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4 Homemade Natural Facial Cleansers

There are 3 steps to get radiant skin, they are cleaning, toning and moisturizing..

So the first and most important step to get beautiful and radiant skin in cleaning. We normally wash our face with face wash or cleansers that we get in stores. However we are already exposing our skin to so much of pollution. This makes our skin rough and dull.. And then we use other chemicals to clean our face…

We can not avoid our exposure to pollution, but we can definitely avoid use of chemicals to clean our face. Here are 4 best and simple natural facial cleansers. I was using Cetaphil cleanser, but it contains petroleum so I started using following cleansers for my skin. These does not contain ingredients that are in Cetaphil, however are really effective and chemical free.

1. Yogurt and honey cleanser: This is the best cleanser for sensitive skin and you can store this in refrigerator for few days.Yogurt contains lactic acid which exfoliates skin without damaging skin. Honey has antiseptic properties and it smooths skin naturally.

 

Yogurt and honey cleanser

Yogurt and honey cleanser

Recipe: Mix 1 tablespoon yogurt  and 1 tspoon of honey. take small amount and massage gently on face. Then wash with warm water and pat dry with napkin. This will leave your skin soft and supple.

2. Bengal gram flour and milk: Bengal gram is used for skin care traditionally. This recipe is best for dry to normal skin. Just mix gram flour with milk to make paste and apply on face. You can also add turmeric powder, it will give nice glow to your skin. Massage gently and wash off. You can also add yogurt instead of milk to make paste.

Gram flour and milk cleanser

Gram flour and milk cleanser

3. Yogurt and lemon juice: As I said yogurt has lactic acid, and lemon has citric acid. Lemon is always used for cleansing purpose. Add 1 tspoon lemon juice to 1 tablespoon yogurt. Mix well and apply on face. Massage for 2-3 minutes and wash with warm water. This cleanser is best for oily skin.

Yogurt and Lemon Juice Cleanser

Yogurt and Lemon Juice Cleanser

4. Oil and honey cleanser: This is best for all skin types, even for sensitive skin. You can store this in bottle and use it anywhere anytime.

Recipe:

  • 2 tablespoon baby oil (I used johnson baby oil)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 tspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

Mix everything in bowl and whip using blender. And your face cleanser is ready to use.Take small amount on your palm and massage on face for 2 minutes and then clean. Tap dry your face with napkin.

Oil Cleanser

Oil Cleanser

Benefits:  

  • This recipe has oil which moisturizes and cleans skin.
  • Honey has antibacterial properties
  • Baking powder exfoliates skin
  • and Aloe vera gel smooths skin.

Note: You can also use coconut oil or olive oil instead of baby oil.

 

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DIY Rejuvenating Sugar Scrub

Hello friends, its Monday..grrrr…Again a stressful week started.. . We all are so busy in our routine life that we don’t get time to pamper our-self. So why not give some rejuvenating, stress relieving treatment at home itself. So I thought of sharing this rejuvenating scrub recipe with all of you..

I love sugar scrubs as they are super easy to make and are very effective. These homemade scrubs gives us luxurious feeling and are free from harmful chemicals.

I have already explained benefits of Sugar on skin in my previous post. However I have also added some amount of baking powder in this recipe.

 

Rejuvenating Sugar Scrub

Rejuvenating Sugar Scrub

Benefits of Ingredients:

Baking powder:

  1. It strips away the dead skin on the top layer without any harsh chemicals that can damage the skin.
  2. The alkaline nature of baking soda prevents acne.
  3. Help relieve itching and stinging

Lavender essential oil:

  1. Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. Therefore, it can also be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.
  2. The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity.
  3. According to dermatologists and aromatherapists, lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial oils in the treatment of acne.
  4. Lavender essential oil is known as an excellent remedy for various types of pains.
  5. Lavender essential oil is also good for improving the circulation of blooding the body.

Lemongrass essential oil:

  1. Lemongrass Oil boosts self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength, and it uplifts spirits and fights depression.
  2. Lemongrass has antimicrobial properties which makes it an inhibitor of microbial and bacterial growth in the body, both internally and externally.
  3. Has antiseptic properties.
  4. Lemongrass Oil is far better than many of the synthetic deodorants that are a big expense.
  5. Lemongrass Oil has good fungicidal properties and may be used to cure fungal infections.

Recipe:

  1. 5 tablespoons sugar
  2. 2 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 2 tablespoon olive oil (you can add more oil if you have dry skin)
  4. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  5. ¼ teaspoon lavender oil
  6. ¼ teaspoon lemon-grass oil
  7. 1 teaspoon of beetroot syrup as made for coloring lip balm (For coloring)

Note: You may add essential oils of your choice

Mix sugar, olive oil and coconut oil and grind together.

Add baking powder and essential oils and mix properly.

Add beetroot syrup to color the scrub. You may use any food color of your choice, I added beetroot syrup as I did not want any chemical in this scrub.

Please let me know if you like this recipe.