Raise your hand if you've always been told that putting oil on your face is a no-no and is a sure-fire way to breakouts. *raises hand*
Raise your hand if you've been seeking smooth, healthy skin that seems to glow from within since that first breakout in High School. *raises hand*
Two for two, huh? Me too.
As someone who has combination acne-prone skin, the thought of using an oil to cleanse my skin used to terrify me, until I started using it. Now, I can't count the number of times I'm complimented on how smooth my skin is, and how shocked people are when I say I cleanse my face with oil.
Why you should cleanse your face with oil
Oil cleansing is the best way to break down dirt, oil, and makeup, and can even help to break down blackheads over time. Cleansing oils are much gentler and less irritating on the skin as well, because they generally don't contain the surfactants in traditional cleansers that can strip the skin of its natural oils.
And contrary to what you're probably thinking right now, oil cleansing doesn't leave your skin oily or greasy because oil absorbs oil, leaving behind only clean skin.
How to oil cleanse
Apply a quarter-sized amount of Melt to clean hands and massage onto dirty skin, including eye area. No need to pre-wash here.
Apply a warm, wet washcloth to your face and allow the steam to open up your pores. After a moment or two, gently remove the oil with the washcloth in circular motions upward and outward, toward your hairline.
Your skin should feel clean and supple, not greasy. Rinse your washcloth and repeat step two as necessary.