Did you know that washing your face with a bar of soap or face wash can prove to be bad for your skin? Getting rid of oil, dirt, and grime our face is necessary to keep the ourselves healthy and glowing. But what if you run out of face cleanser or a face wash? Or if you want to break free from chemical laden products, you would definitely need a more natural cleanser to take care of your skin.
Well, did you know that there are different ways of washing and keeping your facial skin clean without using products containing chemicals such as soap, face wash and face cleanser. To maintain your skin’s cleanliness, you can use natural products to clean your face. So ditch the over the counter face wash, soap and cleanser. Go ahead and try these natural cleansers easily available in your kitchen cabinet to make you glow naturally.
Milk is not just a calcium fortified drink for your bones, but it also works wonders as a cleanser. Milk is the classic cleanser that kept Cleopatra’s skin looking so beautiful. What makes milk the perfect cleanser is the lactic acid that works to remove dead skin cells. Also, the milk proteins and fat moisturize the skin. Try not to use skimmed milk, instead opt for whole fat milk. Pour a small amount of the whole fat milk into your palm and gently massage it into your skin. You can also add 2-4 cups of milk to your bath to get head to toe nourishment and cleansing effect.
Oatmeal is not only a good option for your breakfast, but it is also one of the best natural cleansers that you can find in your kitchen cabinet. Oatmeal acts as a natural exfoliator, the soft oatmeal when massaged onto the skin gently exfoliates it. To use oatmeal as a cleanser, grind 1/4 cup whole oats and store it in an air tight container. Whenever you want to use it, mix a little bit of the ground oats with water or oil to make a paste and then massage it into skin. After that rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. You can also add mix wheat germ, cornmeal or rice powder to the oatmeal mix before cleansing your face.
Honey is full of antioxidants and it is also a rich moisturizer. Since it has antibacterial properties, it helps you to get rid of acne and soothes your skin at the same time. To use honey as a cleanser for your face, take half a teaspoon of raw honey and gently massage it into your skin. If you want to change the consistency, add a few drops of water before applying it onto your face. Wash it off with warm water and then pat dry. Your skin will become soft and dewy because it removes dirt without stripping off natural oils from your skin.
If you have oily skin, then lemon is an excellent cleanser for your skin type. Lemon will also help you to get rid of tan. To use lemon for cleansing your face, all you need to do is combine lemon juice with a little bit of milk or yogurt and then apply it on your face. Wash your face after a couple of minutes, pat dry your face and then moisturize.
Using cucumber juice or its pulp on your face will make your skin supple thanks to the cooling and moisturizing properties of cucumber. The mild and cooling effect of cucumber will transform your sensitive and dry skin into healthy and glowing skin. It also works well on acne prone skin, simply cut thin slices of refrigerated cucumber and place it on areas affected by acne. Keep this for 15-20 minutes. Wash your face with warm water, followed by cold water to get that healthy glow.
6. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is used in a lot of beauty products since it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Coconut oil works as a great skin cleanser if you use it the right way. Warm some coconut oil on your palms and the smear it on your face massaging in circular motion. Now place a warm towel on your face for under a minute and then wipe off the oil with the towel. Your skin will be supple and hydrated!