In order of your skin care regime, we’ll start with the cleansers.
Using your homemade oil cleanser also moisturizes, so you are in fact saving yourself time and money.
The effects of using an oil to remove waterproof mascara and eye makeup are amazing!
You can even triple-value your oil cleanser as a hydration mask once a week by simply reapplying a few drops after the cleansing process.
Milk and Yogurt Cleansers
Another natural cleanser that is suitable for every skin type are the dairy cleansers. They are a great option due to the lactic acid in them that acts as a natural exfoliator.
The best options for this type of cleanser include:
- Organic whole milk
- Full fat Greek yogurt and cream. Make it half and half.
Simply saturate a cotton ball or use your finger tips to gently massage the milk or yogurt onto your face.
- For drier skin types, try adding a bit of honey.
- For oiler skin types, slightly warm the milk and add a few pinches of mineral rich salt.
Homemade Cleansers for Dry Skin
Using an organic, cold-pressed oil is an excellent and easy cleanser.
If you have a drier skin, you can easily whip up your own facial cleanser by using some olive oil, sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil as a base.
Some great options for drier and mature skin types include:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Flaxseed Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Coconut Oil.
You may wish to customize your blend by adding a drop or two of essential oils.
- Chamomile oil and Lavender oil are soothing and provide a burst of vitamins.
- Neroli oil is another great option for drier skin types.
- Lemon oil can be excellent for dry, dull skin types.
This preparation is also excellent for removing makeup and waterproof mascara.
If using coconut oil, note that it is solid at room temperature and you will have to rub your hands together to melt it first.
Apply the homemade cleanser to the face and eye area. Have some cotton balls, or a warm facecloth standing by.
After massaging into your face to remove makeup and impurities, use some cotton balls, or the warm face cloth to remove the excess oil.
Homemade Cleansers for Oily Skin
If you have an oiler skin, try making a cleanser that has milk, yogurt, sour cream or buttermilk as a base. Mix in some cucumber and honey and feel your face glow.
If you prefer to use an oil, you can use Jojoba Oil or Grapeseed Oil are these are great oils for your base.
If you’d like to add some pure essential oils try:
- Clary Sage and Lemon Oil as these are perfect for oilier skin types.
Another easy cleanser consists of beating an egg with some spring water. You will end up with a fast, frothy liquid cleanser.
Simply dip a cotton pad into the mix and wipe away your makeup and sweat. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Experiment until you find what works best for you. If you discover some of the oils are not suitable for your face, don’t fret…they make excellent body moisturizers after the bath!