The Oil Cleansing Method - Take the Plunge!
We all grew up thinking that harsh = better when it came to facial cleansers. We would go out and buy cleansers that promised to strip away oil and get rid of pimples and blemishes. Unfortunately, these cleansers never seemed to work liked they proclaimed. The harsh astringents, and chemicals in these cleansers would leave our skin dry and tight. So that squeaky-clean feeling that we think we love so much is not a good thing!! In fact, cleansing this way (with astringent cleansers) often leads to excessive dryness, further breakouts, and damage to the protective skin barrier. When you use these harsh, super foaming cleansers you are stripping your skin of its natural oils and causing it to go into overdrive to produce more and more oil to compensate. When you clean your face with an oil cleanser, your left with smooth, nourished, and well-balanced skin.
Putting oil on your face seems counter-intuitive, I know right, but think back to chemistry class and remember this scientific fact: Like dissolves like. This is the simple premise behind oil cleansing. Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil alone does not produce blemishes. Pimples, cysts, zits, blackheads, whiteheads…these are a result of several different factors including hormones, bacteria, and dead skin, building up and clogging our pores.
Massaging your skin with oil, loosens up the excess sebum on your skin, as well as the impurities stuck in your pores. This allows the pores to open and dirt, impurities, dead skin, and bacteria to be drawn to the surface and wiped away.
Your skin naturally produces oil because it needs it. It is not an evil force to battle with; it is there for the benefit of your skin, allowing it to function properly. Not only does your natural oil help lubricate, but it also heals, protects, and moisturizes your skin so that it can do its job. Well balanced, nourished skin is beautiful, clear, and glowing. Learn to work with your skin not against it.
The oils that we have chosen for our Heavenly Silk cleansing oil are all non-comedogenic, which means they will not clog pores. Heavenly Silk's beautiful blend of oils can make a remarkable difference by adding a boost of nourishment, and a smoothing renewal. Your skin will feel smoother, softer, and more resilient, not to mention taking on a natural-looking glow.
Non-comedogenic oils moisturize and nourish without clogging pores, some oils will even help unclog them! We chose oils that have an exceptionally low comedogenic rating for our Heavenly Silk Cleansing Oil formulation. So, fear not!
Here are the Comedogenic Ratings for the oils we chose for our formulation.
- Sunflower Seed Oil - 0
- Camellia Seed Oil - 1
- Jojoba Seed Oil - 2
- Squalane – 0
- Fractionated Coconut Oil – 2
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – 2
Please keep in mind that there may be a period of detox for the first several days or even up to 2 weeks. This happens because the dirt and impurities in your pores are releasing. Don’t give up! It’s a transition! It will all be worth it! Give it a try!