I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Hi everyone! ), sunflower oil (good for dry skin), meadowfoam oil, jojoba oil (great option for dehydrated skin! As you can see, their skin is much smoother. I used to have oily skin but since moving to a colder climate it turned into combination skin. A year or so ago someone published a website with their version of it (not the regimen I'd recommend, it recommends steaming your face which we know is bad) and it spread through the internet and became super popular. Wipe oil off with warm washcloth after massage. Who Should Try it? After all, isn’t the goal to get rid of the grease on your skin, not add more? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the SkincareAddiction community, Press J to jump to the feed. That one's a bit harder but I'm working on it too! Before you try either, test the cleansing oil on a small patch of your skin for a couple of days to see how your skin reacts. My skin looks much nicer and moisturized without being oily. One or two drops of olive oil or another oil may be used to moisturize the skin after the cleansing oil has been removed from the face. [B&A] One year of skincare and I … ....nice! That's it! Are certain oils better for different things? How to Oil Cleanse . My acne wash was making the dry spots dryer and I had always been trained by facewash commercials that if you're acne-prone keep oil as far from your skin as possible. If you have any more questions, add them as comments and I will address/update as needed. I strongly recommend trying OCM even if only to reset your thinking about skincare and your skin. I just got a little emotional for you. How do you choose which oils to use? At night I cleanse with the hemp oil, wipe everything off with a hot cloth, then exfoliate with Paula's Choice 8% AHA Skin Perfecting gel. I think part of the reason people experience such great success with this type of cleansing is that in people with dehydrated oily skin, overcleansing skin causes more oil production, but most of the products geared toward oily skin are about removing dirt and oil which can actually make it worse and cause 'rebound oil production.' From your description, it seems like I have very similar skin to yours. Oil Cleansing Method Before and After. How To Do The Oil Cleansing Method. I think I gained weight." OP has given me the kick in the seat to try it again because it really made a huge difference in the way I view and treat my skin. That is a towel bar behind me. The problem is, there are some of us who just can't handle this method of cleansing. 5 day results! If it has been longer than a month and your oil cleansing method made acne worse, there is likely something else going on, according to McGuigan. :), New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the SkincareAddiction community, Press J to jump to the feed. If you have any more questions, add them as comments and I … For more information, see our Rule Explanations. The oil cleansing method is usually done before bed. Since I stopped wearing makeup I don’t feel like my face gets that dirty. I've found it's important to be very gentle when wiping off the oil. But as we started to wise up, and the skincare market took a cue from other countries (hello, Korea), oils became the new hot thing, particularly when it came to cleansing—and for good reason. They tend to be thinner, so they wash up better. Since I've started using the OCM method, my normally super dry skin has been so soft and supple. This is where you'll learn how to cleanse your skin using the oil cleansing method. ), and hemp seed oil which is great for acne. If I don't shower, I just splash my face with some water then pat it dry and go straight to the SPF. I don't have a problem with excess dirt but I use a LOT of oil. The whole idea behind oil cleansing is that like attracts like. Often a couple of splashes of cold water will do the trick. I'm Kristy and I'm your resident Oil Cleansing Evangelist and I'm here to tell you all about it. Question: is the SAO or OO greasy or shiny? The massage is utter bliss, though - I never thought that an oil massage would be so heavenly, but it's my favorite part of my day. About oil cleansing, I’ve tried the method of warm towel before, however since 7 days ago I tried the Asian version of oil cleasing (so-called double cleansing): Put oil on dry face, massage for about 4 minutes, then wet hands and continue to massage in order to emulsify it, and then, while still rather dry, apply foam cleanser, and massage for another four minutes. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. Since you're a chemist, does this oil treatment stuff make sense chemically? Oils have the same intermolecular forces as other oils, namely sebum, so if you use a type of oil that dissolves your personal type of sebum very well, your pores get unclogged? :D But it's a long period of time - from mid 14 to now. Hi, I know it's been four months since you made this comment, but I wanted to ask you a question. I have been using the OCM for months and was still getting minor break outs, and a cotton ball would still be a bit dirty after swiping problem spots with tea tree oil. I also don't think I have enough towels lol, I haven't had that issue, but I have definitely stained all the white face cloths in the house weird shades of green and flesh colour from makeup HAHA. Some popular choices are: Mineral oil (a one size fits all kind of oil! i might just give