Alright, alright, alright. This is one of those times I feel like we need to get a little more in depth with a product.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, $28 for 6.7 oz, was a part of my favorites in my skincare post for dry skin. I feel like this product deserves a whole post however, because changed my entire skin for the better.
Yep, you read that right. Changed my skin. So let’s get right to the how, what, why…
They are a skincare company from JAPAN. So fancy. Which always reminds me of this scene with Regina George from Mean Girls. In the US, they ship from San Fransisco and are a mail order company primarily. Meaning, they don’t sell in many stores. I only found one store that carries DHC in all of Los Angeles. They include samples in their monthly catalogue. I was introduced to this company because I started getting their catalogues in the mail, not sure how, but so happy I did! The samples are both genius and terrifying, because I love almost all of their products, but I’m a baller on a budget, baby, so I stick with my favs from them!
The Cleansing Oil is their #1, worldwide best seller. For a reason. It removes all of your makeup while keep your skin moisturized and glowing. Every trace of makeup comes off. It also takes the junk out of your pores. Very scientific language I’m using today.
SKINCARE MYTHS & TRUTHS
I think a huge skincare myth is that oil is bad for your skin. For awhile it was oil-free eveeeeerything. This year I’ve actually started to see a turn around on this train of thought. Having refined oil like this cleanser on your skin signals to your skin to stop producing more oil. So for oily skin this is a great cleanser. I have had friends with oily skin who I have made buy this and it has changed their skin. I have really dry skin, so I use this in the morning too to give my skin a glow and keep it hydrated.
About two weeks ago I ran out and I ordered another bottle. I thought I’d be fine in the meantime and just use my other face washes. But about 3 days ago I was putting my foundation on and my skin just looked off. It felt rough and had weird dry patches and felt grubby and…dirty. The texture was SO weird. My bare skin felt dirty and rough to the touch. I couldn’t figure it out, then I realized…not having the DHC oil deep cleaning my pores meant they were junking up with makeup and oil. I was so grossed out.
Luckily the next day my oil came and within two days (4 washes!) it was completely back to normal and feels amazing. It was really eye-opening how much of a difference the cleansing oil makes.
HOW I USE DHC DEEP CLEANSING OIL
I rub a full pump (and only 1 pump, no more/no less) on my face. I pump it onto dry hands, and rub it in circles all over my face. It’s super important that you rub it onto dry skin and only add water when you are ready to rinse. Adding water immediately dissolves the oil. So the oil won’t work if you put it on damp skin.
Once I see that all my makeup has loosened up from the small circles, I rinse my face. Sometimes if I’ve worn super heavy makeup, I’ll follow up with the DHC Washing Powder (powder that turns into a cleanser with a drop of water, amazing to bring traveling). But most days I wear a light-to-medium amount of makeup and so just the cleansing oil is perfect.
That’s it! All your foundation and eye makeup is removed gently, and your skin will be glowing.
In the morning, I put a half a pump all over my skin, then if I have time, treat it as a mini-mask. I leave the oil on my face and brush my teeth and make coffee. Then I rinse the oil off and my skin is soft and glowing for the day.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE
The Cleansing Oil also make the best brush cleanser. I put a pump or two (depending on how many brushes I’m washing) in the palm of my hand and swirl my brushes or beauty blender pro in it. I let the brushes soak up the oil for a minute, then I start to gently, but thoroughly rub the oil through the bristles.
It’s important to use enough oil now to properly get all the makeup off, because once you start to rinse the brushes, you can’t add any more oil. The water will just dissolve it immediately.
Under lukewarm water, start to rinse the brushes out, one brush at a time. Gently massage the bristles and you’ll see all the built up makeup rinse out. It’s completely disgusting, but fascinating. You will be impressed and horrified and want to start washing your brushes waaay more.
Once your brushes dry, they will be the softest they’ve ever been!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Trust me, this stuff is worth every penny. A bottle lasts me 8 months to a year, depending on how often I wash both my face AND my brushes. Totally worth it to go through it a bit faster for the clean brushes though. Your skin will be so soft and clean. A absolute must if you wear liquid foundation. Get it now, thank me later.
Thank you for reading. As always, I hope this post was helpful!