What does your daily skin care look like? Do you use a natural-based cleanser? Do you mix your own homemade daily face wash? Have you tried a variety of methods but aren’t sure what works best?
You’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure what to use to get the best results. The truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to a homemade daily face wash. The key is to know what skin type you have and which ingredients are most effective with your skin.
It will require some experimentation, but it is possible to find the right combination for your face. Using common kitchen ingredients, you can create a homemade daily face wash that will clean, cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.
But, before you raid your refrigerator, first determine your skin type. Once you know what your skin needs, you can create a shopping list for the best homemade daily face wash for you.
How to Determine Your Skin Type
- Remove all makeup and wash your face with a soap-free cleanser.
- Wait one hour. Avoid touching your face during this time.
- Dab your face with a tissue. Be sure to hit the “T-zone.”
- Examine the tissue and your face to determine your skin type:
- Normal: The tissue picked up no flaking skin or oil. Your pores are nearly visible and your skin has no sensitivity. Your face feels supple and smooth.
- Oily: The tissue came away greasy. Your pores are large and visible and your skin is shiny.
- Dry: The tissue picked up flakes of dead skin. Your face feels taut and may be dull or cracked, with small pores.
- Combination: This skin type exhibits traits from all three previous categories. Often, your skin is oily in the T-zone and normal or dry everywhere else.
- Sensitive: Your skin is red, itchy, burning and/or dry.
With this test complete, you are ready to create the appropriate homemade daily face wash. Simple, easy and fun to make, these concoctions can help you achieve the youthful, vibrant skin you desire. They work by dissolving dirt and impurities and removing dead skin cells and excess oil. The natural ingredients improve circulation, renew skin cells and protect against breakouts.
Here’s 10 of the most effective homemade daily face wash recipes, broken down by skin type.
If you’re normal:
Apple Mix: Peel and slice one apple. Use a food processor to combine the apple with two tablespoons of plain yogurt, one teaspoon almond oil and one teaspoon lime juice. Use the resulting watery mixture to cleanse your face and revitalize dull looking skin.
Papaya Potion: In a food processor, combine one sliced, peeled fresh papaya, two tablespoons aloe vera gel, ½ tablespoon dark organic honey and one teaspoon plain yogurt. Process until you achieve a smooth mixture to apply to your face. The combination of ingredients in this homemade daily face wash heals, cleans, soothes and protects your skin.
If you’re oily:
Yoberry Cleanser: Blend two strawberries and two teaspoons of yogurt. Apply the puree to your face. Rinse off with cool water after 5 minutes. The citric acid in the berries is perfect for oily skin. This homemade daily face wash removes excess oil to properly cleanse your face.
Milk & Honey: Warm one teaspoon of dark organic honey until it is runny but not hot. Mix the honey with one tablespoon whole milk. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for about 20 minutes. The milk cleanses and soothes your skin. The honey is a natural humectant, attracting moisture and trapping it under your skin.
Aloha Cleanser: Combine two teaspoons of pineapple juice, two teaspoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon of baking soda. Apply this thick paste to your face. Rinse off with cool water after five minutes. This citric-based homemade daily face wash is great to cleanse your oily skin.
If you’re dry:
Oil Cleansers: Natural oils offer effective moisturizing for dry skin. Many oils also offer antioxidants and healthy fats that reduce free radicals (to slow aging). To create a moisturizing homemade daily face wash for dry skin, try olive oil, macadamia oil, almond oil or avocado oil. Apply just enough oil to cover your face, using a circular motion. Gently press a warm washcloth over your face for a few minutes. This opens your pores to receive the oil benefits. Wash oil away with warm water.
Yogumber Oats: Peel ½ cucumber and liquefy in a food processor. Mix with two tablespoons oatmeal and two tablespoons plain yogurt. Let stand until oatmeal soaks in the mixture, then apply to your face for five minutes. This homemade daily face wash refreshes and rejuvenates dry skin.
If you’re combination:
Lemato Mix: Combine one teaspoon of lemon juice, two teaspoons tomato pulp and one teaspoon milk. Apply the homemade daily face wash to your face and leave on for 10 minutes.
Chickpea Cleanser: Create a smooth paste with five teaspoons of chickpea flour, two teaspoons raw milk and one teaspoon turmeric powder. Apply to face and wash off after 10 minutes.
If you’re sensitive:
Chamomile Cleanser: Combine four tablespoons cream, four tablespoons milk and two tablespoons crushed, dried Chamomile flowers. Simmer in a double boiler for half an hour. Do not boil. Cool for three hours, then strain. This homemade daily face wash can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for a few days.
Remember, the first time you try any new cleanser, you should use a small amount on one area of your face. This is especially important for sensitive skin types. If your skin reacts well to the formula, apply again to your entire face. Once you’ve found your favorite, use daily for clean, youthful skin.
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If you’re wanting more:
Supplement: A homemade daily face wash is a helpful tool to achieve healthy skin from the outside in. To fully provide the nutrients your skin needs, you must also treat your face from the inside out. Consuming skin-friendly, anti-aging foods is key. Since our modern diet rarely includes all of these essentials, we often need to supplement. Combine your homemade daily face wash with a supplement for skin for a complete skin care regimen. This routine will help you fight aging and develop the radiant complexion you desire.
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