Pregnancy did this great thing to my skin – it changed my skin from slightly dry to oily in some spots and dry in others. Magic, right? Imagine my joy when I had to completely change my entire skin care routine because my pre-pregnancy routine was making me break out. I scrambled around for a good cleanser until I finally tried cleansing oil as a last ditch effort. And I haven’t looked back since.
Hear me out. It sounds counterintuitive to add oil to an oily face, but it works. From what I gather, the good oil you are adding when you wash actually dissolves the bad oil already sitting on your skin. It works gently to wash away impurities because you are replacing the oil on your face instead of stripping it. Genius.
My number one pick is Shu Uemura’s Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil. It is pricy, but man, does it work. It somehow manages to clean my skin and moisturize where I need but not add extra oil to the parts where I don’t. For other options, you can also consider Josie Maran’s Argan Cleansing Oil, Origins, or Philosphy’s version. Gorgeous!