Some girls like shopping for clothes, others for commercial skin care products. Why not save money and health trying to make your own face cleanser with natural ingredients?
Here you can discover different formulas to create your own homemade facial cleanser. All recipes include ingredients that are safe and natural to use everyday. How to make facial cleanser – this question will not appear in your mind anymore as you can find detailed explanation here.
Natural Face Wash vs. Soap. Why Soap is Bad for Skin?
You’d avoid soap on your face because it is a harsh surfactant which indiscriminately removes good lipids as well as dirt and sebum. This causes the breakdown of the skin’s natural moisture barrier which results in water passing out of the skin more rapidly making it severely dry. Further, it lets materials into the skin such as irritants, allergens, and unfriendly micro-organisms which can provoke inflammation and the ultimate breakdown of key structural proteins and water-binding carbohydrates like hyaluronic acid. Soap is also very alkaline (increases the pH of the skin). This produces a surface that is hostile to the micro-organisms that are needed to maintain the skin’s immune system.
As for me, I believe it is harmful to the skin to cleanse your face with a bar of facial soap. Although many bar soaps are now better formulated and gentler (due to a lower pH that closely matches the normal skin level), they will still be more drying sulfate-free gels, foams, liquids and creams. The binders that hold a bar of soap together naturally have a higher pH than products that are formulated specifically for cleansing the face, so they will have a drying effect on the skin. Skin that is dry and parches is bad for the long-term health and look of the skin. So if you care about your skin and want it be glowing with health – then it is right time to learn and try natural face wash recipes!
Raw Honey Face Wash
This is the easiest face wash recipe ever. Honey itself is a powerful face cleanser that doesn’t need other ingredients for measuring or mixing. Just keep honey in your bathroom cabinet and use it to cleanse your face twice a day, morning and evening.
Honey contains antibacterial properties so that it works an excellent job in preventing acne and extremely moisturizing. So, it helps you achieve soft and smooth skin naturally.
For makeup-free skin, squirt a teaspoon of honey into your hand palm. Rub honey on your face and massage for 5 minutes. Then, wash off the skin with warm water.
For makeup skin, pour a teaspoon of honey onto a wet cotton pad. Next, sprinkle with baking soda. Use this pad to clean your face. Remove the residue with water. Then, you can follow with a toner to relieve excess dirt.
In addition, there are some variations of honey face cleansers that you can discover below:
Honey & Egg Face Wash Recipe
Take an egg yolk and add 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix them well to have a smooth paste. Apply this paste over your face and keep it for 15 minutes until it dries off. Then, rinse off with warm water to reveal a clean, moisturized and smooth face.
Honey & Milk Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
If you often have skin redness and blemishes, this facial wash recipe is for you.
Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 2 teaspoon of milk to have a fine lotion and apply on your skin evenly. Gently massage for 3 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. This face cleanser helps brighten skin, and remove oil from face. This is an awesome natural homemade face cleanser for sensitive and mature skin.
Oil Cleansing for Soft & Radiant Skin
This gentle but effective facial cleanser recipe can be used on most skin types, although it’s particularly good for normal and combination skin. The oil cleansing method has been popular for few years, and the advantage of this method is to make your skin radiant and soft. Moreover, it’s really easy to do! Simply, apply small amount of oil to your face. Use finger to make circular motions on skin. Leave for several minutes, then wash off with water.
Castor oil is one of common essential oils used or blended with other ingredients to make natural homemade face cleansers.
Below you can read tips for facial skin care. Find appropriate essential oils for each skin type.
For general skincare, you can use typical essential oils like lavender, rose, chamomile and geranium.
For dry skin, you can use cedarwood, lavender, jasmine, palma rosa, rose, neroli and ylang-ylang.
For normal skin, you can try cedarwood, rosewood, geranium, roman chamomile, jasmine, neroli and lavender.
For combination skin, you can apply an oil cleansing method with ylang-ylang, neroli, geranium and rosewood,
For oily skin, the best choices are chamomile, lavender, peppermint, cypress, cajeput, frankincense, sandalwood, patchouli, juniper, grapefruit and lemon.
For aging skin, try frankincense, geranium, fennel, myrrh, rose, patchouli, clary, sages, rosewood, cypress, neroli and lavender.
For acne treatment, you can use tea tree, grape fruit, lavender, sandalwood, thyme, basil, palma rosa, cedar wood and mint.
Soothing Facial Wash with Yogurt
Yogurt is a wonderful natural cleanser that is rich in lactic acid, fat and protein, so it helps detoxify and clean skin well.
You can use plain yogurt or mix it with other ingredients to natural cleanser. The following are some variations of this homemade face cleanser.
Yogurt & Lemon Face Wash Recipe
To make this organic face wash, mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Add 2 drops of essential oil for a magical smelling cleanser. Use your fingertips to apply this mixture to skin, massage the skin to loosen makeup and dirt. Leave for a few minutes and wash off with water.
Yogurt & Apple Face Cleanser Recipe
If you have a dry-skin type, yogurt-apple mixture is the greatest natural cleanser to apply. Yogurt contains natural cleansing properties and it is packed with proteins to hydrate and soften your dry skin. Olive oil and honey can capture moisture into skin. In fact, apples are better because they are high in vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and antioxidants for a rejuvenated and fresh skin.
To start, peel off an apple and blend slices with ¼ cup of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of olive oil or any essential oil you have, 1 teaspoon of honey until you have a smoothie. Massage the paste onto skin. Leave for several minutes and rinse off with water.
Yogurt & Strawberry Clearing Face Wash
Cleansing properties of strawberry can help you to get rid of impurities and oil on skin. Brightening facial wash with strawberry is worth to try! Take 2 teaspoons of yoghurt and 2 strawberries. Blend both in a blender and stir this puree gently. Apply it on face and massage gently. Leave for 5 minutes, then rinse off with water. This homemade face cleanser helps remove excess sebum and oil from face.
Natural Grain Face Wash
Cleansing grains can exfoliate and clean skin gently. Make your DIY natural face wash by grinding oats or almonds into a powder, then mixing it with liquid like lemon juice (for oily skin), milk and yogurt (for dry skin), honey, water, peppermint tea (for normal skin) to have a paste.
Apply this paste on skin and massage gently for 3 or 5 minutes, avoid eye area. Next, wash off with water.
Beside oats or almonds, you can use other grains like ground sunflower seeds, cornmeal, rice bran, wheat germ and baking soda.
As with all homemade skin care recipes, take precautions if the ingredients need to be kept in the refrigerator and never use something that you think looks or smells bad. While some recipes can last for weeks with proper care, others are one time only.