As more information comes to light, regarding the damaging effects of chemicals and other unnatural ingredients in many commercial skincare products, the desire to move toward natural alternatives is common. The best way to combat this problem is to make your own products. Making your own facial cleanser is a great way to avoid putting chemicals on your skin. Plus, it’s likely to save you money.
Olive Oil Face Cleanser
This star ingredient can also feed your face! Olive oil is a great natural moisturizer for dry skin and its antioxidants and good fats may also help reduce free radicals, which can relieve irritated or sunburnt skin.
How to use it: Create a natural, effective night cream with 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 1/4 cup water. It will work to lighten dark spots, kill bacteria, and make your skin smooth and clear
Plain yogurt is a great natural cleanser. It is rich in protein, lactic acid, and fat, which all help detoxify as well as clean skin. Use plain yogurt or mix with lemon juice to create a cleanser with a more pleasing scent.
How to use it: Mix 1 teaspoon of yogurt with approximately 1 tablespoon of yogurt. A drop or two of essential oil can also be added to plain yogurt for a sweet smelling cleanser. Use fingertips to apply yogurt to skin, massaging it to loosen any dirt or make up. Leave yogurt on the skin for a minute or two, then wash off with warm water.
Honey and Lemon Face Cleanser
Honey and lemon together are a natural moisturizer and antiseptic, a perfect soothing and cleaning combination. The citric acid from the lemon kills acne-causing bacteria, and the enzymes in the citrus help clear away dead skin.
Honey is naturally antibacterial and full of antioxidants, which are shown to prevent acne and slow down your skin’s aging process. Honey is also great if you’re looking for a complexion boost.
How to use it: Combine 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Warm it between your fingers, then smooth a thin layer onto your face and neck. Leave the mixture on until it’s dry, then rinse with warm water.