Coconut oil and Baking Soda Cleanser
Coconut oil is something that is almost always available in an Indian household, due to its benefits for hair, but we don’t recognise the many other uses of coconut oil. Coconut oil tackles fungal infections, protects from the sun, cleanses the skin, moisturizes it, and reduces signs of ageing and much more. Baking Soda on other hand balances the skin pH level and is an excellent exfoliator, as it cleanses your skin pores of dead skin, dirt and other pollutants, thereby making your skin bright and soft. For this simple cleanser you will need
- Solid Coconut oil (for sensitive skin 2 tbsp and 1 tbsp for normal skin)
- Baking Soda (for sensitive skin 1 tbsp and 1 tbsp for normal skin)
Mix the above ingredients thoroughly based on your skin type, and if the mixture is too thick mix a little warm water to make the mixture easier to apply. Massage this mixture thoroughly on your face in circular upward motions, and make sure that the mixture penetrates the layers of the skin. You can wash off the mixture immediately with warm water, or you can leave the cleanser on for a few more minutes before you wash it off with warm water, it is all based on your preference. Make sure to use this cleanser at least 4 times a week to get quick and effective results.
Curd and Honey Cleanser
Curd has high nutritional value, Vitamin C, calcium, zinc etc. that make it a boon for your skin and hair care. Curd is very easy to make at home itself with milk; It is advised to use this homemade curd rather than getting store bought curd which may have preservatives added in it. Honey is naturally antibacterial, that contains many antioxidants that boost your complexion, reduces skin issues, cleanse your skin etc. This cleanser is easy combination of these two, so you will need
- 2 tsp Curd
- 1 tsp honey (best if organic)
- 1 tsp olive oil (not recommended for oily skin)
Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly in a bowl, and apply it on your face in upward circular motions. Let the cleanser stay on for a few minutes before you wash it off with cold water, and then apply a good toner and moisturizer to complete your face cleansing routine. Make sure to practice this cleanser daily to get beautiful, bright and smooth skin.