Dry Oil Cleansing
I recently discovered the “Dry Oil Cleansing Method” by Josh Rosebrook and was really intrigued. The philosophy behind his method is based on the theory that tap water can aggravate and dry the skin due to chemicals found in our water. I couldn’t agree more and this is why I recommend a toner as it not only balances the skin’s pH after cleansing but removes chemicals found in water. It’s also beneficial to skip cleansing in the shower as placing our face into a pulsating shower head with hot water coming out can really agitate the skin. So, instead of cleansing with water you cleanse with an oil and remove the oil and impurties with a DRY washcloth. Using a dry washcloth is the key to lifting grime off skin because the oil cleanser is attaching to the oil and debris on the skin ( like attracts like therefore, oil absorbs oil). This is a different technique than oil cleansing methods where a wet washcloth is used to remove the oil.
In all honesty, I was a little apprehensive to try this method in fear that I might wake up with a blemish but my skincare obsession won and I instead awoke with hydrated, happy skin. I have found this method to benefit my skin most on days I’m not wearing makeup or sunscreen, when the climate is drier and when my skin’s barrier is feeling compromised. For those with oily, congested, or acne-prone skin this technique may not appeal to you which I understand, although oily skin is often balanced when introduced to the right oil formulation.
I purchased Josh’s Herbal Infusion Oil but if you want to try the technique with an alternative product make sure to use a high quality oil suited for your skin type. Herbal Infusion Oil is great because it’s a 3 in 1 product for all skin types that cleanses, removes makeup and moisturizes.
Dry Oil Cleanse Method:
Step 1: Massage Oil on to dry skin. It’s important to use plenty of oil so your hands glide across the face. Use light upward movements to avoid pushing makeup, sunscreen and pollution into the skin. I suggest spending sixty to ninety seconds cleansing as many of us tend to rush through the process and do not thoroughly cleanse the skin.
Step 2: Firmly press a DRY wash cloth to the skin to remove oil.
Step 3. Repeat the process. I recommend a double cleanse at night to ensure makeup, sunscreen and environmental debris are thoroughly removed.
Finish with toner, serums, eye cream, moisturizer and spf.
Wishing you beautiful, healthy skin~