3 Unique Ways to Use Your Oil Cleanser

Did you know that there are many other ways to use your oil cleanser outside your double-cleansing routine?

Nudie Glow
3 min readSep 10, 2021

An oil cleanser should be a staple in your beauty routine, but did you know that there are many other ways to use it outside your double-cleansing ritual?

Related article: Skin Care Tutorial: Korean Double-Cleansing Routine

So let’s say you’ve got an oil cleanser that’s just not working for your face at all, you don’t have to throw it away! Here are some other ways you can use this multitasking product:

1. Remove deodorant residue

Can’t seem to get rid of that leftover deodorant residue on your armpits? Double cleanse with an oil cleanser and body soap! Many Reddit users who have tried this have also said that their armpits looked brighter and felt much smoother afterwards!

2. Help clean your makeup brushes

Much like double-cleansing your face, oil cleansers can also help remove all the oil-based makeup, dirt or debris stuck on your makeup brushes.

All you have to do is apply an appropriate amount of oil cleanser (our all-time favourite is Heimish’s All Clean Balm) to your brush and massage it throughout the bristles. You can wait for a few minutes or immediately run them under water to emulsify the oil and get rid of all the makeup. Then, proceed with a gentle water-based cleanser to wash away any residual oil and impurities. You can simply swirl your brush around the soap and wash it until it feels nice and clean!

3. A shaving cream substitute

Ran out of shaving cream? No problem! Just spread a few pumps of the oil cleanser onto dry legs, shave and rinse! Using a cleansing oil also helps get a closer shave, smoother finish and more hydrated skin.

TOP 5 Best Korean Oil Cleansers:

1. Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil

2. iUNIK Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

3. Heimish All Clean Balm

4. Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil

5. Banila Co Clean it Zero Purifying Cleansing Balm