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The Face Washing Method That'll Give Your Skin 'Good Oil'

06/30/2014 07:00 am ET | Updated Jul 18, 2014

Most people we know with oily skin can't seem to wrap their minds around the idea of cleansing their face with oil. We have to admit, it does sound counterintuitive.

But the editors here at HuffPost Style have been intrigued by the concept of facial oils ever since we first learned how they help to repair, hydrate and heal our skin. Plus, we keep meeting beautiful women on the streets of New York City, like author Mira Jacob, who prove that it's a face washing method worth trying.

Jacob, who recently penned her first novel titled "The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing," began experiencing what she described as "crazy stress breakouts." So she gave up her drugstore face wash and started using Shu Uemura oil cleanser. She said:

"The minute I started using it, my skin started clearing up -- I asked a lady in the store why that works and she said, 'Oil cuts oil. I don't know why Americans don't know this, Europeans have been doing this forever.' I didn't know but now I won't forget. It gives your skin good oil so that it doesn't have to produce the bad oils that give you the breakouts."

See the results for yourself and learn about more beauty products Mira Jacob swears by below.

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