UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 8 but we love these natural facial cleansers so much we wanted to share it again!
Every morning and evening we wash our faces, hoping to rid ourselves of any potentially harmful substances that have come in contact with the surface of our precious skin. It’s important to know that we’re cleansing our skin with the best possible ingredients, which is one of the main reasons I love making my own beauty products. Not all skin is created equal, though, so today I have recipes for three different cleansing concoctions: one for dry skin, one for oily skin, and one for normal skin (which, of course, is not to say that any other types of skin are abnormal... You know what I mean). :)
First up: dry skin. Wintertime is often the culprit for skin that lacks moisture — although some of us (like myself) are lucky enough to live with it all year round. The base for this cleanser is plain yogurt, which, apart from its natural cleansing properties, is full of protein to soften your skin. It’s also a bit acidic, so it acts as an exfoliator, removing unwanted dead cells from the surface of your skin. Honey acts as a humectant, drawing moisture into your skin and keeping it there, as olive oil adds further moisture. Apples give your skin vitamins A, B, and C, as well as a dose of antioxidants to keep you looking fresh.
Next up: oily skin. For those whose skin tends to be on the oily side, let lemon and oatmeal be your new friends. Lemon acts as an astringent as well as a disinfectant, killing any bacteria that may otherwise cause breakouts, while oatmeal exfoliates the skin, absorbing excess oils in the process. Honey will restore moisture into your skin, balancing out any dryness that could have been caused by the lemon.
Finally, normal skin. For those whose skin tends to be somewhere in between dry and oily, this cleanser is for you. The yogurt and cucumber nourish and clear your skin without drying it, while the mint adds a pleasant soothing experience.
Do you have any homemade recipes for facial cleansers? Let us know!
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