Oil Cleansing: How to cleanse with Coconut Oil

It was being introduced to using coconut oil as a face cleanser that first made Sister & Co. founder Sophie passionate about coconut oil as a skincare product. Suffering from years of skin breakouts, coconut oil was the only thing that worked to clear her skin. Cleansing daily with coconut oil for the last 2 years, her skin is the best it's ever been. 

While it may seem counterintuitive to use coconut oil as a face wash, the oil cleansing method is is quite possibly the purest, most effective way to remove dirt, impurities and even oil from your face. The idea is simple - using the principle of “like dissolves like”, the natural oil you massage into your skin dissolves the oil that has hardened on your skin with impurities and/or clogged your pores. When you apply steam from a hot wash cloth to your face, the pores open and the natural oil lifts the dirty oil, which can be easily wiped away. 

Cleansing with oil gives your skin more moisture, something especially needed now that the weather is getting colder. It leaves your skin extra hydrated compared to other more traditional cleansers and you won't need to follow with a moisturiser. It is also the best make-up remover you'll find. 

You can oil cleanse with many types of oil but you can't beat coconut oil: antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, full of antioxidants, and super moisturizing, it also has been shown to work well for all skin types. And naturally packed full of vitamin E, coconut oil can help improve stretch marks, scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.  

Sister & Co. Coconut Oil makes the perfect coconut oil cleanser, selected for its lightness, purity and ability to be easily absorbed into skin. 

How to cleanse with Sister & Co. Coconut Oil:

1: Warm a teaspoon of oil in your hands by rubbing your hands back and forth

2: Gently massage the oil into your face in small, circular motions for at least 1 minute

3: Rinse a washcloth under very warm water, wring out the excess water, and let the cloth sit on your face for 30 seconds or so

4: Gently wipe the oil from your face

5. Repeat the above steps. 


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