- Most women (and some men) are obsessed with facial cleansers to address their skin problems or to just simply enhanced their complexion. These cleansers are sometimes expensive that popular bloggers share their recipes using natural ingredients that are easy to make.
- Natural ingredients include coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon, yogurt that has antioxidants to rejuvenate skin.
Popular bloggers share their recipes for prettier and smoother skin using natural ingredients.
1. Coconut Oil Face Cleanser
Coconut oil has lauric and linoleic acids that hydrate the skin and fight bacteria.
Sherri of Overthrow Marta’s recipe: Put a squirt of coconut oil on your face. Massage gently all over the face for 30 seconds. Cover with a warm towel to open up pores for 15 to 30 seconds then pat dry with a washcloth to remove oil.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Face Cleanser
Apple cider vinegar’s (acv) key ingredient, malic acid, exfoliates the skin to clean it out and prevent clogged pores and acne, promotes cell turnover, clarifies the skin, and restores the skin’s pH levels.
Warning: never directly apply acv on skin so dilute it with water.
Beth of Tasty Yummies’ recipe: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water, shake well then pour on a cotton ball or pad to apply to the clean face. Once it dries, apply your usual moisturizer.
3. Honey and Lemon Face Cleanser
The combination of honey and lemon is a good antiseptic, antioxidant, astringent, and moisturizer.
Jessica Sievert of LiveGlam’s recipe: Mix juice of half a lemon with 1 tbsp of organic honey apply to the face except area near eyes. Leave for 20 minutes, wash off with warm water, and then cold water. Pat dry.
4. Yogurt Face Cleanser
Lactic acid and protein in yogurt, detoxifies, exfoliates, and rejuvenates the skin. Pores are tightened, lines are reduced, and hydrated.
Stephanie Gerber of Hello Glow’s recipe: Using your fingertips, gently massage a thin layer of yogurt to clean your face to loosen make-up or dirt. Let it stay for 20 minutes before washing off with warm water.
You can also try mixing 2 tablespoons of plain, full-fat Greek yogurt to 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey. (squeeze lemon or add blueberries to mixture if you want) Gently apply to the face and leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes before removing with a damp, soft washcloth.
5. Olive Oil Face Cleanser
Olive oil’s antioxidants and good fats moisturizes and nourishes to make skin softer, and relieves sunburned or irritated skin.
YouBeauty blog recipe: Mix 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp honey, 1 egg yolk, and a few drops of lemon juice. Gently massage on a clean face for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing off.
6. Grape Face Cleanser
Grapes have phytonutrients that protects it from UV radiation and Vitamin C to form collagen to improve skin elasticity.
Stephanie Gerber of Hello Glow recipe: Blend 6 to 7 grapes with 1 egg white to crush the seeds that contain grapeseed oil. Once frothy, apply the mask to the face and neck in upward strokes using a facial brush. Let it stay for 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Follow up with moisturizer.
7. Dry Yeast Cleansing Mask
When applied to the skin, yeast hydrates, prevents aging, and brightens skin.
Eva at Ko-te says: Dissolve 1 tablespoon dry yeast in 2 tablespoons warm milk before adding 1 teaspoon honey. Avoid the eyes when applying it on your face, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Pat dry.
8. Natural Face Cleanser for Breakouts
Putting oil with a high percentage of linoleic acid like grapeseed, hemp, rosehip and safflower can help.
Donica Johns of nmbotanical recipe: Rub a quarter-sized amount of oil in your hand to make it warm then apply gently on face in an upward motion for two minutes. Leave on for 30 seconds then place a warm washcloth on your face for about a minute.
9. Natural Face Cleanser for Dry Skin
Avocado, macadamia, almond and wheat germ oils are rich in fatty acids and polyphenols that help fight aging and nourish the skin.
Rub a quarter-sized amount of oil in your hand to make it warm. Gently apply on your face in circular motion using your fingertips. Let it stay for 30 seconds then hold a warm washcloth on your face for about a minute to open pores. Wash with warm water.
10. Almond Mayonnaise Scrub
Mayo and almond combination exfoliate and nourish skin.
Herbal Splash recipe: Rinse face with a combination of 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or red wine and ½ cup water. Then gently rub with a blended 1/4 cup (40 g) of whole, natural almonds with 1/8 teaspoon mayonnaise scrub. Let it stay for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Source: The Healthy