How To Use Cleansing Oil

Cleansing oil dates back to ancient times when Cleopatra herself used oils for skin health. Only recently with the introduction of synthetic skin care products the use of oils on skin has been vilified.

You may ask, why would I use oil as a facial cleanser? Isn’t that like using coke as mouthwash to treat gum disease? Not exactly, oils are highly absorbent in nature and cleansing oils work on the principle that ‘like dissolves like’. The skins natural oil combines with sweat to provide a protective layer called the acid mantle. Traditional cleaners strip the skin of the acid mantle leaving it exposed to environmental pollutants and causing the skin to over produce oil to recreate the acid mantle.

Cleansing oils are different because they don’t strip the skin of its protective acid mantle.

Instead cleansing oils work effectively to absorb environmental gunk and dead skin cells which build up during the day and replenish the skin with clean, nutritious oil resulting in balanced healthy skin. Cleansing oils are the best way to gently and effectively remove make up (even waxy waterproof mascara), unclog pores and leave your skin feeling fresh, moisturised and balanced.

The best blend of cleansing oil is a combination of organic virgin coconut oil rich in Lauric Acid and organic cold pressed sunflower seed oil rich in Linoleic and Oleic fatty acids which help to moisturise and nourish the skin. NZ grown cold pressed Hazelnut oil rich in vitamin E for antioxidant protection and organic kanuka essential oil for antimicrobial benefits to help prevent breakouts. This blend makes up Tailor Oil Cleanse along with enrichment from natural skin loving vitamin E.

Using Cleansing Oil is easy and relaxing:

  • Start with a dry face. Apply the cleansing oil directly over your make up or bare skin.
  • Massage the cleansing oil in an upward circular motion to assist the pores to unclog. Concentrate on the areas with the most congestion or make up. Spend between 30 seconds to 2 minutes doing this. Be gentle around the eye area.
  • Soak a clean washcloth or Tailor Towel in warm water.
  • Squeeze the excess water out and gently wipe over face and neck to cleanse and remove.
  • Pat your skin dry and follow with a couple drops of cleansing oil or your favourite Tailor Moisturiser.

When beginning a cleansing oil routine some but not all have reported experiencing a “purge stage”. During the purge stage skin tends to get worse before it gets better. This means a tendency to break out while the cleansing oil draws residual build up from the skin. The purge stage usually lasts between 2-3 days but in some cases can last up to 2 weeks depending on the amount of underlying skin congestion. During the purge stage it is important to understand that this oil flow is normal and a sign that your skin is restoring balance and will start to lose its thick congested appearance.

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