Oil cleansing is a popular method to get ride of dirt and grime from deep within your pores. It works for all skin types, provided you know which oil to use and how to do it. This cleansing method is great to nourish mature skin. It is an equally effective in cleaning oily skin to prevent the occurence of acne.
The first step in oil cleansing is to select the oil that will work well for your skin. Do not use coconut oil or olive oil if you have acne prone and oily skin. We recommend sunflower oil for oil cleansing as this oil has a low comedogenic index and thus, works for all skin types. A low comedogenic index means that it will not clog pores and regardless of your skin type, it is safe to use. Also, sunflower oil is easily available and not expensive. It does not have a strong odour and is well accepted by those who are sensitive to smell as well.
The next step is to understand the method. Take a few drops of the oil on your palm and rub your palms together to warm the oil. Massage it on your face for 2-3 minutes. Now, take a towel and dip it in warm water. Rub the warm towel gently on your face, in circular motion. This will increase blood circulation, pull our dirt and grime and also exfoliate your skin.
The last step is to close the pores that have been opened with the warm towel. Rub a cube of ice for a minute or and pat dry.
Follow this with Ethiko's Brightening Serum to give your skin the ultimate 'skin food' that it need to shine!