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Post by mml on 9th December 2009, 3:16 am

Hi. I have been using the OCM since your posting on CN. My face has NEVER felt so clean and fresh in my life and I would like to continue to stick with this method. However, I wanted to know if there is another oil that can be used besides castor oil. After cleaning my face I have this weird sensation on my skin. The best way to describe it is tingling, but neither burning nor itching, just a weird tingling sensation. Is this normal?

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Post by Veela on 30th December 2009, 1:19 pm

Hi MMl, can u send me the link to the oil cleansing method or explain? THX
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Post by mml on 30th December 2009, 3:41 pm

Sure. I first heard of this method here on CN by FrizzCurls. I cut and pasted her original posting below. As You can see her skin is freakin' gorgeous.

The oil cleansing method is really simple and easy. The method is based on the notion that "oil dissolves oil"
because a pimple is an area of the skin that has become inflamed due to
the over-production of sebum. Cleansing with pure, unprocessed oils as
opposed to cleansers has been proven to be more effective in clearing
up acne, blackheads, whiteheads,etc. because cleansers usually c[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]ontain
harsh chemicals and artificial ingredients which dry out the skin as
they remove the skins natural oils causing the skin to overcompensate
for the what was lost by producing more oil. This leads to the
over-production of sebum and the cycle repeats itself the more the
cleansers are used.

I believe that you can use any type of
natural oil you would like but I use extra virgin olive oil and pure
castor oil which are more commonly used in this method. The oils are
mixed together in a bottle for easy access and the amounts that you use
of each depends on your skin type. Castor oil is known for being a
cleansing agent which makes it more drying than olive oil which is very
moisturizing as it is a fatty oil so if you have oily skin you want to
use more castor oil than olive oil in your mixture and vice versa. All
you need is hot water, olive oil, and castor oil. I do the oil
cleansing method at night before bed. No reason. Just my preference.
Here's what I do:

  • I take a 5.1 oz plastic bottle and pour
    one part olive oil to two parts castor oil (my skin is oily). No
    measuring necessary. Just make sure you have more olive oil than castor
    oil if your skin tends to be dry and if you have oily skin use more
    castor oil than olive oil in your mixture. Simple.
  • Once you've filled your bottle make sure you secure the top on then shake it up.
  • Next,
    I pour about a tablespoon or tablespoon and a half of the oil mixture
    in the palm of my hand. I rub both my palms together with the mixture
    and then I gently massage my whole face. Note: If you wear
    foundation/powder you don't have to wash your face prior to this. When
    I wear make-up which is either mineral foundation or mineral powder, I
    just apply the oil to my made-up face. Continue to gently massage your
    face in a circular motion all around your eyes, nose, forehead, cheeks,
    etc. You get the point...All over your face...If you wear make-up you
    will see it start to dissolve easily. I massage the oil into my skin
    for about a minute (I don't keep the time. I just estimate Smile )
  • Then
    I take a clean white wet washcloth that has been soaked with or in HOT
    water and cover my face with the washcloth and hold it on for a few
    seconds. This "steams" your face by allowing the steam from the hot
    water in the washcloth to open your pores.
  • I repeat the
    whole process when I wear make up because I use the first cleansing to
    remove make up and the second cleansing to make sure my skin is
    actually clear of any dirt, or residue.
  • Following the oil
    cleansing and steaming with the washcloth as I like to call it, you can
    use a natural and gentle cleanser but it is not imperative. And voila!
    That is it!
I don't have acne prone skin as of right now, but I have in the past and it was a terrib[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]le
time for me...I have to admit that the whole 'oil dissolves oil theory'
makes sense and has proved itself to me time and time again. In the
past, I used some of the most expensive, popular acne
medications/systems and I found them to be too harsh and made my
situation worse. The oil cleansing method does not disappoint me at
all! I recommend it for anybody, but as we all know everything ain't
for everybody so it may or may not work for you. I do, however, think
it's worth a try Smile

I also wanted to add, as I am very honest
and thorough when it comes to advice, that I am on Yaz birth control
and have noticed a change (for the good) in my skin since starting it.
However, if I stray from my oil cleansing method I do notice a breakout
here and there as opposed to when I use it regularly. Sooo, I just
wanted to make you aware that there can be many factors that play a
role in my skin's clarity besides this method, but it is a huge part of
my skincare regimen and I appreciate the kind compliments I received
about my skin. Thanks and good luck with the oil cleansing method...Be
sure to report back to Nikki on your experiences and I hope that you
all have success with it as well!

