Why you should start using an oil cleanser ASAP


With arctic storms fast approaching and the weather's ever-changing dynamics, our environment certainly takes a toll on our skin. Extreme dryness, severe redness and massive breakouts are often all results of the tough conditions we put our skin through during winter.

One way to help solve these issues is using an oil cleanser. Now, if you have oily skin, you may think, "Why should I be using an oil cleanser? Wouldn't that make my skin even more oily?"

The answer is no.

Oil cleansing actually helps dissolve and remove the dirt from your skin without making it greasy. If you have acne-prone skin, the oils helps moisturize the skin. This is something people with acne-prone skin usually need since they tend to over-wash and dry out their skin to remove the "oils" from their face.

Oils have also made a big impact on anti-aging serums, body moisturizers, and as primers in order to prep the skin for makeup.

If you're scared to try an oil cleanser as part of your everyday routine, start with only using it once a week and slowly progress to 3-4 times a week. Or, start using it as a makeup remover, to get rid of the day's grime (especially around the eyes) gently.

From face to body washes, we've rounded up our top five favorite oil cleansers to use this winter.

By Magdalena Guillen