Oil Cleansing Method Updates

I've been exclusively using the oil cleansing method for over a year now. My face couldn't be happier and even though I have oily skin, it never appears oily anymore. I use some different things than I used to the last time I talked about it.

I now use sweet almond oil on my face. It's a light and smooth oil and leaves my skin even softer and smoother than grapeseed oil. SAO also gives my skin mega glow; it even glows under those awful flourescent lights that usually make people look like "death becomes her". I luv it!

To cleanse my face, I went back to black soap and it is doin wonders on my face like it has in the past. I like Shea Moisture's brand best.

  1. Massage a little SAO onto my face for 30 seconds to one minute
  2. Wet face and cleanse with black soap using my exfoliating sponge (this is great at helping slough off the dead skin cells on the surface of the face and much gentler than using a buff puff/exfoliating pad) and pat dry
  3. Apply homemade toner mix (1 part ACV, 3 parts Water, quick squirt of honey) to face with a cotton ball
  4. Add a couple drops of SAO to hand/s and gently massage into skin
Super simple and easy. That's it. Any of you all still doing the OCM? What oil/s are you using?

Note. This is how I do the OCM; this is not law. Everyone's regimen will vary. Some people use a toner, some don't. Some people use soap and some don't; they only use the oil. I'm sharing what I do as a guideline to give you an idea of how you can take the method and tailor it to fit your skin's needs and preferences.


Unknown said…
I tried it for several weeks last winter but could not manage the dirty towels. I DON'T HAVE A WASHER AT HOME SO i KEPT RUNNING OUT OF TOWELS by laudry day.

How do you manage the towels. I did like this method considering the blackheads on my nose disappeared.
NikG said…
I JUST read another blog that had a post on oil cleansing. I plan to try it! Your regimen sounds nice. Never thought of sweet almond oil. Thx for the idea.
GG said…
I think I'll have to try sweet almond oil! Currently, I use grapeseed oil and my skin has never been better...in my adult life anyway. My process is similar to yours. I massage with GSO for about 30 seconds or so. Then I wash with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash or diluted Dr. Bronner's soap along with my clarisonic. I don't currently use a toner or astringent. I finish with a very light application of GSO and I spot treat if I have any blemishes using pure tea tree oil or Mario Badescu drying cream.
glamazini said…
Interesting indeed. Thanks for sharing this! I may just add this to my nighttime cleansing routine. :)