Cleansing the face with oil - The Oil Cleansing Method

Cleaning the 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.

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Forget soap and cleanse your face with the Oil Cleansing Method

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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, since it does not contain any permeable substances and thus 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

One might think that face cleansing 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 loosen calluses and the nourishing plant oils provide relief for dry skin.

Cleanse face with oil - application

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 it.

But now back to using the Oil Cleansing Method:

  1. Use about five pumps of oil and massage your face and neck area with it. 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've finished the little massage, wet a washcloth with fairly warm water and place it on your face until it cools. The steam acts like a compress at the beautician: Thethe pores open and the cleaning becomes particularly intensive.
  3. As soon as the washcloth has cooled down, you can remove the make-up with gentle movements. If you have heavy makeup, repeat the ritual if necessary.

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

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 traces with apricot kernel oil, almond oil and jojoba oil , antioxidant vitamin E and the gentle scent of neroli oil


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