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:



And here is me today 




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. 



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.