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Post by Veela on 30th December 2009, 4:31 pm

Wow, thanks for sending me this info. I can't wait to try it on myself and my 18 year old son. He just now started getting acne, lil whiteheads. This should be perfect for him. I'm sure this will work for my eyes too. I am 36 years old and have started to notice that when I smile, the corners of my eyes are starting to wrinkle up into lil crows feet... Embarassed I was thinking I needed more moisture. I am looking to take better care of my skin now that I'm nearing my 40's.

I am excited to try this method, Thanks for sharing!
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Post by Veela on 5th January 2010, 2:37 pm

I have now been using this oil cleansing method for almost a week. I too get the tingling/itchy sensation on my skin. But I notice this only happens if I use too much castor oil in the mix. Therefore, now I am adding more olive oil to it.
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Post by tiashaunteé on 5th January 2010, 2:45 pm

I found out the hard way that it's the olive oil that I can't use on my face. So I am using Sweet Almond oil instead of the Olive
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Post by Veela on 5th January 2010, 3:06 pm

Wow, thanks for letting me know now. I will be switching to the almond oil asap!
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Post by Silkee on 14th January 2010, 12:53 am

tiashauntee wrote:I found out the hard way that it's the olive oil that I can't use on my face. So I am using Sweet Almond oil instead of the Olive

Tiashauntee, what did the Olive Oil do to your skin? I tried to OCM for 6 weeks and ultimately stopped because I got these little bumps all over both sides of my face in the cheek area. I had never had that before the OCM. I want to continue but found it not good for my skin. I just couldn't understand because most others were having such wonderful results.

Just wondering if changing my oils could possibly help.
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Post by tiashaunteé on 14th January 2010, 12:01 pm

Silkee wrote:
tiashauntee wrote:I found out the hard way that it's the olive oil that I can't use on my face. So I am using Sweet Almond oil instead of the Olive

Tiashauntee, what did the Olive Oil do to your skin? I tried to OCM for 6 weeks and ultimately stopped because I got these little bumps all over both sides of my face in the cheek area. I had never had that before the OCM. I want to continue but found it not good for my skin. I just couldn't understand because most others were having such wonderful results.

Just wondering if changing my oils could possibly help.

The Olive Oil causes me to break out. It works great on my hair but my face does not like it
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Post by Silkee on 14th January 2010, 7:02 pm

tiashauntee wrote:
Silkee wrote:
tiashauntee wrote:I found out the hard way that it's the olive oil that I can't use on my face. So I am using Sweet Almond oil instead of the Olive

Tiashauntee, what did the Olive Oil do to your skin? I tried to OCM for 6 weeks and ultimately stopped because I got these little bumps all over both sides of my face in the cheek area. I had never had that before the OCM. I want to continue but found it not good for my skin. I just couldn't understand because most others were having such wonderful results.

Just wondering if changing my oils could possibly help.

The Olive Oil causes me to break out. It works great on my hair but my face does not like it

TIA, I am so glad to hear that. Not that you broke out but that not all is lost for me. I intend to resume the OCM immediately but I am going to try Sweet Almond Oil instead of the Olive Oil. I'm not sure why, but it never dawned on me that it could have been one of the oils causing the problem and not the method itself.

Thanks...let's see what happens
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Post by tiashaunteé on 14th January 2010, 7:05 pm

I was hoping my little friends would help someone Smile
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Post by djackson on 2nd November 2010, 5:54 pm

Hello tiashuntee',

I have the same issue with olive oil. When you says sweet almond oil is that an essential oil? (in your recipie?)

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Post by tiashaunteé on 2nd November 2010, 6:08 pm

djackson wrote:Hello tiashuntee',

I have the same issue with olive oil. When you says sweet almond oil is that an essential oil? (in your recipie?)

Daphne

Sweet almond oil is a carrier oil. I don't do oil rinses, they gave me pimples that I never had before. It was a "trial" that failed.
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Post by SummerSkye on 22nd November 2010, 4:05 am

Castor oil, jojoba and grapeseed oil have worked well for me. Im older now but was an oil slicked, pimple faced teen. Now my skin is just sensitive to everything (probably the accutane - lol). This OCM has been working great for me these past couple months. My skin looks pretty darn good. Not perfect but definitely much more "calm".
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Post by Sebastain13 on 29th November 2010, 4:47 pm

Is there a difference between sweet almond oil & just almond oil Can you use these for skin & hair
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Post by trentgrou on 18th December 2010, 6:15 am

I have seen that There are amount of others oil like Castor oil works fine, I have used coconut oil last two days and the results were excellent. I decided to try the different oil because I wanted.

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