How to Use Cleansing Oil and How to Double Cleanse Your Face
Now that we know what oil cleansers are from the previous blog, let’s look deeply into how they actually work and how to correctly use oil cleanser to maximise your skin benefits.
How to use cleansing oil?
Despite being in the market for years, oil cleansers have recently become the at the peak of its popularity. We totally understand if you are feeling a little apprehensive at the thought of lathering oil all over your face, but once you give it a try you may fall in love with how easy and effortless it is to remove makeup. In theory, most good quality cleansing oils wash away dirt and impurities without leaving a heavy residue behind. You may be surprised to find out that those with particularly sensitive and easily irritated skin can actually benefit a lot from using oil-based cleanser. It calms down inflamed skin, as there is no requirement to hardly rub your skin when you are using oil cleanser.
Step 1; apply oil cleanser to dry skin
Step 2; gently work the oil into your face, massage it in, ensuring that all surface of your face is covered.
Step 3; after 30 seconds, wash away the oil with warm water.
Step 4; pat dry and continues with your daily skincare routine.
If you wear heavy load of makeup, you may want to go in with another cleanser to ensure that every last scrap of dirt is washed off. See below for more information on double cleanse. If you are new to oil cleanser, we highly recommend trying the DHC Deep Cleaning oil, it is loved by many and is definitely a Holy Gail in the skincare community. Whether you are a skincare geek or not, many people have fallen in love with the DHC oil cleanser, as it is super easy to use, and it is amazing at what it claims to do; thoroughly clean your skin without stripping away natural oil. It contains a short list of 8 ingredients, as you may have heard, less is more. And it is definitely the case for this amazing oil cleanser, it has shown great improvement on acne prone skin and has improve dehydrated skin as well!
How to double cleanse?
Double cleansing is an effective way to remove makeup for those who wear layer of foundation, follow the step above, after pat dry. Go in with another type of water-based cleanser and wash away dirt to ensure that the last bit of makeup is washed off. This way, your skin is left feeling super soft and smooth without stripping away natural oil.
Why should you double cleanse?
It makes sense why you might need to clean your face more than once to get down to all the nitty gritty of unwanted dirt and particles. Particularly if you wear makeup, it makes sense why washing your face just once is not effective. Often the first cleanse will work to sweep away more superficial products and impurities, yet it doesn’t get far into the pores, where clogging substances can remain. When you do a double cleanse and go for round two, your cleanser doesn’t have to fight against surface build-up, so it can get straight to business in ensuring your pores are gently purified too.
For the first round of cleansing, it is best to wash your face until every single bits of makeup are removed and washed away. If you spend a lot of time putting on makeup, it is only right to spend some time taking it off. Once you have removed the surface layer of dirt, it is time for a second round with water-based cleanser that focus on deeply cleanse the deeper layer of your skin. Be sure to massage it in gentle but slowly, to ensure that you get the clean and smooth texture after each rinse.
What are the benefits of double cleanse?
An extra step might seem like an extra mile when you are coming home from work extremely tired and all you want to do is lay in bed. However, trust me, this one extra step can improve your skin immensely and gives you that soft baby-like skin. If you wear a lot of makeup, double cleansing is probably the best way to ensure your face is as clean as ever by the end of the day. Once you ensure that all the dead skin cells, makeup residue and dirt are throughout cleansed and that your pores are clean, you are giving your skin the best chance to regenerating overnight, you will wake up with beautiful plumbed and healthy-looking skin. This evening cleanse will allow serums, moisturisers and clever night-time leave-on products like retinols to penetrate and work their magic much more efficiently
Is it possible to over wash your face?
We understand if the thought of double cleansing may scare you a little bit if you have naturally dry skin, we definitely need to be sensible about cleansing as over washing your face can cause serious issue such as irritation, redness, dry patches and stinging. However, the idea oil cleanser should be sulphate-free to avoid stripping your skin natural oils and does not disturb your skin. You need to select the right product for your skin this step may take a lot of trial and error, but we promise you will get there!
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
One of our best recommended oil cleanser is the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. Waterproof mascara, liquid liner and even stubborn liquid lipstick have met their match in DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil. Pump the golden formula into dry hands, massage over a dry face in gentle, circular motions for at least a minute to dislodge every last trace of make-up, and then rinse. The result is amazing! This oil cleanser leaves your skin that squeaky clean, not tender or tight texture. No wonder one is sold every 10 seconds worldwide