Facial skin cleanser use sets the tone to the overall skin care routine. Daily exposure of the skin to environmental influences as well as stress, bad eating habits reflect on how "clean" our skin looks.
Using a homemade cleanser will provide the much needed relief the skin requires. It will remove the impurities, cleanse the outer layers, remove the dead skin cells, and open up the skin to subsequent skin care routine steps.
Cleanser is similar to facial exfoliants, or scrubs in that it cleanses the skin, obviously. The difference sometimes comes in when the cleanser doesn't have the scrubbing ingredient such as oatmeal, almonds, or cornflour.
They can be a bit elaborate, as you can see in this facial skin cleanser recipe submitted by our reader Kamakshi. But, most of the time, they have 2-3 very simple ingredients.
Here are some examples of great facial skin cleanser recipes:
Yogurt based Face Cleanser
About 7oz of yogurt
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of honey
Mix, apply to face and rinse off using a washcloth.
Honey face cleanser
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of milk (you can use cream if you have it).
Mix the ingredients, apply on the previously damped face and then wash of with lukewarm water.
Honey Face Cleanser 2
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup glycerin
1 tablespoon of liquid soap.
Combine until well blended, pour into small bottle for future use. Apply small amount to washcloth or face sponge, rub onto face, rinse with warm water. Pat dry.
Our reader Julie submitted this recipe:
Castile soap cleanser
1 teaspoon of cornmeal.
Wet the face with warm water. Combine castile soap with honey and then apply on the face. It will soap up. Wash the face with lukewarm water and dry gently.This recipe is excellent for oily skin.
Would you like to learn how to make your own natural skin care recipes?
Let me share with you a great resource I refer to often. Ready to start making your own natural skin recipes?
A great resource for beginners and pros alike, Jane Church's e-book
The Handcrafter's Companion - Create Spa Quality Products for Profit and Fun will teach you everything you need to know to make facial masks, bath and body products, butters, balms, lotions and more...
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