Choose your oils. If you’re not sure about which oils are best, I personally love using coconut oil and keep a little tub of it in the shower (I also REALLY love to use jojoba oil too). It works great as a makeup remover and will even remove waterproof mascara (be careful not to get it in your eyes!). If coconut oil doesn’t work for you, I would recommend pure extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil is a wonderful moisturizer and will nourish, heal, and support all skin types.
How to Use:
Apply a quarter sized amount of oil into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and then , while your face is still dry, rub the oil into your skin in a circular motion and relaaaax. Massage your skin for at least 2 minutes. This will release tension, improve circulation, and firm up the skin.
Once you have finished massaging in the oil, apply a nice hot washcloth over your face for 10-15 seconds to open your pores. Steaming your face like this will extract impurities and bacteria, replacing the icky oil with fresh nourishing oil.
Use the hot washcloth to gently wipe away the oil. Wring out the washcloth and apply it over the face one more time to make sure that you’ve extracted everything. Gently wipe your face again. Your skin should feel soft and clean.
You shouldn’t need to use the oil cleansing method more than once a day. I like to use the oil cleansing method before bedtime mostly because I like going to sleep with a clean face with no makeup, but you can certainly use this method in the AM too.