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#1 TheSavyBanana

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:20 AM

I was thinking about trying the oil cleansing method because I am so afraid my oily skin will come back after stopping Accutane! Has anyone tried this? Did it work at controlling oil?

It would be helpful to know what oils to use, how to do it, morning or night, etc. Thanks!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:45 AM

The reviews of it on this very site make it sound rather scary: http://www.acne.org/.../976/page1.html

Apparently it seems to work well at first, but causes severe breakouts later on. One person (the first reviewer) initially gave it a great review, only to come back later and give it a terrible review along with a recommendation to avoid the method.

It makes me wonder how many of the other people who gave the method a great review later had a breakout.

Edited by 6N4M, 06 July 2012 - 02:46 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:42 AM

The reviews of it on this very site make it sound rather scary: http://www.acne.org/.../976/page1.html

Apparently it seems to work well at first, but causes severe breakouts later on. One person (the first reviewer) initially gave it a great review, only to come back later and give it a terrible review along with a recommendation to avoid the method.

It makes me wonder how many of the other people who gave the method a great review later had a breakout.

I had the same reaction. Worked awesome at first.. then 3 weeks later I exploded with clogged pores and tiny bumps all over my forehead

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

I follow this method using 75% jojoba, 25% castor oil. I never had bad effects from it, but I don't do it every day. I alternate:

Day 1: Cleanse with CeraVe hydrating cleanser and a Clarisonic brush
Day 2: Oil cleanse method
Repeat.

P.S. The visualization stuff in this description is a little hokey, but the technique is sound :)

First and foremost, this is typically done in the evening, prior to bed. There should be no need for deep cleansing in the morning if you're waking up with skin cleansed the night before. In the morning, a quick wipe with a warm washcloth should suffice. We don't want to overcleanse our skin as this will serve only to irritate and cause more oil production. The objective of using this method is to deep clean while balancing our skins oil production at the same time.

  • You'll need a soft washcloth, your oil blend, and hot, running water.
  • Pour a generous puddle of oil into the palm of your hand. Roughly, the size of a quarter, but more is acceptable. Rub your hands together to warm the oil and smooth over your face.
  • Begin massaging the oil into your face. This will remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities, so there is no need to use a makeup remover or wash your face prior to the massage. I've found that this removes even my stubborn waterproof mascara and concealor.
  • Using slow, firm motions across the skin, massage the oil deeply into your pores. Take your time and focus on your problem areas. You want the oil to work into your pores so that blackheads and the like can be dissolved and steamed away.
  • As you're massaging, let your mind drift off to something calming and breathe deeply. Take this time to relax and release some of the stress that your body is harboring. Sit down, breathe deeply, and take your time. Give the oil enough time to work on dissolving the impurities in your pores and give yourself enough time to unwind. Picture what your face would look like if it were completely clear and free from blemishes. Focus on that image and know that it is attainable. Trust that it is attainable. Accept that it is attainable. You can have clear skin, free of blemishes and you will have clear skin, free of blemishes. Focus on perfect skin and breathe deeply.
  • Once you're satisfied that your pores are saturated and you're feeling calm, pick up your washcloth and soak it in clean, steamy water. We want the water to be warm enough to open your pores and remove the oil. Cool water will not open your pores, nor will it remove the oil efficiently. We're not scalding our skin, we're steaming to coax our pores to release the oil carrying the impurities. We're essentially steaming our skin as an esthetician would, but without the luxury of a steam machine.
  • Hold the washcloth to cover your face. Allow it to stay until it cools. You will feel your pores releasing the impurities. Wipe the oil gently away and rinse the washcloth well in hot, running water. Hold the washcloth to your face again, allowing it to cool. Wipe gently, rinse well, and repeat two or three more times. Avoid any temptation to scrub, as you'll find it's completely unnecessary and your skin will be soft, smooth, and free of flakes without the additional manual exfoliation and irritation that will result. Impurities, dead skin cells, and bacteria will be gently swept away.
  • Have no fear of the oil, as the steamy washcloth will remove it. The Castor Oil, though it is an oil, will help with the removal of the other oils, as well. It is our main cleansing oil and is easily removed with warm water.
  • If your skin feels tight, take a tiny drop of your oil blend, rub it between your clean, damp palms and pat it onto your damp skin. Gently massage any oil residue into your skin so there is no film of oil left sitting on the surface. Your skin should now glow!


Edited by Green Gables, 09 July 2012 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

I used it for about a month and ran out of oils and just stopped. It was great, never gave me any problems. It just took too long so I decided to stop.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:02 PM

I've tried it and broke out very badly in under the skin bumps. So, didn't work for me.




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