Cleansing is the basic and by far one of the key steps of the CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing) routine, sans which your daily skin care ritual is literally incomplete. Dust, dirt, perspiration, grime, stale make up, chemicals and bacteria get collected on your skin on a daily basis and make your skin prone to unwanted issues in the form of acne, pimples, dehydration, dark spots, patchy dry skin, wrinkles and dullness. This is why your skin requires a thorough cleansing routine to purge the skin without stripping away its natural moisture.
When it comes to flawless, radiant, envy-worthy skin, even B-town divas, swear by natural home remedies. From Alia Bhatt opting for multani mitti, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan going for besan, Sonakshi Sinha using malai to Kareena Kapoor Khan slathering her face with honey, natural facial cleansers are the best option to detoxify the skin and get fabulous end results.
If you want to flaunt crystal-clear, gorgeous skin, here’s how to whip up your very own facial cleanser addressing the specific issues of your skin by using easily available natural ingredients.
3 DIY Facial Cleansers
Multani Mitti And Rose Water For Oily Skin
2 tbsp multani mitti or fuller's earth
1½ tbsp rose water
Mix everything together to form a paste in a bowl.
Apply the paste all over the face.
Allow it to dry for 20 minutes.
Wash off with lukewarm water.
Why It Works?
Deemed as an ‘all-rounder’, multani mitti is the ultimate summer-friendly oily skin remedy. Not only does it clear away dead skin cells and prevent oiliness, but it also prevents pimples and breakouts. Rosewater on the other hand soothes, tones and moisturizes the skin and promotes cell regeneration.
Yoghurt And Honey Cleanser For Dry Skin
2 tbsp fresh yoghurt
1 tbsp raw honey
Make a smooth paste with yoghurt and honey in a bowl.
Spread the paste all over your face in a thin layer.
Let it sit on your face for 10 minutes.
Gently wipe away with a warm washcloth.
Why It Works:
Packed with lactic acid, curd is pivotal in removing grime from facial pores and also keeps the skin moisturized. The antibacterial properties of honey combat acne and shield the skin against various signs of ageing.
Gram Flour And Milk Cream Cleanser For Combination Skin
2 tbsp gram flour or besan
2 tbsp fresh milk cream or malai
Whip the ingredients to get a smooth paste.
Smear it all over the face and allow it to dry.
Rinse face with lukewarm water.
Why It Works?
Besan helps in pulling out impurities and excess sebum, whereas malai/fresh cream offers nourishing and moisturizing benefits, thus leaving one with a crystal-clear, radiant complexion.