I know it sounds odd to cleanse one skin with oil, but I can tell you that I have found it to be one of the best cleansing methods out there. I have been cleansing my face with oil for years now, and it has been wondrous on my skin. The reason why oil cleansing method works so well is because oil dissolves oil, and is one of the best ways of ensuring all the dirt on skin is removed while maintaining balance to the skin. I have combination skin, which means my tzone area is oily and everywhere else is dry. I find many cleansers drying, which tends to lead to breakouts. Break outs occur when skin is too dry because oil glands over compensate by producing too much sebum (skin’s natural oil), resulting in clogged pores a.k.a breakouts. So to cleanse and restore balance to my skin, I use oil cleansing method for clear skin. My favorite cleansing oil at the moment is hemp seed oil. And no, I don’t smell like weed :). Hemp seed oil has been absolutely amazing for my skin. I use it to cleanse my skin in two ways:
A). As a makeup remover: Generally, my liquid eye liner is rather tough to remove. However, hemp seed oil removes all my eye makeup in about two swipes. I usually pour it on a circular cotton pad or cleansing wipes, which removes not just my eye makeup, but every single trace of makeup on my face. And the best part? My face feels clean and nourished at the same time.