I clean my face with oil.
Does it sound weird?
I have a super sensitive face and I have discovered after trying a few solid face soaps that, it cant deal with it.
Skin sebum likes to be at 5.5 and for the most part you can put stuff on it that is higher or lower in ph than 5.5 and it will re-stabilise itself.
Skin sebum and the sweat on your skin forms something called an acid mantle. If your skin is sensitive to it or you have young skin, it can get all disrupted and your acid mantle wont protect your skin and you can be subject to advances of harmful bacteria and fungi.
Ultimately soap has a high ph, you can't get around it... I tried it... it didn't go well.
It became dry and itchy and I broke out in pimples... right before an acting audition... such a fail.
I can use soap on my body, which is good, because I ditched the body wash a year or so ago. but my face and hair, isn't dealing well with soap I gotta say.
Some skin can re-stabilize itself and get its shit together. But mine cant lol.
So recently I have been using just oil to clean my skin. I have been on and off this method for a while. I was using a brand called minimalist (which made an amazing oil cleanser) for a while and then tried coconut oil, went back to a tea tree foam face wash from the body shop and then after I bought some supplies from pure nature to make my face moisturiser, I thought I would try the oil cleanser again.
I popped it in a little bottle that I was hoarding in the cupboard for a rainy day.
The ingredients are super simple, just...
50ml jojoba oil
2 drops of tea tree oil
Warm a face cloth with warm water and place on your face for 30 seconds.
Squirt a bit of oil on your hands and rub on your face.
Wet the cloth again and gently wash off the oil.