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Unfortunately I'm lazy and I only did it a couple of times. It was a bit too much faffing about late at night, although I did really like the softness, and recommended it to a friend. I should give it another go, thank you for reminding me!
I've been going since March, still working brilliantly!! Castor and almond oil for me, haven't added anything sweet smelling, but keep meaning to.
Have had a couple of facials where the beautician has commented on how good my skin is for my age etc but have been warned that oil can create a barrier thus blocking pores etc .. so I use a scrub once a week (sometimes twice if I feel grotty) and a 2x weekly balm treatment. otherwise I just moisturise with BioOil
Rather at all these glowing skin reports. I got lot of little lumps under the skin on my forehead and cheeks - it might not have been the OCM but it was the only new factor in my skin care. It took treatment from the GP to make them go.
How did you clean off the oil, Tsar and Heated? I remove it with a muslin cloth, soaked in very warm water (not hot, but as warm as is comfortable) which I hold over my face for a few seconds then have a little scrub. I do this four times.
I have tried just washing off the oil with tepid water, but it leaves me oily and clogged.
TeamEdward, my GP thought the OCM was responsible for the lumps under my skin but then he agrees with anything I suggest! He didn't need to refer me to a dermatologist (where maybe I might have got a definitive answer) because the cream prescribed and some antibiotics cleared it up - but it scared me off doing the OCM - and as I said there didn't seem to be any other factors.
Good questins, but was scrupulous with the cleansing, used muslin cloths and hot water. Tweaked around with the % of castor oil/other oil but didn't make a blind bit of difference. My skin was softer but hardly compensation for a pebbledash forehead!
I did the OCM every night for about 3-4 months and my skin looked much clearer - any spots I did get seemed to clear up very quickly, but I did get some bumps under the skin, like other posters. I think I was doing it too often. Overall the positives outweighed the negatives. I don't do it anymore, as my skin now seems to be very clear and much less spotty than ever before. I liked doing it, but seems too much hassle every evening. I would begin it again if I needed to though.
Like Sooty and Heated, my skin really deteriorated after a while. More spots than I have ever had in my life! Ditto the whole bumpy skin thing, and the sore spots. Am just getting back on track now with the help of the Retinox moisturiser recommended on another thread.
Glad it is working well for the rest of you though, it's a great idea (and a lot cheaper than what I am using now!).
I love the OCM. I always had acne problems, but finally sorted them out; however, remained a bit oily in the t-zone. I had always noticed that any face masks I ever used that contained grapeseed oil left my skin feeling really good, so I decided to get the grapeseed oil, and it had the same effect. I've tried using olive oil and also peanut oil when I run out of grapeseed, and they each have a completely different effect, not at all the same. If one oil doesn't seem to be having a good effect, maybe try another?