I came across the "Oil Cleansing Method" (OCM) here a few weeks ago. I have always had problem skin, I cringe thinking about it, but I actually went on accutane in high school for acne. Through both of my pregnancies my skin flared up making me feel like an embarassed teenager all over again. I have tried everything on the market- goat's milk soap, medicinal soaps, creams, agents, chemicals, natural products... but I had never tried this:
The oil cleansing method is freakishly simple- ONCE a day (in the evenings) you massage oil into your face for a couple minutes, then cover your face with a hot facecloth to steam and remove the oil. That's it. No soaps, no toners, no moisturisers... nothing! Two weeks ago, I started to use a mixture of 3 parts castor oil and one part sweet almond oil, and a few drops of essential oil of mandarin for a sweet smell. My skin has never been so clear, so dewy and so soft. I haven't had a blemish at all. I have some tea tree oil in the cabinet in case anything comes up, but I haven't had to use it.
Indigo and I this morning. I have no make up on. Please excuse my robe.
Whether you have problem skin or not, read about the OCM and if you're interested, brave it for a couple weeks. By far the best beauty ritual I have ever adopted. I am glowing with happiness!