How To Oil Cleanse (A Video Tutorial)

It may seem counterintuitive to cleanse your skin with oil, but this age-old method of cleansing is actually one of the best ways to support clear, healthy + balanced skin. Whether you have sensitive, combination, dry, aging, or even acne-prone skin, the Oil Cleansing Method can help to significantly improve the health of your skin.

Cleansing oils utilize skin-loving oils to deeply purify pores + nourish the skin while keeping its natural moisture barrier in-tact. Plus, it’s incredibly restorative + relaxing (the perfect way to wind down from a busy day). From the aromatherapy benefits of pure essential oils, the stress-relieving + tension-melting facial massage and the warmth from the hot washcloth, oil cleansing = a little bit of heaven.

But because the OCM works a bit differently than your conventional foaming or cream cleansers, we’re sharing helpful tips on how to oil cleanse, getting the most benefit from your cleansing routine, and navigating this new way of washing your face.

Watch our tutorial below to learn exactly how to oil cleanse and to create a glowing complexion – no matter your skin type!



Curious about which Cleansing Oil is best for your skin type? To find out which would be the best option for you, here are a couple tips we suggest when determining your specific skin type:

Oil-rich: Your skin is more prone to acne, tends to produce excess oil and pore size is visibly larger on forehead, nose, chin and cheeks.

  • Our Oily Cleansing Oil is specifically formulated for oily skin to detoxify + dissolve impurities without drying it out and forcing the skin to over-produce oil/sebum (which can lead to a vicious cycle of ongoing breakouts).

Normal: Your skin is more balanced or combination (areas more prone to producing oil along with drier patches) with more visible pores around the nose or forehead/chin.

  • Our Normal Cleansing Oil is specifically formulated to detoxify the skin and dissolve impurities without over-drying so that you’re left with a complexion that feels soft, clean and balanced.

Dry: Your skin tends to feel more tight, dry, sensitive or with signs of aging along with less visible pores all over the face.

  • Our Dry Cleansing Oil is specifically formulated with a blend of age-defying oils known to detoxify the skin + dissolve impurities without over-drying so that you’re left with a complexion that feels soft, clean and nourished.

We hope this Cleansing Oil tutorial has been helpful! We’d love to hear how the OCM has improved your skin or if you have any other questions, let us know in the comments below.


Oil Cleansing is key for healthy, clear skin. Our Holistic Esthetician shows you how to oil cleanse in this video tutorial. Click here to watch! | Primally Pure Skincare

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Courtney O’Connor

Courtney Joy O’Connor is Primally Pure’s In-House Holistic Esthetician and Content Curator. Being in the beauty industry for over a decade, her experience + expertise with pure products, the healing power of touch and holistic skincare rituals are at the core of all she creates. She has trained extensively with industry experts across the country to offer her community the most educational content and transformative treatments. Courtney lives at the beach with her plant babies and loves road tripping, blending superfood bliss balls and exploring our big, beautiful world.