Fact: Oil dissolves oil. Oil cleansing works on this very principle – like-dissolves-like. Grime, dust, dead skin cells, and pollution are all soluble in oil, not water.
Oil Cleansing is an ancient Ayurvedic method called ‘Snehana’ and ‘Swedana’. A highly effective method of oil application and gentle steam cleansing that helps cleanse and detox the skin, remove bacterial build-up, and rejuvenate skin from deep within.
What sounds a bit crazy at first – of using oil to remove oil – is as amazing a method as it is counter-intuitive. Can be used for all skin types.
Oil cleansing works effectively even for oils and acne-prone skin (1), for two reasons.
1. It helps the skin control excess production of oil (which manifests as oily skin)
2. Virgin coconut oil has strong anti-microbial properties – which helps prevent whiteheads, blackheads and acne.
*Dab a cotton pad with a small amount of Coconess (Toning Oil or Skin Elixir, or Coconess)
*One oil-spoon of Coconess is sufficient
*Massage face and neck gently for 2 minutes
*Make sure you remove all your eye-liner and kajal too
*Leave on for 10 minutes for deep-cleanse
*Dip a towel (muslin or khadi) in really hot water, wring out
*Place onto face.
*DO NOT RUB OR WIPE.
*Repeat cloth towel two more times
10 cotton pads wrapped in banana fibre paper.