Improving on the OCM

Now if you have not tried the Oil Cleansing Method or easier pronounced as the OCM, you’re definitely missing out.  That’s just my point of view though.

I blogged about how the OCM made my skin feel cleaner, more refreshed and helped unclogged my stubborn blackheads.  However, since I started on the OCM months ago, I am pleased to say that I have improved on it on several counts.

Firstly, I have added some essential oil to my cleansing oil mixture.  I used lavender essential oil, but you know, if you’re trying to combat serious acne, I would say tea tree oil would work a charm.  The lavender leaves a calming fragrance when I use it and helps to somewhat mask the smell of the canola and castor oil.  Just 1-2 drops would do the trick.

Also, I recently changed my OCM a wee bit, but it yielded great results.  Before, I had only used the hot water from my shower when I did the OCM, but I found that my skin was still getting congested and I had periodic acne appearing.  I am not sure if it is my hormones but I knew I had to do something.  So I figured it might be that the water was not at the right temperature.

Now, I heat up a pot of water before my shower and bring it into the bathroom with me.  It only takes less than 5 minutes because you don’t need boiling hot water, just hot enough to create steam without scalding your face.  I adjust the temperature to suit myself by adding cold water from the tap, if necessary.  I then use the washcloth to cleanse my face after the application of the cleansing oil.

This method might involve extra steps in heating up the water and washing the pot thereafter, but believe you me, the difference is really…WOW!!  My skin certainly feels smoother than before, and acne spots clear up on their own almost overnight.  Even the pores appear to have diminished!

So if you haven’t tried this before, go ahead and give it a go…like me, you might just like it!  And for the sake of vanity, we women would do most anything, yeah? 🙂

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One Response to Improving on the OCM

  1. When oil is removed, splash your face with cool water – to lower the skin surface temperature, shrink the appearance of pores, and refresh your skin.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you for the tip, Tracey!

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