What if we told you that you don’t need soap or face wash to cleanse your face? Yep, you heard that right. You see, most products contain harsh chemicals that could damage your skin and cause it to dry up in the long run. Hence, go natural by picking ingredients lying around in your kitchen. They will cleanse your skin from dust, oil and grime. An added bonus is that they will also help nourish and moisturize your skin! So ladies, are you ready to make the big switch? Read on to know how you can cleanse your face naturally!
1. Go The Milky Way
Did you know that Cleopatra’s secret to getting soft, glowing skin was bathing in milk? Not that we’re hinting that you should bathe in milk, but you can definitely use it to wash your face! Since it contains lactic acid and protein, it will do a fab job at removing dead skin cells and moisturizing your skin. All you’ve got to do is pour some milk on your palms, gently apply it to your face and massage well. Thrice a week is good enough.
2. Give It Up For Yo Yo Honey!
Honey isn’t just a treat for your taste buds, your skin finds it delicious too! Packed with antibacterial properties and being a natural humectant, it cleanses skin and locks in moisture from the air and prevents it from drying out. Just apply it to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Once the sticky honey hardens, you can wash it off with chilled water. Twice a week and your skin will get its natural glow back!
3. When Life Gives You Lemons…
Popularly known for its natural bleaching and cleansing properties, this ingredient can put your facewash to shame. You can either apply lemon juice directly to your face or, if you have sensitive skin, mix it with yogurt. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. You will instantly feel refreshed.
For baby soft, smooth and clean skin, you must give oatmeal a shot! Crush a handful of oats and soak them for an hour or more in lukewarm water. Add 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice and mix well. Apply it to your face and give it a good scrub. Wash it with plain fresh water after 10 minutes.
5. Brown Sugar Makes Everything Nice
Sugar makes for a great exfoliator as well as a cleanser! If you have dry skin, add a teaspoon of brown sugar and drizzle some olive oil over it. While sugar helps in scrubbing off the dead skin cells, olive oil keeps skin moisturized. If you have oily skin then add sugar and simply replace the oil with aloe gel. Massage well and wash after 10-15 minutes. You have to try it to believe it!
6. The Flower Power Of Rose Water
Give your skin a natural rosy tint by washing it with rose water. It’s perfect for cleansing your skin as it helps keep it fresh and hydrated. Dip a cotton ball into rosewater and don’t remove it until it is completely soaked. Dab it on your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose. Wash it off soon after.
7. Be Cool Like A Cucumber
Use cucumber juice or its pulp to wash your face. It does an amazing job at keeping skin moist, hydrated and supple. Because of its mild and cooling effect, it’s perfect to use on sensitive and dry skin. Apply it on your face twice or thrice a week for a month and it will transform your skin, giving it a healthy, happy glow.
8. Avocado Pulp Runs The Show
Sure, it makes a fantastic natural hair conditioner, but to be honest, it does justice to your skin too. Moisturizing, cleansing and nourishing, it does it ALL! Feel free to add a couple of lemon juice drops to the pulp as it makes for a wonderful facial cleanser.
9. The Goodness Of Watermelons
For the ladies dealing with dry skin, this natural face wash recipe is for you! It helps hydrate your skin and seals moisture within. The best part is that you can use watermelon juice for daily use! Just in case you have oily skin, mix in aloe gel with the watermelon juice. Works like a charm every time!
10. Fresh & Healthy Pomegranate Juice
Struggling with tan lines? Simply use pomegranate juice to get your natural skin tone back. Add 3 tablespoons of pomegranate into the mixer, grind until you’re left with a bright red paste. Empty the paste into a bowl, add 2 teaspoons of chilled milk and blend both ingredients. Scrub, massage and leave it to dry on your face for 2-3 minutes. Use chilled tap water to wash it off. Images: Shutterstock