Taking care of your skin is your best assurance for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Skincare is simple when you establish a regular routine. The immediate and long-term benefits of a good daily skin care program start with cleansing.
Cleansing removes dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin. Cleansing is increasingly important today, as the level of environmental pollutants rises. Cleanse your skin once in the morning to remove wastes your skin generates during sleep, and again at night to remove bacteria, oils, makeup, dirt, and any other residues that collect on your face during the day.
For a cleanser, use alone or in a double-cleansing ritual, should leave your skin feeling clean instead of too drying or greasy. Ideally, it should leave behind enough of your own skin oil to naturally moisturizing your skin.
When comes to natural beauty products, which ones to use on daily basis? Here are some of the recommendations: –
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil is formulated with a unique blend of natural moisturizers, including Coconut and Argan Oils. These natural oils combined help keep skin soft, clean, and beautifully nourished. It is 100% natural with no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS. It is used for basic cleansing and suitable for normal skin.
EWG Rating: 3
White & Elm Sunflower Deep Pore Cleansing Oil is a pore cleanser and makeup remover in one. Sunflower Oil’s high linoleic acid content helps rid your skin of acne and prevents future breakouts. It is suitable for normal/combination and oily skin especially those suffer from acne and blemishes.
Balancing Cleansing Oil with Thyme goes down deep to remove oil and impurities, helps balance and heal with plant actives, and doesn’t strip the skin’s natural barrier. It is great acne and combination skin.
Whamisa Organic Flowers Foam Cleansing consists of fermented ingredients which have a higher concentration of antioxidants It is through the fermentation process to produce additional skin-beneficial ingredients, such as amino acids and peptides and helps break down the ingredients into more readily absorbed constituents. The cleansing cream is suitable for all skin types. This works best as a secondary cleansing after your makeup cleansing.
Attitude Natural Foaming Face Cleanser is made just for expectant mothers, formulated with natural, hypoallergenic and worry-free ingredients, This gentle cleanser has a silky lather and subtle apple blossom scent.
Graydon [Clinical Luxury] – All Natural Aloe Milk Cleanser – All Natural Aloe Milk Cleanser works well for all skin types. This creamy ‘oil based’ dissolves, bonds with and pulls out the dirt, sebum and makeup deep within your pores, leaving your face feeling clean and taut.
isoi Foaming Cleanser dissolves oils, debris, dirt, pollution & makeup by working deep into the pores. As it does not clog pores, maintaining the hydration from the skin without removing any of your natural skin oil. It also has a dual function of hydrating the skin & cleansing it at the same time. It is suitable for normal/combination skin and
MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser comes a special blend of natural multi-fruit Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) unclog and purify pores for a radiant complexion, thus removing dull, dead skin cells and promote healthy-looking skin. It is suitable for all skin types.
Making your own facial cleanser is a great way to avoid putting chemicals on your skin (and into your bloodstream). And it is likely to save you money in the long run. You may try one of these DIY recipes.
Foaming Facial Wash
This foaming cleanser made with castile soap is meant to be applied after your oil cleanser, to remove any further excess oils secreted by the skin. Massage your face in circular motions to cleanse.
- 175 mL distilled/filtered water
- 35 mL unscented castile soap
- 5 mL vitamine E
- 2.5 mL sweet almond oil (or your choice of carrier oils)
- 10 drops essential oils of your choice
- 250 mL Foaming soap dispenser
- Combine all the ingredients into your soap dispenser. Stir to combine.
To use: Dispense one pump into your hand. Rub over your face and rinse with water.
Store in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.
Macadamia & Jojoba Cleansing Oil
Castor Oil is, in fact, the main ingredient in this cleanser. Castor Oil attracts dirt and grime to itself and is very slow to absorb into the skin. On its own, it is quite viscous, so it needs to be blended with other oils to allow it to spread more easily. It is advised to choose other slow-to-absorb oils such as macadamia. Jojoba has been included in this recipe as it is good for all skin types and does not block the pores.
- 30 mL macadamia oil
- 40 mL caster oil
- 25 mL jojoba oil
- 5 mL vitamin E
- 10 drops essential oils of your choice (optional)
- 100 mL amber glass bottle with pump dispenser
- Add the oils. over at a time, into the glass bottle
- Add essential oils, if using, and mix thoroughly
- Shake well before using
For choice of your essential oils, you can refer to “Essential Oils For Skin Type” and/or “Essential Oils for Skin Problems”
Massage into the skin in order to loosen any make-up or dirt. Remove the cleanser with a cotton pad followed by a quick wipe of a floral water or toner. Alternatively, you could remove with a face cloth soaked in warm water or a damp muslin cloth.
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The oil breaks down the makeup and pulls out gunk from your pores. Cleansing balm over the counter can be quite pricey so this DIY recipe can help you to achieve soft and smooth skin.
- 2 tbsp jojoba oil
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp beeswax
- 2 tsp bentonite clay
- 1 tsp baking soda (optional for a bit of exfoliating texture)
- 6 drops frankincense essential oil
- Bring 2-inches of water to boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low.
- Measure out the beeswax and put in a heat-proof measuring cup or bowl. Place the dish in the saucepan and melt the beeswax.
- Add the coconut oil and melt together.
- Remove from heat and add the jojoba and stir.
- Add the clay and baking soda and essential oil.
- Transfer to a small container with a lid.
To use, scoop out a tiny bit of balm and massage it into your skin.
Start with skin dry, then put some water on fingers and massage again.
You use a wash cloth to gently remove the oil.
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