Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Oil Cleansing Method for GREAT SKIN!!!

I waited several months before posting about the oil cleansing method because I wanted to make sure it works really well before recommending. Well, not only am I thrilled with it myself, but both my teenage kids and several friends (and their teens) have been using it and loving it, too!

First, I want to say that the reason we have breakouts and blackheads and such on our faces is because we are not cleansing correctly and then we often use harsh chemicals in an attempt to "control" oil. Well, oil is not the problem. Your skin needs oils to function properly and cleanse itself. By stripping your skin of oils, you are causing your skin to produce even more oils which results in "oily skin".

By using this oil cleansing method, you will clear up any acne, moisturize your skin properly and maintain and clean healthy environment on your face. I also use oil to moisturize instead of lotions (either olive oil or kukui nut oil - my favorite!!).

Castor oil is the cleansing oil and how much you use will depend on the type of skin you have. I also add a little sweet almond oil, but mostly use extra virgin olive oil. And I use kukui nut oil to moisturize daily. It is so nice! It leaves no oil residue and it does wonders for your skin, especially if you have dry skin like me. My husband used it on a patch of skin on his side that chronically was so dry and itchy. After just a few days of use, the dry skin disappeared completely!

It took quite a while to convince my kids to use this oil cleansing method regularly, but they are now convinced as to how well it works. A friend of mine's daughter was really struggling with acne. She used this method for two weeks and completely cleared up her face!

I promise that, if you follow the directions for the oil cleansing method, your skin will love you for it!! Check it out and try it for yourself. Not only will your skin love you, but you will save a TON of money, if you use any costly cleansers and moisturizers now.

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HomeGrownMommy said...

I love chemical-free options! We are slowly but surely reducing the number of chemicals we have in the house, especially those we use directly on our skin. It is nice to hear of a success story before starting something - you gave me courage to try this method! I bet this helps wrinkles to stay away longer as well.

Thanks for the great article!

Anonymous said...

I want to try this, but I don't want my face to break out all over... even if it is getting those things underneath. Any thoughts?

I am using Neutrogena and It seems to bring that stuff under the skin partially to the surface. Only to find something more like a blister that doesn't heal.

Heather D. said...

Did you experience any break-out initially when starting the method? I've been using the OCM for about a week now and am developing some whiteheads (which weren't my main problem before....more the type of acne with painful large pimples) and I'm trying to figure out if the OCM is causing me to break-out, or if it's more of a "purge" and is just cleaning out my pores. I'm trying my hardest to leave the spots alone and see if they resolve on their own.

Thanks for your help.

dolphin lady said...

Heather, I didn't experience any breakout with this, but I haven't had that kind of problem for many years. However, my kids (teenagers) see dramatic improvements with their acne when they remember to use it:-) and they know that their faces would clear up if they were consistent, from their experience when I made them use it. Oh well! I think you might be just going through getting all the gunk out of your pores and may just need to stick with it a little longer. It usually takes 2-3 weeks for your skin to adapt when you change cleansers, so I am hoping you will see it clearing up real soon! Let me know how it goes.