How can OIL cleanse skin?
Short answer: When you rub oil onto your skin, it pulls the sebum and dirt out of your pores, leaving behind clean, moisturized skin.
BUT the type of oil you use matters! Not all oils have the same properties, and some will work better on certain types of skin than others. It depends on the comedogenic rating of the oil.
Comedogenic- what is that?
Comedogenic means that it causes comedones- or acne/clogs pores instead of cleansing pores. The comedogenic scale rates oils from 0-5, zero being non comedogenic (won’t clog pores), up to 5. While highly moisturizing, oils with a comedogenic rating of 5 can be counterproductive to use for skin cleansing purposes if you have acne-prone skin.
Here are some oils/butters and their comedogenic rating:
ZERO, 0: Argan oil, Murumuru Butter, Safflower Oil (high linolenic), Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Tucuma Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Kokum Butter, Mango Butter, Poppy Seed Oil, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Watermelon seed oil,
ONE, 1: Babassu Oil, Castor Oil, Cucumber Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Neem Oil, Milk Thistle, Perilla Oil, Pomegranate Oil, Rosehip Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Guava Seed Oil, Calendula Oil, Kiwi Seed Oil, Maracuja/Passion Fruit Seed Oil
TWO, 2: Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Andiroba Oil, Coconut Oil (Virgin), Evening Primrose Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sesame Oil, Borage Oil, Tamanu Oil
THREE, 3: Macadamia nut oil, Avocado oil, Chia seed Oil,
FOUR, 4: Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil (Unfractionated), Flaxseed Oil, Cupuacu Butter, Palm Oil
FIVE, 5: SoyBean OIl, Wheat Germ Oil
How do you perform the oil cleansing method on your face once you have the right oils for your skin type?
Place a few drops of the oil/oil blend onto the palm of your hand or on your fingertip. Gently rub onto DRY skin. Wipe away with a dry cloth, then gently wipe with a warm, soft, damp cloth. Let your skin air dry. Easy!
Cleansing oil blends to try:
Ingredients: *sunflower oil, grape seed oil, *safflower oil, *perilla seed oil, * hemp seed oil, * prickly pear seed oil, *pomegranate seed oil, *
guava seed oil, *tamanu oil, *Poppy seed oil, *watermelon seed oil, *borage oil, *Jamaican black castor oil, *evening primrose oil, *meadowfoam seed oil, jojoba, apricot kernel oil, calendula, rosemary oleoresin.
Ingredients: *sunflower oil, *grapeseed oil, *sesame oil, *olive oil, safflower oil, *perilla seed oil, *avocado oil, *guava seed oil, *pomegranate oil, *kiwi seed oil, *tamanu oil, apricot kernel oil, *prickly pear seed oil, *hemp seed oil, *papaya seed oil, *maracuja oil (passion fruit), *calendula oil.