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OCM - What is the best oil to cleanse with for acne-prone skin?

Started 1282530271.19 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1282877831.96 by MalteseMomma

I have seen and read so many of the posts regarding how good the oil cleansing method is. So, i am curious, for someone who has acne-prone, congested skin, what oil is best to use for cleansing?

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Katharita1282530324.46692 PostsRegistered 11/19/2008Hooterville, Texas

I have acne-prone skin and use a mixture that is 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 jojoba oil.

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california­ love1282530503.007241 PostsRegistered 7/13/2007sunny southern california!

olive oil is the best (extra virgin). a brand called DHC makes a really good olive oil cleanser. or else just use a good extra virgin olive oil from the store.

Irshgrl312­011282530545.82714950 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

I am a licensed esthetician and when I use the OCM I would agree with Katharita. I also use just plain jojoba oil or just plain olive oil. There is NO reason to spend a ton of money and use more expensive oils. Usually they have other ingredients in them that aren't too great for the skin. I also use all these oils as a serum too all over my face and neck.

Smurfette1282530583.3232268 PostsRegistered 5/27/2007Under the Moonlight
On 8/22/2010 Katharita said:

I have acne-prone skin and use a mixture that is 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 jojoba oil.

My mixture is similar, but my skin is super oily and congested so I do:

2/3 castor oil

1/3 jojoba oil

A few drops of Tea Tree oil

Irshgrl312­011282531579.07714950 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

The OCM is great for oily, congested skin. Most people don't believe that and think it would make it worse but OIL CLEANS OIL. It is true.

NurseRecru­iter1282531651.313869 PostsRegistered 6/9/2005Suburban Chicago

Olive oil can be pore clogging so just be a bit careful with that one if you are acne prone. Jojoba is a good one for unclogging pores. They say you should always add some castor oil for cleasing but most national brands don't use any castor.

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DoubleDog21282535477.54434 PostsRegistered 6/12/2009Mid-Missouri

A mix of 25% castor oil and 75% safflower oil worked wonders for my daughter. She has tried so many things to help her acne, OTC and different RX from her derm, she's in her 40's and had given up until she tried the OCM. She tried different oils with the castor oil but quickly went back to the safflower oil mix. It has really helped her!

Here's a site with good info on why safflower helps with acne: http://www.xomba.com/safflower_oil_can_it_transform_your_skin

Lynn

RedConvert­ibleGirl1282535651.73714525 PostsRegistered 9/3/2005Pacific NW

100% jojoba. Use it for cleansing, makeup removal and moisturizer.

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Sunshine K­ate1282535817.45712443 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky

I haven't had too much luck mixing my own. I just can't get the proportions right. I LOVE Serious Skin Care Olive Oil cleanser. It works perfectly for me.

Respectfully ~
Kate

mom2mc1282535938.747196 PostsRegistered 12/28/2007

Hi Ladies,

What is OCM? And how would you use jojoba oil and the rest of the oils...what step what I do that? I have acne prone skin with a few acne scars. I use Obagi right now and overy 3 days I mix The Blender with Tazorac. My skin is so so so oily...yuk. Help!

Thanks! mom2mc

Sunshine K­ate1282536392.9612443 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky

This is the Oil Cleansing Method we're talking about.

Respectfully ~
Kate

mom2mc1282536503.01196 PostsRegistered 12/28/2007

Thank you! I'll check it out.

mom2mc

Sweet Susie1282539357.992504 PostsRegistered 5/23/2007There and Back Again
On 8/22/2010 Katharita said:

I have acne-prone skin and use a mixture that is 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 jojoba oil.

I used these same proportions a month ago and had a very bad acne breakout for three weeks straight. Not a pretty sight. And I'm not the only person on this board that had the same bad reaction to OCM. For those with acne-prone skin, beware. My comments regarding OCM and acne-prone skin are always roundly ignored, but I just don't want anyone else to have to suffer through a bad breakout that can last for weeks.

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Sunshine K­ate1282539808.36312443 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky

Taking Culterelle probiotics has helped my skin tremendously.

Respectfully ~
Kate

QVCdebt1282570932.3234579 PostsRegistered 7/21/2005"The Gisland", New York

I tried the OCM only using jojoba oil only one time so far. I'm not sure if it is enough or not. I'll see what happens after a few times and see if I need to add the castor oil. Is the castor oil really necessary?? Or can I get good results just using the jojoba?

juneau1282576573.97254 PostsRegistered 4/23/2007
On 8/22/2010 Sweet Susie said:
On 8/22/2010 Katharita said:

I have acne-prone skin and use a mixture that is 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 jojoba oil.

I used these same proportions a month ago and had a very bad acne breakout for three weeks straight. Not a pretty sight. And I'm not the only person on this board that had the same bad reaction to OCM. For those with acne-prone skin, beware. My comments regarding OCM and acne-prone skin are always roundly ignored, but I just don't want anyone else to have to suffer through a bad breakout that can last for weeks.

Sweet Susie, I'm glad I found your post, but wish I saw it sooner! I too have had a MAJOR breakout from using OCM for only a few days. While, I have seen an improvement in my blackhead laden nose, the rest of my face is an absolute mess. I have not broken out like this in years! I have gone back to my former regimen and the breakouts have ceased. I followed the instructions to the letter and made sure all traces of oil was removed, so either I was doing something wrong or this is not compatible with my skin.

