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!
DIY Face Cleaning Pads Ingredients
For these DIY face cleaning pads, I included ingredients that I knew were good for removing oil, cleaning out pores, and killing bacteria. I found a wonderful recipe over on One Good Thing by Jillee and made a couple of modifications. I love tea tree oil for fighting bacteria and thought it needed to be a bit stronger for my son’s oily skin so I increased the concentration.
DIY Face Cleansing Pads
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
Small, round container. Either repurpose a facial wipes container or buy 4 ounce mason jars.
Into a medium bowl or jar with lid, combine the soap, tea tree oil, witch hazel, vinegar and distilled water. Mix thoroughly.
Place the cotton rounds into the jar you will be using for storage.
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.
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.