The oil cleansing method, also known as OCM, consists of using natural oils to wash your face. It may sound counterintuitive, especially if you have oily skin that is prone to break-outs. But the truth of the matter is that the natural oils you gently apply to your skin will dissolve the dirt and oils trapped in your pores.
Grape seed oil is very, very light and is a good replacement for EVOO because people sometimes experience breakouts when going the EVOO route. If you choose grape seed oil or not, I highly, super highly suggest you invest in jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is not technically an oil, it's a type of wax that closely mimics the properties of our facial oils. It is highly moisturizing and even just using this alone, you'll see your skin look much better.
Clear, glowing, dewy-looking skin, free of blackheads, pimples, and other imperfections seems to be an elusive goal. The skin care industry has been marketing false info regarding properly cleansing and balancing your skin's own natural function. They say Sodium Laureth Sulfate (a foaming agent) is "good" for us, making us believe the more suds, or the squeakier our skin feels, the better.
Before we get into the treatment for today, lets look at acne for a little bit. Now acne is caused by over active sebaceous glands. The sebaceous gland is a hormone that produces an oil called sebum to protect he skin. However there are times when the sebaceous gland produce an excess amount of oil. When this occurs, the oil accumulates and get thick and sticky. This thick and sticky oil on the surface of the skin traps dirt and bacteria and clog the pores leading to acne.
Trust me, guys, the oil cleansing method will not break you out at all! There are two main ingredients for the oil cleansing method. All you need is Castor oil and extra virgin olive oil. It's been debated whether you need cold pressed, organic or any other fancy methods. I use regular, store bought oils from CVS and Acme and they work great for me. Don't think you have to buy the expensive alternatives, the cheap one's work just as well.
The colon, gallbladder, and liver flush takes time. The process will have an active part that will usually last from the intake of the olive oil and lemon juice through noon of the following day. Sunday morning & Saturday night is the right time for you to take this if you work during the week. Also consider eating a protein and fat free diet during the day. I myself eat during this time organic apples. Eating fruits is simple and won't take time to prepare and therefore it is easier to avoid thinking about any food too much.
By balancing more drying clay treatments with oils, you can help balance the oil production in acne prone areas on the face and body. Clay based topicals like Bentonite or green clay masks can work excellent for spot treatments or to pull out toxins and oils from a breakout. However, clay treatments can work even better when balanced with hydration. Many times skin problems can get worse by over drying the skin with common irritating acne products like benzoyl peroxide.
Olive oil is obtained from the fruit 'olive'. It contains oleic acid, palmitic acid and fatty acids. It has antioxidant properties and is low in saturated fats. It is known to have medicinal properties. It is popularly used by medical practitioners to cleanse the entire system including the gall bladder and liver. Its properties help in preventing Asthma, gall-stones and sluggishness.