(Closed) Skin on my face is literally like sandpaper EEK! Oil washing?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 46
3335 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Shesaidyes:  can you get Simple. Itsca brand of cleaning/ washing products for sensitive skin. It’s HP balanced and perfume free.

Other than that use products with coconut, witch hazel and almonds. Hope that helps 

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Post # 47
3106 posts
Sugar bee

Shesaidyes:  should have mentioned that if it is rosacea, your skin will not like exfoliation. But you will know right away and it will calm down quickly once you stop.

Post # 48
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Definitely recommend going to a Derm and asking for suggestions in term of products that won’t break you out. You should have a hydrating cleanser, a toner, and a moisturizer. Maybe also a facial mist. 

Post # 50
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would strongly recommend that you visit a dermatologist, but I understand that this might be out of your budget.

How does your skin cope with exfoliants?

Microdermabration might be too harsh for you, but a very gentle exfoliant such as clarins gentle exfoliating cleanser might be a good option.

I also recommend coconut oil -you need Virgin cold pressed coconut oil. It is solid, and a tiny bit goes a long way. I would imagine olive oil would be very messy, but coconut oil would be a better bet.

Post # 52
745 posts
Busy bee

Shesaidyes:  I would NOT recommend that you use retinol products if you have dry skin already. I used retinol and it dried out my skin and made it scaly. And my skin was oily to begin with! I had to stop using it because it dried my skin out so much that it became painful. It has been months of not using it now and my skin is still dry. If you’re starting out with dry skin I would not recommend retinol at all. As it is it’s not recommended for people with dry skin conditions such as eczema.

Since my skin is now dry I’ve been using coconut oil on my face and my skin is responding well. I don’t see any extra acne from slathering my face in oil. I’m hoping to switch to argan oil soon because it’s supposed to be even better.

Post # 54
28 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

Oil works great – but be careful using coconut oil (some people have no problem, but it can clog pores, while other oils won’t).

Another really good option is raw honey (make sure it is raw or unpasturized!)… It can also seem a bit messy until you get used to it, but it’s incredibly healthy, no chemicals, and a LOT cheaper than more traditional products.

Post # 55
407 posts
Helper bee

Shesaidyes:  They make cleansing oils. Try Alpha H brand. They have a lot of great products for dry skin. Lots with anti aging properties.

Post # 56
532 posts
Busy bee

See if you can get hold of a brand called trilogy. They do a new make up cleansing balm that I just love. I’m pregnant and my skin has fluctuated between dry, flaky, oily, dull – everything you can imagine and after using this for 2 days i had 2 comments about how good my skin was looking. It feels so lovely and hydrating on your face too. I love it!

Post # 57
220 posts
Helper bee

For the past 3.5 months, my skin was really dry, rough, patchy (and it wasn’t before).  Tried just washing with oil, which didn’t make my skin worse but didn’t help.  

I started taking an Omega 3 & CoQ10 supplement – mainly because I realized I don’t get enough Omega 3 in my diet.  But amazingly engouh, my skin stopped having rough bumps and dry patches, and I realized the Omega 3 & coQ10 supplement mix was the only thing I changed.

I dont know if the change in my skin was due to only Omega 3, or only CoQ10, or both ?! But I’ve run out of those supplements, and have stocked up on just the Omega 3 pill.  Will find out soon whether my skin is doing better / just as well, or worse with just Omega 3!

I also hear that evening primrose oil (as a supplement ) is good for yoyu too


Post # 58
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House

Shesaidyes:  Perhaps you can see a dermatologist?? They would know best ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you do any washoff masks? FRESH makes a great rose wash-off mask that is very gentle and moisturizing for daily use.

Post # 59
19 posts


You need to exfoliate really well before using oils to help moisturize otherwise it will just sit on top of all the extra dead skill cells. One night a week I wash my face with  raw honey and rinse with hot water. Then I mix 1 part extra virgin olive oil from Spain with 4 parts freshly ground sea salt. Massage on face then leave for 2 minutes. Rinse with hot water, while skin is still moist apply olive oil again as a moisturizer. This worked better than anything else I’ve used. It leaves skin smooth, soft and supple. If your worried about sensitivity start with less salt.

Wear a face moisturizer during the day that contains sunscreen. The Sun and lack of humidity dry out the skin and make all other skin treatments useless.

Post # 60
5897 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Shesaidyes:  Hi!  Of course I’ll give the caveat that each of our bodies are different and what works for me may not work for you…but I’ve been doing oil cleansing for years and I LOVE it!

I started oil cleansing in 2012 and I have not for one day wanted to change the plan.  It keeps my skin in great shape (not perfect, of course, but very good), it reduces the variety of products needed (no seperate make up remover or moisturizer for me), it’s cheap (probalby costs me $10-20 for the whole year), and it’s really simple!  Here are a few ideas and tips that might help you

1) I got my info on oil cleaning from an article on Crunchy Betty.  She gives lots of ideas on how to find the right oil mix for you.  I do 2/3 olive oil and 1/3 castor oil.  Different combos can work for different skin types.  http://www.crunchybetty.com/nitty-gritty-on-the-oil-cleansing-method

2) I pre-mix my oil and keep it in a tiny Nalgene bottle with a “dispensing” top.  The bottle doesn’t drip and makes it easy to portion out a few drops for each face washing.  I do not find this method to be messy at all.  You can find one in this little package of travel bottles http://store.nalgene.com/product-p/9941-0001-12.htm

3) I have a dedicated facecloth that I use just for washing the oil off with hot water.  I hang it in a spot where it can dry between uses.  I toss the face cloth in the wash 1-2 times per week and grab a fresh one. 

Good luck, I”m a big advocate of oil cleansing!  I say do it!

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