No one forces us to keep using the commercial cosmetic products and detergents that are filled with toxic substances. Thanks to the popular recipes that those who want to have a natural and healthy lifestyle have advertised, we know have the possibility to create our own products at home, by using the most commonplace ingredients. So, it’s time to start using homemade toothpastes, soaps, shampoos, face creams, hand creams etc.
If you feel the need to wash and cleanse your skin with a natural product, as efficient as the commercial soap, but without its side effects (the dryness and damaging of the skin), then you can try some of the following recipes. They have already been tested by numerous women all around the world.
The best moment to wash your face is in the evening, when you can remove all the dust and dirt gathered throughout the day. If you wash your face in the morning, the skin will become sensitive to all the environmental pollutants.
Olive Oil and Salt
Olive oil is not just an extremely healthy foodstuff, but also an extraordinary cosmetic product. The women in the Mediterranean region use olive oil to cleanse, hydrate and maintain the youth of their skin. They have using this product for millennia. It contains vitamins D, E, K and beta-carotene. The monounsaturated fatty acids in the olive oil will dissolve the excess oil produced by the skin. This way, the pores will be opened and cleansed and the acne will be treated.
Moreover, the olive oil is rich in antioxidants that stimulate the collagen and elastin production. When administered internally, the olive oil is considered an efficient anti-aging tonic and it can even eliminate wrinkles.
Salt is known as the best natural scrub for the skin. When mixed with olive oil and rubbed on the skin, it cleanses it deeply and makes it firmer and shinier.
– ½ cup of olive oil
– 1 cup of salt (iodized, sea salt or Epsom salt)
Iodized salt is the most accessible ingredient for this recipe because maybe you already have it in your kitchen. Mix the oil and the salt. First of all, wash the face with warm water, then apply the mixture on the skin and rub gently. Insist on the most important areas: cheeks, forehead and chin. As you rub the skin, you will feel a slightly tingling sensation.
After you have cleaned all the face, rinse with plenty of water until you eliminate the excess oil. After this, your skin will be incredibly smooth, clean and bright. Your skin might become red because of the rubbing, but it will be recovered in the morning.
Oatmeal and Honey
Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of honey in a blender. With the paste that you have obtained, you can massage the face skin and cleanse with lukewarm water.
Baking soda is extremely efficient in cleansing the skin, especially for those with oily skin. It leaves the skin clean, smooth and soft. Put a pinch of baking soda in your palms and add just a little bit of water. Rub the face skin gently, until you fell that all the dead cells are removed. At the end, you can apply a thin layer of olive or coconut oil over your face.
Coconut oil can penetrate the pores and hydrate the skin. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and it’s recommended to treat acne and eczema. It is not irritating for the sensitive skin and it does not modify the skin’s pH level. It works well on all types of skin. It contains numerous antioxidants that help with eliminating the fine lines and wrinkles.
– ½ cup of olive oil
– ½ cup of coconut oil
Without wetting the skin, you can massage it with the solution for about 2 minutes. Use circular motions. This procedure will help you eliminate the makeup, dust, dead skin cells and bacteria. At the end, cleanse with water.
Salt and Honey
This recipe will help treat the various skin problems: acne, dry skin, dark spots and pimples. It has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.
– 1 ½ tablespoons of honey
– ½ teaspoon of lemon juice
– ½ teaspoon of salt
Apply the mixture on the skin after washing your face with warm water. Rub the skin for 2 minutes, and then let it cure for 10 minutes. After that, soak a clean cloth in warm water, wring the excess water and apply it on your face for 20 seconds. At the end, cleanse the face with water.
Olive Oil and Sugar
Olive oil soothes and softens the skin, and together with an abrasive element such as sugar, it becomes a great cleanser for the dry skin. It helps eliminate the dead skin cells and whitens the skin. It also tightens the pores and eliminates wrinkles.
– ½ cup of olive oil
– ¼ cup of sugar
You can use this mixture not only for the face skin, but for the entire body. If you’re looking for a natural night cream, you can mix ½ cup of olive oil with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and ¼ cup of water. Damp the face with lukewarm water, and then apply the mixture on your face right before going to bed.
It is possible for the look of your skin to worsen temporarily. This will only happen for a few days after cleaning your face with olive oil and it’s a normal reaction that occurs following the detoxification process. As the impurities are taken out of the skin, this will become cleaner and cured of acne, blackheads, pimples etc.