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#61 brian37

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE (Rising Sum @ Mar 11 2007, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I stopped using proactiv because It was leaving me reaaly dry.

Now I use an all natural vegan soap.

It works much much better. My skin isn't dry and tight anymore.


Here's what I do.

Step 1. Wash with my natural facial bar.

Step 2. Rinse.

Step 3. Dry.

lol

It's pretty easy. Works great. No more harsh chemicals!!!!!! biggrin.gif


my face gets really oily throughout the day plus gets dry/tight after I clean it with an over the counter cleanser I bought from CVS. I just ordered 2 bars (pretty cheap, 2.50 ea). I get little whitehead/red bumps because of the excessive oil on my face so im hoping this will clear it up. sounds interesting and contains rich imported olive oil, coconut oil, and
soybean oil. you sound pretty happy with it, I just like the fact its all natural (no chemicals). ill post back with results after I get it in the mail.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:56 PM


Is it ok if I use Vita oil and Extra virgin olive oil? =o

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:50 PM

Is Castor oil this stuff?
http://www.walgreens...p;id=prod352563

For constipation? Wtf?

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:37 AM

QUOTE (Impressionist @ Jan 13 2008, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is Castor oil this stuff?
http://www.walgreens...p;id=prod352563

For constipation? Wtf?


Yeah it does that aswell.. but my bottle says its for face and hair and there's a warning that it's also a laxative.. there might be different ingredients since yours says its only used as a laxative

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE (TheHumanEquation @ Jan 10 2008, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (pocahontas21 @ Jan 11 2008, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (TheHumanEquation @ Jan 10 2008, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how often should this be done?
is it a once-a-week type of thing?


I do this method everyday morning and evening and I'm still getting amazing results from it. I have heard that some people only do it once a week or so...

i just don't want to irritate my skin with a bunch of diff. things so I'm sticking with the oils because it's simpler that way. smile.gif

Oh wow, I didn't realize this method is supposed to act as a replacement cleanser.
And it's working for you?


yup, sure is! biggrin.gif

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE (Impressionist @ Jan 13 2008, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is Castor oil this stuff?
http://www.walgreens...p;id=prod352563

For constipation? Wtf?


it's better to use castor oil found at health foods stores that is COLD-PRESSED castor oil. the castor oil at drugstores is mainly meant for internal use-not external use. cold-pressed castor oil is the highest quality and the kind at health foods stores is meant for exterenal use. smile.gif

like this:
http://www.baar.com/castroil.htm

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:46 AM

In step 3 of the OCM, after the first steaming session, I should "gently massage the oil on your face again". Do I have to use new oil for this, or should I massage the oil that's left on my face after steaming?
Thanks

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:15 PM

I've started the OCM as well... I was scared because last time I had applied Castor Oil, my face seemed red. But I recently found out that it's only the Extra-Virgin Olive Oil that irritates my skin, and that I was just being paranoid about the Castor. I recently went out and bought Pure Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil. I still use Clindoxyl as a spot treatment, but I plan to twist my way out of it's grasp...! biggrin.gif I've been doing the OCM for... four days now. biggrin.gif Skin is less flaky, but I have problems with comedones, although I think that was my first days of using EVOO...

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:36 AM

do anyone know where to get OCM? and how much does it roughly cost?

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 01:45 PM

QUOTE (blackkchoco @ Feb 27 2008, 06:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
do anyone know where to get OCM? and how much does it roughly cost?



Hi!

I found my oils at my local health food store. I have gone to many health food stores, along with the Vitamin Shoppe, and all of them carried them. Be sure you get the cold-pressed, pure oils, not the castor oil from the drugstore. Any sales people at the health food store will be able to help you out. I think I paid around $7 for the jojoba and $11 for the castor because it was a large size. My recommendation would be to try it in the smaller sizes because it lasts a long time and you might not even like it.

I don't do the exact oil cleansing method and get good results. First I use my regular cleanser to wash off my makeup. After rinsing with warm water and patting dry, I then place some castor and jojoba oils in the palm of my hand, about a quarter size in total, rub my hands together being sure it stays ON my hands instead of running down my arms and every place else lol, then just gently massage all around my skin, deliberately massaging it into all areas. I know other people have used their baby hair brush at this time, which helps with gentle exfoliation as well. After I'm done massaging it in, as long as I want, I rinse with warm water again. Since I don't use a washcloth which takes away most of the oil, I need to use a touch more cleanser again to cut some of the oil. I then dry off with a towel and continue using my topicals. Using a washcloth definitely takes away most of the oil and helps with exfoliation. I just prefer using a little more cleanser again because I still leave behind some oil.

While some people have experienced less oily skin from using this, and still others have experienced drier skin, I have the same amount of oil production using it or not. I do, however, notice it definitely calms my skin, and makes it feel more like skin than cardboard after topical usage. Because it does leave some oil behind, however, I only use it at night and only a few times per week. It is gentle and soothing.

