Post # 16
I had terrible breakouts this year after I had some major birth control issues (long story). My skin was the worst it had ever been, and I couldn’t get it to clear up. I’m 31. Out of desperation, I ditched my expensive eminence organics line (which i used and adored for years!) and started using ponds cold cream. My face cleared up immediatly. Saw a difference after a day or two and skin was clear within a week. That’s literally the only thing I’ve used for 5 months or so. I get compliments on my skin often and I tell everyone what I’m doing. I’ve tried oil cleansing method in the past with grape seed oil and also coconut oil but it didn’t work for me. Everyone’s skin is so different, it’s hard to say what will work. Good luck on your skincare journey!
Post # 17
Grapeseed oil! It is non-comedogenic, light and a great moisturizer. Highly recommend it.
Post # 18
- Wedding: October 2016 - Cape May, NJ
I wash my face daily with a very small amount of sweet almond oil. I used to do a mix with rose hip oil and but it’s simpler to just use one. A little goes a long way. It removes my makeup perfectly, and keeps my skin soft. If my skin is feeling too oily that day I use a little witch hazel afterwards. I also exfoliate every now and then, usually once a week, with sugar and honey. Ever since I stopped using face wash my skin is amazing. It took a month or two to see a change. I used to have mild acne, now I get only one pimple at a time only every so often. I started using oil after I broke out in excema on my cheeks and couldn’t solve it, and it complelty disappeared.
Post # 19
missinthecity : I use and swear by cleansing oils- for the record I have VERY combination skin ranging from oily in parts to super dry that turns into oil in others. I have tried the Dior, Josie Maran, and the No.7 if you’re looking for something a little less pricey in case you don’t like it. I have also tried natural oils that I would mix myself but I didn’t see the same results. The Dior and Josie Maran can be purchased online or in Sephora and the No.7 I bought from Ulta.
I love ALL of them but the Josie Maran Argan Oil Cleanser is my favorite. My skin has changed soooo much in the past 2 years I have been washing my face with only cleansing oils. Less breakouts, less discoloration, less flaking, and less production of oils on my face that cause breakouts because my skin is now properly hydrated. I get compliments on my skin all the time. You do have to give it at least a month or two to work, but I swear by it now and will never go back to regular cleansers. I have not had to use toner, or greasy makeup remover other than makeup remover wipes since I started doing this is as well. It has changed my life.
Post # 20
courtneysokal : Those are the kind of zits I tend to get! They are the worst 🙁
I read a lot (and many of you mentioned) not to use coconut oil for acne prone skin (my skin is not usually sensitive or acne prone, it’s randomly been like that this summer) but I tried it last night because I already had it and it felt pretty amazing!
I have used oils to moisturize after washing my face before, so I was used to that feeling, but I truly was surprised at how easily my makeup came off. I know – science- but I was seriously wowed! I’ve done more research and ordered a couple more oils to try, but I think I’m pretty sold! I absolutely hate washing my face at night when I’m tired, but this was so easy I have no excuse. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and feel free to keep commenting with advice as I figure this stuff out!
Post # 21
vwpeach : Ponds used to work perfectly for me and it just has not been working this summer! I’m sure it’s the BC, but hopefully switching products will work for now.
Post # 22
MissJulianna : That is so encouraging! I have a slight Sephora problem, so I may have to add the Argan Oil to my list!
Post # 23
I use Banila Co. Clean It Zero Purity. It feels like coconut oil and you put it on to a dry face, rub it in and then rinse off with water. Great for sensitive skin. I love it!
Post # 24
missinthecity : You will love it but like i said, be consistent and also give it some time to work and for your skin to get used to it. The problem with some people using it is that they don’t give any new skin care routines enough time to work. Use the whole bottle and you will definitely be a believer. 🙂
Post # 25
missinthecity : It took awhile for the coconut oil to start affecting my skin. About three weeks. And then it took me a couple more weeks to realize what the problem was. If it works for you, great. But I would strongly recommend not using it with the type of skin we have.
Post # 26
I’ve heard great things about Dermologica’s Precleanse and Dior’s Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil. Haven’t tried either myself though since I have a truck ton of other products I’m working my way through!
Post # 27
cbgg : This is what I do as well, only in place of the olive oil I use jojoba oil.
My skin never looks better than when I am doing oil cleansing regularly. Growing up I always had very acne prone oily skin, and at first when I read about this I was wary of adding more oil. But within a couple weeks of oil cleansing, my skin was very soft, minimal breakouts, and it was more normal than oily during the day.
Post # 28
I use Boscia Cleansing Oil, and follow that with my usual acne cleanser and moisturizer. The skin loves that combo.
Post # 29
I’ve been oil cleansing for a couple years, and I have oily/combo skin. When I first started I didn’t see any negative effects, and it took a few weeks before I saw a positive difference. My mix is:
1 part castor oil
1 part jojoba oil
1 part grapeseed oil
1 part avocado oil
several drops of tea tree oil.
I do this most nights and but some nights I will use a scrub or a clay mask instead.
In the mornings I cleanse with Herbalism from Lush Cosmetics (aside from oil cleansing this product makes the biggest difference on my acne, if I run out for a few days I can immeadiately tell the difference) and then use a tea tree oil toner that I also mix myself.
One of the nice things about oil cleansing is that it’s easy to play with different oils and really figure what works for you and what doesn’t. Good luck OP!
Post # 30
Origins Gentle Cleansing Oil. Life changer. I follow it up with their Plantscription Youth Renewing Face Oil.