Beyond Cleansing: 7 Unique Ways to Utilize Oil Cleansers

Beyond Cleansing: 7 Unique Ways to Utilize Oil Cleansers

Oil cleansers have grown in popularity alongside double-cleansing. We mainly use it to remove makeup or stubborn impurities that our water-based cleansers can’t get to. In reality, oil cleansers are multipurpose products that can help you out when you’re in a pinch!

Benefits of an Oil Cleanser

Now we know slathering your face in oil might sound a bit weird, but integrating an oil cleanser in your routine has many benefits! We’ll reel it back to some simple chemistry - “like dissolves like” - meaning the use of nourishing oils can tackle oil adjacent skin concerns.

Want to lift excess sebum? Use an oil cleanser to gently regulate the excess oils on your skin. Feeling like your skin’s clogged? Don’t pick at your skin! Instead massage your face with an oil cleanser to lift those pesky blackheads and whiteheads.

And while many of us were probably taught that oils are only beneficial for dry skin, they’re actually useful for all skin types! Oil-based cleansers help protect the natural lipid layer of your skin without disturbing the “good” bacteria that lives there. To put it simply, they promote better skin barrier function for anyone and can do that without stripping your skin of its necessities.

7 Ways to Use an Oil Cleanser

Now that we’ve covered its benefits, here are other ways you can utilize this product in your day-to-day life:

1. Out of shaving cream? An oil cleanser can replace it if you’re in a stitch!

Apply it on dry skin, emulsify it with a bit of warm water, and shave away! You’ll get a closer shave with a smoother finish.

2. Feeling excess deodorant in your pits? Use an oil cleanser to gently cleanse that area.

Some deodorants are pretty waterproof and need more than soap and water to fully get rid of any leftover residue. Massage your armpit area with your oil cleanser and then follow up with your favorite body wash! It’s basically like double cleansing but on your armpits versus your face.

3. Have product build-up on your scalp? Refresh your hair with an oil cleanser.

- Oil cleansers are formulated with emulsifiers that can help lift dirt and sebum off your scalp! Start with completely dry hair and apply the oil cleanser to your hair part. Then, gently massage the product into your scalp. When you feel like the product’s been applied evenly, let it sit for a bit before you rinse it off with warm water. Follow up with your usual hair routine and flaunt those locks!

4. Are your makeup brushes dirty? Make 'em clean with your oil cleanser!

- Apply an oil cleanser to your dry makeup brushes then run it in lukewarm water and see all the buildup go down the drain. Use a gentle soap after to make sure your brushes are extra clean and leave them to dry on a cotton towel.

5. Is there not enough slip to your skin when using a gua sha or a face roller? Use your oil cleanser to help with movement.

By using your oil cleanser with some of your skin tools, you can better lubricate your skin so your tools can glide easily.

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6. Skin feeling congested? Massage your face with an oil cleanser!

One of our team members does a weekly at home facial massage with their Makeup Re-Wined. Depending on how much time you have, they suggest applying the oil all over your face and gently massaging for about 5 to 10 minutes. With this method, you’ll be able to extract blackheads and whiteheads without picking at your skin and also debloat if you’re feeling puffy.

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7. Got a small stain around the house? Use a bit of your oil cleanser to remove it.

We understand that this might sound crazy, but the power of oil cleansers’ are truly amazing. Say you accidentally dropped your liquid blush on carpet or have hair dye on your bathroom tiles that won’t budge. You can dab a bit of your oil cleanser to help lift the stain.

We hope we’ve opened your eyes to the versatility of oil cleansers. If you use any of these methods, let us know how they worked out on our socials @kravebeauty!