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Oil Cleansing (Not Oil Cleansing Method)

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Does anyone here use just oil as a cleanser? I bought some samples of several oils (safflower, sunflower, meadowfoam, and mineral) to try cleansing with. I also got some emulsifiers (cromollient and polysorbate 80) to help the oils rinse away cleanly.

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Yeah. Sort of. I mostly cleanse a my face with a warm damp cloth, then apply a little oil to a damp face. But sometimes I start with the oil, especially if I've begone to get some blackheads. And I.smear oil over my eyes if I wore mascara before getting in the shower or using the cloth.

I rarely do the castor oil mix thing though.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Bump. I'd like to know more about this. Can oily skin people use oil to cleanse their face? Does it leave oil on the face?

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Bump. I'd like to know more about this. Can oily skin people use oil to cleanse their face? Does it leave oil on the face?


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Bump. I'd like to know more about this. Can oily skin people use oil to cleanse their face? Does it leave oil on the face?

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Bump. I'd like to know more about this. Can oily skin people use oil to cleanse their face? Does it leave oil on the face?

Yes they can. Oil dissolves oil so it should actually be good for oily skin as long as you find an oil that doesn't break you out. I recently tried a new facial cleanser (sage facial shampoo) and broke out in a rash. I've been waiting for the rash to die down before trying the oil cleansing, but when I do try it I will share my experience. I think the first oil I plan to try is the meadowfoam oil.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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I've read mixed things about it actually. For some people, it works well, while for others it messes up their skin. I sometimes spot treat with grapeseed oil (great source of vitamin E and can help with scarring and hyperpigmentation) but I'm too scared to cleanse my whole face with it as it might clog some pores.

I like cleansing with pure honey for the antibacterial effect and the glow it gives afterwards.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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I've read mixed things about it actually. For some people, it works well, while for others it messes up their skin. I sometimes spot treat with grapeseed oil (great source of vitamin E and can help with scarring and hyperpigmentation) but I'm too scared to cleanse my whole face with it as it might clog some pores.

I like cleansing with pure honey for the antibacterial effect and the glow it gives afterwards.

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Just an update. I've been using a mix of meadowfoam oil and cromollient on my face for a few days now and my skin looks great. When I rub the oil in I can actually feel some of the clogs coming out of my skin.

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Yes I do this too a few times a week. But without using any kind of cloth. I have eczema and extremely reactive/hypersensitive skin, so using a hot cloth and then rubbing my face with it, would flare everything up. So I use the oil, rub very lightly in small circular movements, and then rinse it off completely with an organic rose cleanser.

My face looks a bit irritated afterwards, but that's because of how sensitive my face is and because of the rubbing. Nothing to do with the oil.

I don't wear makeup on my cheeks, but I do wear very heavy eye makeup, and oil removes every last bit of it like nothing else. Don't even have to rub either.

P.S: be very cautious using mineral oil. It's notorious for causing acne.

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Mineral oil is actually considered a 0/0 on the comedogenic scale, but it can still break some people out. I tried it this past week and it broke me out. Meadowfoam oil is still working alright for me. I still have a few clogs, but this is the clearest my skin has looked since the effects of accutane wore off. This week I'll be trying safflower oil and grapeseed oil again.

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