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post #81 of 193
I got almond oil yesterday and just used that last night, it felt great, and I felt like my face looked "glowy". I'm going to try it on dh today, he has giant, scary pores. He'll like the facial massage if nothing else. And I'm off to look for some microdermabrasion cloths.
post #82 of 193
ok...ive come here to report on my experiment.

so, i was in the shower and i decided, hey, maybe if i just give my face a nice massage that will do some mimnimal version of this oil cleaning. i massaged it for like a minute ( with just my hands) , and noticed i was exfoliating..so kept it up..my face felt so good! it was radiant, smooth, and healthy looking for the first time in weeks, because i have been sick for a long time and really pale. i still had blackheads, but it just looked better. anyway my cheeks stayed rosey for the rest of the day! However....i now have a constellation of hard icky zits on my chin where i tend to break out.

i would like to give the oil method a try still, but i am worried about my skin type--i see above some others with similar sounding skin are having probs. should i avoid my chin, and just do the bridge of my nose where the blackheads are? also getting the oil off sounds really hard, esp if you dont want to use a washcloth. can it be rinsed off with a facail soap instead to avoid scrubbing with a cloth? or does that defeat the purpose?

also..im having trouble figuring out all the abbreviations you guys are using ( EEVOOO? ) ..would someone mind repeating what all the abreviated things are? thanks.
post #83 of 193
After reading this thread, I ran to the bathroom with my EVOO, oatmeal and brown sugar. I did a oat and sugar scrub first for a couple of minutes, then rinsed with warm water. Then I did the EVOO massaging for about four minutes. I did the hot washcloth thing about four times, gently wiping the skin down each time. I can't say I saw any blackheads pop out, or even any dirt on the white washcloth.. but DH did say that my skin is soft!

But, I also experienced something funky.. my eyes are really blurry after rubbing the EVOO onto my face (I admit I rubbed it over my eyelids). Now they are watering up and I can't see very clearly. What the heck? Anyone else experience this?

Also, how do you know if you've removed all the oil off your face? What's it supposed to feel like?
post #84 of 193
OK, I am converted! After my skin had a chance to relax, I took a look in the mirror and WOAH it glows!!!! It looks so... clean??? Yipeeee! I'm in
post #85 of 193
EVOO= extra virgin olive oil

i think that washing with soap would kind of negate the whole ocm thing??? and i can't imagine doing it w/out a washcloth, it just would not get the oil off.

i've used it on my eye area too to remove makeup. just use hot water and wipe with the cloth and keep using a new cloth til it's gone.

i guess the reason i'm breaking out is b/c of my skin purging??? this method is soooo time consuming, i just cannot do it everyday, so what is happening is i am making myself break out, then healing b4 i completely purge, so the cycle never ends. anyone?
post #86 of 193
ok this is silly but souldnt it be EVCO? with a "c" for castor? or is it a brand?

i dont think i dare trying it if it means lots of rubbing with a washcloth. that sounds like it would feel really nice, but i think it would make me break out. unless the above poster is right about purging? maybe i will do it when this semester is over and i can ust hide for a week or so while i turn into pizza face?

post #87 of 193
duh! sorry SL, somwtimes my hands work faster than my brain.
post #88 of 193
after i postd that though, i was wondering if you really mean Extra Virgin Olive Oil

that explains EVOO

and i think i knew that and then forgot about it or something.

anyway, thanks!

Stirr
post #89 of 193
O.K.I have tried this twice,but as it is that dreadful time of the month,my face is broke out like crazy.Does this have to been done everyday to see results?As mentioned before this is time consuming.Also Do you have to use castor oil?I'll get some as soon as I get to the store later this week,but right now I just have EVOO and have been using that.The first time that I used it I noticed that my pores didn't look as dark even though I didn't have the stuff coming out as I had heard other people tell about.
Sonya
post #90 of 193
just tried this yesterday for the first time...WOW! it's really amazing. i've always had problem skin. yesterday immediately after i did it i noticed a huge improvement. my skin actually looked dewey and so healthy. also, when i ran my fingers over it, it was sooooo smooth and soft. i really love it!


thanks to the OP!
post #91 of 193
Would jojoba oil work for this? I have always liked using it for moisturizing because the oil's composition is supposed to be really close to your natural skin oils. I even use jojoba oil on my dd after diaper changes and all over the dry areas of my skin after baths. Do I have to use castor oil for the purpose of cleansing?
post #92 of 193
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Originally Posted by celestialdrmrmama
Would jojoba oil work for this? I have always liked using it for moisturizing because the oil's composition is supposed to be really close to your natural skin oils. I even use jojoba oil on my dd after diaper changes and all over the dry areas of my skin after baths. Do I have to use castor oil for the purpose of cleansing?
Jojoba oil is not good for massaging because it absorbs into the skin really, really quickly. It is more a wax than an oil. However, it wouldn't hurt to add a drop or two to any other oil you are using.

