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How to cleanse your face with nothing more than oil (and a little apple cider vinegar)

The Oil Cleansing Method

I’ve been a sufferer of acne for seventeen years. In one quick swoop I went from teenage acne to cystic adult acne – no gaps in between.

Seeing other women with fresh, clear skin has always made me envious.

When I first read about oil cleansing, I screwed up my nose in disgust. Adding more oil to my face? You’ve got to be kidding!

It was probably sheer desperation that took me from that original gasp of horror to standing in the bathroom with a puddle of oil in each hand.

Four years on, I’m so glad I gave it a shot.

Sure, my skin still isn’t the dewy, glowing skin you see in magazines. But I have seen a marked improvement through oil cleansing.

The biggest and most immediate difference I noticed when I began oil cleansing was that my skin actually stopped being so oily. And this naturally resulted in less pimples.

I also often get told I look many years younger than I actually am (and that can never be a bad thing, can it?).

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Can natural treatments heal acne after quitting birth control?

Calm Buddha resting on green grass

My skin was almost flawless throughout my teens. So it was a rude shock to hit 20 and abruptly descend into full-scale acne. Suddenly, awfully, I had it all. Whiteheads. Blackheads. Huge, painful, headless cysts sitting just below the skin. Scabs and scarring.

I felt revolting.

One day, a jerk in a bar made a crack about my “pizza chin”, driving a dagger straight through my self-esteem. The next week I booked myself into the doctor and got straight on the birth control pill. My skin cleared up within weeks and, considering the problem solved, I carried on with life.

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