Common Modifications to the Oil Cleansing Method

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  • The most common modification is to reduce the number of times the steaming (with washcloth) and wiping cycle is done. Many will repeat the cycle only 1-2 times. *It is still important to make sure all oil residue is removed from the skin without stripping the skin.
  • Some use OCM in the shower to save time. Before going into the shower they apply an oil blend to their dry face. While showering they let the steam from the shower substitute for the traditional washcloth steaming method. Just before leaving the shower they rinse the oils from their face.
  • Some use a gentle traditional cleanser or face wash after doing OCM because they still feel that their skin is “not clean enough”. Many times this is a result of not having found the right oil blend for their skin.