this a try for my oily skin as well, thank you. I don't think I'll ever use soap on my face again. Are you sure it was exactly the hemp that did the magic? You can use any one or multiple oils in any combination you like. The oil cleansing method is usually done before bed. Why does it work? 4 Reasons Why Oil Cleansing Could Make Acne Worse. I never had dewy skin before. I'm happy you found something that works for you! If someone is seriously acne prone, it might be really hard find out what oil actually works. It's easy to get caught in a negative feedback loop here. This method can, in a small percentage of acne prone people, cause super crazy bad breakouts. Because if you've ever used a toner, you know that most regular cleansers tend to fail on the job. You can find all the different properties of oils on garden of wisdoms website. A week ago I picked up microfiber cloths in the cleaning aisle of walmart and they've made a huge difference, now there's absolutely no dirt left over after cleansing and the spots beneath my cheekbones have all cleared up. I haven't had any breakouts either, which is amazing because my skin is very sensitive. That's it! Blackheads – loathe ’em or love squeezing ’em (don't worry, this isn't one of those types of posts), we can all agree life’s better when they’re out of your face. The eyebrows used to be a struggle because they were so dark and caterpillary I had no idea what to do with them hahah. Because we'd like this sub to be a friendly and welcoming place, we are a bit more strict with what users are allowed to say than you might be used to. I haven't used OCM in a while; I stopped because of the little inconveniences that are easily solved: not enough wash cloths, big bottles of oil I had to mix each time, etc. Acne prone folks should gear towards oils that have bactericidal and/or anti inflammatory properties. Oil cleansing changed my life (MY LIFE!). You even have that glow from within going for you. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I just tried sampler packs. One or two drops of olive oil or another oil may be used to moisturize the skin after the cleansing oil has been removed from the face. My story: non-acneic, tending towards flakies, 1mm skin-colored papules around the chin, darkish sebum filaments on the nose and forehead, sebum plugs that make my skin rough especially on the forehead. And honestly, I don’t do it every night. The actual “how” of OCM is pretty straight-forward: Just massage a palmful of oil—we’ll get to the specific oils in a second—over your dirty, makeup-covered face for a few minutes, gently wipe off the oil … Once that dries, I grease my face up with the Vaseline and go to sleep. We don't allow rudeness of any kind, so please try to remain kind and respectful when interacting with others. I personally was oily and acne prone due to dehydrated skin. They’re here to talk about their skin, not about their general looks or attractiveness. That said, I used to have really intolerant skin and it worked fine for me, so you never know. Reddit user sirenav followed the same method and posted before-and-after photos. The oil cleansing method has been on the skincare scene for a little while now, but there are still some who are – understandably – hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. The skin needs to be dry to have some friction though. It’s called the 60-second rule, and the internet is OBSESSED with it. Watch it with the castor oil, it can be really drying. Background: Oil Cleansing was never very popular in the US, although it's been used in Asia for quite some time. We'd like our users to feel comfortable sharing their images without getting hit on or judged. So while hemp was ridding me of acne, I'd say that those two things are what gave my skin that little extra push to it's current level of radiance :D, r/skincareaddiction: the only place it's okay to say "I'd like to have your skin", You look radiant!!! How to cleanse your skin using the oil cleansing method, or OCM for short. If you are making your own oil, be sure that they are mixed and bottled ahead of time. (And psst, if you’re looking to simplify your body care ingredients, too, check out this pure coconut oil soap made from just three ingredients.). [Before&After] Oil-cleansing with hemp oil literally changed my life. Or is it just a personal preference with the smell and how it feels on your skin? I'd like to have your skin! Did you find a place that sells it that's inexpensive? My skin is dehydrated, acne prone, and way more on the dry side than oily. Woow, so beautiful! I tried it on a whim expecting to break out right afterward, but instead my skin looked dewy. I just started cleansing with oil a few days ago (but I've been using oil topically for a while now), and I could not agree more with your first statement! I try to 'melt' the oil off first with warm water (it helps that I'm using sunflower seed, since it's so thin), then wipe it off as gently as I can. My personal preference is sweet almond oil, followed by olive oil. Not hot, and don't steam it. Thanks so much, /r/SkincareAddiction! Chin, week 2 (like George Constanza would say, “the sea was angry that day my friend”) Forehead, week 3. After cleansing, I put on my normal moisturizer and headed off to bed, and I immediately felt like my skin was tight, like I hadn't put enough on. Thank you so much! It will probably work best for dry, dehydrated, and skin that's oily from dehydration. As