When the Oil Cleansing Method Doesn’t Work

The oil cleansing method has become an extremely popular way of cleansing the skin. Most people have success with it, but as with anything nothing works all the time for everyone. If you tried the oil cleansing method and it didn’t work for you, here are some tips you can try.

Oil Cleansing Method

Forego coconut oil and olive oil. While they work for many people, they may not be for you. Instead, try using one of the following oils–or combine them:

Calendula oil is an infused oil meaning it has been steeped with marigold petals. It’s a tried and true remedy used in healing balms and salves to repair damaged skin. If you have sensitive skin, consider using this as your base oil.

Camellia seed oil has been used in Asia for centuries as hair oil. It’s very light but moisturizing. It’s anti-aging in that it helps fight wrinkles and fine lines.

Meadowfoam seed oil is very moisturizing for dry hair and skin. You’ll often see it as an ingredient in shampoos and conditioners. It will make your oil blend slippery. This oil has a long shelf life—up to five years—and will stabilize your blend.

Watermelon seed oil is very light and is absorbed quickly. It’s rich in Omega 6 and 9 and known to dissolve sebum so it’s a good choice if you have acne.

Rosehip seed oil penetrates quickly and doesnit leave much of a residue. This oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is a good source of vitamin A, lycopene, beta carotene, as well as Omegas 3, 6, and 9.

After cleansing, spritz your face with lavender hydrosol and wipe off lightly. Lavender is anti-inflammatory and good for all skin types. Don’t give up on the oil cleansing method. With the right oils you can get it to work for you. It may take some tweaking, but it’s worth the effort.

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  1. Ruth B.

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