Oil Cleansing Method & How to Remove Blackheads

Oil Cleansing Method & How to Remove Blackheads

The oil cleansing method is still considered new in the United States. Not many people know the term or that oil cleansing method is perfect for removing blackheads. However if you’re a skin care expert or into organic and natural skin care methods, you’ve probably heard the terms Oil cleansing method and double cleansing method at least once by now. It amazes me that these are ancient skin care regimens that use oil are also tried and true natural skin care treatments that solve everything from removing blackheads, to removing wrinkles, firming skin, and helping with anti-aging. I’d like to tell you how the oil cleansing method works & how to remove blackheads. I’ll also tell you what you need and how to start doing the oil cleansing method at home today and start removing blackheads and clearing clogged pores. Lets get started. First a pep talk so you’re not scared of putting oil onto your already oily skin.

Clean your face with oil? Yes

This Sounds crazy, but it works

First, Let me explain the Oil Cleansing Method to the hesitant people with oily skin, blackheads, and acne prone skin

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 Gets better

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 the oil cleansing method on my skin that had acne at the time. I thought the oil cleaning method 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 learned about the oil cleansing method and that I’ve stuck with it.


Why the Oil Cleansing Method Works

The Oil cleansing method is all natural, organic, and helps heal, treat and protect your skin. No matter what your skin type is, the oil cleansing method 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 oil cleansing method benefits:

  • remove excess oil
  • control your own body’s oil production
  • remove 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.

How to start the Oil Cleansing Method

What you’ll need:

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

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


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

Oil Cleansing Method:

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

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

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 for the Oil cleansing method?

You can use many different oils for the oil cleansing method 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

And that’s all about the Oil Cleansing Method & How to Remove Blackheads DIY

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

XO Jen

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