I hate to possibly speak prematurely, but I am so amazed about this "discovery" that I just have to tell y'all about it.
First, a little background and a lesson in sunscreen: When I was a teenager, I actually had a decent complexion. I would only get the stray pimple here and there, but other than that, it really wasn't a struggle, thankfully. But (there's always a "but", huh?), when I was in my early 20's I went to the beach and I got a HORRIBLE sunburn on my face because I put nothing on it for prevention. I'm talking blisters and peeling and everything. It was really bad.
Ever since that little episode, I have battled my complexion. My sunburn may have only been one contributing factor though, because my hormones are some of the most whack things eh-ver. Nevertheless, the moral of the story is: protect your skin while you are in the sun!
Ok, so moving on..,
I have tried everything out there for skincare. Everything. Most things would make my face either overly oily or overly dry, but in the end, I would get the same result no matter what: breakout.
So when I read about THIS the other day, I thought, "yeah right, that has to be the most ridiculous thing you could possibly do". But hey, apparently "ridiculous" calls my name because I thought I would give it a shot.
The very basic premise of this method...The Oil Cleansing Method (OCM)... is that oil dissolves oil. So by massaging a mixture of castor oil (naturally cleansing) and extra virgin olive oil (naturally moisturizing) into your pores, then steaming your face and wiping it off, you will deeply cleanse your skin, but not strip it of it's natural oils the way most purchased cleansers do.
When you strip your skin of it's natural oils, it automatically takes the cue to freak out and over-produce, and in sensitive skin like mine, it generally causes a breakout. So, when using OCM, the end result is supposed to be balanced oil production, clear and naturally moisturized skin.
Whatever. I'm no scientist, nor am I an aesthetician (however, I AM a beauty school dropout, but that's another post and has nothing to do with anything), but I CAN tell you that it has really worked! I don't usually hold my breath with these kind of things, but so far, I have exclusively used this on my face and neck for several days and my skin feels wonderful and is responding well. Since I can decide pretty firmly how things are going to work in a month's time, this is how long I have devoted to be sure it's all it's hyped up to be. I'll let you know, because I just KNOW you are sitting on the edge of your seat over it.
Sorry, nothing much is happening around here that's blogworthy, so this is what you're getting. And since you know how nosey I am, I want to know what you use on your face and if you have any problems with your skin (not just pimples) and what you do about it? Inquiring minds want to know.....