The scourge of acne snuck up on me in my early twenties. I was able to escape high school with little more than the occasional forehead zit, but midway through college, I suddenly had persistent pimples and blackheads that even the highest quality face masks couldn’t quell.
It took me years to figure out a skin regimen that worked for me. While I was on this journey, I must have tried every single face wash on the market, slathering chemical goos with mysterious ingredients all over my face in a desperate attempt to cleanse my face craters.
With homemade face wash, there is no mystery. Not only does making face wash help to reduce waste stream (pun not intended) in your bathroom, the ingredients in homemade face wash are less likely to wreak environmental havoc once they enter our waterways.
If I had known making homemade face wash was an option all those years ago on my skincare journey, I probably would have tried it. Though my twice-daily cleanser and morning and evening moisturizers earned fair ratings from the Environmental Working Group, I don’t know everything that I am putting on my buttonhole-sized pores every morning. I am nervous about making any changes to my current skin regimen might allow my cystic acne to creep back, but I’m willing to give it a shot.