Cleansing with oil might seem a bit weird but did you know that oil cleansing can actually cleanse your pores better than traditional foaming cleansers? Oil cleansing melts away oil deposits and unclogs pores. It gently removes makeup and impurities leaving your skin feeling healthy, hydrated and beautiful. It also prevents drying and keeps your skin nourished and moisturized. Below is a recipe for lavender oil cleanser that you can try:
This homemade oil cleanser uses non-comedogenic facial oils that provide a boost of hydration and can help balance the skin’s natural oils.
Argan oil- has great skin moisturizing and cleansing properties. It helps breaks down makeup, excess sebum build-up and dirt on the skin and as you wipe off the oil, it deeply cleanses the pores for a healthy glowing skin.
Castor oil- is a heavy duty oil and works just as olive oil in cleansing your pores. It repairs the skin from damage and is an effective anti-aging.
Lavender oil- Lavender oil nourishes your skin and cleanses pores. It also adds a healthy glow to your face.
Things you need-
- 1/2 cup argan oil
- 1/4 cup castor oil
- 10 drops lavender oil
In a bowl or jar, add argan oil, castor oil and lavender essential oil. Give it a good mix and your lavender oil cleanser is ready!
To use, take a small quantity of the oil on your palms and massage it all over your face for good 2 minutes. Grab a wash cloth and dip it in hot water and wriggle out all the water; keep the wash cloth on your face for few minutes and then wipe off all the oil.
If your face feels oily, you can use a mild cleanser or aloe vera gel to massage. Pat dry and you are done.
Always conduct a spot test to see if your skin reacts to any new product. Start out by trying non-comedogenic oils. If you are pregnant, always consult your doctor before incorporating any essential oils in your health/skin care/hair care routine.
Never use essential oils directly on your skin, make sure they are always diluted with carrier oil. Always use organic ingredients and pure organic oils to avoid clogging pores and other skin issues.