Cleansing Oil | Importance of Emulsification

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The key to cleansing oil is emulsification!Correct usage without straining the skin


There are many types of makeup remover products such as oil, water, milk, cream, gel ...

There is no standard answer as to which type to choose.Each has its own advantages, but one aspect is related to experience, emotions and habits.
The secret to improving your skin is to remove makeup!In addition to removing makeup, this step needs to be used to remove airborne particles, aged cuticles and oils left on the face.
Among make-up removers, make-up artists and dermatologists agree that the cleanest remover is cleansing oil, but why some people get acne and acne after using cleansing oil. Is it easy?

A dermatologist at Taiwan Adventist Hospital pointed out the reasons for these two points.

The important thing is to choose the wrong oil
"Correct and effective cleaning can actually reduce the formation of acne."DermatologistThe most effective and thorough makeup remover is the most effective cleaning oil, but not all oils, such as mineral oil, are good.Careful selection of cleansing oils is arguably the first step in avoiding acne, as it is relatively large and tends to clog pores.

The second point is not completely emulsified
Compared to cleansing oil brands, doctors consider it more important that the emulsification process is complete. "It may not be an oil issue, but it's the wrong way to use it!" To get rid of everything, you need to emulsify all the cleansing oils.
Not only will water-soluble and oil-soluble stains not be cleaned unless emulsification is complete, but cleansing oil will remain on the face.This is the main cause of acne caused by cleansing oils. ..


The correct concept of emulsification:

When it comes to cleansing oils, people often say they are dirty, hurt their skin, or have acne.

In fact, when using cleansing oils, there is a very important step called "emulsification".Many people do not know that they emulsify unexpectedly.

Without emulsification, even the most expensive cleansing oils will not work, acne will occur, and cleansing oils may seem vicious.

What is emulsification that I will tell you this time?Also, what is the correct way to cleanse cleansing oils?

After reading this article, I believe you will know more accurately how to use cleansing oils without straining your skin!


Cleansing oil is based on the principle of oil-soluble oil, which allows you to quickly remove makeup from your face.Makeup lasts a long time, and even if it is oily, it can be easily removed.
However, one action must be taken before rinsing emulsification.

Incomplete emulsification can cause:

Cleansing oil remains on the face
Burden on the skin

Emulsification is a liquid (oil and water) that is incompatible with each other and can be mixed.

Oil and water don't go well together, so if you put a slice of meat in a pan, you'll see the oil in the slice of meat floating in the soup.

You have the experience of getting ordinary oil, right?You also know that oil cannot be washed off directly with water.

So how do you wash away the "oil" that is the main component of cleansing oil with water?The reason comes from the addition of an emulsifier, also known as a surfactant.

Due to the effect of the surfactant, when a small amount of water is added to the cleansing oil, it emulsifies and changes from the water-in-oil state to the oil-in-water state, and the cleansing oil can be easily washed away with water.


Three benefits of cleansing oil emulsification:

Reduces skin friction and strain
Water-based stains can also be removed together
Cleans pores and prevents skin problems

Emulsification makes it easier to wash off cleansing oil, reducing the number of times it is washed away and reducing the burden on the skin.
The skin on the face is very fragile, so reducing the frequency of rubbing is very important.
The main component of cleansing oil is oil.Water-soluble stains such as sweat cannot be washed away, but water-soluble stains can also be removed by adding emulsifying water.A cleansing oil that advertises that it does not need to be washed.Use the face repeatedly.Such an effect!
In addition, the cleansing oil itself has a high cleansing effect and can remove dirt from the back of pores.
Proper emulsification helps cleanse oils and makeup stains to be washed away, leaving less residue and eliminating acne-causing pores.Naturally, you can prevent many skin problems.


The right way to emulsify cleansing oils

① Take an appropriate amount of cleansing oil with dry hands
Even products that are advertised to be usable with wet hands will begin to emulsify when exposed to moisture, reducing their ability to remove makeup, so try using them with dry hands as much as possible.
② Combine cleansing oil and make-up
Eye and lip highlight makeup → T-shaped area → Start with full face.Gently massage for a perfect blend of makeup and cleansing oil.
③ Emulsification
Soak a small amount of warm water with your fingers and mix with the cleansing oil left on your hands.Soak a little lukewarm water and apply it to your face.Gently draw a circle and massage the entire face.If you don't have enough water, soak it a little.Do this until the oil and makeup are on top.The face becomes cloudy.This kind of action is never too long.It takes about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
④ Rinse off cleansing oil
After emulsification, rinse with lukewarm water at 37-40 degrees Celsius.


During emulsification, it is very important to control the water content of the cleansing oil.If there is too much water, the balance between oil and water may be lost and the makeup removing effect may be reduced.
It has a thorough emulsifying effect and you should be able to clearly feel the difference in finger feel when rinsing.Oily oils are washed away more cleanly than when not emulsified.
Whether it's cleansing oil or makeup remover, the main ingredient is oil, but you need to know that oil tends to harden when exposed to low temperatures, right?It is emulsified, but when washing it is better to wash it with warm water than cold water, so there is no residue!
Also, be careful not to overheat the water.It causes irritation and dryness on the skin.


After reading this article, double-check that you have properly emulsified and rinsed with warm water when using cleansing oils.I think the problems I encountered with cleansing oils will be improved
If you obediently follow the above instructions, you still have acne problems.Perhaps the cleansing oil contains bad ingredients.
If changing to another cleansing oil with better ingredients is the same, it may not match your skin type ... at this point, look for other types of cleansing products!




Source-Dermatologist at Taiwan Adventist Hospital,
Cheeekme editorial department-MONICA

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