NOT using soap. Not stressing my skin out with soaps and medicines is the best thing for my skin and acne. Most days I just rinse and wipe dry with a washcloth. The washcloth provides mild exfoliation.

When I break out, I rinse with a 25% vinegar solution. This has a similar pH as store bought hydroxy gels and gently exfoliates.

If my skin is dry, I cover it with olive oil (any noncomedogenic oil will do), saturate a washcloth with hot water, hold the washcloth against my face until it cools, than wipe away the oil. The heat allows the oil to penetrate and moisturize my skin, and the washcloth wipes away the excess. This is my variation of the "oil cleansing method" and works similarly to cold creams.

And more than any product,
Loving life!

2cMii, porous, good elasticity, APL, dark brown with a silver lining.
Love coconut oil, olive oil, and Everyday Shea!
HGs are simple, natural, and destroy frizzzz!!

Last edited by earthnut; 07-08-2012 at 01:33 PM.