Natural Cleansers


A face care begins with a good wash. Cleansing creams and lotions are used to remove stale make up and dirt. If this is not regularly done, then the pores get clogged leading to numerous skin problems. Here are some easy to make and even easier to use, face cleanser suitable for different types of skin.

Chickpea powder and turmeric : Take half cup chickpea powder. Add one-teaspoon turmeric powder and half cup milk. Stir well. Apply this paste all over the forehead, face and neck. Wait for two minutes and wash off. This is good for oily or mixed skin types. This chickpea powder absorbs the extra oil and the milk nourishes your skin, leaving it tingling fresh.

Milk : Nature’s most effective natural cleanser. Take half a cup of cold milk. Add half teaspoon of salt. Stir, take balls of cotton, soak and then gently dab milk and salt lotion all over forehead, face and neck. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes. Apply again. Now rub gently in circular motions and wash off. The salt in the milk gently exfoliates dead skin and the milk nourishes the skin. Your face instantly gets a fresh and glowing look. This is good for all skin types.

Cucumber and curd : Take one cucumber, great it squeezes out the juice. Add to these 3-4 tablespoons of beaten curds. Stir well applies this paste all over the forehead, face and neck. Leave it on for 3-4 minutes. Wash face and neck with cold water. While cleansing and tightening the pores, it also lightens blemishes and freckles. Very nourishing for the skin. You cloud use just grated cucumber as face cleanser too.

Yogurt : This is yet another effective face cleanser, very good for dry skin. Take half a cup yogurt. add to this half-teaspoon honey. Stir well. Apply all over the forehead, face and neck. Rub it in gently. Leave on for 2-3 minutes. Wash off with cold water.

Chamomile : Take a handful of fresh chamomile flowers. Add to these some rosemary tops, fresh or dry. Boils them well in a pan containing 2 cups of water. Let the mixture cool. Mash flowers well. Strain and keep. When cool, dip in small pieces of muslin, wring and apply all over the forehead, face and neck. Keep dipping and applying several times. Let it dry. Wash off when completely dries. An excellent cleanser.

Almond : Take 5-7 almonds. Pound them to a paste/powder. Take the yolk of one egg. Beat it up. Add to it one tablespoon of honey and continue beating .Now add almond paste/powder. Mix well. Apply all over the forehead, face and neck. Rub it in gently. When it begins to dry. Wash off with lukewarm water. Good for dry skins, especially in winter when the skin tends to lose its natural oils. This acts as a restorative.

Honey And Vitamin A/E : This is a very good and effective cleanser. Especially for people with blemishes. Take half cup warm water. Add one-tablespoon honey. Snip open one capsule of vitamin A and one capsule of vitamin E. Mix well. Apply quickly all over the face. Leave it on for 2 minutes and wash with cold water.

This cleanser can be used in the mornings before a bath; however, it is imperative to use them at bedtime. Remove all traces of make up with milk, or rosewater and glycerin cleansers everyday, and use any of the others occasionally to treat your skin to a special cleansing routine.