Cleanse skin using natural ingredients

June 30, 2015

Luckily, you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars finding the product that's right for you. You can easily cleanse and protect your skin using ingredients from your own cupboard.

Cleanse skin using natural ingredients

Mature and dry skin types can be frustrating to take care of. There are endless expensive products pledging promises to make mature skin look younger, and those with dry skin might find that nothing works for them — until now.

Cleansing mature and dry skin

High-quality oils cleanse gently and return moisture to your skin.

  • For dry skin, add 100 millilitres (3 1/2 ounces) of aloe vera gel, 45 millilitres (three tablespoons) of almond oil and three drops of lavender oil to a bottle and shake vigorously. Apply with a cotton ball, let sit for several minutes, and rinse off the excess oil with warm water.
  • For mature skin, melt 10 grams (1/3 ounce) of beeswax, 50 grams (1 1/2 ounces) of lanolin and 10 grams (1/3 ounce) of cocoa butter in a double boiler. Add 80 grams (2 2/3 ounces) of almond oil and heat to (60°C/140°F). While stirring, add 80 millilitres (2 2/3 ounces) of rose water heated to 60°C (140°F). Continue stirring the mixture until cool, then apply to skin.

Cleansing sensitive skin

  • To make a cleansing lotion containing skin-friendly pot marigold, mix about 150 millilitres (2/3 cup) of warm water with 125 millilitres (1/2 cup) of oatmeal, 15 millilitres (one tablespoon) of glycerin and two drops of pot marigold tincture.
  • For a fragrant cleansing lotion, heat a handful of fresh violet blooms in about 300 millilitres (1 1/4 cups) of milk. Just before it comes to a boil, remove from heat and strain. Let cool before using.

Calming lotion recipe

This flower lotion is cooling and refreshing for both normal and sensitive skin.

What you need:

  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) witch hazel
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) rose water
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 2 drops lavender oil
  • 2 drops rose geranium oil

Add ingredients in a glass jar or bottle and shake vigorously. Apply a small amount of the lotion after cleansing.

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