Jojoba oil* – this oil is closest to our body’s natural oil sebum, which makes it great for all skin types, but especially acne prone skin. A little pricier than the rest but well worth it.
Grapeseed oil* – excellent for all skin types, especially oily skin.
Avocado oil* – really good for dry and aging skin.
Olive oil – excellent for all skin types.
Apricot kernel oil* – wonderful for dry and aging skin.
Argan oil – good for all skin types, and even better for aging skin. This is tons pricier than the other oils, but wonderful all the same.
Castor oil* – is a great antibacterial and is the best for cleaning skin.
Almond oil – great for oily skin.
Some people add a few drops an essential oil to their carrier oil and actually I add lavender to my Jojoba oil for my OCM routine and I find that it really helps with my adult acne.
Lavender oil is also wonderful as a disinfectant and to kill bacteria but remember that essential oils* are very potent so only a few drops are necessary if you choose to add one.
Pick up extra washcloths. You will be going through a lot and it’s best to only use a clean one for each application. I picked up some cheap ones since I use two when I wear makeup.
You do not want to do this too often. Trial and error may be a good guide but once a day is usually enough. I do OCM at night and merely splash lavender water from my spray bottle on my face in the morning. Some of you may find that even every other day may be enough.
Not every oil works for everybody. That was my mistake two years ago. I followed the crowd and used castor oil* but it was not the best oil for my skin and should have switched up before giving up. I now use Jojoba oil* with a few drops of lavender oil which work wonders for my acne. The list above is a great guide on which oils to start with.
This method will save you money. We all know store bought cleansers, toners and moisturizers can be extremely expensive. If you are on the natural ingredients bandwagon then this method is a huge plus. Oils and water will be your only ingredients. I love that my skin is actually doing much better and I have been using this method faithfully since spring. I say try it. I love it, my skin loves it and my POCKET loves it too. There are simply too many valid reasons to pass this method up!
Keep your skin naturally beautiful ladies!