Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oil Cleansing Method Update

I know know, it has been way more than two weeks! BUT on the plus side, this you will actually see results. 

When the end of my two week challenge was up, my skin was worse than before I had started. I almost did not want to continue because of it. Ultimately, I decided to do some more research and found that the new breakouts I was having were not because my pores were clogged, but that my skin was purging itself of everything I've put on my face from before. About two weeks after that, my skin started improving. I know that for me, my skin takes about a month to get used to something before I start to see progress or not. 

**Keep in mind that we all have different skin types. So what works or doesn't work for me, does not necessarily mean it will or will not work for you.

   The picture that you see here is from my first cleansing post (which you can read here). As you can see, I have pretty pronounced breakouts on the contours of my cheeks, as well as some cystic acne on my chin. 

I forgot to take a picture of my chin, but so far that is the only spot that has completely cleared. Both sides of my cheeks have definitely improved, though not entirely clear. As you can see however, the progress is certainly there!

Another thing that I had noticed while doing the OCM, my super oily skin, is not so oily anymore! My skin got sooo used to me using harsh oil stripping cleansers, toners and even moisturizers, my glands had to work harder everyday and night to produce enough oil to keep up with me stripping them squeaky clean. 

They worked so much they were overproducing far more oil than my skin actually needed, causing my face to become a grease ball. Eventually, causing horrible breakouts.  The OCM  has allowed my skin to slow down on production, leading to more of a proper amount.  Now half way through the day, my skin for once does not feel like I slathered grease all over it (ironic right?) 

I am still working on the perfect ratio blend of oils but I plan on sticking with this for awhile! 

Did you take the challenge? 
What was your outcome?


  1. Oh wow good thing you done your research before giving up! I'm glad it worked for you. I haven't tried the challenge. I'm being quite lazy with my skin lately! Need to step it up big time!!

    1. I was do frustrated but I'm so glad I stuck with it! My skin isn't as clear as it used to be, but hopefully soon. I biggest problem is picking. Gotta work on that!

  2. That's awesome your skin is less oily now!! Maybe that will eventually help with the breakouts too!! I can't wait to see further results from you with this!! That's crazy it takes our skin so long to get use to new stuff sometimes! I'm so happy to see some new posts from you hillary!! I hope you get your internet up soon ;-)

    1. Oh me too! I want to try different oils to see if one works better for than another for me, but that will have to wait! And thank you!! I hope its the first couple weeks in january ,either that or santa 🎅 brings me a new phone haha