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The Oil Cleansing Method for Beautiful Skin: how to do it + why it works

The oil cleansing method uses natural healthy oils to balance and cleanse your skin, get off excess dirt and makeup and fight breakouts! See how to properly use the oil cleansing method in this video and why it might be for you.

A few months ago, I started having problems with my skin. Everything from dry patches to breakouts, which truthfully were uncommon for me. Even after cleaning up my diet my skin seemed to be inconsistent and annoying.

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With each breakout, I washed my face more than twice a day, tried charcoal masks, ice for inflammation, and even toothpaste for zits, but just ended up putting on more concealer and foundation to cover my bumps and blemishes.

What I didn’t realize was that all of these products were only adding more damage and disruption to my skin. I learned that over-cleansing actually causes your skin to produce more oil and leads to breakouts, and depending on your skin, you can even develop dry spots and inconsistency in appearance.

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All this being said, I was tired of my old skin care cleansing routine because it wasn’t working. I had heard good things about Primally Pure’s Oil Cleanser and wanted try something new and different, so I gave it a shot.

Admittedly, I was hesitant to try oil cleansing, because the idea of adding more oil to my already oily face seemed counterproductive, but it’s been such a proven game changer in my skin care routine. I’ve had less breakouts, clearer, more hydrated skin and an overall glow.

Plus, I LOVE the fact that I no longer have to use makeup remover or makeup removing wipes because the oil cleansing method takes it all off!

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What is oil cleansing + why it works

Oil cleansing is a skin care and face cleansing method where you massage healthy oils into your skin to trap other excess oils, dirt and makeup. The theory is that oil traps and dissolves oil, and dissolves dirt and bacteria naturally with oils that heal and balance your skin.

I love the Primally Pure oil cleansing because it’s a special blend of oils known to detoxify the skin and dissolve dirt. My skin feels incredibly soft and supple with each use.

girl with no makeup on after oil cleansing
me with no makeup after oil cleansing

How to oil cleanse

Step 1: Add a quarter sized dollop of oil to the palm of your hand. Add oil to face and massage all over, even over your eyes if you’re wearing eye-makeup. Work and massage the oil in with your fingertips for 30 seconds.

Step 2: Place a soft, warm washcloth over your face and allow it to steam over your face for a minute until the towel begins to cool.

Step 3: Wipe makeup and dirt away with your washcloth, then pat dry and finish with your normal skin care routine. Be sure not to wipe too hard otherwise you can irritate your skin with a washcloth. You’ll truly be amazed by how much dirt and makeup will come off!

Watch how to use the oil cleansing method here:

How often should you oil cleanse?

I recommend oil cleansing no more than 1x per day. Usually I do it prior to bed, as there is no need to wash your face in the morning if you cleaned it the night before. Just simply rinse your face with cold water in the morning!

If you are prone to breakouts or acne, you may want to cleanse twice. First, use the oil cleansing method and then follow with a simple skin care cleanser such as Drunk Elephant’s Beste Jelly cleanser.

How to choose an oil cleanser

I’ve only tried Primally Pure’s oil cleanser for normal skin, so I can only really speak to what I know and love. I do want to mention that they also have an oil cleanser for dry skin and oily skin.

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If you’ve ever tried an oil cleanser before that you like and recommend, leave a comment below! Use the code ‘AMBITIOUS’ on the Primally Pure website for 10% off your first order. And don’t forget to grab their natural deodorant while you’re there, it’s my favorite!

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