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[Jul. 7th, 2011|08:37 am]
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 I've been doing OCM, and it's been working well so far for my acne (i use a drop of tea tree and copious amounts of olive oil) but afterwards it leaves my skin a little dry. Normally I just pat on olive oil on the dry spots, but I'm worried this extra oil will cause breakouts. Is there a more moisturizing carrier oil I can use? 

edit- I've had a lot of sucess with a sunflower-tea tree-sweet almond oil mix at night, and a glycerine-water spray in the morning. my skin doesn't flake, and i haven't had acne. just putting this here so that if anyone comes across it with the same problem, they can see the solution. 
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[User Picture]From: delorispea
2011-07-07 01:40 pm (UTC)
EVOO has never caused me a break out before and is always very moisturising.

But I also use coconut and almond for moisturing.
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[User Picture]From: cthulhu_hungers
2011-07-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
I'll try almond. I've heard coconut is comogenic, so I'm a little leery of it.
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[User Picture]From: cthulhu_hungers
2011-07-07 07:58 pm (UTC)
I haven't had any breakouts since going on OCM, the tea-tree seems to be taking care of that. My issue is that my skin feels dry and is flaking. I need something more moisturizing, not less (I suspect my acne is hormonally-driven anyway, as my skin has never been particularly oily)

Where do you get jojoba? I don't think I've seen it at my supermarket.
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[User Picture]From: vhanna
2011-07-07 10:41 pm (UTC)
tea tree oil is a drying oil, so just leave it out
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[User Picture]From: cthulhu_hungers
2011-07-08 02:14 am (UTC)
Then what do I use for my acne?
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[User Picture]From: cthulhu_hungers
2011-07-10 01:45 am (UTC)
I might try alternating days. I only do OCM once a day. (I also picked up some glycerine and almond oil that I found for really cheap, I'm gonna try that.)

Is there an essential oil that has an antiseptic effect like tea tree but isn't as drying? I can get my hands on eucalyptus, which I believe has similar properties.
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[User Picture]From: cthulhu_hungers
2011-07-10 02:22 am (UTC)
Ok. Thanks for all the help.
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