DIY Facial Cleansers Your Skin Needs
Have you ever read the ingredients label on the back of your favorite facial cleanser and think to yourself "How can this possibly be good for my skin?" Well I have. And I came to realize - it's not. It was in that exact moment when I quickly went into detective mode and googled every single ingredient on the back side of my expensive daily cleanser. Let's just say I wasn't too thrilled to learn I was rubbing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate into my pores on a consistent basis. So I took matters into my own hands and found natural ingredients that not only cleansed my skin but, left it feeling softer (and looking brighter too).
Cool Mint Cleanser
- 1 tbsp Dr. Bronner's Castille Soap
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 drop tea tree oil
- 1 tbsp grape seed oil
Dr. Bronner's Castille soap is free of SLS which I LOVE and honey is very hydrating to the skin. I add a drop of tea tree oil ward off acne because tea tree is a natural antibacterial. Then I use grape seed oil to add nourishment and hydration.
- 3 tbsp aloe vera juice
- 2 tbsb cucumber juice
- 1/2 tbsp ground oatmeal
This may be my favorite cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean. Aloe vera is so soothing to skin paired with cooling cucumber and it's bursting with thirst-quenching ingredients to hydrate dry skin. Cucumber is also high in Vitamin C to help boost the skin's elasticity. Oatmeal nourishes and calms the skin. I juice an eighth of a cucumber (eat the rest, or save it for later) then blend a 1/2 teaspoon of plain oatmeal in a blender and set aside. I mix the cucumber and aloe vera juice together then slowly stir in the oatmeal (it should make a paste) then I gently rub the paste onto my face and rinse off. Superb!
Milk & Honey Cleanser
- 2 tbsp milk kefir
- 1 tsp rose water
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Talk about a glow! This DIY cleanser gives you the pregnancy glow MINUS the bun in the oven. I am all about the probiotics- I take them everyday, I eat them everyday, I even use them in my nether regions if I'm feeling a bit "off". But it wasn't until recently did I discover the benefits of using them topically. Kefir is a fermented milk based drink (try coconut kefir for a vegan option) which is fantastic because the probiotics in it fights bacteria that causes break outs. It also helps to balance the skin's pH. Milk kefir is also great because the lactic acid naturally found in milk helps even the skin tone and brighten your complexion. This mixed with hydrating and skin firming honey, hydrating rose water and antimicrobial and moisturizing coconut oil. It's a win. It's a hands-down glowing victory!
Give your skin a break from your regular cleansers and give these 3 amazing DIY cleansers a try.
~ You owe it to yourself