Face cleansing is an integral part of one’s daily skincare regime. While there are multitudinous variants of face cleansing agents available in the market, what better way to take care of your skin than with natural products? No matter how herbal or organic off-the-shelf products claim to be, you never know exactly what ingredients might be included in the mixture. Even the slightest trace of an ingredient could make the product unsuitable for your skin. The face is a sensitive and delicate region, and only the best and purest cleansers should be used to keep your skin healthy, fresh and supple. The following natural cleansers are guaranteed to be free of any artificial compounds because they can be made by you with the ingredients you have at home! Let’s take a look:
1. Coconut Oil
If your skin looks extra shiny at the end of the day, coconut oil can solve your problem. Its natural compounds enable the removal of extra moisture exuded from the pores.
Instructions: All you need for this cleanser is coconut oil. Take a small portion of coconut oil on your palm. Massage it onto your face for 30 seconds at least. Then take a warm towel and press it against your face. This will open your pores and allow the oil to work on making your skin smooth and soft. Wash your face after 15-20 seconds to remove the oil.
2. Honey-lemon Mix
Honey and lemon are two natural compounds that are chock full of healthy benefits. Honey is an excellent antioxidant and its antibacterial properties facilitate the prevention of acne, the enhancement of one’s complexion, and the natural aging of skin. Lemon, with its citrus power, is instrumental in the removal of bacteria and dead-skin. Combine the two together and you have a powerful and efficient face cleanser.
Instructions: Simply mix 2 teaspoons of honey with one teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your face and neck. Make sure that the layer on your skin is thin and smooth. Keep it on until it is dry, and then wash it off with warm water.
3. Plain Yoghurt
Yoghurt is an excellent product for detoxifying the skin and rejuvenating it. Yoghurt hydrates the skin, closes skin pores, reduces the visibility of fine lines, and removes dead skin cells.
Instructions: Simply apply plain yoghurt onto your skin, exactly in the same way that you would apply any other skin mask. Use your finger tips to gently massage the yoghurt onto your skin. Leave it on for at least 4-5 minutes. Then wash off the yoghurt with warm water. Use a towel to gently pat your face dry.
4. Olive Oil
Olive oil is routinely recommended for health and wellness, but did you know that it also has benefits for your skin? Olive oil has the necessary compounds to kill bacteria, lighten dark spots, hydrate the skin, reduce dryness, and soothe sunburnt skin.
Instructions: Formulate a mixture using ½ cup of olive oil, ¼ cup of vinegar, and ¼ cup of water. Apply this natural cleanser to your face before sleeping at night.
Never compromise on the products that you use on your face. Natural products are the best way to go because their beneficial compounds are present in an unadulterated and pure form. If any of these ingredients are liable to cause a reaction on your skin do not experiment with them. If you are unsure of how your skin will react to them, do a patch test on a small portion of your skin. If there is no reaction, you can safely continue to use the ingredients.
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