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True or False: Mineral Oil Clogs Pores.

By Ilana Weiner

My skin magazine, Skin Inc. recently had a great feature called “True or False”. The first one I want to highlight is about using oil on your skin. Most people are deathly afraid of oil. They must be flashing back to their teen years. In fact oil can be good for your skin, even if it is oily. Like attracts like so you can use oil to attract the oil on your skin. There is something called the oil cleansing method which uses castor and jojoba oil to clean the skin. The point is not to fear oil but embrace it!

What I have learned over the years is that a very little oil goes a long way. So use it sparingly and experiment with what oils work with your skin. I love jojoba oil to remove my eye makeup. I use sweet almond oil for my face and body massages. And I am going to try the oil cleansing method out using 1 part castor oil to 4 parts jojoba. I will let everyone know how it turns out although technically if you see me and my skin looks good you will know!

  • http://thiamere.blogspot.com thiamere

    good luck in trying out the OCM,hun.
    i tried it & it gave me a bad case of cystic acne.

    i have never tried it again ever since…but i like the way the skin feels after doing it.

  • http://blog.katydidknits.com trillian42

    I’ve been using OCM (although I don’t use castor – I mix sesame, grapeseed and sweet almond oils) for about 6-8 months now, and I adore it. My skin has never looked better.

  • NinjaGato

    I might try that cleansing oil ratio.