Thanks so much for following up with me. This has been a truly awful experience for me and it's really nice to hear that most have you have gone through very similar experiences! I would like to say that ideally, I'd like to start on an all natural method for my skin. I know that's a little difficult for the circumstances but I really do and would appreciate any further responses from people who have gone through similar experiences! I stopped the OCM a while back and am now back to my routine of Proactiv but my skin is still AWFUL. As in, I used to be mostly confident and very social and now I make excuses as to why I NEVER see my friends, family, or anyone outside of my normal routine of college classes and the grocery store. If anyone has ANY advice, I mean ANY, please share! Anything helps, even a friend to talk to in a similar situation!
Thank you all so much
Hey, I read someone elses post on here that they used the OCM and ended up with a load of clooged pores and acne. She used retin a and 50mg spiro to get clear. It took her about 7 months to clear but it did work. If you have cysts it will be probably better to treat it internally at the very least. I'd say if antibiotics have not worked, then go for spiro or accutane as those are most likely to work. What ever will clear you will take a few months for the cysts to go, so give it time x
I greatly appreciate your response Dee3 I actually saw my Derm recently and she said I should start the Spiro as well due to my hormonal acne. I've definitely considered it but have been nervous to begin the medication as I prefer to maintain a natural regimen-if possible! I definitely won't do Accutane as the consequences sound MUCH WORSE than the temporary resolution but again, I really thank you for responding to my post. Anything helps at this point
OMG this is my story exactly! I started OCM in February. I continued doing it for 2 1/2 months even though I was breaking out like crazy! I thought it was my skin purging. Finally I couldn't take it and returned to using proactiv which has always worked for me. I've been back on proactiv for 2 months and my skin looks HORRIBLE still! I don't want to leave the house! You are not alone. I wish I had never heard of the oil cleansing method!!!
You are my soul sister Alisonp27! I feel as though we are in the same exact boat. I HATE myself for trying the OCM. It has completely ruined my life in more ways than I can explain it's really nice to know that someone is out there who feels the same. I too am back on my faithful Proactiv and I too am getting no where that's why I think the OCM has screwed up my PH balance or something of the sort because Proactiv normally works relatively well (aside from the dry skin and small problems that I wish were the only dilemma right now) but I am getting NO WHERE as well! My skin just seems absolutely messed up from this. Have you found any sort of resolution since your post? Keep me posted! It's great having someone to talk to about this!