It's now been about 6 weeks since I started using oils to cleanse my skin and yes I am still doing it.
Before I started my skin got oily - as in shiny - within a couple of hours. I was very careful using products for oily skin only but nothing had results. I also had some problems with blackheads and large pores but at least makeup could deal with that.
Now my skin is much more balanced. It doesn't ever get shiny - besides after running :) My pores are still large but they are clear and seem to be getting smaller as well.
What did I do? In the evening, I washed my face with almond oil. I just pour some oil in my palm, rub it to make it warm and gently massage it in the face. After a couple minutes, pour some hot water on a towel and gently rub the oil off. Then I rinse with warm water and dry with a towel. After that my skin is always clear and makeup is gone as well. In the morning I just rinse my face with water in the shower - no soap.
I know some might find it disgusting not to wash your face with soap and I was probably one of them before I started this. I am not a hippie who wants everything to be natural. I just like to try new things and if it is good in many ways it is even better. In the end, I wanted to improve my skin and I did :)