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 How to Oil Cleanse with Tallow and Its Benefits

 

You may have looked at the title of this post and thought, “Why would I wash my skin with oil if oil is what I am trying to get rid of?”
 
Yes, you read the title right!
 
While it may sound counterintuitive, Oil Cleansing is one of the most effective ways to cleanse your skin and support your skin barrier.
 
It is easy to see why most people scrub their skin with cleansers daily!

When your kitchen countertops are dirty, the first response is to scrub it clean. When your car is dirty, you take it to the car wash and load up the suds! Many people think that to have clear and healthy skin they need to scrub it clean everyday too.
 
But harsh modern day cleansers strip the skin of one of the most important components in maintaining healthy skin... Our skin's natural oil.

Your skin is a living, breathing, porous surface. It is not a dirty countertop that needs daily scrubbing!
 
Have you ever had your hair done and after finishing the hair dresser says "now only shampoo a few times a week at most." They know that our scalps natural oil encourages luscious and healthy hair! The same principal applies here.
 
Excessive washing with modern cleansers leads to dryness, redness, and irritated skin. (The exact opposite of what we want!) Oil Cleansing works with your skins natural oils, cleansing while adding moisture. All in one step!
 
Many modern cleansers also come loaded with scents, fragrances, and preservatives. Something you don’t have to worry about with Fancy Farm’s products!
 
Still not convinced? Keep reading!
 
To explain why Oil Cleansing is the best way to clean the skin, we first need to look at the foundation of what makes healthy skin, well... healthy!
 
Healthy skin is simply skin that has a strong outer layer. A normal, healthy skin barrier means your skin is smooth, evenly toned, with no redness or inflammation.
 
Dryness, irritation, inflammation, and acne are all signs of a compromised skin barrier.
 
Ok! Now back to the Oil Cleansing method.
 
Oil Cleansing provides the skin with many surprising benefits. Especially when it comes to nuturing and healing your skin barrier!
 
To name just a few of the countless benefits, Oil Cleansing:

  • Encourages blood to flow to the outer layer of the skin (The skin barrier.) This process can heal blemishes, scars, and acne. Leaving your skin glowing, supple, and baby soft is a bonus!

  • Exfoliates your skin the natural way! The simple act of wiping down your skin with a warm towel gently removes built up dead skin cells. No harsh chemicals needed! This keeps your skin squeaky clean and even prevents future breakouts.

  • Balances and regulates the skin’s natural oil production because "like dissolves like." When you Oil Cleanse, you're replacing the dirty oil clogged in your pores with vitamin rich, healthy oil that benefits the skin.
So.. What makes Tallow the absolute best choice to Oil Cleanse with, you ask?

  1. Tallow is a 100% natural and nourishing substance! Something your skin barrier loves! This means Tallow is free of chemicals, preservatives, or synthetically made ingredients. Safe, gentle, and effective... We like to call it skin food around here :)

  2. Tallow contains lots of vitamins! A, D, E, & K (All of which provide unique healing properties to the skin.) *See our last blog post "why you need Tallow in your skincare" for a more in depth look at how these vitamins nourish the skin!*

  3. But most importantly, Tallow is the closest substance on earth to the sebum our skin produces! Tallow is easily recognized by our skin, readily absorbs, and penetrates deeply into the skin barrier. All because Tallow is so similar to the natural oils our skin produces! 
In other words, Tallow is an all natural Oil Cleansing powerhouse!
 
Oil Cleansing may sound like it is only for people with dry skin, but in reality, anyone can use this technique! No matter if you have dry, oily, or combination skin. The Oil Cleansing method is ideal.
 
If your skin is oily, this means you need to be putting oil on to it! This will tell your oil glands to slow down. An excellent way to address oily skin and get your oil production back on track!
 
If your skin is normal, dry, or combination, the Oil Cleansing Method will deeply hydrate the skin.
 
The best part is that Oil Cleansing is so easy that anyone can do it! To begin:

  1. Get your Tallow cream, a clean washcloth, and very warm water. Not too hot!
  2. Grab your Tallow cream and place a small amount on your fingertips.
  3. Gently massage the cream into the skin. Circular motions and gentle facial massage techniques are ideal!
  4. Wet your washcloth with the warm water and wring it out.
  5. Apply the warm cloth over your face for a few minutes - relax, breathe deep, and enjoy this step!
  6. Gently wipe off any excess oil.
  7. Reapply Tallow cream only if needed. This step is optional!
  8. You’re Done! Now you have clean, hydrated, and baby soft skin!
You can do this simple routine daily or a few times a week - feel free to experiment in order to find what works best for your skin.

While it may sound crazy at first, Oil Cleansing is the perfect way to clean your skin. Give it a go! But fair warning, once you start oil cleansing, its hard to go back to the world of traditional cleansers!