Oil Cleansing Method Update

I have been on a long journey of finding the best skin care for my face. As a teen and young woman it was Mary Kay, then I began exploring natural skin care products, trying a mish-mosh of brands along the way, and happily ending up with Mychelle. A few weeks ago I filled you in that I was trying the Oil Cleansing Method or OCM in lieu of Mychelle to see if I noticed any changes in my sun damaged, aging, and blemished skin.  The top photo was taken on May 1 and the bottom photo on Jun1. There is some improvement in blemishes and I can say my skin is no longer dry, in fact it is very soft. I still have a few blemishes, but not as monstrous as before. The best thing? I am no longer shiny!  I may start adding in a few Mychelle products since I have them and I would hate to waste it all.

I found that I could not use Castor oil as the usual staple oil in the OCM recipe, it was very drying, I had even tried to reduce the amount too with no success. I did finally settle on equal parts jojoba and avocado oils.

My nightly routine…
1. I simply place an equal amount of jojoba and avocado oils on a cotton ball and rub it all over my face and neck, sometimes repeating with a second oil-soaked cotton ball if I were wearing makeup that day.
2. I then soak an old wash cloth (use old ones!) in very hot water, wring it out, and place it over my face and neck and leave it there until it cools completely.
3. Using that same cloth I gently wipe the oil from my face following the cleansing routine by moisturizing my face and neck with a few drops of argan oil, especially under my eyes and over my cheeks. The argan oil has also been wonderful on my elbows and hands.
4. In the morning, I splash my face with some warm water and re-apply a few drops of argan oil before powdering my face with my mineral foundation powder.

If you want to read more about OCM, go here…
Simple Mom
Cave Girl Eats
Crunchy Betty

Have you every tried OCM? Tell me about it in the comments…


  1. Posted June 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM | Permalink

    I was sure this was going to be how to get the fishy smell out of used peanut oil :-).

    • Robin Sue
      Posted June 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM | Permalink

      Hahaha! Good one Larry! I think you need new oil- which drives me nuts to use so much oil for one time with cooking fish!

  2. Posted June 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM | Permalink

    I love OCM. I use olive and castor.

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