Oil-Cleansing Method

My Kelapo Coconut Oil

 

Many people think you shouldn’t wash your face with oil, but I beg to differ! I came across the Oil-Cleansing Method about two weeks ago and I love it. At first, I will admit, I was a little hesitant to wash my face with oil but as I read I realized it is not what I expected. I found out you only need a tiny bit of oil because the liquid goes a long way.

Now, you can wash your face with different kinds of oil but my personal favorite is coconut oil! All you need is a washcloth, the type of oil of your choice and warm water! Here are the steps I take to wash my face:
  1. Pour the oil into the palm of your hand (I use about a dime size amount for my face)
  2. Massage the oil deeply into your pores.
  3. Once you are satisfied with the oil coverage run your wash cloth under warm water.

    Soaking washcloth

  4. Squeeze excess water off of washcloth and place on your face. Allow the washcloth to cool before removing it.
  5. Wipe any excess oil from your face and remember to pat your face clean, do not rub!

That is my technique for oil cleansing and it works wonders! I like to wash my face like this every night but it is your choice on how often you like to use this method.

Cleansing my face like this leaves my face feeling so fresh and moisturized. I wake up the next morning and still have that same fresh feeling. I have never had the best skin and usually wear make-up to try to “hide” the blemishes, but after washing my face like this I have changed my ways! I no longer feel the need to wear liquid foundation or concealer because my face is much more clear. Have you tried washing your face with oil? Let us know your results!

-Lani

 

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3 Comments Post a comment

  1. Judy
    September 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I decided to try the oil-cleasing method after reading your article on this as well as using coconut oil for acne. I’ve had a very stressful year and my face has been breaking out more than usual, and in areas I haven’t previously been prone to any acne. My regular cleanser was running out so I decided to try coconut oil, and noticed a positive difference after just a couple of days! So I plan to continue with this rather than get more of the cleanser. However I have a question: the weather is getting cooler and coconut oil solidifies rapidly. I know I can run my container of oil under warm water to liquefy it, but would prefer not to waste so much water just to get the small amount needed for cleansing. What else can you recommend? Does it work to spread the solid oil on skin? Thanks!

    • September 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Judy – we are so glad using coconut oil works for you! Yes, as it gets colder, coconut oil will become a solid at 76 degrees. But since our body temperatures are well above that, the coconut oil will melt once it gets on your skin. If you’d prefer the coconut oil to be melted before you start the oil pulling, try sticking the desired amount in the microwave for about 10 seconds to avoid wasting water.

  2. Carol Kahler
    April 5, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I have been reading on this oilpulling method and find it interesting and makes sence. I started doing that this morning and see how the results are in a month from now. I use coconut oil as a moisturizer on my face and body and love how it feels. Its great for cuts and burns. I just think in general coconut oil is just a awsome oil for everything!

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