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Day 1: Using Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Quasi Ocm) As A Wash/moisturizer

Beatris

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Day 1 of using olive oil as moisturizer/cleanser.

I used extra virgin olive oil after showering on my face and body. Couldn't stand the oiliness on my face so after massaging olive oil on my face for about 5 mins, I washed it with Cetaphil and water (which didn't wash much, oil still remained but it felt well-moisturized). I didn't pat dry with a towel and just waited for it to dry on its own.

Pictures after wash (no make-up):

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Background:

I've had acne ever since I was 8 and it never went away. This is actually my milder form of acne, my "best" level of acne since I was 8. My goal is to have clear skin (max would be a couple of zits) by 2013.

Of course, there are probably lots of reasons why I have acne, but right now the only lifestyle change I will make is incorporating olive oil as my daily cleanser/moisturizer so I can isolate the cause of my skin care results. This blog is a photo journal chronicling any changes to my skin.

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:S Olive oil is really comedogenic. Why would you do something like that? It'll most likely make things a lot worse. Use sunflower oil instead. It's cheap, you can get it anywhere, and it won't clog your pores.

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oil is not a moisturizer. I know it feels like everyone is coming down hard on you but we just want you to have clear skin. Use Cetaphil oil control oil-free moisturizer with spf 30..your skin is pretty fair see: http://www.cetaphil....isturizer-spf30 and for a face wash try : http://www.cetaphil.com/products/dermacontrol-oil-control-foam-wash or http://www.oxyskinca...imum-face-wash/ I recommend you shy away from home remedies, it is leading to you believe that dryness is your skin problem when oiliness is the real culprit. No oil on the face ever! Bacteria eat and reproduce bathed in your skin's oils. Its like a yummy bubble bath for bacteria. See a dermatologist. Your skin deserves expert care from a trained professional. Sorry, but acne isnt a disease we can tackle on our own.

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