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Oil Cleansing Method - drying out?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 03, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Hi! So i just red about the OCM and was SO impressed because i know that my skin glows after i put any oil as a moisturizer on it, so i liked to try out the OCM to clean AND moisturize my skin (i habe combined skin with some pimples and blackheads). But: Doesn't using oil everyday dry out the skin? I use make up everyday and can't get it off with only just water.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

i don't want to do this pulling oil thing, it's just for the face.

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on May 05, 2013
at 12:32 AM

I'm sad OCM didn't work for you, because I think this is something that could potentially work for everyone as long as they get the formula right. The fact that one homemade product has replaced about 5 store bought products is really exciting to me!

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on May 05, 2013
at 12:30 AM

What oils were you using @Chelsea? Just like with our eating, it is important to dial in this routine by trying different oils, different ratios, and maybe adding in essential oils to help you get the perfect balance. I tried it, it worked okay ... but my skin felt tight sometimes and I still had big pimples on my chin once a month. After a few months of reading everything I could about oils and skincare, I settled on a blend that not only has kept my skin soft and smooth, my pimples are teensy and gone in one day (if they arrive at all).

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on May 04, 2013
at 10:46 AM

so, washing with water twice a day is enough? and then moisturize with oil? i'll only use the OCM when i got make-up on, like in the evening, and i'll use jojoba oil. good idea?

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on May 03, 2013
at 09:37 PM

lol... I think she's using the pulling oil thing as just a description for what the oil is doing to draw the dirt out of the skin. not oil pulling as in the mouth washing method

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on May 03, 2013
at 05:11 PM

thanks. i'm not asking for oil-pulling because i'm not planing to do this.

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on May 03, 2013
at 01:57 PM

It can depend on what oils you use. Different oils have different properties on the skin. For example, castor oil is supposed to be the strong 'pulling' oil - the one that really draws out all the dirt, hazelnut oil is supposed to be mildly astringent, etc etc

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what is oil-pulling?

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on May 04, 2013
at 08:29 PM

OCM is amazing. Don't just use it to take off make-up, though - the benefits are really in the gently massaging in of the oil blend into your skin and steaming, so if you are doing that with make-up in the oil mix sitting on your skin you aren't really going to get the best results. Use a little of your oil to take off your make-up and THEN re-apply the oil to do the massage and steaming with your washcloth.

Your combination skin with a few pimples and blackheads might respond well to a 1/4 castor oil 3/4 rice bran oil blend with a few drops of tea tree oil (no more than 2 or 3!) and a few drops of geranium oil. The rice bran oil is really gentle and balancing, and is a little lighter than olive oil. Why not try putting a little on the side of your check before bed one night? That way you can let it seep in and see how your skin feels in the morning.

The tea tree oil will help with your blackheads and the occasional break out, and the geranium oil is for making your skin calm and glowy. And remember, you can use a few drops of the same oil after your cleanse as a moisturizer! Make-up goes on beautifully over it. Best of luck!

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on May 03, 2013
at 09:24 PM

I haven't washed my face with soap in...7 months. The oil cleansing method seriously changed my skin for the better. I used to have a couple zits here and there but lots of blackheads and greasy. My suggestion is to stick with it and experiment around.

I use olive oil, as coconut oil is comedigenic and I don't want to exacerbate my pore issues. I only cleanse with oil about 2x-3x a week but rinse in the evenings with warm water. If you're feeling dried out, as sometimes happens with cleansing too much or using the wrong kind of oil, either rinse less oil off or once you've cleansed and are feeling tight put a couple drops in your hands, rub together and use as a moisturizer too.

The method I use is to take my shower and then turn off the water and slather my face with a quarter sized pool of oil, massaging it in for about a minute. Then I take my clean wash cloth and get it nice and hot with water and place it on my face, holding it on to get the heat penetrating. Once it cools, i gently wipe down my face once before I repeat this one or two more times until I feel clean.

Knowing how many rinses/wipes to use depends on you, your oil or application method. Rinsing too much can actually make you dry out as it removes the good oil you just put in your pores. A routine like this could work for you every day if you just use a warm wash cloth with water to remove makeup and then use oil as a moisturizer on days you don't actually cleanse.

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on May 04, 2013
at 10:46 AM

so, washing with water twice a day is enough? and then moisturize with oil? i'll only use the OCM when i got make-up on, like in the evening, and i'll use jojoba oil. good idea?

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on May 04, 2013
at 08:48 PM

The oil cleansing method has wrecked my skin. It is like leather!

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on May 05, 2013
at 12:30 AM

What oils were you using @Chelsea? Just like with our eating, it is important to dial in this routine by trying different oils, different ratios, and maybe adding in essential oils to help you get the perfect balance. I tried it, it worked okay ... but my skin felt tight sometimes and I still had big pimples on my chin once a month. After a few months of reading everything I could about oils and skincare, I settled on a blend that not only has kept my skin soft and smooth, my pimples are teensy and gone in one day (if they arrive at all).

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on May 05, 2013
at 12:32 AM

I'm sad OCM didn't work for you, because I think this is something that could potentially work for everyone as long as they get the formula right. The fact that one homemade product has replaced about 5 store bought products is really exciting to me!

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on May 04, 2013
at 05:47 PM

Your skin should balance out after a few weeks regardless of whether you have oily or dry skin. The Mod Cabin has two OCM cleansers - one for dry and one for oily complexions. http://themodcabin.com/product-category/face/

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on May 04, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Olive oil, castor oil, and coconut oil all made my skin break out terribly and I developed rashes. Grapeseed oil, however, has worked wonders as a moisturizer for me! I still use a natural cleanser, though. I think it just depends on your skin- I'm combo oily T-Zone, the rest is dry. Exfoliating with a baby brush helps.

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on May 03, 2013
at 09:38 PM

Castor oil and olive oil is a standard combination that doesn't result in dry skin for me.

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on May 03, 2013
at 05:57 PM

I used coconut oil for the oil cleansing method myself and it dried my skin out sooo badly! I think it really depends on what type of oil. I'm considering argon oil with a mixture of rose hip and jojoba oil for more moisturizing.

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on May 03, 2013
at 01:44 PM

Hi, I have been doing oil-pulling for close two months now and my skin has moistened where as previously it was dried out on hands and feet and peeled. This has stopped. Also, I do not use toothpaste now.

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on May 03, 2013
at 05:11 PM

thanks. i'm not asking for oil-pulling because i'm not planing to do this.

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on May 03, 2013
at 01:52 PM

what is oil-pulling?

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