Post # 1
I’ve recently stumbled upon the idea of cleansing you face with oil. I think it’s technically called the Oil Cleansing Method (OMC), and it involves a mixture of castor oil and olive oil. My skin has been going haywire lately, and I’ve done lots over the years to try to calm it down. Just think about trying this slightly more natural approach.
Post # 3
When my mom and uncle were younger he asked her how to get rid of his acne. She told him “rub olive oil on your face.” She thought he knew she was joking… He coated his face in olive oil and broke out worse than ever. He still reminds her of it to this day haha.
Anyways, I haven’t heard of this method but I have extremely oily skin, plus acne, plus large pores so I definitely wouldn’t be a candidate for this treatment.
Post # 4
I use oil-based cleansers a lot and they’re excellent for congested skin. You have to apply and massage in and then remove with a hot flannel but it is fantastic and doesnt strip your skin.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t be surprised if it worked! Along with a clean diet/exercise, I noticed my skin getting much clearer when I started using an oil as a moisturizer. It seems counterintuitive, but my face is much less shiny and greasy now because it’s properly moisturized. I only get a bit of hormonal breakouts at this point, and that’s going away too.
Post # 6
I’ve heard of it and only did it once…but I’d say it’s worth a shot…the logic behind it seems…logical.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation
Have heard great things, but I’m prone to cystic acne on the lower part of my face and am weary of anything of the sort. I tried using a vegetable squalene facial oil for moisturizing bc it’s very dry here in winter, and I’m paying for it dearly with this thing with a pulse growing beneath the skin. Ugh! It was the only thing different I tried in my regular routine, so by process of easy elimination, no more oil anything for me.
Please do tell if it works for you!
Post # 8
@Eden Di Bianco: Just bought some castor oil, so I will let you know!! My acne has returned with a vengence on the bottom part of my face, and I’ve heard the oil can be really good getting impurities out. I’ll keep you posted. (Also dealing with this NYC wind!)
Post # 9
Olive oil is a pretty fabulous beauty multitasker. Shave your legs with it, massage it into your cuticles, use it on the ends of your hair… It’s just awesome stuff! Good luck with your new regimen! 🙂
Post # 10
I’ve heard of it, and heard people have had fantastic results, but haven’t tried it myself. Please update us in a few weeks 🙂
Post # 11
Alright, did my first try last night. I used about 3/4 castor oil to 1/4 olive oil. Splashed warm water on my face, massaged oil in for a minute or two, then put a steaming wash cloth on my face. Once the wash cloth cooled, I used it to remove the oil gently (I was taking a bath, so it was pretty easy).
– Not weird, actually soothing
– This morning my skin was super soft and some sebum (yikes!) was trying to get out
Did not repeat this morning, just used witch hazel as a toner. We’ll see how the next few weeks go!
Post # 12
@Heartly: Any updates on this?
Post # 13
I tried OMC a couple of years ago (used to get painful cystic acne, now it’s more normal – zits and pimples and red blemishes but better than it used to be!), and it was … okayish. I had a hard time getting my face fully rinsed, and the whole process just took too long for me. It didn’t seem to improve my skin, but this could be that I did get it all off.
Post # 14
I researched this method of cleansing on cosmetics cop, and found that they don’t recommend it. This is what they had to say:
“The flaw in their logic is that it assumes oily, blemish-prone skin is simply oil on the surface, when in reality it is far more complicated than that.
Your skin produces oil in response to the hormones your body produces. The fact that this excess oil is being generated all the time explains why your skin is greasy throughout the day.
Dissolving oil from the surface of your skin cannot affect what is happening below the surface, inside the pore, or in your body, where these hormones are generated. Using cleansing oil may remove facial oil from the surface of your skin, but that’s about all it can do.”
You can find more info here: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/the-oil-cleansing-method-for-oily-skin.aspx