Post # 1
I switched my birth control perscription a few months ago, and ever since, my skin has been AWFUL. I’ve never struggled with acne before, even pre-BC, so this is driving me nuts.
For those who wash their face with oil, which oil(s) do you use? What was your skin like before? How long did it take to start seeing results? Will it get worse before it gets better? Any tips are super appreciated; I need to try something new, nothing has been helping!
Post # 2
I use burts bees oil wash from target. I love it. I use a makeup remover wipe, then rub the oil on my dry face, rub it in with wet hands and then rinse off. I use a tea tree oil pad before bed if I notice a breakout. My face has really responded well to this routine!
Post # 3
I’ve heard good things about grapeseed oil for this. I just got Norwex water only clothes and idk how I feel about them yet. I think I like them but I haven’t worn make up the last couple days. I was thinking I might try using the grapeseed oil first to loosen it and then get most of that off with a cotton pad and then use the water and norwex. We shall see! I also considered that, then micellar water with the norwex but we’ll see.
Post # 4
I have extremely acne-prone, oily, and problematic skin and coconut oil has been great for gently removing my makeup. But my hands down favorite oil cleanser has been the Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil! It’s about $10 or so on Amazon and it has worked wonders for me! I wear waterproof mascara everyday and it removes it so effortlessly!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I have had some issues with adult acne. I also have combination skin. My cleanser is based in tea tree oil. I find this works well for taming the pimples and shine factor. I then moisturize with an aloe based moisturizer to keep my skin from drying out.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas
I’m 31 and still have acne bad. My skin is a combination of oily and dry. My nose gets really oily.
While not an oil per se, I think it is similiar…I use Ponds Cold cream every night. I take a little bit, rub it into my face really well. Then I use a microfiber cloth dampended with hot water to gently wipe the cold cream off. I’ll usually follow by applying Pond’s face lotion on the portions of my face that get the driest (cheeks). I use cetephil in the morning, with a facial scrub once or twice a week.
My face stays pretty clear when I follow this routine. I think I saw results in just a few days. I totally notice it when I skip it. My face breaks out quickly.
Post # 7
- Wedding: County courthouse
I’m 29 and my acne has just gotten better. I ditched the harsh chemical acne washes and I now use Cetaphil facial wash in the morning and Burts bees facial wipes at night. During the day I apply SPF face cream. During the night I spot treat with teatree oil and sometimes moisturize with Abba oil free moisturizer. The only oil I have found success with is tea tree oil. I’m too afraid to wash my face with actual oil.
Post # 8
I have combination skin and use an oil based cleanser along with a low foam cleanser on the regular. I found that the oil based cleanser makes a huge difference, especially when it comes to removing make up and grime. I use Clean It Zero by Banila Co. It’s a little bit pricey, but a small amount goes a long way.
Post # 9
I have always had combination skin. But it might be your BC pills that is affecting your skin. Certain ones contain less or more testosterone that can affect how your skin reacts (I had this issue as well so I switched back) I use a basic cleansing oil right now philosophy mineral oil, then cleanse normally and moisturize with grapeseed oil. I find that different oils work for different people. Argan oil made me break out more but grapeseed is awesome for me. Try different ones out to see what reacts the best with your skin.
Post # 10
Coconut oil! I swear by this. You can get a jar from Trader Joes or Amazon. I also keep a jar in my shower and I lather this on before getting out. It has made such a difference on my skin!
Post # 11
I have insanely tempremental skin – rosacea + psorisis. I’ll use it to take off my makeup and then use it again on the cleaned skin with a steaming washcloth before I wipe it away.
Post # 12
If you get coconut oil, use extra virgin because it can cause breakouts on some people otherwise. Grapeseed oil is good for me, but rice bran oil is what did the trick for me. I think it may be hard to find in the US (or some parts), buts it’s lovely and absorbs well without making me breakout. Just put it on, rub it around, and use a warm washcloth to wipe it off. I use a soap free cleaner once a week to reduce build up and a neem facial mask that is the best.
Post # 13
I use this Korean honey black tea cleansing oil from skinfood. And follow up with other Korean skincare products. My face used to look like a desert. Cracking skin, dryness, terrible. Now it’s smooth and clear and friends/family always mention how good my skin looks.
Post # 14
I have been doing oil cleansing for about 4 years now and am a big fan. I have to admit that I didn’t have major skin issues before though, so it’s not like it was a revolution for me, it’s just cheap, effective, and low maintenance. For me it did not get worse before it got better, but I hear that’s common. I think I didn’t go through that adjustment because my face was already producing an appropriate, balanced amount of oil which I think was probably a combo of luck (genes) and the fact that I always maintained a very gentle skin care routine (mostly just Cetaphil).
I use a combo of 1/3 cold pressed castor oil and 2/3 olive oil. I know my sister tried it and that made her skin too dry so she changed to safflower oil instead of olive which was a much better fit for her. The mix that works for you is very individualized. I’ve got my info on oil cleaning from crunchy betty – http://crunchybetty.com/?s=oil+cleansing
I like oil cleaning because
1) My skin seems to like it. I still get pimples from time to time, but they seem to clear up faster than they did back when I used cetaphil. It’s a very gentle cleaning method and doesn’t cause any irritation. I find most “fancy” cleaners and make up removers extremely irritating and drying.
2) It’s so low maintenance. I only wash my fact and night (just use water in the morning) and it takes off my makeup, cleanses, and moisturizes all in one step. I don’t use any other products. It’s easy to keep bottles of castor oil and olive oil on hand and refill your little custom blended squeeze bottle as needed. Running out is not really an issue.
3) It’s cheap. It probably costs less than $20/year and has replaced face wash, moisturizer, and make up remover.
Post # 15
I would steer clear of coconut oil. Unless, as a PP stated, it is extra virgin coconut oil… but even then, not a great option for sensitive, acne-prone skin. I used it for awhile and it made my breakouts extraordinarily bad and also caused a rash. Turns out that’s quite common for a lot of people!
I don’t have breakouts per se, but I do get big, painful, under the skin zits. I use Rocky Mountain Soap’s Transformative Cleansing Oil and love the way my skin feels. I treat my zits with tea tree oil and Aloette Visible Aid (the aloe helps the healing process and keeps them from getting flaky which the tea tree oil can do).