Whether you’ve got dry, oily or combination skin – using an oil based cleanser could transform your complexion. You could be forgiven for thinking that slathering oil on your face will clog your pores and exacerbate oily skin, but cleansing oils actually do the opposite – they’re excellent at dissolving make up, dirt and excess sebum to leave you with gorgeously clear skin.
What Is An Oil Based Cleanser?
An oil based cleanser is exactly what it sounds like; it’s a cleanser made up of skin-nourishing oils which dissolve make up, excess sebum and sunscreen from the skin as well as deeply penetrating the pores to dissolve the ‘bad’ oils and bacteria, as well as infusing the skin with essential vitamins. Oil based cleansers are the perfect starting point for a deep cleanse.
Many oil-free cleansers upset the skin’s natural balance of oil, so they can aggravate skin conditions as the skin works to balance out the levels of oils. Cleansing oils maintain the skins natural oil levels to keep the complexion balanced and flawless.
Can I Use An Oil Based Cleanser On Oily Skin?
Oil based cleansers are perfect for all skin types, including oily skin – which does seem a little paradoxical. Many people opt for an oil-free cleanser in order to combat oily skin, however, Oil-free cleansers strip the skin and upset the natural balance of oils, resulting in the overproduction of oil. Cleansing oils maintain the skins natural oil levels to keep the complexion balanced and flawless and can actually help to remove dirt and debris from the pores, resulting in a clearer brighter complexion.