What can I use to clean my face naturally?
Cleaning your face should be the easiest act in the book. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to clean their face correctly. We bombard our faces with harsh soaps and other chemicals that may injure the skin.
These chemicals and soaps can have high pH levels, which leaves our skin red, inflamed, and sometimes injured.
The good news is – there are several natural ways to clean your skin and get back your spotless baby skin.
However, cleaning your face takes a lot of time, attention and energy.
Washing your face properly could make the difference between flawless skin and an acne breakout.
Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or combination skin, you need to clean your face correctly.
Many people make the mistake and clean their faces to remove makeup or when it’s visibly dirty. However, it’s better to wash your face at least twice daily.
Cleaning your face properly helps the skin get rid of makeup clogged in pores, sweat, excess oils and preps the skin for your skincare routine.
There’s no doubting the incredible benefits of cleaning your face. However, to an amateur or even an experienced dermatologist, it’s so easy to end up with toxic skincare products that do the opposite.
We know how important your skin is to you, so to make things easy, we compiled a list of the top natural ways to clean your face.
As a bonus, we added the absolute best non-toxic face cleaners we could find.
Natural face cleansers
Honey has been used as a natural remedy for many illnesses for over 5000 years. Recently, we discovered honey could also act as an excellent exfoliant. The natural powerhouse can help wash off dead skin cells without the harsh, crude feel of sugar and salt scrubs.
More so, honey works as an incredible moisturizer and natural antiseptic.
Cleaning your face with honey will leave your face feeling smooth and can prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria.
What’s more? Honey works perfectly for all skin types.
How to use honey as a cleanser
To use honey as a cleanser, apply half a teaspoon of raw honey on your face and gently massage it into your skin.
Let the honey sit for 8-10 minutes, then wash it off with warm water.
Top tip: To increase the potency, you can also mix honey with other natural ingredients like turmeric, lemon, and baking soda.
Oatmeal doesn’t just make a delicious breakfast; it also works wonders for the skin. Oatmeal is a natural exfoliator that can soak up the excess oil on the face. Oatmeal also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent and treat acne.
How to use oatmeal to clean your face
To use oatmeal as a cleanser, crush1/4 cup of whole oats and keep in an airtight container. Whenever you want to clean your face, take a small amount of the stored oats and mix with water or coconut oil to make a paste.
Next, massage the paste gently into your skin.
After 10-15 minutes, wash off with warm water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel.
Top tip: You can also add cornmeal, wheat germ or rice powder to the oatmeal mix before cleaning your skin.
Lemon is an exceptional natural cleanser, especially if you have oily skin.
Since lemon contains a high amount of Vitamin C, it can help reduce damage to your skin.
Lemon also has antibacterial properties, so it can help kill acne-causing bacteria.
How to use lemon to clean your face
To clean your face with lemon, squeeze out the lemon juice, and mix with a small amount of milk or yoghurt. When the mixture is ready, gently apply it to your face. Wait for 10 minutes, then rinse off your face and pat to dry.
You’ve probably seen cucumber masks in spas, movies and beauty shows. If you’re in the beauty world, cucumbers are a staple. Cucumbers contain Vitamin C and caffeic acid, two powerful antioxidants that can rejuvenate your skin.
Since it is 96% water, cucumber also boasts of incredible moisturizing abilities.
How to use cucumber to clean your face
To use cucumber for your skin, cut out thin slices of refrigerated cucumber place them on your face. After 15-20 minutes, rinse your face with warm water, followed by cold water to get that sparkling glow.
Cucumber also works wonders on acne-prone skin. You can place it on the infected area and leave for a few minutes.
Not all oil is bad for your skin. Coconut oil has anti-fungal, antibacterial properties and is full of antioxidants. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this miracle oil is used in a lot of beauty products.
Coconut oil also contains lauric acid that dissolves other oils, which can help in cleaning the pores.
What’s more? Coconut oil has a wonderful smell that matches its cleansing ability.
How to use Coconut oil to clean your face
Pour a little bit of coconut oil on your palms and apply it to your face. Make sure you massage gently in a circular motion.
Place a clean, warm cloth on your face for about 1 minute and then clean off the oil with the cloth. Your skin will feel hydrated and smooth!
When it comes to skincare, rose water is almost unrivaled. Rosewater has antibacterial properties, which can help kill acne-causing bacteria.
Rosewater also works as an excellent skin toner and a natural makeup remover.
Rosewater also acts as a moisturizer, leaving the skin fresh and hydrated.
How to use Rosewater to clean your face
Dip a cotton ball into your rose water and dab the solution on your face.
Top tip: Rosewater also reduces eye puffiness. Simply soak cotton pads in rose water and place them under your puffy eyes for 10-15 minutes.
Without a doubt, these incredible natural cleansers can do wonders for your skin. However, there are not always readily available. Besides, some organic facial toners and cleaners work to rejuvenate your skin.
Our organic and natural face wash effectively removes dirt and impurities from all skin types. It leaves the face feeling fresh and squeaky clean without stripping it of its moisture barrier. When cleaning your face, it’s important to use ingredients that will help skin balance and heal. Organic honey is a natural humectant and preservative, while lemon and jasmine are natural antiseptics.
Features of Natural Face Wash
- Soothing and non-irritating
- Protects the natural moisture barrier
- Gently and effectively removes makeup
- Leaves skin feeling moist and silky
- You will have a natural glow
- All organic and pure ingredients
Ingredients: Raw Organic Honey, Organic Vegetable Glycerine, Castile Soap, Organic Aloe Vera, Essential oils of Jasmine, Lemon, Lavender
The Potion’ is Chandanni’s first Organic Face Serum. We have been experimenting with organic oils and ingredients for over a year and have finally formulated a magical serum loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients. This facial serum penetrates deeply into the skin with active ingredients to replenish and boost cellular activity and regeneration. A beautiful combination of organic oils will be sure to change the way you look and feel, literally overnight — A magical formula for everyone.
This face serum supports an even skin tone, reduces discoloration, brightens skin tone, rejuvenates skin texture, increases elasticity, regenerates cell production. Use when skin tends towards dryness to replenish hydration and repair damage from free radicals and sun exposure.
Features of Facial Serum
- Enhances skin repair and regeneration
- Revitalizes skin
- Supports an even skin tone
- Reduces discoloration
- Brightens skin
Ingredients: Passion Fruit Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Neem Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Essential oils of Frankincense, Orange and Bergamot.