Glowing skin is something that all girls want, right? I know I do. You can buy all kinds of lotions and potions over the counter at the drugstore, but you also have the option of making something yourself. The advantage to this is that you get something that is made with only ingredients you are aware of and none of the chemicals you see in some skincare products. Here are some fantastic recipes to get you started.
1. Basic Daily Milk and Oatmeal Cleanser
The great thing about both milk and oatmeal is that they are super soothing to your face. At the same time, they can slough off dead skin cells, bacteria and grime, as well as getting rid of makeup and leaving your skin fresh, clean and glowing.
1 tablespoon powdered goat's milk
1 tablespoon oatmeal
A few drops honey
Grind the oatmeal into a fine powder, using your food processor. Add the milk and combine well. For each application, mix a tablespoon of the powder with about 1 teaspoon distilled water and a dab of honey. Combine to form a paste. Add more water, if needed. Wet your face and gently massage the cleanser in circles, covering every surface. Rinse and pat dry.
2. Good Morning Facial Cleanser
If you're someone like me who needs to wash morning and night, you'll love what this cleanser does. Not only does it clean your skin, but it also gets it ready for your other products and your makeup.
2 tablespoons whole oats
2 tablespoon powdered soy milk
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
Grind the oats into a powder and combine with the other ingredients. Place a small scoop of the mixture in your hand and add a bit of water to create the desired consistency. Apply in circular motions, allow the mixture to dry, then rinse with warm water.
3. Peppermint and Lemon Face Wash
Peppermint has cleansing properties as well as being great for killing bacteria and leaving your skin fresh and super clean. You'll love how this facial cleanser smells!
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon unscented glycerin soap
5 drops lemon essential oil
5 drops peppermint oil
Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from the heat. Add the glycerin and stir until it dissolves. Cool. Add the lemon and peppermint and transfer the mixture to a pump bottle. Use a couple of pumps each time you wash your face.
4. Whipped Coconut Oil Facial Cleanser
Coconut oil is a magical thing to use on your skin. Not only will it cleanse it, but it also hydrates and gives you that glow you crave so much.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup castor oil
Whip the solid coconut oil with a hand mixer until it's fluffy. Slowly drizzle in the castor oil and continue whipping until fluffy. Scoop a small bit with your fingers and massage it gently into your skin, rinsing with warm water when done.
5. Chamomile Facial Cleanser
Chamomile is great for your skin because it's soothing and smells good. When you use it in a DIY cleanser, you also get rid of junk on your skin and get that glow you want.
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
1/4 cup brewed chamomile tea
3/4 teaspoon olive oil
8 drops essential oils
Several drops vitamin E oil
Combine all of the ingredients except the tea in a small bowl. Add the tea and stir. Pour the mixture into a pump bottle. Use a squirt or two to wash your face each day.
6. Vegan DIY Cleanser
If you don't want any kind of animal products in your life, it can be hard to find skincare products that fit the bill. That's why making your own can help you use only what you want to on your skin.
1 cup filtered water
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
5 teaspoons jojoba oil
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon tea tree oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
Combine the ingredients in the order listed, stirring gently as you go. Place in a pump container and use a couple of squirts to wash your face.
7. Homemade Oil Cleanser
The oil cleansing trend is picking up steam and if you want to try it, this is the perfect DIY cleanser for you.
2 parts castor oil
8 parts olive oil
Combine the oils. Massage a small amount into your face. Place a hot, steaming washcloth over your face for several minutes, rewetting as needed. Gently rub the oil off your face with the washcloth, then pat dry.
Have you ever tried a DIY face cleanser? Which of these would you like to make today?