Oil cleansing is the essential first step in any skincare ritual. It is a very effective but also gentle way to cleanse your skin. Oil cleansing is great to restore your microbiome, find balance and allow cells to regenerate. Oil will not disrupt our natural standing pH (our microbiome). We purify the skin, but also relax muscles by massaging the oil in circular movements.
Why is it so effective?
People with acne prone or oily skin are often afraid of oil cleansing. But it is very beneficial for oily or acne prone skin to oil cleanse. Our skin naturally produces a type of oil itself, called sebum. So, oil actually dissolves the excess oil that builds up on our skin throughout the day that clogs our pores and produces less sebum. For a clear and even complexion.
Why double cleansing?
The concept double cleansing is to use a cleansing oil, as the first step to remove your makeup and sunscreen, followed by a water-based cleanser or soft cold pressed soap. The first cleanse removes all dirt, makeup, bacteria and environmental toxins. A second cleanse actually cleanses your skin.
It's not always a necessity, but if you wear a lot of makeup, I always recommend a gentle double cleanse! You will cleanse deep into the pores, in a gentle way.
I believe that keeping the skin balanced and moisturized with oils is the best way. At Mojave you will find cold pressed plant-based oils with many nourishing properties to protect and keep your skin healthy.
Shop one of our cleansing oils and make it your everyday ritual!