin:
30% castor oil
50% core oil: grapeseed oil
20% luxury oil: argan oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil
optional: up to 0.5% essential oil: lavender, tea tree, lemongrass, geranium, grapefruit, orange
Like any DIY you need to test it and play around with the ratio’s to see what works best for your skin, but here is a nice start.
How to use oil cleaners:
Doing a oil cleanse is super easy and actually very relaxing.
- Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil in the palm of your hand.
- Apply the oil to your dry face. Use your fingertips to gently massage the oil into the skin for a minute or two to remove impurities like makeup and dead skin cells, and let it penetrate the skin.
- 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 irritate the skin and cause breakouts. A 100% cotton scrubby or facecloth works is best. You can also rinse with warm water if you want some of the oil to stay on your skin. Your face should be hydrated when you’re done, but not greasy or overly irritated from wiping it down.
- Pat dry with a towel and apply moisturizer if you feel you need it.