Oil cleansing method

Jasmine_13Jasmine_13 Posts: 54Registered Users
Hey guys! Has anyone tried the oil cleansing method on your skin? If so how did it work for your skin? Ho long did it take for your skin to balance out with the oils and what oils did you use? Thanks!! :) Xx

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    i've been doing the ocm for a couple years now. I think it has dramatically improved my skin. i usually have dry peeling skin with oil spots and pimples just to make my life wonderful. I have some oil spots every now and again, but no dry spots like I use to and i dont get horrible acne breakouts. i saw results as soon as i started doing the method. my skin wasnt as dry. my skin isnt perfect, i still may get a pimple every now and again, but nothing as bad as it use to be. I started using the ez-peel and my skin has never looked better!
  • secret_karmasecret_karma Posts: 438Registered Users
    I've been using the ocm for a while now. I noticed a change in my skin almost immediately. I dont really have acne, but I had blotchy skin and its helped alot with that. I use equal parts castor oil and apricot oil and sometimes I add in a few drops of honey.

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  • redlipstickredlipstick Posts: 213Registered Users

    This is a link to a previous thread with a link to another previous thread, and a link to an oil cleansing website. There was a lot of good discussion and advice in there.
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  • Jasmine_13Jasmine_13 Posts: 54Registered Users
    Thanks guys you are really helpful, how often do you do OCM? I am hoing to try it and I will tell you if there is an improvement in my skin, everything else I have tried hasn't worked so fingers crossed!!!! Xx :)

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  • redlipstickredlipstick Posts: 213Registered Users
    I do it daily, to remove makeup and sunscreen. Some folks here do it several times a week.
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  • Jasmine_13Jasmine_13 Posts: 54Registered Users
    Do you think doing it once a week will make a difference to my face?

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  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    I started using hemp seed oil as a moisturizer months ago and my skin is so even and clear. I don't have bad break outs but I haven't had a bump or blemish since.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have tried OCM several times. I break out something fierce each time, no matter what oils I use. My skin HATES oils. All oils. It takes MONTHS to clear up the cloggy mess each time I lose my mind and try this awful method again.
  • gardencurlsgardencurls Posts: 573Registered Users
    I used it for years, every single night and sometimes in the morning, when I lived in Southern CA. I moved to AZ last June and I ran out and keep forgetting to order some more. I could get it in a store in OC. (Now I'm using Philosophy Purity which works similar to cleansing oils.). My favorite oil cleanser is DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. Philosophy has a great "Purity" cleansing oil as well.

    I've never tried the iconic Shu Uemura cleansing oil because who in their right mind pays $80.00 for a 15 oz bottle of face cleanser? I tried a couple of other brands, but they gave me cystic breakouts. My mother had Lumene Cleansing Oil, and I tried it once at her house, but I broke out within an hour.
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  • Jasmine_13Jasmine_13 Posts: 54Registered Users
    Okay guys I have just done my first ocm! Using 3parts olive oil and 1part castor oil... I am really sceptical about it making a difference and am worried I will wake up with more spots :-S my face feels quite clean, what do you guys use in the morning (yeah its night time here in London!) do I just rinse mt face then moisturise? And when do you start to see a difference if any? Thanks, Night!! *fingers crossed* :-*

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I've been using oils for quite a few years now and still love it. It has really cleaned out my pores and I no longer get blackheads or painful cysts.
    I mix jojoba with sunflower, hempseed, safflower. I use the mixture for cleansing at night and also as a moisturizer.
    In the morning I just rinse my face with water or use a cucumber cleansing cloth with is cooling and soothing. I also still wash my face with Noxema a few times a week because I like the smell. : )

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  • Jasmine_13Jasmine_13 Posts: 54Registered Users
    Okay now I have woken up I have noticed ny spots have decreased in size theyre still there but I am so happy with the result especially as Ive only done it once I hope my skin keeps improving! Please keep posting tips and your blends and I will keep you updated on my progress! :) X

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  • JujuCurlyGirlJujuCurlyGirl Posts: 22Registered Users
    I tried this out for nearly two weeks. Initially I used 50/50 castor oil and coconut oil. My face instantly felt cleansed and moisturized. The texture was smooth and I could see the pores unclogging. However, within a few days, I started breaking out with cystic acne along my jawline. I thought it was just hormonal due to "that time of the month", but those normally clear up after day 1-2. These cysts kept popping up day and after. I stuck it out bc I have heard of a purging period some people go through. I switched my oil combo to sunflower/castor but was afraid that it would continue to get worse. It definitely takes some time and practice with the right oil combos and the right mixes (I.e. 50/50, 25/75, etc). Please do not be discouraged by my experience. Who knows I could be enjoying clear flawless skin by now if I had stuck it out. FYI I have oily skin, large pores, and moderate acne for over 16 years.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    i use a 50/50 blend of castor and jojoba oil. i just eye ball. and a few drops of tea tree and lavendar oil. i do the ocm everynight along with my ez peel. and just rinse with water in the morning. i also do asprin mask a couple times a week.
  • Jasmine_13Jasmine_13 Posts: 54Registered Users
    I have stopped using the ocm, it stopped impoving my skin but if I carried on im sure it wouldve helped, for me, ocm didnt work :(

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  • SHLONNIESHLONNIE Posts: 21Registered Users
    I am having a lot of trouble finding castor oil! Pharmacies and stores do not sell it any more because women used it to induce labor. Anyways, I really want to try the oil cleansing method, but I only have tea tree oil and olive oil.
  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    SHLONNIE wrote: »
    I am having a lot of trouble finding castor oil! Pharmacies and stores do not sell it any more because women used it to induce labor. Anyways, I really want to try the oil cleansing method, but I only have tea tree oil and olive oil.

    Huh? Are you in the US? Because target and Walmart and most drug stores carry castor oil because a lot of people still use it as a laxative.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I do OCM on and off all the time, mostly to remove makeup if I'm wearing the whole shebang (foundation, a pound of eye makeup, lip products, etc). I use jojoba or coconut oil. I don't normally use castor oil, but I should because I have acne-prone skin.

    It's usually pretty soothing to my skin, which can get irritated and sore at times. But I used OCM last week for a few days and a rough, dry patch appeared on my cheek. That was weird. I haven't really done it much in the last few days and now the dry patch is gone. idk...maybe I need a different oil combination.
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