NotCleanAndNotClear replied to NotCleanAndNotClear's topic in Other acne treatmentsI am 100% sure that the OCM was the reason for the breakout. Maybe other oils wouldn't have had this effect, but the ones I used did. The reason the breakout lasted for months is that it got inflamed. My whole life I have never broken out like this and the doctors I saw confirmed that oils can do that to acne prone skin.
NotCleanAndNotClear posted a topic in Other acne treatmentsI read positive things about the OCM and since I always tend to break up a bit during the summer (looking back this is nothing), I decided to try it last October. 10 days into it (I used jojoba & castor oil) I noticed that I started to break out. I immediately stopped the OCM. 6 weeks later I had horrible cystic acne all over my chin that kept getting worse by the day and started to expand to my cheeks and neck. I have never had acne like this before; never more than maybe 2-3 pimples at a time, mostly none at all. I went to see a derm and she told me that it's not a good idea to put oil on your face when you're acne prone. She prescribed some topical antibiotics that did not help. I went to see anohter derm who prescribed oral antibiotics I took for 4 weeks that did not help either. Went back to the term and he said I could try Benzoylperoxide, but he's afraid I might have to end up taking Accutane to really get rid of it. I had taken BP in the past and liked it, but did not think a topical treatment could help at this point. I tried it anyways and saw an improvement immediately (I only use it at night and use 5% without a moisturizer on top). This was in December. I stopped really breaking out just recently and am now dealing with marks and will probably be left with some scarring. I wanted to share this with you as it might help prevent you from having to go through the same thing. I would normally never post photos like that, but I think it's important to see what 10 days on the OCM did and how I am still dealing with it 6 months later.