Have you ever gone skincare shopping and been overwhelmed by the number of products just catering to cleaning and washing your face? Some are categorized according to skin types, while others promise smooth baby skin with no more breakouts.
While they do work, they aren’t so skin-friendly in the long run. Some of the ingredients that make up cleansers or face washes are just a pump full of chemicals.
But here is the good news, you can make your face wash at home with ingredients that are readily available in the kitchen. They are cheap, chemical-free, and easy to make.
Why Switch To DIY Face wash
A group of compounds usually used as a preservative. They prevent the production of mold and bacteria in commercial products. While it may sound like the right product, it is, in fact, not without drawbacks. It is known to cause hormonal imbalances. They are the cause of 99% of breast cancer tumors.
Fragrances and synthetic coloring
Perfumed products are mostly not skin-friendly, especially not to sensitive skin. Together with artificial colors and dyes, they cause allergic reactions. Furthermore, they are carcinogenic, cause sperm damage, and disrupt hormonal production. The use of essential oil in DIY face wash is a far better option for your health and well-being.
All face washes and cleansers have triclosan. It is an anti-bacterial agent and a preservative. It is likely to irritate eyes, skin, and lungs and is a known hormone disruptor. Moreover, studies have shown that it also harms the thyroid. Its anti-bacterial character damages our body’s natural flora disrupting the balance between good and bad bacteria.
Why Use Baking Soda?
Baking soda has endless uses when it comes to beauty products. It is used in dry shampoos to volumize hair and also as a nail cleaner.The most significant trend it has found itself in is to clean and exfoliate the skin.
Baking soda not only exfoliates skins, it prevents and also helps reduce acne. Moreover, it makes skin smooth, soft and glowy
Beauty enthusiasts suggest that baking soda can be used every day as a face wash and an exfoliator. It helps unclog your pores, removing grime and dirt and also in managing the production of oil on our skins.
Your Skins’ pH Balance
Your skin has an “acid mantle,” an acidic layer on your surface that acts as a protective barrier to viruses, bacteria, and other harmful toxins.
Baking soda is alkaline. It is naturally basic and can disrupt the skin’s acid mantle. That being said, loads of manufactured and commercial products are also alkaline. These can lead to several skin ailments such as hyperpigmentation, irritation, loss of moisture and hydration, premature aging, and even sun sensitivity. The longer you use alkaline cleansers, the more damage you can do to your skin.
The difference between commercial cleaners and facewashes and backing soda is that it acts as an exfoliate as well.
Nevertheless, the acid mantle is not permanently damaged, and it can repair itself. It takes up to twenty hours or more for the pH to return to its usual self. But at that time, your skin is vulnerable to viruses and bacteria.
Ingredients and Their Benefits
Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and helps decrease acne. It also leaves the skin on your face soft, smooth, and hydrated.
It is anti-bacterial, ant septic, and full of anti-oxidants. Also, helps get rid of dirt, bacteria, and boost collagen production. It prevents premature aging due to the sun and also reduces acne.
Lavender Essential oil
Prevents breakouts and helps in killing bacteria. Furthermore, it also helps in unclogging pores and reduces inflammation.
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Lavender Essential Oil
How To Make 🥣
Measure out your ingredients and in a bowl.
Mix them all until well combined and transfer to an airtight container for storage.
How To Use ❓
Massage a dime-size amount of the cleanser onto your face. Apply a thin layer of it to your entire face and neck. Then let it sit for 15 minutes. Lastly, rinse it off with warm water and pat your face dry.
Use this pack once every two weeks to remove dullness and add that much-needed glow into your skin.
Some people react negatively to baking soda, so do a patch test on your arm before trying it on your face.
This homemade facewash will last for a few weeks at best. To prolong shelf life, refrigerate.
If your skin is sensitive and acne prone, do not let the mask dry as it gets more abrasive. Rinse the cleanser when wet for gentle exfoliation.
Try a Different Recipe
With much of the world still closed, we have plenty of time at our hands to try all those fascinating things we had been procrastinating