Homemade Face Cleaner

When searching for recipes for making your own cleaning products, there’s almost too much information available. You can easily review dozens of ways to make laundry detergent or hand soap and try out the ones that suit you best. That was not the case when looking for a homemade face soap recipe.

Many of the recipes I found were too much effort or required too many ingredients – not meeting two of my three requirements that homemade products save money, be easy to make and work well. I did find one that was intriguing…if not a bit odd. The Oil Cleansing Method seemed ineffective but there are tons of rave reviews from people who swear by its cleaning powers.

So I thought I’d give it a try. The idea is that soap strips your skin of the oil it needs which causes you skin to then produce more oil – a vicious cycle. By cleaning your face with oil you supposedly dissolve the dirt and debris on your skin while also helping to unclog pores and moisturize.

In short, the Oil Cleansing Method did not work for me. After a few days my face broke out severely. I rechecked the positive reviews to make sure I didn’t do something wrong. Some people made comments that initial use would cause impurities to come to the surface and may cause a breakout but for my already imperfect face it was just too much. Perhaps for someone who has fairly clear skin to begin with, this method would be more effective. For me…I think I’ll keep searching for another option.

Has anyone else tried this? What were your results?

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