Only A Couple Work, and Then Only to A Limited Degree
no need for a moisturizer after
Seems to be working well at clearing my existing breakout
Seems to be lightening my hyper-pigmentation and helping my skin heal It can be frusterating trying to decide on oils (EVOO, Grapeseed, Jojoba? I am not sure which is best) I started doing this with JUST EVOO because I had just done a chemical peel at home, and I just wanted to moisturize. Then I bought Castor oil, as well as Jojoba and Grapeseed. For the last week or so I have been using about 40-45% Castor oil, 35-40% EVOO, and 20-25% Jojoba. I have a couple of zits that have come up since then, but that is not unusual for my skin, and they seem to be smaller and healing faster than previous ones. I wish I would have started with just Castor oil and one other, then I could change things around after I got going and be able to pinpoint what each oil is doing for my skin. I DO like the EVOO, it seems to be working well, and it is supposed to be very healing for the skin. There are ALWAYS sites and people out there who say things break you out, no matter what it is, so dont believe what everyone says, do the research for yourself. EVOO is has not clogged my pores, and is the same PH as your skin. I have also heard great things about jojoba, so here is hopinh this keeps working!
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Works A little time consuming, but not too bad I'm 30 and I've been breaking out on and off for about 10-15 years. I have tried a bunch of things, but I am starting to truly belive it's about living a healthy lifestyle. OCM fits into that. I wash with 1/4 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/4 castor oil, and 1/2 jojoba. I put it on my face and steam with a washcoth a few times. Sometimes I'll put AHA on my face for 1 min after and then rinse. Maybe 1nce a week I'll do a honey/asprin scrub if I really think I need to. After I rinse everything off I DON'T put some oil back on, thats my only difference. I kind of switch up my products at night, usually though using neutrogena bp 2.5% and sebamed vitamin e face lotion (which i am obsessed with). I actually had someone say to me just yesterday that I was lucky to have been blessed with naturally good skin. WHAT! I've bawled over my acne before. I could hardly believe it. My skin isn't perfect, but it's SO much better. In the morning I don't wash with anything!!! I just rinse with water a few times.
OTHER CONTRIBUTORS (I THINK)
Drinking water (I vote for Trader Joe's Elextrolyte water), eating lots of fruits, veggies, whole wheat, grilled meats and fish, easy on the alcohol and sugar, and totally avoiding chemicals and high fructose corn syrup!!! Some people say food doesn't affect it but thats so untrue. I swear if I eat raw cookie dough it's for sure a big new cyst. I also exercise, pray, and enjoy life. I've pretty much stopped picking and obsessing over my face. I believe this has helped a lot. :-) Good luck!
It's 100% natural
It's kinda fun ;-)
Moisturizes and cleanses
Removes makeup Have to tweak it and it is trial and error since it's homemade. I read about the OCM and I decided to try it. I loved it. It made my skin look glowing and toned. I used EVOO and Castor oil. I just eyeballed the ratio, but it shouldn't be more than 50/50, which is a lot. The castor should be about 10-20% depending on your irritation level.
I am also switching from EVOO to sunflower oil, because EVOO is rated a 2 on comedogenic and sunflower is a 0. I only did EVOO tonight because it's all I had on hand and I was excited to try this method of washing.
I am still working out how often I am going to do this. A lot of people only do it 2x a week. I'd like to do it every day because I can't seem to find a good moisturizer and cleanser that actually aren't comedogenic, despite what they claim on the label.
I'm surprised I am the first person to review this since it's been around for awhile and it's all over the web -- even on this board. Weird.