One of the best natural beauty secrets is to make and use your own homemade facial cleanser. Its also a great way to save money. The best type of cleanser should include natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) because they help exfoliate and dissolve old dead, pore clogging skin cells. This make the skin looks smoother, clear, healthier and able to absorb moisturizers and anti-aging creams better.
AHAs are found in a number of foods including milk, sugar, lemon juice, pineapple, vinegar, and tomato juice….to name a few. An AHA type homemade facial cleanser is also helpful for oil skin because it helps clear and unclog pores and blackheads.
For a Dry skin homemade facial cleanser – mix 3 tablespoons of whole milk and 1 full tablespoon of sugar into a paste. Then scrub this all over your face and neck and rinse well.
Apply your best moisturizer. Your skin is exfoliated and super clean is able to absorb the moisturizer much better now. Use this only a few times a week if your skin is extremely dry or sensitive.
For oily skin your homemade cleanser should contain – 2 tablespoons of baking soda along with either lemon juice or tomato juice. If you have lots of blotches and red spots, use the lemon juice. Mix enough juice so that you can form a thick paste. Rub this paste well all over your face including your nose and cheek area where you tend to have the most oil or blackheads and whiteheads.
Be sure to rinse well and apply a moisturizer formulated for oily skin only. If though your skin is oily, you want to keep it soft and hydrated which is why a specially formulated moisturizer is important.
A homemade cleanser for normal skin – can include any type of AHA you have in the house, just as long as you add a mild abrasive like sugar, oatmeal, baking soda or crush almonds. Sources of AHA include: milk (low fat or whole), lemons, oranges, pineapples, vinegar, and yogurt.
Mix these ingredients to form a paste and scrub the face. Make sure to rinse well and follow with a moisturizer. Using a wash cloth give even more exfoliating results. Your skin will feel smooth and look clearer and healthier.
You can also use these ingredients to make all types of facials. Homemade facials are easy, cheap and great way to improve your complexion.