I have created my own essential oil based face wipes to help improve my skin. I am guilty as charged when it comes to picking my zits, whether it is a black head or a white head or something in between. On top of masks and moisturizing, these wipes have worked wonders.
- 1-2 cups of water
- 2 table spoons of witch hazel
- 10 drops of frankincense
- 10 drops of tea tree
- 10 drops of patchouli
- cotton rounds
- container to store
combine and pour over wipes…TA DA!
-you can purchase the above essential oils at walgreens for convenience, or amazon.com, or through any essential oil membership platform
- in the shower, I use a black head scrub from biore
- after my shower, I take a hot wash cloth and steam open my pores. I will squeeze out any visible black head or white head
- recleanse with cetaphil gentle face wash
- essential oil wipes*
*on the occasion that my black heads are really noticeable, I will coat my face in a layer of clearisil acne cream after I apply my wipes. I notice that is shrinks and cleanses the pores even more, but it does dry out my skin so I don’t do this step all the time.
I also will rewipe my face once or twice more before I go to bed. My skin stays soft, and clears up over night. I repeat wipes and moisturizer in the AM before work and apply tea tree periodically during the day as a spot treatment