So I have been reading up on good cleansers and came across something called "double cleansing" -- basically, it is when you first, wash off all the gunk on your face (mascara, eyeliner, foundation, etc.) with an oil-based cleanser. Although it sounds counter-intuitive, oil actually dissolves oil and not only helps with makeup removal, but also eventually helps get rid of pesky whiteheads/blackheads. Yay!
The second part is basically follow up cleanser -- I just wash with my regular Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser.
DHC Deep Cleansing oil seems to come highly recommended. I wanted to try out the Shu Uemura brand (SUPER CUTE, see pics below), but also super expensive. ;_; So maybe if DHC works out, I'll try SU next. (Also, after all my student loans are paid off -- eep!)
Shu Uemura Oil Cleansers $62-72 for a 15.2 oz bottle ;_;
Prices from Sephora.com, photo from talkingmakeup.com
Directions: Use just a few pumps on dry hands (make sure your face and hands are dry otherwise you'll end up with a mess!) -- massage onto dry face for a few minutes.
*Initial impressions*: It basically feels as you would expect it to feel -- slathering oil onto your face. However, after getting over the initial strange sensation, massaging it into your face is quite relaxing. It smells like olive oil, but it is a subtle scent. My face doesn't look any different, but it feels super soft! :)
*Will update continuing results in a week*