DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Clear Skin On a Budget

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Want to save money on your skincare routine?  These DIY face cleaning pads are a great way to get clear skin on a budget! Homemade acne pads are simple to make and a very frugal skincare product for clear skin.  They also use very natural ingredients, which means less chance of irritation.  If you have sensitive skin, making your own homemade face products is a must! If you love homemade skincare products, check out my Gingerbread sugar scrub, too!

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Easy DIY Face Cleansing Pads for Clear Skin Naturally

Why should you make homemade face wipes?

Over the years, I have spent a lot of money on fancy face cleaning pads to treat acne.  I used to have horrible skin as a teenager and now my own son is battling teenage acne.  I hate having him put harsh chemicals on his face so I have been spending a fortune on facial cleansing pads with only natural ingredients.  Do you have any idea how expensive those things are?  WOW!  A person could go broke just trying to treat their acne!

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For these DIY face cleaning pads, I included ingredients that I knew were good for removing oil, cleaning out pores, and killing bacteria.  I love tea tree oil for fighting bacteria and you can add more or less, depending on how bad your acne is.  

Easy DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Oily Skin

 

DIY Face Cleaning Pads Ingredients

Most of the ingredients in these homemade acne pads can be found in a large grocery store or drug store.  However, shopping on Amazon makes it easy to find everything in one place so those links are below.  Tea tree oil is a great antibacterial essential oil but doesn’t smell great.  If you want additional essential oils, add a few drop of your favorite scent, however,  make sure it is relatively gentle.  Here are the ingredients and supplies you will need for these DIY acne pads:

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How do I make my own acne pads?

Okay, you have assembled the supplies for your face cleaning pads, you are ready to get started.  Follow these simple directions and your DIY facial cleaning pads will be ready in no time. 

  1. Into a medium bowl or jar with lid, combine the soap, tea tree oil, witch hazel, vinegar and distilled water.  Mix thoroughly.
  2. Place the cotton rounds into the jar you will be using for storage.
  3. Pour the liquid over the cotton rounds until they are saturated.  You will have plenty of liquid left over.  Just screw the lid on the jar and save it to use on another batch of DIY acne pads.
  4. To use, just grab the face cleaning pads and rub one on your face, concentrating on the oily areas.  You can make this milder by adding more water if you have particularly sensitive skin.  Use once daily or as needed, whenever you are in need of acne treatment.

Natural ingredients for DIY acne pads

Create Less Waste With Reusable Diy Tea Tree Toner Pads

Want to make tea tree toner pads that you don’t have to throw away?  You can buy reusable cotton pads and then just toss them into a small mesh bag before putting them in the washing machine.   Keep in mind, you should NOT use these as makeup remover pads!  These face cleaning pads contain astringents which are not safe for eyes.  Use these on your skin only as a homemade acne treatment.  Print out the recipe below to get started!

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DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Clear Skin On a Budget

DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Clear Skin On a Budget

Want to save money on your skincare routine? Make homemade acne pads. These DIY face cleaning pads are a great way to get clear skin on a budget!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • 1 TBSP Dr. Bronner's organic castile liquid soap
  • 4 to 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 2 TBSP witch hazel
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • Cotton rounds
  • Small, round container.  Either repurpose a facial wipes container or buy 4 ounce mason jars.

Tools

  • Glass bowl
  • wire whisk

Instructions

  1. Into a medium bowl or jar with lid, combine the soap, tea tree oil, witch hazel, vinegar and distilled water.  Mix thoroughly.
  2. Place the cotton rounds into the jar you will be using for storage.
  3. Pour the liquid over the cotton rounds until they are saturated.  You will have plenty of liquid left over.  Just screw the lid on the jar and save it to use on another batch of DIY acne pads.
  4. To use, just grab the face cleaning pads and rub one on your face, concentrating on the oily areas.  You can make this milder by adding more water if you have particularly sensitive skin.  Use once daily or as needed, whenever you are in need of acne treatment.

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Comments

  1. Can you use a different soap than what is listed?
  2. Hello! Have you had any trouble with the Witch Hazel bleaching out your towels or clothing? My son was using Proactiv, which contains Benzoyl Peroxide and it was bleaching out the towels and clothing if he got some on his clothes. I know that Witch Hazel contains Benzoic Acid, so I wasn't sure if it did the same thing??? Thank you!
    • Diane Hoffmaster says
      I have not seen this issue before. I did a quick google search and it doesn't seem to be a problem with witch hazel?

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