Oil Cleansing Method

Since I have a photoshoot (yes, someone actually wants to photograph me as a model) I decided I needed to take care of my skin and lips. My skin was pinple ridden and red while my lips are flaky. I tried the Oil Cleansing Method which is where, for my skin type that is prone to acne and dry, I take 3:1 ratio of castor oil and olive oil.
First, I get  my oil ready and then I open my pores by pressing a hot rag to my face. After that, I run the oil mixture into my face for a minute in circles. Then I take a steaming rag and place it over my face for about a minute, maybe two. After all that, I wipe off the oil and put Jojoba oil on as a moisturizer.

Here is me the first day:

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And here is me today 

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This stuff is amazing. I have heard about OCM but have been wary of it. My skin is flaky, oily, and dry. Why would I want something like castor oil on my face because I once put it in my hair and it was a mess. However, this stuff works! So does the fabulous olive oil and sugar lip scrub from Pinterest! 

If you had my problems– nothing worked–I suggest you try to OSM. 

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Ramblings.

Today would have been a normal day if it wasn’t for a back spasm. Last semester I injured my back carrying too many books while running up a hill. It didn’t help the matter that I wasn’t wearing my proper tennis shoes that correct my foot pronation. I’m in a stretching class to help it but I am not sure if it is helping. 
This past week I did a lot of volunteer photographing for my mother. I took about 1,100 photos and I still need to go through and edit them. I’m considering two things to get after doing this and those things are a 35mm f/1.8 lens as well as a external flash. Right now I have a D7000.