Natural Facial Cleansing for Oily Skin

Oily Skin or Acne: Natural Products for Safe Facial Cleansing

One of the biggest obstacles many people face when creating their skincare routine is finding a facial wash for sensitive skin. They’re often stuck between chemical washes that inflame their acne, and gentle washes that are too gentle to clear away the excess sebum caused by oily skin. The result? People end up splashing on some water and calling it a cleanse. It’s not.

If you’re living with oily skin and acne, you need a facial wash for sensitive skin that works effectively, without exacerbating your condition. And while it’s not always easy to find one, there are plenty of facial wash cleansers out there that’ll get the job done. You just need to know where to look and how to find products that clean your skin without irritating it. And, when you consider just how important facial cleansing is as part of a complete skin care routine, you can understand why finding the right cleanser is paramount.

Why is facial cleansing important for oily skin?

Oily skin occurs when your sebaceous glands produce too much oil (sebum). That oil collects on your face and seeps into your pores, which can trap bacteria and other irritants causing breakouts, flare-ups, inflammation and more. As part of a thorough skincare routine, exfoliation scrubs away the excess oil, paving the way for a facial cleanser to flush out pores and wash away irritants.

The problem with most facial wash products is that they’re filled with chemical cleaners. And while these chemicals may be effective in neutralizing bacteria and oils, they’re also bad for your pores. They can cause pores to shrink, making them harder to clean over time. Chemical facial cleansers can also provoke acne flare-ups, causing redness and inflammation to persist. As a result, most people don’t feel better after using a cleanser—their face feels raw and irritated, with a burning sensation.

That burning sensation isn’t a good sign! It’s your body’s way of telling you that you’re doing lasting damage to the skin, and that you need to try something else. “But what face wash should I use?” you might ask yourself. The answer is a facial wash or cleanser that’s natural and healing, that relies on gentle ingredients to deliver a deep, satisfying level of cleanliness.

Why use natural products?

Choosing the facial wash best-suited for oily skin and acne means choosing one with only natural ingredients. Why? Because natural means there aren’t any harsh chemicals involved! Instead, your oily skin and acne benefit from gentle, powerful cleansing ingredients like the following:

  • Honey and honeycomb
  • Activated charcoal
  • Natural oils, like coconut, olive and jojoba
  • Essential oils, like tea tree, lavender and mint

There are more than a few reasons to include natural products in your facial wash routine. For starters, ingredients like tea tree and honey are antimicrobial and antibacterial, which allows them to effectively flush out pores without any irritating or inflaming side effects. You also get the gentle benefits of honey and natural oils when it comes to a facial wash scrub—they clean without being abrasive! Finally, there’s rejuvenating properties in activated charcoal and natural oils, which can protect your freshly-cleaned pores from excess sebum and bacterial buildups. There’s so much for your skin to love about natural ingredients!

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Here’s what to avoid!

Living with oily skin and acne means being very aware of your facial cleansing routine and how to use facial wash effectively. But there’s even more you can do. Here are a few tips for keeping your pores clean, to avoid oily buildups and breakouts:

  • Harsh soaps and abrasive cleansing products
  • Touching your face, including popping pimples
  • Harsh laundry detergents or household cleaning products
  • Comedogenic (pore clogging) products
  • Excess sugar or fats in your diet and eating habits

Of course, the best thing you can do is maintain a regular skin care regimen and use facial wash oil control products, along with good exfoliants and moisturizers.

How to choose the right products for oily skin and acne

Which face wash is best? What facial wash should I use? Start by looking at what you’re already using. Does it work or cause more irritation? Look at the ingredients. If there’s a bunch of chemicals, it’s time to look at something natural. Your skin will thank you!

Next, consider your unique skin condition. Do you have oil skin or combination skin that presents as oily? Acne or rosacea? These are all important distinctions to make, because they’ll determine the types of products you use to properly cleanse your pores.

Look at other factors affecting your skin, too. Do you wear makeup or use makeup removal products? What types of exfoliants and moisturizers do you use? Consider your complete skin care regimen to figure out what types of cleanser fits within the scope of your routine.

Most importantly, look at the reviews! See what other people with acne and oily skin are saying about facial cleansing products and wash face cleaners. One of the best ways to gauge how a natural face wash will work for your skin is to see what people with similar issues are saying.

Customer facial wash reviews

Has cleared up my blemishes. Also, my skin feels smooth! – Joan, White Clay Facial Soap

This black clay isn’t too harsh even for my extremely sensitive skin. Sometimes i feel a little dry but I just use the avocado apricot facial oil right after and like magic my skin looks and feel moisturized and healthy. I also noticed the charcoal really does its job! Very happy with this purchase. – Heather, Black Clay Facial Soap

There is very little scent and my face feels so clean. I loved the soap so much, I went to a craft show in Wellington where you had a booth and bought more soap. Thanks for making such high-quality products. – Ruth, Rose Clay Facial Soap

Check out our full line of oily skin and acne products

Ready to explore products that will help you safely and thoroughly cleanse your oily skin? Want to clear away excess oil and bacteria? We encourage you to check out the oily skin remedies from Morning Song Gardens—each specially formulated to help oily skin and acne sufferers care for their skin the right way.

Each product uses only natural ingredients and is free of irritating chemicals or abrasive cleaners. You’ll get the gentle cleansing your skin needs to SHINE as part of a thorough oily skin skincare routine. And don’t forget to take a look at our other gentle facial care products, to learn more about the power of beeswax and other natural ingredients!

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