The Oil Cleansing Method, or OCM is the proven way to clean your body and face using natural oils. Oil dissolves oil is the tried and true logic behind this theory. For many people, the simplest way to clear up acne, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, blemishes, rashes or outbreaks on your face is simple: STOP using commercial soaps and other harsh cleansers and moisturizers, and turn to the most natural, time-honored facial trick of all: cleaning your skin with natural oils. What? Cleanse oily skin with OIL?? Yes, I really said that!
The biggest reason we have so much trouble with harsher commercial skin care products is that they actually strip the oil out of our skin. Each time we do this, our skin gets super annoyed and then over-compensates by making lots more oil. So, if we know what our body is going to do and understand the process, we can then understand what it takes to control it.
When you use natural botanical oils to remove oily dirt you’re employing a chemical principle known as like dissolves like. In other words, oil will dissolve other materials that are similar in composition. Natural oils are close enough in their basic structure to bind to dirty sebum oil, let alone the other daily gunk that gets on your skin and face. Pretty cool, huh?
Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil, alone, will not bring you blemishes. Pimples, cysts, blackheads, whiteheads are a result of several different factors including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and the combined buildup of these. Your skin naturally produces Sebum oil because it needs it and it is there for the benefit of your skin. Not only does this natural oil help lubricate, it also heals, protects, and moisturizes your skin so that it may function properly. Properly functioning skin is beautiful, clear, and glowing.
Learning to work with it, and not against it, will make your skin shine with health, not extra oil.