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Cleansing the face with oil - The Oil Cleansing Method

Cleaning your face with oil? That sounds strange at first, but it is certainly justified. The Oil Cleansing Method (OMC) uses the oil-removes-oil principle, which means that not only can it remove makeup, but also sunscreen and dirt that builds up on our skin along with sebum of the day.

Cleanse face with oil - Five Skincare

Forget soap and start cleansing your face with the Oil Cleansing Method today

The big advantage over cleaning with soap or washing gel is that the method is free of surfactants and emulsifiers . These substances can make your skin more permeable. Especially when your skin barrier is out of balance, it benefits particularly from the Oil Cleansing Method, as it does not contain any permeable substances and therefore does not attack your skin barrier .

🤩 By the way, almost all waterproof mascaras can be removed wonderfully gently and easily with the oil cleansing method.

The Oil Cleansing Method is suitable for all skin types

You might think that cleansing your face with oil is not for people with oily skin. Not at all, the OMC is suitable for all skin types. In the case of oily skin, it helps to remove cornifications and the nourishing vegetable oils provide relief for dry skin.

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I recommend that you primarily use the Oil Cleansing Method in the evening . In the morning, lukewarm water is sufficient. Find out in my article why you should only wash your face with water in the morning and the background to this.

But now back to the application of the Oil Cleansing Method:

  1. Use about five pumps of oil and massage your face and neck area. You shouldn't wet your skin beforehand. Take a little time and massage in loving circular movements . If your eyes are made up, start with the closed eyelid and stroke the oil from above over the eyelashes. The longer you massage, the more deep calluses and impurities dissolve.
  2. Once you're done with the little massage, dampen a washcloth with fairly warm water and place it on your face until it cools. The steam acts like a compress at the beautician: the pores open and the cleansing becomes particularly intensive .
  3. Once the washcloth has cooled, you can gently wipe away makeup, sunscreen, and everyday impurities . If you have heavy make-up or have applied a lot of sunscreen, you can repeat the ritual if necessary.

☝️ It doesn't matter if your face is still slightly oily after use, your skin will be cared for right away.

Which oils are suitable for the Oil Cleansing Method?

You can make a first attempt with olive oil from your kitchen cupboard or with coconut oil. Our make-up remover oil, the FIVE make-up remover, consists of a balanced oil mixture with high-quality organic oils that are ideal for cleaning and care.

Tip : You can also use the FIVE make-up remover as a face and body oil, it is a real all-round talent.

Experience it for yourself: The FIVE make-up remover cleans gently and without leaving a trace with apricot kernel oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, antioxidant vitamin E and the gentle scent of neroli oil.

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You may have read it before: Oil should be applied to damp skin. Is that really important? It makes a big difference. You can find out here how oil applied to wet skin influences the care effect.

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