During these cold, dry winter months, it is more important than ever to nourish your skin and protect it from the harsh environment outside.
Oils are packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, anti-aging properties, and vitamins -- talk about pampering your skin! When used as a cleanser, you can reap all of these benefits while gently lifting impurities and makeup without stripping the skin.
Since makeup can clog pores, your skin can become easily congested if you are not properly removing all makeup, dirt, and whatever residue is left on your skin from the day. This makes makeup removing one of the most crucial steps in your nighttime routine. But since we don’t all have time for a multi-step regimen, an oil cleanser can serve as a two-in-one (possibly three-in-one) solution. It will remove your makeup, cleanse your skin, and even act as a moisturizer -- so you may consider skipping your moisturizer altogether after using a cleansing oil.
Cleansing oils aren’t just for dry skin. Although it may seem contradictory, oils are excellent face cleansers even for oily skin. Based on the principle that likes-dissolve-likes, cleansing oils actually help dissolve excess oil produced by your skin -- so to all of my oily skin girls out there, don’t be weary!
The Ingredient Breakdown
Mullein and Sparrow’s Cleansing Oil
is composed of three different oils: hazelnut, castor, and black cumin oil. Each of these oils brings a unique benefit to the table, and they all work in conjunction to provide you with glowing results.
Hazelnut oil is known to be one of the best oils for oily skin, since its natural properties assist in balancing your skin's natural oils. It also works to hydrate the skin, leaving it soft and plump.
Castor oil helps to restore the skin's natural moisture balance. It also contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that work to fight acne, and fatty acids work to smooth and perfect the texture of your skin.
Black cumin oil strengthens and firms skin. Similarly to castor oil, black cumin oil contains antibacterial properties that fight acne-causing bacteria. Vitamin A and amino acids work together to regenerate the skin and alleviate scarring and dark spots left behind from breakouts.
Massage a small amount of oil onto your face and watch your makeup melt away. It may look a little messy, but once you wipe away the day’s mascara and concealer with a warm washcloth, you’ll pull back the curtain to reveal soft, glowing skin. Follow up with a moisturizer if your skin is feeling extra dehydrated. Trust us, your skin will thank you!