It seems oil is a popular subject, between worries about importing it from other countries to keep the US going strong, to dealing with skin breakouts and shiny t-zones, this little three letter word really packs a huge punch!
If you have naturally oily or combination skin, you might think avoiding oil at all costs is a clever way to help deal with the problem, but it turns out oil isn’t always detrimental to oily skin. Facial cleansing oils are gaining in popularity and you can still enjoy the benefits even if you have combination or oily skin.
Great for cutting through thick makeup applications (even the toughest mascara!) and washing away dirt and oil, cleansing oils do so without drying out skin or causing irritation. They also rinse off clean, with no residue and are beneficial for fine lines and wrinkles. Also, if you use retinol products and experience dryness or skin flaking, a cleansing oil may just be the answer.
Here are a few of our favorite cleaning oils:
SheaTerra Organic Argan & Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil ($24) This organic oil contains antioxidant rich vitamins A and E, which help battle fine lines and wrinkles, while rosemary offers deep cleansing properties to remove debris.
Vapour Organics Beauty Clarity Cleansing Oil ($28) Camellia and Jojoba oils address skin brightness and elasticity. Evening Primrose oils helps skin retain moisture with essential fatty acids and the mild scent of the product is very calming after a long day.
Nude Cleansing Facial Oil ($36) By adding a few drops of warm water, this oil becomes a cleansing milk that gets rid of impurities without stripping skin of vital moisture. Omega 3 and vitamin E leave skin soft and healthy.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($26) With olive oil and vitamin E, this water-soluble formula takes everything off minus the oily residue you don’t want on your pillow.
During the colder months, when the heat is running indoors and the weather is frightful outdoors, even oily skin can suffer from dehydration. A cleansing oil can help to keep your skin moisture barrier intact and at a healthy level. If you’ve never tried a cleansing oil before, opt for smaller sample size products to see if you like them. Now, or any time of year, cleansing your face with oil might be your best step toward beautiful skin!