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I think I will be keeping this up but may only do it at night and still wash with Cetaphil in the morning?.....
It's a good idea to wash with something like Cetaphil. You really don't want to leave an oil on your face for that many hours. It probably won't hurt if you do it every so often but prolonged oil exposure could lead to acne problems.

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no breakouts but my skin has never been prone to breakouts . . rarely get spots
you may have a few breakouts to start w/but it's a method where you have to persevere to see real results
i have normal skin . . . bordering on slightly oily at times but this has made my skin feel more balanced
it's fantastic. a little time consuming but very relaxing just before bed!
& worth it for the glow & smooth smooth dewy skin!

at the moment i'm using a homemade mixture of ev oilve oil, jojoba, sweet almond, apricot, coconut, rosehip & carrot oils. about 40/25/15/10/5/5 ratios roughly!
i don't measure them out just guesstimate . .

most days once . . but if i can be bothered & have time twice is good for me
if yr skin's on the oily side stick to once daily


Thanks for the info!! I really want to try this it sounds great,, would it be effective if I just used olive oil and/or castor oil at first, as I dont really want to buy a load of oils and then find out it doesnt work for my skin? Great thread, I've been hunting for ages for a natural cleanser

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yes soft . . i think you mean shu uemura . . i've tried their cleansers too & they were fantastic for getting makeup & grime off
but they didn't leave my skin looking great . . or good enough to justify spending tht amount of $$$
& i have to admit i only really bought them bc of the pretty bottles. ha!
just looked on the shu website & they have this little tidbit . . looks like the only diff. is the steaming & adding water before massage

i just like the idea of the all natural (cheap!) oils & deep massage . . it's very therapeutic in a way.
*plus it's long been known tht olive oil is fantastic for skin.
& i like experimenting w/diff. yummy mixes of oils.

melisande wht do you think of the grapeseed oil? i want to try tht next!
oh yeah--that's the stuff..silly me......

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brokenenglish i think the body shop oils you used might have made your skin feel oily
try using pure extra virgin olive oil for a week or two first
& if you want to use cetaphil in the mornings tht's fine
doing it twice a day isn't a must! go by wht yr skin likes . .
personally i find it lovely in the shower in the morning to steam w/a little oil

chanelnumber5 when i first started i used pure extra virgin olive oil for a few weeks
it's a good way to get into it . . . the other oils aren't necessary at all imo.
olive oil is the must.

& alliecat report back!


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i love the sound of this, chanel
i didn't see this mentioned, but is it suitable for dry/very dry skin?

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it really is fantastic strawb.
absolutely ideal for dry skin . . it's v.intensively moisturising & balancing.

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chanelnumber5 when i first started i used pure extra virgin olive oil for a few weeks
it's a good way to get into it . . . the other oils aren't necessary at all imo.
olive oil is the must.
Thanks so much for the info!! I'm going to buy some olive oil asap!! I will get back to you when I've tried it out

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tht's why you steam again after you massage . . to open the pores
errr, that's a myth.

No matter what Madison Avenue wants you to believe, pores do not (and cannot) open and close. At most they can appear larger or smaller.

Have you ever tried DHC Cleansing Oil?

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it really is fantastic strawb.
absolutely ideal for dry skin . . it's v.intensively moisturising & balancing.
right i'm off to try it out :p

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well tbh if it makes my skin this good i couldn't care less how it works! ;]
& no i haven't ever tried the DHC cleansing oil (can't get hold of it!) . . i've read good reviews though. do you use it?
it's the same principle, no?
i've tried the FANCL & kose oils though. good stuff!

adore is tht seaweed moisturiser mario badescu?

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brokenenglish i think the body shop oils you used might have made your skin feel oily
try using pure extra virgin olive oil for a week or two first
& if you want to use cetaphil in the mornings tht's fine
doing it twice a day isn't a must! go by wht yr skin likes . .
personally i find it lovely in the shower in the morning to steam w/a little oil


I have olive oil...but it doesn't say extra virgin...
what is the difference?...
I also have some avocado oil....Do you think that would be good?
They say avocados are good for your skin.:p

Thanks for all the tips, you are a big help.

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This is all very, very interesting. I think I may try this method when I go home for Christmas break.

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o yes! avocado oil would be good. v.nourishing!
& there's no harm in using usual olive oil until you get some extra virgin oil ;]

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^^^ "Extra virgin" olive oil means it's from the first pressing and therefore the best. They keep pressing those olives harder and harder, with more and more heat to squeeze out the most of them, which means that it gets worse and worse...

"Extra virgin" is pressed least roughly and without heat, which preserves the most possible good stuff.

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^ Thank you tott!!

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