Oil is Attractive

-OIL CLEANSING-

How does it work?

All skin secretes oil - even dry skin!. When cleansing with oils, the chemistry rule of “like dissolves like” (which means that one substance can attract, dissolve or break down substances similar to it) you are essentially removing all the icky, dirty oil from your skin, and replenishing it with clean, nourishing and moisturizing oil.

Why does it work?

Because oil does not have any harsh chemicals or stripping suds, your skin will retain the necessary moisture. This is extremely important BECAUSE: when you strip your skin and get that “Squeaky clean” feeling, you’re basically kicking your skin’s oil production into overdrive to compensate for the moisture you’ve removed. That leads to blackheads, whiteheads, excess oil, and increased sensitivity.

How do I Oil-Cleanse?

The Lotus favorite method is as follows:
Prepare: HAVE a bottle of Beautifying Oil Composition and a washcloth ready. (if you are signed up for our Pure Privilege program you can even get one FREE on your birthday!)

1. Cleanse: No need to pre-clean or remove your makeup! Simply dampen face with warm water, pour some oil into your palm and begin applying to your skin. Massage with light to medium pressure, but gently for about 1-2 minutes. Don’t press TOO hard, you are removing NOT massaging. Save the massage for clean skin (Everything feels better when someone else does it…try KATIE’S FACIALS! YUM!)

2. Rinse: turn the hot water on and while you wait for the water to get warm, let the oil sit on your skin. Dampen your cloth and place it over your face for a moment to let the steam feel great (UNLESS you have acne or rosacea, then use tepid water to avoid exacerbating your inflammation). Let it sit for a few seconds and gently begin to wipe away all of the oil. Rinse the washcloth and repeat until your skin is free of oil and makeup. A good splash at the end feels great too!


3. Your skin is now clean and free of dirt, environmental pollutants and oils! Follow up with your favorite Aveda toner, targeted serum and moisturizer. This is a great bed time ritual!


SWEET DREAMS,

Team Lotus

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