If the idea of cleansing your skin with oil freaks you out, you are not alone.
Many people are worried that it will clog pores, cause breakouts, and make their skin feel greasy. However, in general, this simply isn’t true.
In fact, many skin cleansers, especially FOAMING cleansers that make your skin feel squeaky clean, can contribute to breakouts and dryness.
Our skin has something called the ‘Acid Mantle’, which is its own natural barrier that protects us from bacteria, dryness and irritation. When you use harsh, foaming cleansers you are stripping the acid mantle from your skin. This makes the skin go into overdrive, which means it will likely produce more and more oil. Stripping away that protective layer thereby reducing the skin’s ability to hold in moisture increases dryness. Loss of the acid mantle can also lead to bacteria getting a foothold in your skin, causing breakouts.
Oil cleansing is a way of deep cleansing your skin without stripping it of its protective acid mantle. It works by ‘like attracting like’. Oil attracts oil, so it is perfect for removing dirt, grime, pollution, makeup, and sunscreen. It binds to all of these clogging substances and more, so it is easy to remove.
Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in nutrients including oleic and linoleic acid. Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid and a wonderful emollient to the skin. Linoleic acid is a fatty acid that controls and keeps moisture in the skin.
Feisty Ferdy’s Gentle Cleansing Oil with Apricot Kernel Oil is designed for all skin types, but is especially good for dry, mature and sensitive skin. Its special oil blend removes all impurities, and easily removes zinc-based sunscreen, make-up, waterproof foundation and mascara – gently. Gentle Cleansing Oil also nourishes the skin while helping to balance the skin’s pH.