Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Natural Face Cleansers for all skin types

Today, we are going to talk about cleansing with natural cleansers. Cleansing is known as the first and crucial step in the skin care routine and for that there are tons of products available in the market. Facial cleansers range from foaming, cream, milks, clarifying lotions etc to suit your different needs. 

We might be aware that they all have chemicals in them even the ones that claim to be all natural or herbal. You will still find some emulsifiers, preservatives in them. Most of them contain SLS  (Sodium Laureth sulphate) that is even present in the washing bars and detergents which can strip away the natural oils that your skin needs and also could be harsh on the skin as well. Then why to use them?

This was the question I asked myself long ago while I was reading the label of a face wash that I bought. I did some researching and trust me there was something that urged me to skip these fancy looking cleansers full of claims like baby soft, gentle, herbal, all natural etc.
I realized when I don’t use many products on my face; my skin just behaves well and looks good.
So, why not try something that is more organic, pure, and is devoid of these chemicals.
What about using some kitchen stuff that can prove to be natural and yet gives great results. Since, I like exploring the potential and magic of kitchen stuff for beauty. I tried certain cleansers that not only are natural and organic but gentle and efficient on my skin.

Here we go:
Honey: Honey is one such product that can help your skin and hair in several ways. It is antibacterial and has a great capacity of retaining moisture. It never ever causes any side effects or allergies and is very gentle on the skin, regardless of the skin type whether you have oily, combination, acne prone, dry or mature skin. Due to which it can be a great cleanser. 

To use it as a cleanser, all you have to do is to take less than a teaspoonful of honey in your palm and rub it so that it gets warm and can be spread easily. Then message your face gently with it for a minute and rinse, pat dry.
Make sure you should not have any waterproof makeup on if you are using this cleanser. Remove your makeup and then use it. Else you can do it in the morning.

Milk: Unboiled/raw milk can be used as a deep pore cleanser when mixed with a pinch of salt. Take two teaspoonful of honey and mix it with a pinch of salt and gentle massage your face with this.
It is great for dry, normal or mature skin, if you have oily skin then try putting few drops of lime juice in it and when there is curdling, use it as a cleanser.

Yoghurt: Just like milk yoghurt is an excellent cleanser. Lactic acid present in it gently exfoliates and nourishes the skin. It can be a great cleanser for all skin types. Take yogurt in desired amount, I take a teaspoonful only and that is more than enough. I massage it all over my face and then rinse off.. Clean and refreshed face, there you go!

Baking soda: Baking soda also known as Sodium bicarbonate, can be used as a cleanser and a mild exfoliant especially for the oily acne prone or combination skin types. Mix some baking soda with water to get a paste like consistency and rub it all over the face.
Make sure to do this gently, very gently as you don’t want to over exfoliate your skin.
Rinse with plain water and pat dry.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes contains the enzyme lycopene that helps lightening the marks and blemishes and also gently exfoliates. So, next time you are chopping off a tomato, consider giving yourself a cleaning session by rubbing a slice on your pretty face and then rinsing it off or you may let it sit on the face for 10 minutes, if you wish and aren’t in hurry.

So, do try and consider these all natural face cleansers and be gentle with your face. Your skin will love it!


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