It’s no secret that everyone makes mistakes. The beauty of humans is that we are not perfect, but we have the ability to acknowledge imperfections and change for the better. One of the biggest changes we can make is to switch from unhealthy skin care products to natural homemade products. This seems like a hard transition, but it’s a lot simpler than you think. We’ll hold your hand to help you bridge the gap, and you can start with a simple face wash.
Acne is one of the most common skin problems in the world. Everyone is prone to breakouts, but they may not always result from poor dietary choices. Often times, the harsh chemicals in commercial skin care products contribute to frequent breakouts. Items that supposedly cleanse the skin and remove bacterial build-up end up clogging your pores. When you take the time to simplify and use natural ingredients, though, you’ll notice a positive change in your skin.
Raw Honey For Your Skin
Why should you lather your skin with something that sweetens your tea? As it turns out, people have used honey on their skin for centuries. It has powerful antibacterial properties that historically aided with wound healing and skin cleansing. Raw honey works to moisturize the skin from within. It can do this because honey’s enzymes easily penetrate the skin, softening and hydrating it from the inside. It also works to cleanse pores of blackheads. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties work to remove dirt, while simultaneously hydrating and tightening pores. This contributes to a clearer complexion.
Tea Tree Oil For Your Skin
Where do we begin? Tea tree oil is nature’s secret weapon. Research has shown that tea tree oil exhibits powerful antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. One of its most popular uses is to help get rid of acne. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help to unclog pores, reduce redness, and reduce the frequency of breakouts. Tea tree oil may also enhance the natural glow of your skin. One study found that using tea tree oil in combination with a carrier oil on the face helped reduce oiliness. It also helps to hydrate the skin, and it even out-performed benzoyl peroxide for reducing dryness and flakiness.
Jojoba Oil For Your Skin
Jojoba oil is one of the best carrier oils to use on your skin. It’s a lighter oil, so it doesn’t feel heavy or thick after topical application. It works to hydrate the skin and provides optimal moisture by mimicking the skin’s natural oils. Jojoba oil actually tricks the skin into thinking that it has produced enough oil, eliminating the risk of excess oil production. The antibacterial properties also aid with acne reduction and controlled oil production. The high iodine content in jojoba oil helps to fight bacterial growth, which can cause breakouts. Finally, jojoba oil is the ultimate hydrator for your skin. By increasing natural moisture, jojoba oil contributes to a healthier, brighter glow.
DIY Toning & Clarifying Face Wash
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap
- 5 teaspoons jojoba oil
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 teaspoon tea tree oil
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- Add all of the ingredients to a dispenser bottle in the order that they are listed. Do not pour them in out of order or you will experience a soap disaster.
- Gently stir the mixture to combine the ingredients. The mixture will look cloudy, but that is completely normal.
- Place your dispenser bottle on your bathroom sink and use as you please.
How To Use:
- Use one or two pumps of the soap and apply to your face. Rinse with lukewarm water after application.
- It’s best to use once or twice daily. Make sure to give it a shake before each use.
- If you don’t finish it within a month, discard the soap and make a new batch.