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If you have oily skin, the concept of putting any oil-based products on your face may seem sketchy. But trust me, it works. Thanks to a little concept called double cleansing, where you start your routine with a dissolving oil. Researchers are starting to rediscover the incredible benefits of oils for skin. These oils which contain soothing and healing ingredients that have been used for hundreds of years, are seeing a resurgence in popularity.

Even well-known companies have an oil cleanser in their product lineup, as many women turn to oil cleansing as a way to gently remove makeup, soothe sensitive skin, and tame unrelenting breakouts.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil | Dermstore

One of the major benefits of using oil to cleanse your skin instead of traditional soap is that it helps protect the natural lipid layer of the skin which is where the healthy bacteria live.


How Does Oil Cleanse?

When you think of cleansing, you think of foamy wetness or some form of a lather. This isn’t always the case. Oil cleansing uses pure oils and a washcloth dampened with warm water. Some skincare routines, such as in K-Beauty, ollow their oil cleanse with a gentle face wash to remove any oil residue.

The overall idea with smothering your face with oil, is that “like dissolves like.” Cleansing oils will lift excess sebum, clean out clogged pores, and remove dead skin, pollutants, and makeup.


Cleansing oil is exceptionally good for dry, mature skin as it has healing properties, important nutrients, and other skin-boosting benefits. Cleansing oils also help counter excessive dryness and help the skin lock in moisture and hydration.

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