Re: Has anyone tried or currently used the oil cleansing method?I've been doing OCM (oil cleansing method) for almost a year now. I originally started with EVOO and Castor oil, but I think the EVOO was to rich for my skin. I have oily/combo skin eta. Don't really see the point in buying expensive 'oil cleansing' products when you can get the same results for half or like 80% the product costs.
Anyway, I went out and bought EVCO (extra virgin coconut oil) and use the Castor oil. Castor oil is a very thick, but highly effective deep skin cleanser. The coconut is what moisturizes and nurioushes my skin.
How I do it:
Pour about a quarter sized amount of castor into my palm. Pour about a nickel size (EVOO is solid since it's unrefined) and rub my hands together.
I smooth it on in upward circles and strokes (so as to not tug at my skin) and I massage it in for at least 1 minute on up to 20min.
I apply a hot washcloth as hot as I can stand it, and place it over my face. I let it sit there for 20 sec-45 seconds, then I rinse out the cloth and do it again. I usually do this 2-3x and then finally remove the oils.
(I use only white washclothes since colored cloths have all those dyes in them, and can be bad for the skin)
After removing the oils, I rinse out the washcloth yet again, and place hot cloth on my face again, making sure I get all the dirt and grime from out of my pores.
Just take a look at how dirty your white washcloth is once you're finished! You'll be surprised what came out of your face!!!
Then, I apply a dab of Castor/EVCO to my hands and smooth it back into my skin.
Trust me, it's a good moisterizer and it WILL NOT clog your pores.
p.s. This works whether I have a full face of makeup on or not. It removes it ALL!