I had high hopes for this all-natural alternative, but sadly it didn't work for me and I will not give it another try.

mom2mc1282588736.387196 PostsRegistered 12/28/2007

I must say, I washed my face last night with jojoba oil and a few drops of tea tree oil and massaged it for about 5 minutes then I wipped with a warm towel and I did feel a difference in my face. Today my face is not as oily has other days and I am wearing make-up.

My only question is, after you do this OCM at night, do you still have to wash your face with your normal face cleanser? Or is this all you do at night?

Also, where do you find sunflower oil? Cooking aisle?

Thanks, mom2mc

jamie1282588792.6872510 PostsRegistered 7/24/2005

I just wanted to say thank you for the replies, although I am now very hesitant and nervous to try it, since reading a couple of the posts regarding what happened with their acne-prone skin.

I am going to have to double think this before trying it. {#emotions_dlg.glare}

mom2mc1282588973.15196 PostsRegistered 12/28/2007

Well I tried it last night and I did not wake up to any breakouts. I had some before trying this but I dabbed some tazorac to the breakouts and are drying out. I will also keep an eye on this. Maybe I can do this every other day...mmm, not sure.

I hope someone answers my questions about washing with facial cleanser afterwards? Anybody know!

mom2mc

juneau1282591662.273254 PostsRegistered 4/23/2007
On 8/23/2010 mom2mc said:

Well I tried it last night and I did not wake up to any breakouts. I had some before trying this but I dabbed some tazorac to the breakouts and are drying out. I will also keep an eye on this. Maybe I can do this every other day...mmm, not sure.

I hope someone answers my questions about washing with facial cleanser afterwards? Anybody know!

mom2mc

My understanding is that a second cleansing is unnecessary because the oil is doing all of the work. If you have to cleanse twice, what really is the purpose?

RedConvert­ibleGirl1282591784.52714525 PostsRegistered 9/3/2005Pacific NW

I would use only 100% jojoba - no other oil, no tea tree, just the jojoba oil. Also, no second cleansing needed. The jojoba oil will remove all your makeup and leave your skin clean.

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tmuseus1282591916.647261 PostsRegistered 8/25/2005
On 8/23/2010 juneau said:
On 8/22/2010 Sweet Susie said:
On 8/22/2010 Katharita said:

I have acne-prone skin and use a mixture that is 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 jojoba oil.

I used these same proportions a month ago and had a very bad acne breakout for three weeks straight. Not a pretty sight. And I'm not the only person on this board that had the same bad reaction to OCM. For those with acne-prone skin, beware. My comments regarding OCM and acne-prone skin are always roundly ignored, but I just don't want anyone else to have to suffer through a bad breakout that can last for weeks.

Sweet Susie, I'm glad I found your post, but wish I saw it sooner! I too have had a MAJOR breakout from using OCM for only a few days. While, I have seen an improvement in my blackhead laden nose, the rest of my face is an absolute mess. I have not broken out like this in years! I have gone back to my former regimen and the breakouts have ceased. I followed the instructions to the letter and made sure all traces of oil was removed, so either I was doing something wrong or this is not compatible with my skin.

I had high hopes for this all-natural alternative, but sadly it didn't work for me and I will not give it another try.

I am in the same boat as you ladies. I have combo, acne prone skin and the OCM really broke me out. Also, I could still see blackheads on my nose after using it. Read the instructions and even experimented with oils and proportions. Just not for me, I guess. :(

-Tamara

shopchocho­lic1282595583.2831529 PostsRegistered 9/2/2007

I only use jojoba oil never castor. massage for a few minutes and use a warm wet towel to wipe of gently. I also only do this once a week on my t zone and cheeks where I have noticable pores. Im pretty sure I would break out if I did this more often since I have oily combi skin.

On a daily basis I keep my pores clean with my aha/bha pads every morning.

innerbeauty1282595827.753443 PostsRegistered 9/1/2007

I use the Androcco oils with excellant results for my very acne prone skin. There is also the same oil without tea tree as well. www.androcco.com

Truly Pure Cleansing Oil for

Acne Prone and Oily Skin Types (with Tea Tree Oil)

This cleansing oil is formulated with Sunflower Oil plus a higher percentage of Castor oil which is a cleaning and drying oil. We have also included higher amounts Grapeseed oil which is an astringent oil, and higher amounts of Jojoba oil to loosen blackheads and clogged pores. This formula does not contain Sweet Almond oil but does contain our Argan Oil for beautiful skin- all natural! We've also added highly distilled Sweet Orange Essential Oil for brightening and anti-inflammatory benefits. Most cleansing oils contain fillers - our cleansing oil is 100% ultra pure, cosmetic grade plant based oils - no mineral oil and no fillers. We use a naturally derived emulsifier which allows our cleaners to be water soluble meaning they are easily rinsed off with water! There is no need to follow-up with another cleanser!

SpaGal1282600184.1673116 PostsRegistered 6/5/2010

I think we all have our different concoctions. I like 1/2 castor and 1/2 coconut oil for me. I have t-zone oily skin and live in FL where it's been 100+ heat index for weeks. I don't always rub it in for the full 5 min, but at least 3, never use the warm washcloth, and follow with a toner because I want all the oil removed. However, it keeps my skin very clean and clear (no other washing necessary). I use my clarisonic 2-3 nights a week and the OCM the other times. It won't work for everyone, but if you play around with the oils and proportions you may find it's better than anything you can get in the store.

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