I am by no means an expert when it comes to skincare. I haven’t read all the dermatology journals, and to be honest my understanding of skincare is minimal at best. Nevertheless I love to try different things and experiment, and when anything promises to leave me with clear glowing skin, I find it hard to resist – even if my critical mind is flashing warning signals at me.
The oil cleansing method gained a bit of hype over the last couple of years – I think a lot of the attention is a byproduct of peaked interest in more natural health and beauty routines. Long story short, the oil cleanse is exactly what it sounds like: you replace your typical cleanser with plant oils and hot water. The premise is that like-dissolves-like, and that typical cleansers are highly fragranced, irritating, and stripping. The oil cleanse proposes that by using oils you balance the skin and will actually “unplug the pores”.