The Oil Cleansing Method: What It Is & Why You Need to Be Doing It


The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) is a tried and true way to cleanse your skin that has been around for ages. When done properly and consistently, this technique will deep clean your skin and give you the skin goals you have been looking for!  Now don't just go grab any oil out of the pantry! You must use a carrier oil that mimics the skin's natural oils. 

Carrier Oil? What is that?

A carrier oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant; which is usually the seed, nut, or kernels. Carrier oils also have their own special therapeutic properties and your choice of oil should depend on what therapeutic benefit you’re looking for. They also provide a base for essential oils without altering the benefits of either. The most common oils that we use are Grapeseed, Coconut, Sunflower, Avocado, and Apricot. They are the basis of our Rose + Orange Hydrating and Tea Tree + Lavender Clarifying Skin Oil.

So now that you know what a carrier oil is, let's discuss how and why you want to use them...

First off, the OCM is perfect for all skin types. Yes, even oily! Why? Oil attracts oil. So by cleansing with oil you are pulling out all the excess sebum your skin has produced along with your makeup, everyday environmental elements, moisturizers and SPF. Because each type of carrier oil serves a different benefit depending your your skin type, each oil has it own complex goodness of vitamins, oleic, lactic and fatty acids. And because of that, your skin will balance out and not overproduce oil and retain moisture if you are a drier skin type.

So how do I do this?

Oil cleansing can be done whether you wear makeup or not and only needs to be done in the evening. Just apply oil to hands, massage into face for one minute and then rinse clean with water or remove with a warm cloth or sponge. If you want an extra boost, do an OCM session in the morning and jump in the shower. The steam will give you a quick mask treatment!

Are you ready to achieve your skin goals?

Whether your goal is to balance the oil in your skin, control your acne, nourish your skin so it retains moisture or have a year round summertime glow, using our Skin Oils and the Oil Cleansing Method will give you the outcome you want to achieve.

Lay'Na's Tips

Using our Rose + Orange Hydrating and Tea Tree + Lavender Clarifying Skin Oil as a pre cleanse is your first step to a successful skincare routine. One of the best features of this product is that it doubles as your moisturizer! Once you have pre cleansed, double cleanse with our Rosemary + Geranium Face Wash, mist with the Rose + Orange Hydrating Tonic or the Tea Tree + Lavender Clarifying Tonic, then finish up with your Skin Oil again as your moisturizer.  Check out the Glowing Skin Collection here!

Need help deciding which one is right for you? Schedule a personal consultation with me so that I can help you on your skincare journey!

Stay Luxe!

~Lay'Na

 


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