Here’s the update: Better!
I’ve reduced my ratio of castor oil to grapeseed oil and it’s been less harsh on my face. (1: 9)
I read the castor oil cleanses and dries out the skin and I have extremely dry skin so I need all the moisture I can get sister!
I still have minor problem areas, but I’m gonna stick to this ratio and give it time. Another thing that has helped tremendously is switching to mineral powder as a foundation. I use Alima Pure and it just so happens they are having a 20% off sale. I love their make-up because it is light and free of all those nasty harmful chemicals.