Hey guys. I've had cystic acne for the past 3-4 years, just finished 6 months of Accutane and I'm cyst free. My face is still covered in scars but oh well :>. I never really had bad acne (pimples, zits, white/blackheads, etc.), it's always just been gigantic cysts that would join together.
Anyway, I started using the Oil Cleansing method with coconut oil 4-5 months ago. This has made my dermatologist bat sh*t mad and she is trying to persuade me to stop using it but... It really works for me. I don't break out, my pores are not clogging, and it's a lovely moisturizer. I have read thousands of horror stories about people trying the OCM, saying that they get cysts and it ruins their skin. I've had it and don't want it back, but after 5 months my skin is beautiful despite the scars.
Regardless of all of this I have tried going back to commercial products to cleanse/moisturize my face. Cleansers aren't a problem for me but no matter what brand of moisturizer I use, it burns and makes my face greasy looking.
Just want peoples advice, do you/have you had cystic acne? Have you tried the OCM. Any idea why my face burns with moisturizers? And ye, I get that coconut oil rates as a 2/4 on the comedogenic scale and that's probably why my derm wants me off... but is it really.
Edited by Sylwia, 11 February 2014 - 02:38 AM.