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Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

What is your cleansing routine? How do you take care of the dead skin cells, makeup, sebum, and dirt that settle into your pores during the day? The Korean way of skin care has the perfect answer. Dubbed the “double-cleanse”, Korean skin care has found a way to remove all things harmful from your skin and create a clean canvas for the rest of your skin care routine. The idea is to use both a cleansing oil and a water-based cleanser to capture every possible impurity on your skin.

However, let’s face it – most of us have experience with water-based cleansers, but few have tried a cleansing oil. Oil cleansers are a cornerstone of Korean skin care routine and are designed to gently draw out oil-based debris such as sebum, makeup, SPF and other pollutants. Water-based cleansers alone are simply not capable of removing most oil-based debris for the simple reason that oil and water do not mix.

Using an oil cleanser on oily skin will not make you breakout or make your skin more oily, but actually help reduce excess sebum and regulate oil production!

However, despite the overwhelming benefits of oil cleansers, many women in the Nordics are hesitant to use them. Put more oil on our face? Risk breakouts? It is quite the contrary actually: proper oil cleansers are formulated so they can soften the skin, remove excess oil, and actually help you get rid of acne! The breakouts are a skin care myth.

Bottom line, when it comes to your face, oil cleansers are very essential to your cleansing routine. It is not just a Korean skin care secret, it is a beauty ritual practiced by many dermatologists and estheticians around the world. In the end, the double-cleansing routine may be the single greatest thing you can do for your skin.

Do you want to know how to use an oil cleanser? It is so simple: Just pump the oil cleanser onto your dry face, and neck and gently massage it into your skin in an upward circular motions. Add a splash of lukewarm water to emulsify the product and massage again. If it turns milky you’re doing it right. To finish, rinse off the oil cleanser with lukewarm water. Say hello to a clear skin!

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