this post has hit r/all, I'd like to give our newcomers a heads up about r/SkincareAddiction's Rule 1: Be kind and respectful. A friend of mine started making her own face oils and giving samples to friends. As you know, a few months ago I decided to embark on a 30 day experiment exclusively doing the Dry Oil Cleansing Method.. What made me want to try the Dry Oil Cleansing Method was my skin was beginning to get really dry from my pregnancy (my last pregnancy was the total reverse, I had excessively oily skin and hair). It’s called the oil cleansing method (or OCM), and it has spurred thousands and thousands of blog posts and Reddit discussions for being a complete skin-changer for virtually all complexions, especially the acne-prone. The oil dissolves sebum, dirt, sunscreen, makeup - whatever’s on your face that needs to come off - and leaves behind clean skin that hasn’t been totally stripped. And honestly, I don’t do it every night. This is just basic high school chem so I don't know if it holds true but could OCM work because of the concept of "like dissolves like?" I think we associate oily with dirty culturally so it's been viewed with some skepticism. Oil sensitivity: I detailed my experience here, and to reiterate what my dermatologist, Dr. Nowell Solish, told me: some skin types are just so sensitive that even cleansing this way ONCE can cause a bad infection. I've ordered some microfiber cloths from amazon, but I've still got a couple days to wait. Forehead, week 2. Garden of Wisdom sells argan oil for ten bucks or 4oz for $32. I wanted to ask what kind of oil you use, because OP listed a lot of different kinds of oils, and I'm not sure which would be best for my skin. I used to get cystic acne breakouts once or twice a month, and haven't had any since I started the oil cleansing. I tried the famous Oil Cleansing Method for glowing skin on my dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. You can get olive, sunflower, coconut in the cooking aisles at grocery stores, but some of the more exotic you might have to order from Garden of Wisdom. Feels dry most of the time, a bit flakey and my nose is covered in little black spots that aren't blackheads (I assume those are sebum filaments or plugs?). I never realized I was dehydrated until I tried the OCM. I think it's important to mention the effectiveness of a microfiber cloth instead of just a regular face cloth. Personally I like to use argan oil. That being said however, two other things I started doing regularly sometime after starting hemp were moisturizing with petroleum jelly after every face washing or shower (I had very dry skin and was constantly flaky) and exfoliating with Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid every night (which I've now switched to the 8% AHA gel). Not weird military should pad things. And as we said above, as long as you’re choosing a water-based cleanser that suits your skin’s needs, you’ll leave your skin only cleaner—not stripped—after your double cleanse. Thanks so much! Have you tried baby washcloths? Thank you again, you sweet human ( ; v ; ). You look stunning! I think you have to be patient in figuring out what works for you. They have different properties and will produce different results. I found it more expensive than other oils and CeraVe in the tub has done me well. How Accutane changed my life. I had acne like that all through 2013 too and nothing changed until I started oil cleansing. That might be helpful for some helpful. It was the normal amount I always used, but whatever. I've been using plain-jane terrycloth washrags to wipe the oil off, and they're much too rough for my face. Tissues were too scratchy and irritated my skin! Look for it in bulk and sell it to your friends. That's what I'm doing. The Oil Cleansing Method for acne (OCM) is the most ah-mazing way to clean your face. Also, the magic is in the initial massage. Here’s an album of progress photos from when I started vs. now. If you find regular cleansers too harsh, this might be a good option. Wet your face with warm water. Totally agree about the Argan oil. When I was putting the photos together for the album and was reminded of just how bad it was before I started back then, I got close to a small breakdown too honestly hahaha. Can't lie. Just in time for Thanksgiving too! How Oil Cleansing Can Cause Acne. The Oil Cleansing Method: How to do it. Chin, week 1. Once upon a time, not so long ago, ‘oil’ was a dirty word in the skincare universe. Now I use cleansers as little as possible (and CeraVE only) but still have some dryness. This is awesome. A Note From Mommypotamus: Today’s guest post comes from Jennifer Nervo of Healing Redefined.Thank you, Jennifer! Then I wash it all off with a regular cleanser. My 30 Day Experiment doing the Dry Oil Cleansing Method. You are very naturally beautiful as well and I want your eyebrows! In the mornings, if I shower, I moisturize after with petroleum jelly Vaseline, let that sit for a bit, then wipe off the residue and apply Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30. The facial cloth will be all over oil unless you wash it after cleansing with oil-soluble soap but, if there remains a lot of used oil in the cloth, it surely will get rancid over the time. I rub cleansing oil on to dry skin for about 5 minutes a couple times a week and it does remove quite a bit. Thank you! You can premix it and store it or just use it directly from a container (make sure it's sterile