You don’t need fancy, pricy products for smoother, prettier skin. Instead, try these simple natural face cleanser recipes from popular bloggers.
Coconut Oil Face Cleanser
Without stripping your skin of its natural oils, coconut oil can eliminate any shine that appears at the end of the day. According to Prevention, it is has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, it’s an effective moisturizer, and it’s great for atopic dermatitis. However, if you have acne-prone skin, steer clear of coconut oil unless you know that your face can tolerate it.
Try: Gently massage a squirt of coconut oil onto your face (about the size of a quarter) for about 30 seconds, recommends overthrowmartha.com. Then apply a warm towel onto your face to open up your pores. Wait about 15-30 seconds, then remove the oil by patting with a washcloth.
Apple Cider Vinegar Face Cleanser
Apple cider vinegar may help restore your skin’s pH levels to help soothe breakouts, prevent clogged pores, and keep skin from becoming too dry or too oily. Its pH of about 5.5 is very close to the ideal pH of human skin, according
to Women’s Health.
Try: Natural toner! Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water, and shake well, recommends tasty-yummies.com. Apply to a clean face with a cotton ball or pad. Once your skin dries, put on your usual daily moisturizer.
Honey and Lemon Face Cleanser
Honey and lemon together are a natural moisturizer and antiseptic, a perfect soothing and cleaning combination for a natural face cleanser. Honey is naturally antibacterial and full of antioxidants, which are shown to prevent acne and slow down your skin’s aging process. Honey is also great if you’re looking for a complexion boost. As for the lemon juice, “it’s often recommended in DIY skin care because it has vitamin C, which is a great antioxidant. It also has antimicrobial and astringent properties,” dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD, told SELF.
Try: Combine 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Warm it between your fingers, then smooth a thin layer onto your face and neck. Leave the mixture on until it’s dry, then rinse with warm water.