Natural remedies and recipes can beautifully clean your face and skin.These skin-cleansing and brightening recipes can be doubled and tripled in size to use on the entire body. Natural ingredients are also safe for all skin types and boost your radiance inexpensively using products found in your refrigerator or cabinet.
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Lemon and Yogurt Cleanser
Lemon and yogurt cleansers are helpful to oily or acne prone skin. These two ingredients can also be used as a spot treatment for scars, age spots, and discoloration from the sun because they have a gradual bleaching effect on the skin, states the Cosmetic Surgery Directory. Lemon is anti-infectious and helps restore lost collagen. Yogurt is mildly acidic and restores the pH balance while bacteria-killing enzymes help clear the skin. Take a spoonful of yogurt and squeeze several drops of fresh lemon juice in the palm of your hand. Smooth over the face, let it absorb into the skin for a couple of minutes, then rinse off.
Witch Hazel and Cucumber Cleanser
The witch hazel and cucumber cleanser is designed to treat oily skin by balancing oil production. Witch hazel has antioxidant as well as natural cleansing properties. Cucumber has a cooling effect on the skin and contains a variety of B vitamins to even skin tone. It also protects skin from sun burn, says Natural-HomeRemedies.org. Cut cucumber slices so they appear as thin circles. Place the slices in a container and pour witch hazel over them. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning, apply the cleanser by sliding the cucumber slice over the face, then rinse with warm water. Store cleanser in the refrigerator.
Cinnamon and Sugar Scrub
The cinnamon and sugar scrub works best to purify rough skin due to acne or aging. Cinnamon has a pasty texture and is antifungal and antibacterial. This helps clear up problem skin. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid which helps smooth mature skin or skin that suffers from acne scars. Mix 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon with 1/2 tsp. sugar. Moisten the face and scrub the skin in circular motions. Skin will feel smoother and look healthier.
MIlk and Honey Cleanser
A milk and honey cleanser is designed for dry and aging skin. Milk contains lactic acid, which removes impurities for smooth, clean skin. According to Bastyr Center for Natural Health, honey produces hydrogen peroxide when applied topically to work as an antibacterial agent. Honey is also a humectant which means it helps the skin retain moisture to prevent dryness. To make this cleanser, combine 1/2 tbsp. milk with 1 tsp. honey and add a dime size amount of gentle soap. Apply to the skin and rinse as usual.