Remember Bio-Oil? That magical elixir you used to rub all over your post-pregnancy belly is back, with a whole new suite of products called Lipidol, and they’re just as effective. In fact, they smell delicious and include a number of therapeutic essential oils.
The product line has a cleansing face oil with rosemary and niaouli essential oils, an overnight face oil with ylang-ylang and black pepper, a cleansing body oil with lime essential oil, after-shower oil with chamomile essential oil and after-shave oil with petitgrain essential oil (all available for $9 at Walmart).
You might wonder why you should start rubbing oil on your face and body, because that sounds totally counterproductive. If you have acne-prone skin, why the hell are you going to add oil to your skin?
Well, you’re not adding, you’re sloughing away impurities. See, when your pores are clogged with dirt and hardened oil, you can just wet your face and hope it’ll seep out. By rubbing oil in a circular motion, you’re actually softening the gross stuff in your face, making it easier to get rid of. Oil releases the oils in your face. It’s time you stopped viewing your face as a sponge for oil. As for the dead skin? Well, just use a light exfoliant.