Learn to Cleanse Your Face with Oils

· January 25, 2017
If you have very oily skin, these oils might not be your best option when it comes to moisturizing, although they can be a great way to remove makeup

If you want your skin to look well hydrated and glowing, oils can be among your best allies.

Pay attention to these recommendations and discover the benefits that you will find when you use oil to cleanse your skin. Believe it or not, there are many.

While oils have always been considered to be something to avoid when it comes to cosmetics, the truth is they have multiple benefits and can be a great complement to regular facial care.

First and foremost, people with dry skin can use these oils on a daily basis. If you have normal skin, on the other hand, two to three times a week is sufficient.

If you have combination or oily skin, you can use oils to cleanse your face or for weekly “maintenance.”

Oils can also come in handy when your skin needs an “emergency” treatment, such as after a night of partying when you’ve worn too much makeup or your skin is excessively dry.

What oil should you use?


Not all oils are the same when it comes to facial care. For this purpose, the best are the ones that are made of vegetable oils as well as essential oils – never mineral oils.

This latter category is typically used to moisturize the skin of babies, and that’s not to say that they are bad or toxic, but simply that they’re not suitable for adult skin.

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Benefits of oils for the skin


Among the benefits of applying vegetable oils to your skin is nourishing the dermis and allowing it to breathe.

Although there are other products that can be just as moisturizing, many of them will clog your pores and wind up causing acne.

In addition to this, you’ll notice that your skin becomes more luminous and brighter, no longer dull and lifeless. What’s important is that you consider your own skin type and use the correct type and amount of vegetable oil.

In addition to this, and contrary to what you might think, these natural products won’t cause discoloration, pimples, cysts, or blackheads.

These conditions occur due to hormonal imbalances, bacteria, the buildup of dead skin cells, or a combination of these factors.

You also need to understand that your skin produces its own oil naturally, as it is necessary for proper function.

That’s why oil can also protect, cure, and moisturize your skin so that it can fulfill all its functions. When you apply it you want it to work with your skin, not against it, and you’ll find the benefits aren’t only aesthetic.

Below we’ll tell you how to prepare a treatment using three vegetable oils that will be highly effective when it comes to your skin care.


  • 1 small bottle for the mixture
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Castor oil
  • 2 to 3 drops of tea tree essential oil (optional)


  • To make this treatment you need to add equal parts of olive oil and castor oil to the bottle.
  • Optionally, you can add two to three drops of tea tree essential oil. This adds powerful antibacterial and healing properties that will make your treatment much more effective.
  • Shake the contents well before each use.

Mode of application4-skin-application

  • When you apply this to your skin, use circular motions for a few seconds to enhance its cleansing effects.
  • Another great idea is to use cotton pads that have been soaked in warm water and leave them on the skin for a minute.
  • You can use those same cotton pads to remove the oil mixture from your face, always using circular motions.
  • Afterwards, all you need to do is dry your face with a soft towel and apply toner.

This is a perfect solution for makeup removal because in addition to being efficient, it’s 100% natural.

If you have oily skin, you can use this on a daily basis but don’t forget to also wash your skin well using a good soap.

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Suggestions based on your skin type

If you have oily skin, we recommend that you use a mixture of 30% castor oil and 70% olive oil.

If your skin is more balanced, a mixture of 20% castor oil and 80% olive oil is best.

Finally, if you have combination skin, try mixing only 10% of castor oil with 90% olive oil. It’s that easy.