I need some experienced tips on the oil cleansing method, please.
January 20, 2011 9:52 AM Subscribe
The Oil Cleansing Method seems to be awfully popular around here. I've been doing it for 5 days now and my skin is both better and worse than ever! If you've tried it, how long did it take for things to really improve? Or did you give up on it?
posted by vytae to clothing, beauty, & fashion (33 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
Despite decades of being told that oil will clog my pores, the information on that website (oil dissolves oil, the cycle of stripping and moisturizing is hard on skin) made sense to me. Throw in so many mefites recommending this approach
, and I figured it was worth a try. Last night was the 5th evening in a row that I did it (25% castor oil, 75% sesame oil), and I just keep getting more and more blemishes. It's true, my skin is neither as dry nor as shiny-oily as it used to be (hooray), but I guess I preferred that over all these red spots.
So -- the method says it may take a few days for the skin to normalize. How long should I wait? And as a bonus question: the instructions are awfully vague about how long I should spend massaging the oil into my face. I've been doing maybe 60-90 seconds before steaming. Is this more or less than has worked for you?