Here is a glimpse into why and how oil cleansing works:"'When you put oil and oil together, they bind to each other' says Jeannette Graf, M.D., a dermatologist in Great Neck, NY. 'The oil in the skin attaches to the oil in the cleanser, and then you rinse both of them off, resulting in effective deep-pore cleansing.' Oil cleansers also bind to makeup and other daily dirt and grime- and flush that away completely, too. Your skin is left clean, but not parched." -Jolene Hart, Whole Living Magazine
I have skin that errs on the dryer side but my t-zone tends to get oily. In the winter olive oil and avocado oil act as great moisturizers. In the spring and summer I switch to a lighter vitamin E or jojoba oil, the latter of which is similar to the skin's natural sebum. Even lighter is coconut oil, which is not moisturizing enough for me but may work well for other skin types.