oil treatment for acne?

29 Mar

So I received an SOS from my mom not too long ago:

I need a facial, a mask, something…The right side of my face has like 5 zits. Ugh!

(seriously, this really happened haha)

I remembered having seen something on UrbanCurlz about a woman who cleaned her face with castor oil. After doing some more research, I found the Oil Cleansing Method. The Oil Cleansing Method, or “OCM”, is a natural way to create radiantly clear skin using only hot water, a washcloth, unprocessed castor oil and extra virgin olive oil. Soap is very abrasive and removes all the natural oils from the skin, leaving your body no choice but to produce more oils which lead to breakouts and patchy skin. To execute this method:

  • Mix up a blend of extra virgin olive oil and castor oil– or any other natural, unprocessed oils that you prefer – see a partial listhere.
  • Massage a small amount of the oils gently into your face.Spend a few minutes rubbing the oils into your cheeks, nose, forehead, neck, and chin, allowing the oils to penetrate into the skin and pull out wastes, bacteria, dead cells and other dirt.
  • Wring out a facecloth or washcloth in hot water, and drape it over your face to steam– it’s just like giving yourself a mini facial!
  • After a minute or so,wipe away the oil, along with any dirt, using the washcloth.Your skin should feel clean, soft, and moist with just a little of the OCM oil remaining on your face. If skin feels dry and tight, you can moisturize it using just a touch of the olive oil/castor oil blend.
  • Voila! Really quick, and your skin feels great after. Lately, I’ve also been experiencing weird break outs. My first time using the castor oil, most of the impurities rose right to the surface. Catch a glimpse of the method in action:

    Source: Suite 101


    2 Responses to “oil treatment for acne?”

    1. Edek March 31, 2009 at 4:31 AM #

      Why is Ms. Brown saying ugh…. why are we teaching her these words?


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