though, if you put your fingers in the container it's just gonna grow bacteria), Massage oil into face for a minute or two, Wipe oil off with warm washcloth after massage. It had gotten to the point where I didn't want to shower at my now-husband's place because the warm water alone would make my skin tight and uncomfortable and he didn't have the products I needed to "fix" it. Chin, week 3. Always dry or oily. Whether you're looking for a more natural skin care approach, trying to eliminate acne, or just want to give it a try, this is where you start. It's so much cheaper, and you can use it for your hair too. Oil dissolves oil—and so it's supposed to be the very best thing for removing ALL traces of makeup, grime and sebum without stripping or irritating your skin. I've also completely stopped getting cystic acne. Your skin looks so much better! There are even oil cleansers that are extra gentle, like the Hanskin Pore Cleansing Oil [PHA], that are especially good for extra sensitive skin. That's pretty much it! Then I do my makeup. :P. I hope you feel as beautiful on the inside as you do on the outside, and remember that won't ever change. The oil cleansing method to get rid of acne might not be working for you if you are doing it … With OCM I realized that my skin wasn't naturally, extremely dry, red, or rough, I was aggravating it by over-cleansing and then over-moisturizing to compensate (BHA 2x daily, rough AND fine scrubs 1-2x daily, strongest moisturizer I could get, yipes!). I've been using it since, haven't used facewash one time since then either. Can we sticky/sidebar this too? Complimenting OP on their skin is fine, but commenting on other aspects of their appearance, or making sexualized comments, no matter how well-intentioned, is considered inappropriate in this sub. Do you have that issue? [Before and After] The oil cleansing method has been working wonders for my dehydrated skin. Eheheh, I'm still chuckling about my own joke too. Use warm water from the faucet or use water you heated ahead of time and placed in a bowl. Apply oil. The oil cleansing method (aka OCM) is simply using oil to clean your skin! After that, gently wipe the oil off with a warm, wet washcloth (either a new one or the clean back of the one you used before). I made a facial oil with apricot kernel oil, tea tree EO, Lavender EO and frankincense EO as a 2.5% dilution.. and I’ve used it to do oil cleansing as well but unfortunately it hasn’t really worked too well… my skin is still breaking out even after a month of almost daily use. Before you can do the oil cleansing method, a little prep work needs to be done ahead of time. Before we get started, a word of warning: Test patch with new oils first. Thanks so much! I tried a few oils before settling on almond. Thanks so much! It rocks my sensitive, acne-prone, dry, … I've been oil cleansing for a couple of months now. Please be mindful of this when commenting in this sub. Yeah, I think I'd say that hemp was the biggest factor. Whether you're looking for a more natural skin care approach, trying to eliminate acne, or just want to give it a try, you'll find the ins and outs of oil cleansing here. If you have never used your chosen oil before, I recommend doing the patch test first by applying on a small area of your face or neck to check for any (allergic) reaction.. Let your skin adjust to the oil first by using it as a moisturizer, then start with the oil cleansing method as well.If you see that your skin starts breaking out more than usual weeks later, stop using the oil. I cracked up on the "Fuck. Also, have a clean washcloth by the sink. I'm so happy to see your success story. Forehead, week 1. dark gunk that comes out of your skin after a specific cleansing method (which we’ll get Personally I like to use argan oil. I had acne like that all through 2013 too and nothing changed until I started oil cleansing. I had to exhaust all of my options before I was willing to take the risk, and it paid off. Slathering an extra layer of oil on your skin sounds like the last thing you’d want to, especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin . Reddit user Guyamassonora recently shared her tactic for keeping her tight curls silky and smooth — and it turns out, one of the major reasons behind her perfectly moisturized style is conditioner. Anyone can try it. Basic oil cleanse Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil in the palm of your hand. After that, my skin gradually improved and by 3-4 weeks of using only oil cleansing, I had no excess oil, no dry skin, and no blackheads… I cringe when I think of the dozens of chemical laden products I used, especially in high school, to try to keep my acne under control! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, slight rosacea/sensitive/combo-AR&D Pharmaceutical Chemist, licensed esthetician + certified collagen rejuvenation therapist. Before and After pics. The principle that causes oil to dissolve oil is called dissolution theory. I was oil cleansing for a bit but I couldn't wash the oil out of my towels, and using cotton pads and stuff that I throw away wasn't working well enough (also its a waste). Thankfully, a Reddit user claims she’s found the holy grail of blackhead removal routines – and the internet is obsessing over her before and after pics, taken just four weeks apart. I buy it from garden of wisdom and it's like $10 for an ounce or $30 for 4 oz. 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