Have you ever wondered that the face wash or face cleanser you are currently using could harm your skin?
As strange as it sounds it could be true. For all things that are chemically treated possess certain qualities that can cause skin issues.
We all have grown to be dependent on market-based face washes and cleansers. They claim to have a mild formula that helps to fight varied skin issues. Usually, after washing our faces we observe our skin tightening, we think it is the product doing the job, but it is making our skin dry.
To make your skin good enough to not depend on such products, you should switch to natural products that can be easily found in the vicinity of our homes. There are a couple of advantages of using homemade face wash
Why Homemade Face Wash?
People with dry or combination skin inhibit themselves from using chemical face washes as they tend to further aggravate the dryness. They often end up using more moisture than necessary that could not be a solution to fight dryness. So, to have a permanent solution to deal with dry skin switch to homemade products that will surely make a change.
Somewhat similar is the condition of people with oily skin who cannot depend on oil-based cleanses as they often lead to acne and blackheads. So, several alternatives are lying in your kitchen to help you and solve all your problems.
This is obvious as these products often cost a fortune and they make us dependent on them by making our skins react more in their absence. Homemade face wash and cleansers are inexpensive and promise sure results.
If you do not plan to switch completely from these products to natural items, you can incorporate them in your skincare, or you can have them handy when you are out of these.
DIY Face Wash
Here is a recipe for homemade face wash that you can use instead of any regular face wash
- Castor Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
Mix a quarter cup of Castor oil and equal quantity of Jojoba oil to a bowl. Add half a cup of Grape seed oil to this and then 15 drops of Tea Tree oil. Mix all these oils and store this in an airtight container.
You can use this by taking a coin size amount on your palm and gently massaging it. You can follow this with using a hot towel over your face, this process is known as steaming which helps to open your clogged pores.
Remove the paste from your face using a cloth.
There you have yourself a recipe to a homemade face wash that you can store in a bottle and use in place of your regular face wash.
4 DIY face cleansers you should try
If you want to DIY face cleansers and give it a try, you should one of these facial cleanser recipes to deal with your skin problems
1. Honey and Yogurt Facial Cleanser
This one of the easiest and quickest homemade facial cleanser to prepare that guarantee sure results from the first wash
- Olive oil
- Mixing Bowl
To prepare this cleanser, mix 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of Olive oil to 2 teaspoons of yogurt, in a bowl. Apply this on your face by massaging it into your skin. Rinse this off after 2 minutes with cold water.
Don’t forget to moisturize your face afterwards.
You can use this every day if you wish to or you can apply as and when you want to.
This is an effective homemade face cleanser for dry skin.
2. Milk and Honey cleanser
Another easy and effective face cleanser for you to try which cost nothing and have you covered.
- Raw Milk
- Mixing Bowl
Take the bowl and add 2 teaspoons of milk to one teaspoon of honey. Mix them to obtain a lotion-like paste. Massage this on your skin in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes till it is absorbed by the skin.
Use a microfiber cloth dipped in warm water to wipe the paste from your skin. Wash it off normally if you want to or proceed to apply moisturizer.
Homemade cleansers for oily skin
It is one of the best homemade cleansers for oily skin. It will leave your skin bright and remove all the oils and dirt clogging the pores.
3. Egg yolk and Honey:
Choosing a facial cleanser for sensitive skin could be a very difficult task as your skin could react badly and you cannot experiment with many things. One of the tried and tested methods for sensitive skin is Egg yolk and Honey where both the ingredients are mild, and you won’t have to worry about your skin reacting.
- Egg Yolk
- Organic Honey
Mix 1 teaspoon Honey and Egg Yolk in a bowl and make a paste. To this add 4-5 crushed almonds and apply the semi-liquid paste to your face. Don’t use hard movements as they can hurt your skin. Keep this on for 10-12 minutes and when it is completely dried was with lukewarm water.
4. Gram Flour and Curd:
Here is another effective facial cleanser that you can prepare and use regularly for sure results.
- Gram Flour
Mix the flour and milk to make a paste apply gently all over your face. After 15 minutes, rinse it off with water. Pat dry your face and apply a moisturizer.
Difference: Face wash v/s Face Cleansers
Many people have this misconception that Face Wash and Face cleansers are the same. A Face cleanser is nothing but a face wash but with a fancy name, which is FALSE. They are quite different from each other and required for different reasons.
While both the products have synthetic detergents called surfactants/ active agents that have the basic purpose of washing away dirt.
The basic function of a face wash is to clean the pores and remove dirt stuck in the deep layers of skin and clean. While a cleanser is useful in getting rid of the excess oil or makeup from the skin’s surface.
They both are different in their textures after the application, as a face wash is foamier in comparison to cleansers that are not foamy.
Face washes are considered ideal for people with oily and combination skin whereas a cleanser is well suited for people with dry and sensitive skin.
You can test the type of your skin and use the one that is more compatible with your skin tone. However, you should avoid using products that have sulphates and Parabens in them as they can cause some serious damage to your skin.
Enjoy using these homemade face cleansers and have an amazing skin that you always wanted.