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Oil Cleansing Method & How to Remove Blackheads

Oil Cleansing Method

I have been oil cleansing my skin for the past five years!

The oil cleansing method is the reason my skin has become more supple and never dry is thanks to doing oil cleansing every night!

People still are not familiar with the skin cleansing regimen. The oil cleansing method is still considered new in the United States. 

Clean your face with oil? Yes

This Sounds crazy, but it works


First, Let me explain that putting oil onto oily skin, blackheads, and acne prone skin, is OK. I promise it won’t make it worse.

Yes, I understand why you would be scared to put oil onto your already oily skin. I can relate, I was scared to put oil onto my skin until I read all about the benefits of the oil cleansing method and talked to some skin care experts. These people also had oil skin and actually used oil to cleanse their skin.

Fun fact: Oil helps remove oil

It’s just oil! Give it a try – start removing those difficult blackheads.

People automatically assume that if their skin is already oily or acne prone that the oil  cleansing method will make it worse. That’s simply not true.

Honestly, I was scared when I first tried putting oil onto my skin that had acne at the time. I thought the oil wouldn’t work on my oily skin and might cause my skin to break out worse. I was wrong. I’m sure you might be thinking the same thing. This was years ago. I’m so truly grateful that I gave it a try and stuck with it 100%.

Why this Oil Cleanser Works

Me applying the rose hip oil onto my forehead.

It’s organic, and helps heal, treat and protect your skin. No matter what your skin type is, the oil can help your skin! This is the safe skin care alternative to using harsh unnatural chemicals and soap that unbalance the PH level of your skin and strip it of essential moisture.

The Benefits:

  • removes excess oil
  • controls your own body’s oil production
  • removes blackheads
  • repairs wrinkles
  • moisturizes skin
  • firms skin
  • retains moisture
  • protects skin
  • deep cleans skin
  • shrinks pores
  • increases collagen
  • increases skin elasticity
  • purges pores over time
  • save money on expensive cleansers
  • natural organic

When you switch to the oil cleansing method, the first thing you’ll notice is your skin will start retaining its own moisture. Next, the oil will help remove the excess oil on the surface and help dissolve and draw out the oil that’s trapped deep in your pores, especially blackheads! You’ll start to see smaller pores in one week.

oil on my skin

How to start:

What you’ll need:

  • 1 bottle of extra virgin olive oil / coconut oil
  • Very warm water
  • 1 large paper towel
  • Baking soda
  • Pore extractor

The brand of olive oil I use can be found here in my beauty recommendations

me doing the Oil Cleansing Method

First let’s remove our makeup:

1. Make sure your hands are clean, start with one teaspoon of the olive oil in the palm of your hand

2. Apply the olive oil all over your face and neck, smooth it around your face and let it sit for at least 20 seconds

You’ll notice the oil quickly dissolves the heaviest makeup on contact. Allowing the oil to set for 20 seconds allows the oil to penetrate down to the skin seperating the makeup from the surface of your skin.

3. Take the paper towel and gently wipe away the oil

4. Apply more oil and massage it into your skin for a few minutes

5. Wipe away the oil, the paper towel should wipe away any last traces of makeup

Double Cleansing

Now, that we removed the makeup we’re going to do the oil cleansing method and the double cleansing method that goes above and beyond. This is how to remove blackheads, unclog pores, make your pore size small, tighten skin, and this is where the anti aging benefits I listed above will happen.

6. Apply more oil and massage it onto your makeup free skin

7. Splash warm water onto your face several times to warm up the oil on your face

8. Massage your face for a few minutes, use your finger tips to knead the muscles of your face upwards and outwards (this is releasing deep oil and skin cells from the pores)

9. Apply  1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of water into the palm of your hand and apply this to your face in circular motions to gently exfoliate

This baking soda step helps eliminate blackheads. To eliminate deep clogs, use a pore vac or stainless steel extractor. 

blackhead remover

Since your face if now softened, this is the perfect skin condition to easily extract blackheads from your pores.

whitehead pore extractor
Pore extractor

10. Rinse your face with warm water

Double Cleansing Method:

11. You can now use some nurturing rice water to further cleanse and tone your skin

12. Apply your serums

13. Apply your moisturizers, you can even use rosehip seed oil as a night time / day time moisturizer

Which oils can I use?

You can use many different oils and add essential oils to help scent your own mixture.

The best oil that works on every skin type is extra virgin olive oil.

40 Amazing Olive Oil Skin Care Benefits Backed by Science

Oils for severely dry skin types:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Almond Oil

Coconut Oil

Jojoba Oil

Avocado Oil

Safflower Oil

Almond Oil for Dark Under Eye Circles

Oils for acne prone skin:

Hemp Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil

Lavender Oil

Neem Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil Benefits for Acne Sufferers

Oils for sensitive skin:

Coconut Oil

Flaxseed Oil

Oils for aging skin:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Argan Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil

10 Anti-aging benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments below.

XO Jen


12 thoughts on “Oil Cleansing Method & How to Remove Blackheads”

    1. Is oil cleansing by itself just as affective with out baking soda? and are their other alternatives to baking soda?

  1. This oil cleansing method works great. I was very scared to put oil on my face but not anymore wow. This works great!

      1. can i oil cleanse w/ baking soda in the morning before applying makeup? if so how long do i wait before applying makeup or should it be done just at night when skin is makeup free?

        1. Hi Sharon,
          Yes, you can oil cleanse with baking soda in the morning before doing your makeup. I like to wait a few minutes before starting my makeup. I even dab a little olive oil or rose hip seed oil under my eyes so it stays looking fresh all day. Next, I apply elf mineral primer. Makes a nice barrier for the makeup and benefits underneath! I hope you try it.

          1. Thanks to your website I have also invested in rosehip oil and I am inlove with it as well, thanks Jen!

          2. Hi Jen last questions for the night lol is oil cleansing by itself just as affective with out baking soda? and are their other alternatives to baking soda?

  2. Hi Jen! My youngest sister is using the ocm but she is experiencing a break out with little pimples that are surrounding the larger acne bumps she already has. Is this a normal part of purging the skin? And how long does does it take to see improvement for cystic acne. On a good note the larger bumps are coming up and popping on their own so im taking that as a good sign. I try to encourage my lil sis to be patient with the ocm

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