I'm sure you will have no problem finding the oils in any health food store. Even if you decide you don't like it every time you cleanse, I'm sure you will want to use it at various times when your skin feels extra dry and irritated.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:50 PM

Ok... quick question:

Is castor oil supposed to be DARK and smell wierd? Like, almost rubbery?

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:55 PM

QUOTE (raised_on_radio @ Feb 28 2008, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok... quick question:

Is castor oil supposed to be DARK and smell wierd? Like, almost rubbery?


It doesn't smell great, but it doesn't smell horrible... Mine is dark in the bottle but it's clear-looking when I put it in my hands.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (raised_on_radio @ Feb 28 2008, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok... quick question:

Is castor oil supposed to be DARK and smell wierd? Like, almost rubbery?



Mine has a distinct odor to it, looks dark-ish in the bottle, but pours out more clear. Does the one you purchased say it's cold pressed and cold processed? It should say that and also list a bunch of things it's used for; such as, cleansing, castor-oil compresses, massage, etc. If it does, it's the right one!

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (JustaMomToo @ Feb 28 2008, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (raised_on_radio @ Feb 28 2008, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok... quick question:

Is castor oil supposed to be DARK and smell wierd? Like, almost rubbery?



Mine has a distinct odor to it, looks dark-ish in the bottle, but pours out more clear. Does the one you purchased say it's cold pressed and cold processed? It should say that and also list a bunch of things it's used for; such as, cleansing, castor-oil compresses, massage, etc. If it does, it's the right one!


Actually, Im in Brazil right now and its really hard to find this stuff. So I went to a type of open street market and asked for "Oleo de Mamona" which Im pretty sure is castor oil. The guy gave me a clear bottle with nothing written on it, but assured me it was 100% pure and organic.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 08:20 PM

ive been doing the OCM with only jojoba oil and from what im reading castor oil is really important in actually cleanind out the skin.....my problem is i cannot find it anywhere... i live in vancouver canada any ideas where to buy it?

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:41 PM

Okay, so I'm a little pissed about how well this is working. I know that sounds weird, but let me explain:

I'm pissed because I wasted hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars, on products that were supposed to clear my skin and make it less oily. All of these products were made of FAIL and they did nothing more than dry my skin out without making it any less greasy. It was horrible! My skin would be shiny as a Christmas ornament, but still flaky as hell. I didn't even think it was possibly until I saw it.

If I had known that all I had to do THIS WHOOOOLE TIME was smear a bunch of oil on my face and mop it off with wet rag, then I would have saved myself a lot of time, money, and emotional distress.

But it's better late than never, I suppose.

Thank you, Barnabas, for introducing me to this method of cleansing.
I've been doing it for about two weeks now and it's really been the answer to all my skin problems.

The only issue I've been having is that the oil ALWAYS seems to get in the hair around my face, no matter how careful I try to be! While this hasn't caused any breakouts around the hairline, it does instantly make my hair look totally stringy and gross like I haven't washed it in days. Needless to say, I've been wearing a lot of ponytails on the days I can't wash my hair after I wash my face.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:57 AM

I used this for the first time last night and I loved the way it made my face feel, but I gave a question... Can I use my regular moisterizer instead of the oil afterwards? I just don't know how I feel about leaving oil on my face and not washing it off... I use Cetaphil by the way.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:03 PM

and also... can I use plain castor oil? Because I think the evoo is making my pores clogged.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:36 PM

Yes, you don't have to use the EVOO. It breaks me out so I just use the castor oil.

As for the people that are continuing to use cleansers and loads of topicals with this regimen, that kinda defeats the purpose of it, dontcha think?

I did that for a few days during the second week or so of using the OCM. I realized quickly that it was not a great idea.

I mean, the whole point of using castor oil to clean your face is to keep the skin from being stripped of oil while cleaning the skin.
I think that using regular cleansers and smearing on BP along with the OCM does nothing more than perpetuate the vicious cycle of drying out your skin while trying to get rid of oil and causing it to produce too much oil, as a result. I mean, maybe it works for some you, but that was my experience. My face really can't handle a lot of different things at once, though.

I know it's hard to break old habits.
At first, I didn't feel like my skin was getting clean enough with this method. I was used to my face feeling tight and slightly dry after cleansing, especially at night when I used to cover myself in Clearasil.
You have to trust that this will work by itself.

No matter what you think, the castor oil won't break you out, unless you have some weird allergy to it.

If you really feel like you need an anti-bacterial spot treatment, try some plain ol' Neosporin. That's what I use and it's the best stuff in the world.
It's especially perfect for zits that have just been popped, as it kills any nasty bacteria that might be oozing out of it, makes it heal faster, and helps prevent those pesky scars.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:22 PM

My acne sure does have a sense of humor.

Literally, about a day after I wrote that last post, my skin went nuts and broke out in horrible, painful, cystic acne. It had been about two or three weeks since I started the OCM, so it must have been forming since then.

Yet another failure in the many attempts to clear my skin.

I'm about to just give up and let it do whatever the hell it wants.




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