Warning: This Tutorial Might Change Your Life
Introduce me to five people who have never endured acne and I will give you my house.
Introduce me to five people who have never spent more money than intended on acne remedies and I will buy you a second house.
Introduce me to five people who have found THE CURE to acne and never experienced another dreaded view in the mirror and I will build you a house with my bare hands (and probably stalk my new best friends to poach their secrets).
I'm setting us both up for failure.
Acne can be the WORST experience for some people and I'm talking about skipping school and dinner dates because of distorted self views and debilitating insecurities. I remember having a conversation about this with one of my dear friends several years ago en route to the movie theater. I specifically remember having this dialogue as I was zooming around the underground parking lot trying to find the perfect spot. (I have the memory of an elephant---it can get weird at times.) I recall her mind being blown because she was (and still is) one of those genuine souls both inside and out (ahem...perfect complexion and hilarious) who was unaware of the emotional toll acne victims endured.
AND DON'T FORGET THE MONEY. Skin care can cost a fortune and I don't know about you but I would rather spend $100 each month on other items like waterproof bluetooth speakers so I can dance in the shower. At least I know I'm getting a product that works. Don't get me wrong, there are products worth the price tag and I don't hesitate to splurge as long as I personally see the results.
In my recent search (for the 10,000time) for skin care alternatives I came across the oil cleansing method in lieu of face wash. What the what? At first, I turned my nose up and closed my laptop. Look at these tree huggers not washing their face! Hahaha, what sad, weird little creatures they must be. Then proceeded to lather my face with the heaviest, most expensive product I owned at the time JUST IN DEFIANCE. Don't ask who I was defying because I was alone in my bathroom. Then my scientific brain starting revving up. (Side note: I was really good in Chemistry back in high school. It was a shock to me, too. From now on, call me Walter White.) I wanted to know how in the world cleaning your face with oil was better than "dermatology recommended" face wash and prescriptions.
I won't bore you with the chemical details but let's just say it's true: like dissolves like therefore oil dissolves oil.
You can stop reading here if you aren't interested in the findings of my own experiment with a hypothesis of THIS METHOD IS BS AND MY FACE WILL LOOK LIKE I'VE RUBBED FRENCH FRIES ALL OVER IT. (That was always the worst platform for acne money makers, IMHO).
I was 110% dead wrong. To prove it, I created a tutorial for my colleague/close friend/partner in crime and she was skeptical at first, too...until she tried it. I never intended to put this halfway comedic tutorial on the interwebz but guys, the results are too phenomenal not to share.
It might not be for you and that's okay. You might judge me at first and that's okay, as well. Whatever works for you, keep doing it. All I can say is that this works for me and for every eye roll I get another zit gets it's wings. So suck on that.
Without further delay, please silence your cell phones and enjoy the following Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) tutorial.