Benefits of Oil Cleansing and Cleansing Grains
Many traditional face cleaners can strip away the natural oils that protect our skin. If your skin/moisture barrier has been stripped you will likely experience irritation, dryness, tightness in skin, sensitivity, and an increased risk of developing wrinkles.
Many cleansers also are loaded with fragrances and other ingredients that can trigger allergies or sensitivities.
If you are experiencing any of the above or are just looking for a more natural and gentle way to cleanse your face, try using a cleansing oil or cleansing grain.
Why oil cleanse? The top layer of skin is beneficial and contains the hydro-lipid-barrier and acid mantle. Meaning it is your skin's waterproof seal, helping the skin retain water and shielding you from foreign substances trying to enter your body. The acid mantle is the natural layer of acidic oils on the skin that fights acne.
Good cleansing oils are made with blends of nourishing pure plant oils (like jojoba seed oil) that will leave your skin feeling soft and healthy. They also won't contain any harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances.
Oil cleansing simply involves using pure oils to thoroughly cleanse the face and then rinsing with a damp washcloth.
It can help to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil without striping the skin of its natural barrier.
Many people are hesitant to try oil cleansing because they fear it will make their skin oily. However, when done correctly, oil cleansing can actually help to regulate oil production and balances the skin's natural pH levels.
Our Farm Girl Cleansing Oil is crafted with multiple oils penetrate to dissolve congestion and deep clean, without drying skin. It hydrates and rejuvenates as it gently cleans away makeup. Farm Girl Cleansing oil contains sea buckthorn berry oil- which is packed with omega fatty acids 3,6,7, and 9, antioxidants, carotenoids, and vitamins. It helps to diminish imbalances. It also contains Jojoba Oil which nourishes and conditions thirsty skin, balances oil production and moisturizes the skin. Another oil in this blend is lavender essential oil which is a powerful skin tonic that is restorative and calms. And finally, White Grapefruit essential oil- this unique grapefruit variety is known for its cleansing properties.
Cleansing Grains / Grain Cleansers
Cleansing Grains are another gentle, natural alternative to face washing with harsh chemicals. They are ground from natural ingredients such as oats, almonds, or rice mixed with herbs and natural clays. They provide an opportunity to use a gentle and natural exfoliation that softens the skin’s texture, purifies its surface, and helps deeply nourish skin cells. With regular use of cleansing grains, you’ll quickly find it easier to keep your skin balanced and hydrated, leaving you with a more youthful appearance and inner glow.
With a wide variety of active ingredients, each grain offers benefits tailored to its own unique blend. From the gentle exfoliation of oats and almonds to the detoxifying properties of bentonite clay, cleansing grains provide natural alternatives to chemical exfoliants that can be harsh on sensitive skin.
Cleansing grains help unclog pores, reduce oil buildup, and address any number of skin issues while offering gentle exfoliation. Ideal for all skin types, when used correctly they can help reveal softer, smoother, healthier skin with fewer blemishes and imperfections.
To use, you simply mix the grains (or powder) with a small amount of water before use. This creates a paste like gentle exfoliating solution of minerals and antioxidants that you massage into the skin to cleanse.
We offer Wild Rose Cleansing Grains and Green Tea + Coconut Milk Cleansing Grains.
Our Wild Rose Cleansing Grains contain organic oatmeal, white clay (Kaolin), rose petals, lavender buds, almonds, and poppy seeds.
Our Green Tea + Coconut Milk Cleansing Grains contain organic green tea leaf, coconut milk, white clay (Kaolin), colloidal oats, pearl powder, and lactobacillus probiotic.
We chose these ingredients as:
- matcha green tea is a powerful source of antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin and make dull skin look healthier. It can soothe irritation and combat signs of aging.
- Coconut milk has vitamin c and copper that can help maintain the elasticity of the skin. It also combats dryness, soothes the skin, and promotes healthy glowing skin.
- Oatmeal is used to calm dry, inflamed, and sensitive skin. Kaolin clay gently cleanses and exfoliates.
- Pearl Powder is rich in minerals and antioxidants. Pearl Powder has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years as a staple to slow signs of aging and fight the appearance of wrinkles.
- Lactobacillus Probiotic helps soothe and balance your skin microbiome.
If you are looking to double cleanse, simply use a good quality oil cleanser first and then follow with a natural cleansing grain.
Continue to moisturize after washing, especially in dry areas.