420 friendly oil cleansing? Reviewing Hemp Seed Oil as a Cleanser

Oct. 1, 2020
Oil Cleansing, what is it?
Oil cleansing is exactly what it sounds like. Using oil(s) to cleanse the skin of makeup & impurities. But of course you already know that (: Oil cleansing is super popular right now, known as the first step in the double cleanse that has also gone viral due to people being bored as st at home. But honestly, almost everyone reall skeptical prior to trying oil cleansing for themselves as oil is a trigger word; it brings to mind thoughts of acne, large gross pores, and greasy a** skin. Everyone's skin is different, so yeah it might not work for everyone. But its in the science, bitches! Like dissolves like, one of the most important and fundamental principles of chemistry. Oil cleansing your face can penetrate the pores more deeply and is able to dissolve the buildup in your pores that is responsible for breakouts and texture. Does using pure hemp seed oil to oil cleanse, rather than using a pre-formulated product with multiple types of ingredients, produce results? Is it ok to use a pure oil on the skin? I'll share my experience with you.
100% Pure Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil for Cleansing?
Typically, skin care experts and almost everyone will suggest purchasing a pre-formulated product that contains ingredients besides just the oil, such as surfectants and emollients to improve product performance. I feel like the idea of using "pure" "natural" oils on your face is associated with DIY skincare so people think its bad. But is it really? Lets take a look at what hemp seed oil is, and how it can help (or hurt?) your skin.
Hemp Seed Oil in Skincare
Benefits: can reduce inflammation, hydrate - high in omega acids 3, 6, and 9, all of which are fatty acids that help repair the skin barrier and form a seal over the skin to keep moisture trapped inside, it is a humectant so it draws moisture into the skin, and can even regulate oil production according to some dermatologists.
Who should use it: this is tricky, most derms will recommend it to people with combination to oil skin, but i know several people with dry skin that benefit greatly with hemp seed oil
Works well with acids & retinoids as it can mitigate irritation they may cause
How it fits into my routine
In my PM routine, I use pure hemp seed oil (cold pressed, organic from a trusting brand) on dry skin and I use quite a bit. I massage it in to my skin for as long as I want. I like to do it for at least 10 minutes because by then you can feel some of your sebaceous filaments coming out and the oil penetrating into your pores to get the gunk out. Twice a week I add a small amount of pure organice castor oil to the hemp seed oil and continue as normal oil cleansing.
Because I am using a PURE oil, that doesn't contain any other ingredients to help it rinse off, it is vital that I go in with a cleanser as step 2 to remove the oil along with all the gunk it pulled out of my skin. I personally use the Herbivore's Pink Cloud Cleanser.
Hemp Seed Oil VS Pre-formulated Oil Cleansers
To be honest, I have been loving using the hemp seed oil for my oil cleanse so much that I have only tried one actual pre-formulated oil cleanser. I used
for about a week. It was so fragrant it gave me a headache. And the formula was so light that it felt like it kept sinking and dissapearing into my skin. I think ended up using like 8 pumps each time and it recommends using 2-3. And I just didn't feel that it pulled & loosened the gunk in my skin as well as the pure hemp seed oil.
What do you guys use?
I really want to try more oil cleansers but I am just not impressed with the ingredients list most of the time. Also I am dying to try the Then I Met you cleansing balm. Do you guys use oil cleansers or balms? What kinds? What do you think about using hemp seed oil?
I will post with updates as I continue on my 420 oil cleansing journey...
Much love XOXO
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