Most people have a daily routine for washing their face. For some, it's as simple as splashing a bit of water around and briskly drying off with a towel. Others are more ritualistic, as they scrub their skin mercilessly before applying countless chemicals and creams. Most of these routines, as common as they might be, can make a person's facial skin very unhappy, and this can lead to red, irritated skin that is either extremely dry from excessive scrubbing, or extremely oily from the body's attempt at balance. If this kind of facial neglect or abuse sounds familiar, we want you to know there's a better way: the oil cleansing method.
The basic theory behind this method of facial cleansing is that like cleans like. In other words, oil will clean the oil off your face more efficiently than soap and water, without creating an imbalance. Like everything, facial and neck skin is determined to find equilibrium, but production of the oil secreted through skin can be thrown off by harsh treatment. Stripping away too much oil first causes damage by drying out the skin too much. Then, as facial skin works overtime to replenish lost oil, it becomes greasy again, which inevitably leads to more cleansing. The problem is that most people are not aware their skin issues can be a result of improper care. They are stuck in a vicious cycle of bad habits that only makes matters worse. Because of this, Wunder Budder is launching a campaign to save facial skin from unnecessary abuse, and we'll do it one face at a time, if we have to!
What you'll need to start:
For a gentler approach to facial cleansing, just relax and follow these instructions:
Short on time? We know what that's like, so we also have a quick-cleanse method:
Another big advantage to this method is that no additional moisturizers are needed after oil cleansing, unless you have extremely dry skin or live in the desert (where oil disappears). You can just let your skin do its thing, leaving your face feeling happy and healthy. And, most importantly, don't forget to smile!
Need a good oil cleansing oil? Check out our Facial Oils.
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