For the past 3 months, following on from a trial that my wife did, I have stopped washing my face with soap and a washcloth.
Before you start freaking out, this does not mean that I have thrown personal hygeine to the wind: I am instead opting to wipe my face with a wetted konjac sponge and no cleanser.
Dew Puff is the brand of konjac sponge that I use and I’m very happy with them. They last about 3 months and they’re made from the root of the konjac plant: a material which, when wetted, becomes very smooth and sponge-like.
For me, there’s no difference in the cleanliness of my skin. I have a moderately oily complexion so the idea of using cleanser to wash away all the oil, apply moisturiser to replace the moisture lost and then repeating the process seems silly to me. After all, the oil is naturally hydrating my skin and I found that after using my Dew Puff for a while my skin is much less oily than it used to be, as it was always working in overdrive to moisturise my dried out face.
On occasion, I use a gentle face scrub to do more of a deep clean and remove dead skin but all in all, my skin and wallet are faring much better since switching to using a Dew Puff instead of washing my face with traditional cleansers.