Was I skeptical? Yes. My skin is historically evil. Acne as a pre-teen, psoriasis now… it’s dry, tight, and vengeful. I’d learned through experience not to wash it in the morning and only really cleanse at night – to get the make-up off before going to bed. However, I was still very dependent on moisturizers.
Two months ago, I had nothing to lose. We already had the main ingredients at home, so I could the method out with minimal cash outlay.
A few days in, I was hooked. My skin has never been more agreeable. The most noticeable difference is in the morning, post-shower. Normally, at that point, my skin is crying out for moisturizer. Now, it’s fine. Comfortable. Normal.
My face is also noticeably smoother, especially my chin and nose – areas that were previously a little sub-par.
While I’m hardly a crunchy-granola, chemical-free girl (hello, I love Diet Coke) there is something nice and refreshing about using such natural ingredients on my skin. After decades of harsh chemicals to combat acne and thick moisturizers to fight psoriasis, it’s nice to give my skin a break.
Now, I’m clearly not a dermatologist. My acne and psoriasis would likely have been a lot worse at their peak without medical intervention. If you are on a specific, doctor-regulated regimen, stick to it. However, if you are flexible, I’m loving the Oil Cleansing Method and I’d recommend giving it a try. The basic ingredients are household staples, so there is very little risk.
Currently, I’m loving experimenting with other oils. I’ve used Vitamin D and hear good things about Tea Tree Oil. The best thing about this cleansing method is that you can completely customize to get the best results for your skin.