Does the idea of slathering your face with oil terrify you?
If your skin is super-dry, super-sensitive or oily (yes, you read right, oily!), cleansing with an oil-based cleanser is the answer your skin has been looking for.
I promise you that using oils to cleanse is a total game-changer for your skin.
'Squeaky' clean is actually your skin screaming!
Have you ever tried to wash a greasy pan without detergent? It doesn't matter how much you scrub, the grease will not budge. Add a little detergent and the oil dissolves into the water and can be rinsed away.
Traditional (oil-free OR high-foaming OR micellar water) cleansers work in the same way. Which sounds great ... in theory. In practice, these detergents create a problem of their own.
What keeps skin healthy and looking its best is its natural oil-based barrier. And when you use these cleansers on your skin to dissolve your makeup and daily grime, they also dissolve your skin's protective oils, disrupting your barrier function.
That stripping is responsible for the sensation we associate with 'squeaky' clean.
That 'squeaky' clean feeling is actually your skin silently screaming for help as it is stripped of it's natural protection.
Say hello to Oil Cleansing!
The key to oil cleansing is using the right oils. The right oils will easily remove makeup, dirt and excess oil without stripping your skin of its natural barrier nor leaving your skin feeling oily or tacky. And it will even boost your skins barrier, leaving you with resilient, happy skin.
For VERY SENSITIVE SKIN, use QED SKINCARE Ultra-Sensitive Treatment Cleansing Oil
For VERY DRY SKIN, use QED SKINCARE Ultra-Sensitive Treatment Cleansing Oil
For OILY & BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN, use QED SKINCARE Clarify Shake to Activate Cleanser
WHAT ARE THE RIGHT OILS FOR OIL CLEANSING?
Some oil combinations are formulated to hydrate whilst others for more oily skin, are formulated to help balance the skin's natural oils. Choosing the right oil cleanser for your skin is critical and will lay the foundation for healthy, well balanced and nourished skin. Read on to match the right oils to your skin's needs.
THE BENEFITS OF OIL CLEANSING
While there are many benefits to cleansing with oil, we’ll focus on our top 6.
Super-gentle, yet super-effective cleanse.
Daily grime, excess oil and makeup just melt into an oil cleanser, with minimal rubbing. Dirt is drawn from pores.
For Dry and very sensitive skin, look for Sunflower Seed Oil to gently slip dirt away.
For Oily & Congested skin, look for Grapeseed Oil to draw out dirt and excess oil, without penetrating into your skin. Peppermint and Cypress Oils deliver a fresh, clean sensation and a mild anti-bacterial effect.
The right oils help to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness and speed healing.
For dry and sensitive skin Jojoba Oil is packed with antioxidants, Ceramides and Vitamins to soothe and reduce reactions.
For oily & congested skin, Peppermint & Cypress Oil have anti-inflammatory effects to speed healing and improve skin's appearance.
If you have very dry and sensitive skin, Oil Cleansing is a game-changer. To me, cleansing is the most important step in our skin care routine as it prepares the canvas for everything applied thereafter.
Using the right Oil Cleanser will not only cleanse the skin but will deeply hydrate at the same time when simply wiped away with a cloth (no water-rinsing) in preparation for moisturising.
Your skin will look better immediately. Dry skin will immediately feel soft, smooth and plumped whilst oily and blemished skin will immediately feel clean, fresh and blemishes look less angry.
Perfect oils for dry and very reactive skin are Jojoba and Sunflower Seed Oils for their deeply hydrating, quick penetrating and anti-oxidant rich qualities.
Perfect oils for oily and blemished skin are Grapeseed Oil for it's astringent quality (to reduce oil production), Peppermint and Cypress Oil for their anti-inflammatory and Oil-balancing properties to reduce redness and speed healing.
PROTECT AND RE-BUILD SKIN BARRIER
Oil cleansing feeds the skin with vitamins and much needed nutrients which are often washed away with traditional cleansing.
A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
It's about quality, not quantity when it comes to Oil Cleansing. If you are using the right oils, a small amount will deliver great results.
... AND A TRAVEL HACK
Cleanse your face in your seat, on a plane - think about it, you are on a long-haul flight and feeling grimy and dessicated. AND the queue for the bathroom is miles long ... we've all been there. The Ultra-Sensitive Treatment Cleansing Oil mini allows you to cleanse, protect & hydrate your skin in a few blind swipes. Simply apply a small amount of cleanser on a microfibre cloth and wipe away all that airplane yuckness. Don't forget your neck & lips too. You don't even have to pause your binge watching! Too easy.
SHOP QED CLEANSING OILS
1. For VERY SENSITIVE SKIN, use QED SKINCARE Ultra-Sensitive Treatment Cleansing Oil
2. For VERY DRY SKIN, use QED SKINCARE Ultra-Sensitive Treatment Cleansing Oil
3. For OILY & BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN, use QED SKINCARE Clarify Shake to Activate Cleanser