Oil cleansing method (OCM)
Feel free to continue if it works for you — but our providers have found that OCM can make acne worse.
The oil cleansing method (OCM) means cleansing your skin by lightly massaging the face with oil, then wiping it off with a damp cloth.
Many oils have been used for this, alone or in combination, including mineral oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, hemp seed oil, olive oil, argan oil, castor oil, neem oil, and more.
Some people have good success with OCM, so if OCM is already working for you, don’t worry about stopping!
A word of caution: Some members using coconut oil find that this can make their acne worse, so take that into consideration.