Within the skincare industry, it seems as if there’s always a new trend to try. Most recently, there has been a surge of interest in oil based products, particularly oil cleansers. Many skincare brands have swapped their traditional lines out for new products to keep up with the “oil cleansing” trend that has taken over the internet. You may be wondering what the hype is all about, and even questioning your daily skincare routine. Lucky for you, we’re here to bust the oil cleansing myth.
Beauty expert and celebrity esthetician, Biba de Sousa believes oil cleansers can cause more harm than good. “In my practice, I’ve only seen troubles with oil serums and cleansers. Clients got acne, eczema, severe dehydration and blotchiness,” Biba said. And if you think about it, it all makes sense. We aren’t washing our hair or body with oil. We’re not even washing our laundry or dishes with oil! So what makes us think that we should be using it on one of our most sensitive areas, our face?