Facial Cleansers

a wonderfully rejuvenating DIY skin care recipe

Finding the right facial cleanser for your skin type is not only the first but the most important step in any skin care routine.


Soaps are very harsh on aging skin. Most soaps tend to strip the natural oils from the skin and can destroy the barriers that serve to protect the skin from daily exposure to the elements.

A face wash that is homemade is a much gentler and affordable option.

Not only does washing your face remove dead skin cells, oil build up, dissolve impurities and the small particles of dirt that collect on the surface of the skin but cleansing the skin also improves circulation, protects against breakouts and stimulates skin cell renewal.

Of course we all know that younger skin generates cell renewal much faster than older skin, which makes carefully caring for aging skin all that more important.

Who knew you could accomplish so much by simply washing your face?

There are so many quick and easy natural cleansing ingredients ranging from organic vinegars, citrus fruits, herbs and even baking soda.

pro tip:

Selecting an appropriate facial cleanser for your skin type is essential. Although for any skin type, the gentler the face wash the better. If your skin tends to be dry, make a natural skin care treatment rich in cleansing properties and emollients.

Natural skin care cleanser recipes do not typically include a foaming agent. If you want some foaming action, simply add a small dab of a rich emollient based face wash product like Aveeno's soy cleanser or a Burt Bee's natural skin cleanser.

Choose natural ingredients that are fresh and at the peak of ripeness.

Oily skin types will want to lean towards a facial cleanser that has an acid base such as a citrus fruit.

Sensitive skin will benefit ingredients rich in emollients as well as from the healing properties provided by aloe vera and green tea.

Making your own natural facial cleansers ensures that the daily build-up of debris is gently washed away without stripping away the skin's essential natural attributes.

To maximize the benefits of using a natural facial cleanser, apply your homemade recipe to warm moist skin.

Use a circular motion to gently massage the skin with the cleanser, then rinse well.

This face wash strategy will ensure a deep cleansing of clogging debris from the pores which will leave the skin ultra clean, soft and supple.

Gently pat away the excess moisture, never wipe, because over time this can stretch the tissue which inevitably lead to sagging skin and those dreaded wrinkles.

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Recipes for Facial Cleansers

Generic Cleanser

For All Skin Types

  • 1/8 finely ground almonds
    (a coffee grinder works well)
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Combine thoroughly

Use to gently cleanse skin, rinsing well with warm water.

Dry Skin Cleanser

  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons cooked oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Mix together well.

Soak cotton pads in leftover solution for a quick refreshing wash.

Rejuvenating Cleanser

  • 1/2 cup strong green tea
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt

Soak cornmeal in tea and yogurt for several minutes, then mix well.

Refrigerate any unused mixture for up to 3 days.

Moisturizing Honey Wash

  • 1 tablespoon oat or rice bran
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cream

Heat gently in microwave or on stove, stir ingredients until well blended.

Use to wash face wash while cleanser is still warm.

Stimulating Cleanser

  • 1 ripe tomato seeded and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons citrus juice:
    (lemon, orange or lime)

Combine until smooth in food processor.

Freeze any leftover mixtures for up to one month.cup strong green tea

Revitalizing Cleanser

  • 1 /4 of peeled apple
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice 
    (or other citrus juice) 

Combine ingredients in mini food processor until very smooth. 

Use face wash on warm, moist skin.

Moisturizing Cleanser

  • 1 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon tumeric
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk

 Mix well.

Lightly apply to skin in massaging, circular motion.

Heal and Protect Cleanser

  • 1 juice of large aloe leaf
  •  1 wedge peeled papaya
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon each of rosemary, mint and sage
  • 1/8 cup strong jasmine tea

Mix well in food processor

For more natural skin care recipes check out our. . .

Naturally Skinsational ~ Rejuvenating Skin Care Recipe Book 

for more than 160 facial treatments that specifically focus on the anti-aging properties of common herbs and ingredients. 

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