Do you have oily skin and fed up with its constant drying? Do you want to know why the oily skin oiling method is so popular and what is its effectiveness? You hit the right place!
Facial cleansing with oils – how does it work?
A few days ago, I recommended a face cleansing oil to my friend. Except that my skin is dry and she is oily. To convince her, I sent her this article.
The problem of oily skin is related to the malfunction of the sebaceous glands. Cosmetics that dry it out are a bad solution, because as a result, the glands work with double strength. The sebum produced in this way – or sebum – clogs the pores, which causes blackheads to form, and the skin looks shiny and unsightly.
Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) is a method of oiling the skin (from atopic to oily). It helps to regulate the amount of sebum secreted and get rid of pimples and blackheads.
Why should you choose it? This is the perfect way to cleanse and nourish the skin and prevent the overproduction of sebum. An additional advantage is that you can remove makeup using the OCM method without the use of chemicals.
The 6 Best Oils for Oily Skin
OCM oils are divided according to the application. Below you will find a brief description of them:
1. Jojoba oil
For oily skin, jojoba oil is used to regulate the amount of sebum secreted. It does not clog pores, fights free radicals, has anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizes the skin. Pay attention to its composition! It includes, among others squalene, fatty acids and vitamins A, E, F. Acids and squalene are components of sebum produced naturally in the skin.
2. Linseed oil
Another oil – linseed – has anti-inflammatory, regenerating properties and prevents the formation of blackheads. What’s so special about it? Almost perfect proportion of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
3. Hemp oil
Like linseed oil, hemp oil contains perfect proportions of unsaturated fatty acids. It is often used to treat seborrhea. Additionally, it soothes skin irritations and prevents the formation of blackheads. It also has tons of other valuable ingredients. It is worth mentioning, for example, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. You can use it topically or add it to a cream or a mixture of oils.
4. Macadamia oil
Macadamia oil is used not only for hair care, but also for oily skin. It does not lack nutrients and ingredients necessary to regulate the work of the sebaceous glands. We can safely say that it is unique among oils! It is distinguished primarily by the rare palmitoleic acid (Omega 7). In addition to its antibacterial effect, it acts as a UV filter, moisturizes the skin and stimulates cell regeneration.
5. Argan oil
Argan oil (it is used for the face and hair) is very popular, especially recently. It is also called the liquid gold of Morocco or the elixir of youth. Used for all skin types, it fights blemishes, free radicals, nourishes and prevents skin aging. You have to pay a lot for real argan oil, but it is not worth buying cheaper versions because they can harm the skin. Morocco as country of origin must appear on the label.
6. Black cumin oil
Black seed, which is associated mainly with the food industry, has recently gained considerable fame. Black seed oil, on the other hand, is a nutritional bomb and can be successfully used for oily skin oiling. It does not clog pores, has antibacterial properties and is intended for everyday use.
In the composition of each of these oils, you will usually find ingredients found naturally in sebum – fatty acids, squalene, vitamins and lecithin.
Each of them plays an important role in cleansing the skin, moisturizing it and regulating cellular processes. Buy oily skin care products.
Remember! The oil must be cold pressed in order not to lose its nutritional value. Always choose certified and ecological products.
Washing your face with oils – how to do it?
Use a basic mixture to wash your face using the OCM method. How to prepare it?
We combine 70% base oil (unrefined natural oil, e.g. grape seed oil) plus 30% castor oil.
Add the oils for oily skin that I described above to the base mixture. Try to avoid adding more than two extra ingredients!
The first OCM trial is a test of which combination is best for your skin. Therefore, write down the proportions to find the optimal combination.
Apply the ready mixture on uncleaned skin. Then “warm up” your face with a “sausage” (to open the pores), hold it for a few minutes, wipe your face and repeat these steps two or three times. Finally, close the pores, e.g. by washing your face with cold water. This therapy is best done twice a day.
OCM is nothing more than fighting fats with fats. When you start your adventure with skin oiling, do not be surprised by the initial severity of symptoms (eczema!). You have to wait up to a few weeks to achieve the desired effect.