Blessed art those with unproblematic skin, but nowadays it’s getting increasingly difficult to maintain healthy skin because of environmental pollution. Clogged pores, irritation and pesky pimples are some of the consequences, especially if you wear makeup on a daily basis.
Therefore the way you cleanse your skin at the end of the day becomes very important: how do you get rid of all the dirt and impurities? How do you know if your skin is completely clean?
This is where oil cleansers come in. Oil cleansers, like the name suggests, are oil-based cleansers that function to remove impurities and dead skin, unclog pores and lift excess sebum.
How To Use
It’s important to note that cleansing oils are not for all skin types. When introducing a new skincare to your regime, it’s best to do a patch test to see whether your skin is compatible with the product. Once your skin says OK, here’s how to properly use oil cleansers.
- Apply on dry skin
Many make the mistake of wetting their face first before applying cleansing oil, but have we forgotten that oil and water don’t mix? Applying cleansing oil on wet skin causes unnecessary barriers that prevent the product from penetrating to your skin, which is why it’s best to keep your skin dry to maximise efficacy.
- Use warm water
Or room temperature water. This is because cold water increases the chance of the oil solidifying on your skin which can contribute to your pores getting further clogged. Using warm water will allow the used cleansing oil to dissolve from your skin more fluidly.
- Rinse thoroughly
Cleansing oils are amazing to get rid of dead skin, but you need to make sure you’ve rinsed all of the product off your skin to prevent your pores from clogging or getting worse. One way to ensure you rinse thoroughly is to use a cleansing pad or a warm towel and rinse your face multiple times until you can’t feel any oily consistency on your face.
- Double cleanse
It’s important to double cleanse to get rid of all the oil from your face. As mentioned, cleansing oils are amazing but oils are tricky to manipulate. Double cleansing with a mild cleanser is key to ensure you’re getting the best outcome for your skin.
- Choose the right cleansing oil
Choosing a cleanser that works for your face is very important to ensure your skin can benefit the most from cleansing oils. Some products simply won’t work, especially if you’re acne-prone or have naturally oily skin.
The Hada Labo Hydrating Cleansing Oil is perfect for most skin types: its light texture emulsifies really well, leaving your skin feeling light, fresh and moisturized.
With a combination of 4 types of essential oils and 2 types of hyaluronic acids, your skin’s moisture retains longer in the skin even after cleansing, allowing it to feel soft and moisturised for long hours.
Interested to find out more? Visit the Hada Labo website, but stay tuned! We’ll be doing a review on the Hada Labo Hydrating Cleansing Oil soon.