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5 Ways To Use Up Old Cleansing Balms & Oils

July 07, 2022

5 Ways To Use Up Old Cleansing Balms & Oils

5 Ways To Use Up Old Cleansing Balms & Oils


Episode Title: 5 Ways To Use Up Old Cleansing Balms & Oils


Episode Description:

On today's episode of the Korean Beauty Show podcast Lauren shares her top 5 tips for using up old cleansing balms and oils. From cleaning your makeup brushes to removing spots of old sunscreen, check out these tips before you chuck your old cleansers in the bin. 



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Why Repurpose Old Cleansing Oils?

The economy is not looking so great so before you chuck out all those old oil cleansers and cleansing balms you've accumulated, how about putting them to use somewhere other than your face?

While oil cleansing is great for removing makeup, sunscreen and other oil-based impurities, oil cleansers have plenty of other uses as well!


1 Use Your Old Cleansing Oil As a Shaving Cream Substitute 

If you’ve picked up your shaving razor only to find out you’re out of shaving cream, don’t rely on body wash.  

Just apply an oil cleanser to wherever you need and shave as normal!  

 2 Use Your Old Cleansing Balm To Clean Your Makeup Tools  

Just like oil cleansing washes away oil based impurities, oil cleansers can also remove oil, debris and dirt from your makeup brushes and tools as well.

Not only is regularly cleansing a good idea from a hygiene perspective, it also helps preserve the bristles, helping your brushes to last for longer. 


5 Ways To Use Up Old Cleansing Balms & Oils

3 Use Your Cleansing Oil To Remove Blackheads 

Move aside, pore strips. There’s a better way to get rid of pesky blackheads - yep, oil cleansers!

Given blackheads are oil based, cleansing oils help break down the outer plug of the blackhead, making extraction a cinch.

Try the grits method for guaranteed results every time.   

4 Use A Cleansing Oil To Get Rid of Deodorant Residue

If your deodorant stubbornly sticks to your skin no matter how long it’s been on, double cleansing can help here too!  Simply start with an oil cleanser to remove deodorant and follow up with your usual body wash

5 Use Cleansing Balm Around The House To Remove Stains

Got a stain somewhere unexpected? Maybe your bathroom tiles have a spot of makeup that just won't go away? Sunscreen on your car's driving wheel? Perhaps you sprayed a root spray to cover your greys and a spot ended up on your bathroom sink?

Trusty oil cleanser to the rescue! Apply a spot of oil cleanser to a cotton pad and wipe until the spot disappears. 

5 Ways To Use Up Old Cleansing Balms & Oils


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"If you've ever been left with a cleansing oil that everyone else raves about but you feel like you're basting yourself in castor oil then these are some great ways to get rid of it without throwing it in the bin"

- Lauren Lee, Host of the Korean Beauty Show Podcast

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