You do not need to use castor oil for cleaning. For instance, I've read that pregnant women shoud not use castor oil.

If you go to the OCM thread on the message board linked on the first post, first page of this thread, you'll find many of the women there using OCM. Many there do not not like using castor oil. Neither do I, I found it hard to wash off. There are many other carrier oils you can use, and you can add any essentials you like. Search for essential oil sites and look up the properties of carrier oils and essential oils and decide what is right for you. Some people use almond oil, cocnut oil, rosemary, etc., etc.

My own personal preference is grapeseed oil with a drop of jojoba. Sometimes I may use jojoba afterward for extra moisturizing. I chose grapeseed because it is slightly astringent, I was afraid of more zits. However, by itself I found it too astringent, my skin felt dry afterward. I experimented with adding the bit of jojoba and wa-la! I am happy with this method for me.
post #93 of 193
Just wanted to add one more report. I've been doing this for about a week now. I'm using about half castor oil and half organic massage oil that my friend made--it's a mix of EOs and oils, a bit more water soluble and lighter. My skin feels very soft and looks pretty and glowy but I still have the same number of breakouts. I'm hoping that as they go away there will be fewer replacements. I figure it will take at least 2 weeks to really notice a difference in pores and breakouts, right? So I will have to report back. My acne has been bad since I was a teen and I've tried various treatments but I'd rather tackle it naturally, so I really hope this works.
post #94 of 193
I'd love to know how many others that tried OCM did not end up sticking with the routine?


I for one didnt, I enjoyed it but didnt stick with it...I might give it a try tomorrow cause it feels so nice


blessings~
post #95 of 193
I have been doing it for a while...I am a member of that board that was mentioned.

Mystic Mama, I also kind of let it slide to the wayside due to time/trouble. But that is only because water-only washing works very well for me.

I now just use OCM for when I feel like pampering myself....or if I need exfoliation I mix 1tbsp of brown sugar into my co/evoo mix. I still recommend it...and it is a FAR cry better for my skin than when I was using soap, cleansers, or noxema on my face.
post #96 of 193
I gotta try this too!!!
post #97 of 193
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Originally Posted by DeepGreen29
I have been doing it for a while...I am a member of that board that was mentioned.
Me too!


Quote:
Originally Posted by DeepGreen29
Mystic Mama, I also kind of let it slide to the wayside due to time/trouble. But that is only because water-only washing works very well for me.
Also, me. If you mean "stick with it" in that I do it as a daily routine, then no, I don't do it every day. Mostly due to lack of time. But before that I had started WO for my face, which also worked out great. I would wipe a bit of witch hazel over my face with a cotton ball sometimes, too. But OCM is definitely pampering I like.
post #98 of 193
we moved from az to tx and goodness is it humid here....anyone doing OCM in humid environments? how is that working?


blessings~
post #99 of 193
I haven't tried this yet. But I wanted to say that it makes TOTAL sense to me that it would help problem skin.

The reason is that I have always had very oily skin with lots of breakouts- always. So what have I done for the majority of my life? Tried to suck every last bit of OIL out of my skin! That is what I was always told...drying astringents, drying anti-acne solutions, oil-free moisturizer only, etc. NONE of it ever worked.

Well then about a year ago when I became pg with my 2nd son I bought some Oil of Olay night cream (the thick, oily nightcream ) to use under my eyes. I used it on my entire face one night and my skin looked and felt so nice. So I started using it all over my face every day and people actually started commenting on how great my skin looked!!

When that container ran out, I went a few weeks without it (just kept forgetting to buy it) and my skin started to regress back.

If I had only known that 20 years ago I could have saved my skin from years of abuse!

Okay, so I will try this the next time I can get to the grocery store and get myself some olive oil and castor oil.
post #100 of 193
for results try this
You need to use cold process castor oil Not the laxative stuff from the drug store, it makes a difference. If you have oily skin use 75/25 ratio co/evoo all other skin types should use 50/50 co/evoo ratio. Apply oil mixture massage for 2 mins then steam your face. fill a bowl with boiling hot water then place your face over the bowl and drape the towel over your head and the bowl for 5-10 mins. Or you can soak your wash cloth in hot water, as hot as you can bear then squeez it out and place the hot wash cloth on your face. You may have to repeat this a few times when the cloth gets cold. Use the squeezed out hot cloth to wipe the remaining oil off your face, repeat if needed. Important tip use a soft wash cloth and make sure remove all the oil and the gunk from your face becuse if it is not remove properly you can break out. Finsh off by rinsing your face with cold water then pat dry, this will close back your pores. Hope this helps

co=castor oil
evoo=extra virgin olive oil
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