How to Get Beautiful Skin from Your Own Kitchen Part 1: Cleansers

Date
 November 3, 2016
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Looking for an easy way to keep your skin fresh between facials? Look no farther than your kitchen cupboard for natural and healthy ingredients for a whole skincare regiment!

Over the next few weeks we’ll post everything from Cleansers to Masks and Moisturizers to get your skin in great shape!

The first and one of the most important steps in a skincare regiment is cleansing. It’s important morning and night because skin picks up all kinds of debris not only from outside but from our pillows as we sleep. Cleaner skin is also better able to absorb serums and moisturizers.

Proper cleansing is especially important nowadays since a lot of make ups, sunscreens and moisturizers are water-resistant or have a lot of oil that’s hard to wash off with just a quick wash. If you use a water-soluble cleanser it’s even worse because the cleansing will be more superficial. Oil-based cleansers are best. Since like attracts like, they’ll pull the oils from your skin after which you can rinse it all away with water.

facial-cleanser2Here are two cleansers that you can make right at home (All ingredients can be found at Wholefoods):

Purifying Facial Cleanser:
(Oily to Acneic Skin)

Ingredients:
• 2 Tbsp Bottled Water (room temperature-warm)
• 1 Tbsp Baking Soda (Organic 365)-Works as a natural exfoliant, softens skin and has antibacterial properties which is great for clearing up acne!
• 1 Tbsp Indian Healing Clay (Aztec Secret)-Relieves skin of impurities and pulls toxins out by binding with their polar electron charge. Contains about 75 minerals!
• 1 Tbsp Greek Yogurt (Fage) (0% for oily skin, total percent for normal and 2% for dry)-Strained Greek yogurt is full of proteins and a great source of calcium that builds up the skin’s strength!
• ½ Tsp Himalayan Pink Salt (Powder or Fine)-They’re high in mineral crystals and have 84 trace elements and iron that help detoxify you as your skin absorbs the healthy minerals!
• (Opt.) ½ Tsp Olive Oil/Basic Oil OR 1-3 drops of Any Essential Oil (For those with dry skin. Amount of oil depends on individual).

Directions:
1. Mix Baking Soda, Indian Healing Clay and Himalayan Salt, blend well.
2. Add water and mix.
3. Add yogurt and blend well.
4. Add optional oil*
5. Apply to face and work gently in circular motions.
6. Optional: As a mask leave on for 15-20 min.
7. Clean off with wash cloth, rinse well and pat dry.

Makes enough for about a week’s use. Keep refrigerated! (If too dry, add a little water)
Can also be used as a purifying skin mask!


Enzyme Rice Cleanser:
(Normal to Sensitive Skin)

Ingredients:
• ½ Tbsp Organic Brown Rice Flour (gluten free)-Natural exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and the protein is an anti-inflammatory and helps protect skin.
• 1 ½ Tsp Papaya Juice-Lightens and hydrates skin, reduces signs of aging and helps with melasma.
• 1 ½ Tsp Coconut Milk (365 Organic can) (should be thick!)-Rich in Vitamins A, C, calcium, iron, copper and proteins. Highly moisturizing and slows down the aging process by improving skin elasticity and flexibility.
• 1 Tsp Coconut Flour-Rich in Vitamins A, C, calcium, iron, copper and proteins. Highly moisturizing and slows down the aging process by improving skin elasticity and flexibility.
• 1 Tsp Water
• ½ Tsp Baking Soda (Organic 365)-Works as a natural exfoliant, softens skin and has antibacterial properties which is great for clearing up acne!
• (Opt) ½ Tsp Olive Oil/Basic Oil OR 1-3 drops of Any Essential Oil (For those with dry skin. Amount of oil depends on individual).

Directions:
1. Mix Organic Brown Rice Flour, Coconut Flour and Baking Soda together.
2. Add water and mix.
3. Add Coconut Milk and Papaya Juice and mix well.
4. Add optional oil*
5. Apply gently to face.
6. Optional: May let sit on face for 3-5 min to work as a deeper enzymatic treatment.
7. Clean off with wash cloth, rinse well and pat dry.

Makes enough for a few day’s use. Keep refrigerated! (If too dry, add a little water)

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