|Newbie with a question about OCM.
||[Apr. 10th, 2012|03:53 pm]
Alternative Skin Care
First of all, my skin is somehow both oily and dry. Not combination skin, where one has dry skin on their cheeks but an oily t-zone. No, I can have a flaky patch that still, somehow, manages to be completely oily. I have tried pretty much everything, but the thing I had the most luck with was lightly exfoliating every day and using Clean and Clear moisturizer with acne medicine. Even then, though, I'd break out pretty badly once a month, and I still had the blackheads that I've had for nearly 20 years, now (I'm almost 30, the clogged pores hit before puberty did.). I was recently diagnosed hypothyroid and put on medication that, while clearing up the worst of my acne, also started severely thinning my hair. Around this time, I started going no 'poo in an effort to improve the look of my now much thinner and coarser hair. Along the way, I pretty much stopped using soap altogether, except to wash my hands after using the restroom. I exfoliate all over with BS once a week, and use water only the rest of the time. This works, except on my face. Due to the flaky-oily nature, WO only works for a day, maybe two if I scrub really well with the rag, before I've got bits of coarse, dead skin that won't come off any other way. Usually, this means that on a BS day I have to follow my ACV toner with the Clean and Clear. I recently started trying OCM in an attempt to get rid of the blackheads, but as I only have EVOO to hand I've been steaming my face, massaging it in and letting it sit for a few minutes before I shower. So far, I've gotten softer skin, a few of the lines around my mouth don't look as deep, but the post-medication lightened breakouts are the same and there seems to be no difference in the blackheads. Any advice?|