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oil cleansing method? ♡ ♡ ♡ Due April 1; 1 child; Nevada 1058 posts
3rd Jan '13

Has anyone ever tried this? Everything I'm reading says it works good. It's probably the only thing I haven't tried for my acne.



If you are curious what I'm talking about lol, it's just a method of using extra virgin olive oil and castor oil in a mixture to wash your face, instead of soap or face washes.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65300 posts
3rd Jan '13

I don't see how that would be very effective. Oil + pores = acne.

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12367 posts
3rd Jan '13

I started about 3 weeks ago and my skin is clearing up well!

♡ ♡ ♡ Due April 1; 1 child; Nevada 1058 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" I don't see how that would be very effective. Oil + pores = acne."

♡ ♡ ♡ Due April 1; 1 child; Nevada 1058 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Mama MacGyver*:" I started about 3 weeks ago and my skin is clearing up well!"


I love hearing that lol. Do you use 50/50?

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12367 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" I don't see how that would be very effective. Oil + pores = acne."</blockquote>




These types of oils attract the oil and dirt in your face. You let it sit for a minute, then use a steaming wash cloth, let the hot cloth sit on your face for a few seconds as the heat soaks up the oil (bringing with it the oil and dirt from your face) then scrub a bit with the cloth and I like to rinse with cold water.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
3rd Jan '13

I've used olive oil. It worked great, by skin felt clean & soft. Olive oil wont make you oily/break out because it has the same pH as skin (from what I'm told).



Wet your face w/ warm water, then massage with the oil. Rinse with warm water and a washcloth.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
3rd Jan '13

My coworker uses coconut oil on her face, she started about 2 months ago and her skin looks awesome

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12367 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:</b>" I love hearing that lol. Do you use 50/50?"</blockquote>




I just use olive oil because it's what I had. Lol



I'm like you though, tried everything! This seems to finally be working and it feels much more natural than the harsh washes and I don't need an added moisturizer like I have in the past.

♡ ♡ ♡ Due April 1; 1 child; Nevada 1058 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Mama MacGyver*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:</b>" I love hearing that lol. Do you ... [snip!] ... be working and it feels much more natural than the harsh washes and I don't need an added moisturizer like I have in the past."


My skin is so dry and flakey, but then gets really oily throughout the day, plus it's covered with acne. It's so freaking frustrating. Never thought of trying oil before lol.

Mama MacGyver* Peds RN TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12367 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡ ♡ ♡:</b>" My skin is so dry and flakey, but then gets really oily throughout the day, plus it's covered with acne. It's so freaking frustrating. Never thought of trying oil before lol."</blockquote>




I've also started taking a zinc supplement, and evening primrose oil capsules 1-2x a day. If my face is feeling dry, I pop open a capsule and put some of the primrose oil on my face after I wash it before bed time.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
3rd Jan '13

That is very nteresting