Today I will talk about Oil Cleansing Method, otherwise called OCM. Today I started out by creating my first cleansing procedure with olive and castor oils. Within one day, I already see a major difference in my skin because it is much smoother and healthier. Initially, I had a concern with what I would do to clean the oil off of my skin since I worried it would leave my complexion slippery and greasy. However, on the contrary, my skin felt soft and clean without any type of oily residue afterward.
What are the benefits of OCM?
Many women and men may feel shocked to hear that the oil cleansing method will remove pimples, blackheads, and other imperfections from their complexion with the end result of beautiful and clear skin. Many of the leading products in the skin care industry promote the misconception that you need to remove oil from your skin completely to have a flawless skin tone. However, using these type of harsh cleansing ingredients will often remove the balance of essential oils from your complexion that keeps your skin moisturized and protected.
One of the most important factors to consider in your cleansing regimen is that oil dissolves oil. Your skin has a natural lubricant of essential oils, and if you are constantly using harsh cleansers to eliminate acne and shine, you may be removing the protective barrier that your skin needs to survive beautifully. The point is that you should not be afraid under any circumstance of applying oil to your skin. Using oil cleansing does not cause blemishes, which are often caused by bacteria, dead skin cells, and hormones. Your skin naturally produces oil as a protective barrier, which will heal, protect, and moisturize to promote the balance of your complexion.
How to use OCM?
OCM can be used in different oil combinations for the best results. If you have oily skin, you can mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of castor oil with a few drops of tea tree oil. This will provide anti-bacterial benefits while cleansing the skin to reduce breakouts. If you have very dry and sensitive skin, you can use a ratio of 3:1 of olive oil to castor oil, with 3 tablespoons of olive oil mixed with 1 tablespoon of castor oil. If you feel that castor oil dries out your skin, you can substitute that with grape seed oil. Grape seed oil provides a wonderful astringent benefit to clear up your skin, but it is gentler on the complexion than castor oil.
Pour some of oil into the palm of your hand and rub your hands together to warm the oil and smooth over your face. Begin massaging the oil into your face. This will remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities, so there is no need to use a makeup remover or wash your face prior to the massage. Using slow, circular motions across the skin, massage the oil deeply into your pores about 5 minutes. Once you’re satisfied that your pores are saturated, make a steaming for minute or so to open your pores. Then pick up a washcloth and soak it in clean, steamy, warm water. Water should be warm enough so you could easily wipe the oil away. Repeat this procedure twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.
I mix and store my mixture in a flip-top bottle for convenience. When you go to replenish your oil blend, I suggest cleaning your bottle thoroughly with dish soap and sterilize before usage to prevent introducing bacteria to the bottle.
I will be using OCM over the next month to observe the type of results that it provides to my skin, and I will be updating on my progress. Just as a last note, one of the greatest benefits to OCM is that you don’t have to use a cleanser after you remove your makeup because this natural oil cleansing process will do it all for you!