It may sound strange, but cleansing with oil can actually dissolve excess oil in the pores. But it must be the right oil!
Popular oils used to cleanse makeup include castor oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and coconut oil. Although with a little experimentation, other oils such as avocado or sunflower oil may work well for your skin.
If you feel like experimenting a bit, try these DIY makeup removers:
- Oily skin: 1/3 castor oil to 2/3 olive oil.
- Combination skin: 1/4 castor oil and 3/4 olive oil.
- Dry skin: A teaspoon of coconut oil will work wonders. It’s also great for taking off water-proof mascara.
Whether you follow these recipes or just want to use a single oil, use a small quantity and massage your eyes and face for a minute.
Then, soak a clean muslin cloth or face towel in hot water and wring it out before placing it over your face. Let it sit for a couple for seconds, then give your skin a wipe with the clean side of the cloth.