How To Use Cleansing Oil

Cleansing Oils are pretty new in North America. These non-traditional cleansers can seem daunting to those used to more common creamy or foaming face washes, but they're surprisingly simple to use, and very effective for removing makeup. Here's a quick step by step on how to use cleansing oils. The oil featured in this post is Garnier's Nourishing Cleansing Oil, but the following directions will work with any cleansing oil. 

Step 1: Pump out an adequate amount of oil, I use two pumps of Garnier's oil. Warm up the oil by rubbing it between your dry palms.

Step 2: Apply the oil to your DRY face. This seems counter intuitive, and it feels kinda gross at first, but you'll get used to it. 

Step 3: Massage the oil in until your makeup begins to break down.

Step 4: Wet your hands with cool water and continue to massage the cleansing oil in. This step will further break down your makeup, as well as making the oil easier to rinse away. 

Step 5: Rinse the oil away with warm water. A wash cloth will make this step easier, though fingers are fine too.

You can stop here and continue on to your toner, serum, and moisturizer. Personally I prefer to follow up with a foaming cleanser (currently using Clean&Clear's Hydrating Cleanser) on a konjac sponge.

1 comment

  1. Would you recommend using this cleaner if you have oily skin? I saw this at my local drug store but didn't get it due to me having oily skin already.