Many women, easily apply more than 500 chemicals a day to their skin. We use some face wash, moisturizer, make-up, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion and the big one… perfume. We are likely to get pretty close to 500 chemicals in one day. One of the benefits of making a homemade facial cleanser is avoiding any detergent ingredients called surfactants. Surfactants are responsible for creating the lather you expect to see in soaps and many liquid cleansers, but the problem is they strip the natural lipid layer from the skin’s surface and destroy its protective barrier. The good news is you don’t need surfactants to get your skin clean. There are lots of natural ingredients you can use instead.
Coconut Oil & Baking Soda Facial Cleanser
Copra oil, or coconut oil is an fit for human consumption oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. Coconut oil is fast becoming the latest must-have beauty ingredients. Even cosmetic companies like are increasingly calling upon it’s benefits. Among of many benefits of coconut oil, these are some. It is antibacterial and anti fungal, it’s an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils. Say hello to this natural facial cleanser with coconut oil and baking soda, and say good-bye to wrinkles and sagging facial skin. Baking soda has been used as a splendor product for pores and skin, enamel and hair for a long time. Baking soda is an amphoteric compound which means this is has the potential to hold everyday pH ranges of your skin and prevent pimples.
- 2 tsp of greater virgin coconut oil
- 1 tsp of freed from aluminum baking soda
Place ingredients in a small bowl and blend them well. You must get a paste. Use this paste immediately at the skin and rub the location slowly. After that, go away it for about five minutes. Next, use warm water to wash the mixture and even as you are rinsing rub down the region one greater time.
Honey is actually a super food for our skin. It has an ability to absorb and retain moisture, which helps skin feel hydrated and fresh, it also supports the skin in rejuvenating and refreshing depleted skin. As a great natural antioxidant, honey helps protect the skin from the damage of the sun’s rays and it absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent.
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of plain yogurt
In one bowl mix these entire ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture. Apply to face and neck and massage into skin for at least 30 seconds, allowing the cleanser to loosen dirt and debris. Leave it for 15 min then rinse with warm water. Do the same procedure for 2-4 times in a week.
Honey & Coconut Oil Face Mask
Sounds messy but combine equal parts of both and slather onto your face for 10 minutes. It works wonders on dry skin, especially in winter.
Charcoal Facial Cleanser
In skincare, activated charcoal plays a role in flushing and soaking up excess oils, debris and bacteria without being harsh or stripping to the skin. These qualities are especially helpful when trying to prevent or deal with blackheads and breakouts.
- 1 cup of Organic Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp of freed from aluminum baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp of Activated Charcoal Powder or 6 capsules
- 5 drops of Rosemary Oil
- 5 drops of Lavender Oil
Mix the coconut oil, baking soda, and charcoal powder together in a small bowl. It is best for the coconut oil to be in a liquid state before mixing. Add the essential oils and mix well. Once everything is mixed up properly, pour it into a container of your choice. To apply, just use a warm, wet washcloth to moisten your face. Next, massage a small amount all over your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes, just so it seeps in and really gets to work. Then use your washcloth to remove the cleanser from your skin. This will leave your skin moisturized. You can use it daily as well as for removing the makeup.