Editor's Pick: A Hydrating Cleansing Oil for Dry Skin
Facial cleansers come in various shapes and sizes—foams, gels, scrubs…and oil. The latter might sound bizarre to some. Sure, using oils as part of a skin routine is nothing new; oils can be found in anything from moisturizers to makeup removers. But cleansing your skin with oil? For some this sounds like a recipe for breakouts, clogged pores, and a greasy sheen. But for those with dry skin, it could be just what you’re looking for to hydrate your parched complexion while you cleanse. Oil cleansers are getting quite a bit of buzz and with so many to choose from it can be hard to find the best one for you. Allow us to give you a hand…
VICHY PURETÉ THERMALE CLEANSING MICELLAR OIL
If you have dry skin, reach for a daily cleanser that’s first and foremost best suited for your skin type. Facial cleansers that are too harsh may strip dry skin of its moisture which leads to more dryness in the long run. For dry skin sufferers, we give this innovative cleansing oil and makeup remover from Vichy two—very big—thumbs up.
It uses unique dirt-trapping micellar technology to gently—strong emphasis on gently—remove waterproof makeup, impurities, and excess sebum from your skin’s surface. The formula, with nourishing camellia oil, is comforting on the skin and leaves it feeling moisturized, clean, and soft, with a texture that looks more refined.
Just a small amount of the cleansing oil is needed for your entire face. To use, gently apply three drops with your fingers to a dry face and eye contour area using circular motions. Add a few drops of water to wet your hands and continue to massage your face until the oil becomes a milky texture. Rinse off with water and gently pat your skin dry. Your freshly-cleaned skin will be left with no greasy finish. Follow up with your normal skin care routine.