I came across this article about Oil Cleansing and it made me revisit my skin care routine. I have combination skin, it is dry (especially in the winter and cooler weather months) and then it is oily when the weather is warm.
I also have acne and blemishes, due to hormonal acne from my last pregnancy (yay). If I don't drink enough water or eat properly it shows in my skin, real quick!
During the winter months, I add oil cleansing to my regimen and my skin improved so much! I didn't have issues with acne or dryness and I was seeing blemishes fade.
I used a mixture that I made of Jamaican Black Castor oil and various essential oils. It had been a while since I used store-bought facial cleansers, but I do use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I only use it in the winter and love how it helps take off my makeup. Otherwise African black soap is my go to facial cleanser
The only reason I stopped oil cleansing is because when the weather changed so did my skin and it was SUPER OILY. I wore make up one day and it looked a hot mess it was literally runny because my skin was so oily.
Since then, I stopped oil cleansing. I do use a matte primer under my makeup that works wonders. I'm still dealing with acne and blemish issues and am working to restore order to my skin. In the meantime I use makeup to even things out. The Covergirl Queen Collection foundation covers my skin well and stays on.
Since the weather is back warm, I think I will add more face masks in my skin care routine.
I loved the way my skin looks and feels when I am able to oil cleanse. I want to find a way to oil cleanse and fight the oily nature of my skin in the summer. I highly recommend oil cleansing!