We’ve all seen those unrealistic facial wash commercials that have beautiful models with their flawlessly perfect skin and smooth skin complexions, and they are usually smiling without a care in the world as they’re in their white-colored bathrobes washing their face with a facial cleanser that could really be causing them more harm than good.
Despite advertisements portraying that everything is all good when it comes to the facial cleanser that they’re promoting, many of the ingredients that the cleanser contains can do damage to your health. Ingredients like formaldehyde, DMDM hydantoin and synthetic colorants are some to name a few that can potentially irritate your skin and cause respiratory and reproductive issues.
Considering all that you could be exposing yourself to just by washing your face, how about considering an alternative that you can make yourself?
DIY Anti-Acne Facial Cleanser
Even though you might feel that going to the store and buying a facial cleanser will be easier than making one yourself, making a facial cleanser isn’t rocket science and you can even make it right out of the comfort of your own home.
This recipe calls for a few ingredients that you will actually recognize and can help cleanse your face while getting rid of your acne problems. Liquid castile soap, for example, is one ingredient that you probably have in your home right now. It’s a natural cleaning agent that is composed of nothing but vegetable oils and is free of lard or other animal fats.
Chamomile tea is another ingredient that fights acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Add a few drops of lavender and vitamin E oil and you have the perfect facial cleanser that helps target pimples while healing and moisturizing the skin.
- 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap
- 1/4 cup of brewed organic chamomile tea
- 3/4 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
- 8 drops of lavender essential oil
- 4 drops of vitamin E oil
- Make yourself a cup of chamomile tea to calm your senses and set aside 1/4 cup to cool down.
- Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and pour in the tea once it has completely cooled.
- Combine the mixture in a small pump or squirt bottle and label your container.
This recipe makes 4 ounces of facial wash. Store your wash in a cool setting and it should last for the duration of the time it takes you to use it.
Recipe inspired by DIY Natural.