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  2. Elle

    A couple questions…
    If you don’t do this every night, what do you do on the nights you don’t use this method. Do you just remove make up or do you wash your face with your own mild face wash recipe?
    Also, do you remove eye makeup, such as mascara or eyeliner before using this method, or does this method remove that as well. I usually use olive oil to remove eye makeup, so would I still do that, wipe it off, then apply this oil mixture? Or just start with this….
    Finally, my skin is kind of combinations (sometimes really oily, sometimes really dry) but I am super prone to acne. I am planning on using castor oil and jojoba oil (since jojoba is great for acne), but I was wondering what ratio would be good…
    Thank you so much! I am excited to start using this method!

    • Chantel

      On days I wear makeup, I always use oil cleanse. On days I don’t, I use water. No soap of anykind should ever be on your face. Your ratios are personal to you, start with 1/2 and 1/2 and see how that works. I had a couple of painful pimples for the first two weeks, but that went away and now I have soft, subtle, healthy skin.

  3. Chantel

    I have been using 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 castor oil for at least 6 months now and my skin’s natural oils have returned. The only thing I apply to my face anymore is Zinc Oxide. I did try coconut oil in the beginning and it did clog my pores, but why did you cross out olive oil?

  4. za

    Hello, I have been doing oil cleaning with jojoba oil every evening since 2 months now . I guess I was not having warm water+ washcloth every night so on some occasions could not remove the oil out or did not clean face properly. I do not wear make up. But what I noticed was that my acne prone skin is not pretty “granular” , and feels rugh and many many more acne under the skin. I guess I must have done something wrong… : / (32yr old).

  5. Janet

    I use castor oil 1/3 to hazelnut oil 2/3. Wet my face, apply with facial brush, then shower it off. My 11 year old started this regimen and has cleared his face of blackheads. My husband is so impressed he has begun to do it as well. Castor oil is the bomb! Got a toenail fungus after a pedi. Apply castor oil after showering. Fungus is disappearing


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