Looking for restorative solutions for your skin? What if we told you that all your skin woes boil down or bubble up to the way you clean your skin. Traditional cleansing methods (Yes water and soap cleansing) have not one but several problems. Soaps and even your favourite face wash generally clean by over-drying your skin causing dry skin to break and oily skins to break into pimples. Sounds odd? The rationale is pretty straightforward. People with oily or acne-prone skin tend to over cleanse and dry out their skin, which can cause the skin to overcompensate for the dryness by producing more oil. What you instead need is a cleansing method that helps remove dirt and grime while at the same time maintaining the optimal oil balance. You can do this with oils. Before you react, and we expect you to because oils cause oiliness has been indoctrinated into our system, take a step back and think of essential oils. Essential oils extracted from herbs and flowers have deep cleansing, brightening and restorative properties to name a few. These oils when infused with natural actives and treated appropriately act as light, super-absorption agents that dissolve all the pore-clogging stuff that go on your skin every day. There is a ‘good oil bad oil’ factor at play here.
The cleansing oil mixes with the preexisting oils already on your face, like those from natural sebum or makeup and other products. When you rinse it all off, the ‘good oil’ takes those ‘bad oils’ and dirt along with it,”
Like this HuffPost article quotes Dr Diane Walder, a Miami-based cosmetic dermatologist. “When massaged into the skin, oils in the cleanser bind to surface impurities pulling out dirt without clogging pores] and allow them to be comfortably rinsed away leaving the skin clean, soft and hydrated, explained Dr Diane Walder, a Miami-based cosmetic dermatologist.
Given the high-absorption and dirt-dissolving properties of the oils also makes it ideal for Indian summers. Cleaning with essential oils leaves your skin refreshed. The restorative properties of essential oils work at a deeper level than synthetic soaps do, deep healing your skin from within. The oils have three-way action – cleansing, toning, moisturising your skin all at once. The good things about oils don’t just stop there. Frankincense, Chamomile, and Benzoin, which are nature’s best-known cleansing agents, are known to help rejuvenate skin, improve blood circulation, and make skin soft and glowing. Loaded with anti-oxidants, the oils also assist in reversing skin age. So you are not just cleaning your skin every morning, you are turning back the clock.
Add to it the benefit of not hunting for water when your face needs cleaning. Just take the bottle from your purse, pour on a tissue and clean your face with a few clean swipes.