Beauty DIY: Make Your Own Cleanser

Posted on Jul 1 2020 - 9:00am by Ashlea Curley

We all know the importance of removing our makeup, dirt and build up with a thorough cleanse at the end of the day. And with our DIY cleanser, it’s never been easier to clean skin and fight off spots in just one go. Give it a try and see the results for yourself.

The key ingredients in our DIY cleanser and what they can do for your skin

Milk

Milk is a natural cleanser as it contains properties such as fat-soluble enzyme lipase and protease, which are able to absorb oil and protein impurities on the skin. It also contains lactic acid, which helps to remove dead skin cells leaving you with smoother and more radiant skin.

Milk can also help dry skin types, acting as a moisturiser by replenishing the loss of natural moisture factors. It is commonly used as an anti-aging tool as it contains enzymes, protein, minerals and vitamins that work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles thanks to skin repairing properties. Just one of the many reasons Cleopatra use to bathe in it.

Honey

Honey is widely used for treating acne, healing scars, unclogging pores, and to repair and protect the skin against UV rays. It also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, which aids in  treating acne and protecting against environmental factors and chemical reactions.

Additionally, honey is packed full of antioxidants which reduces aging and repairs skin, as well as containing lots of nutrients and enzymes to help nourish and heal the skin. Honey is also a natural humectant, meaning it naturally draws moisture to the skin by restoring hydration to the deeper layers. As well as all this, honey contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties to calm burns from the sun and aids recovery by rejuvenating the skin and protecting against UV rays.

Oats

Containing saponin, a natural cleanser, it is mainly used to calm eczema as it has powerful moisturising properties, helps to restore skin barriers, and reduces itchiness and inflammation. Oats contain beta-gluten, which aids the skin by moisturising deep into the skin, making it suitable for all skin types – especially dry skin. They can help improve collagen and the activation of immune cells within the skin to help repair and protect against sun damage, pollution and harsh chemicals. The lubricating fats provide protection from UV rays.

Benefit from all of these fantastic ingredients by creating one powerful face mask.

For our homemade cleanser, you will need:

  • 5 tablespoons of ground oats
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon of full-fat milk

Method:

  1. In a bowl add the oats, honey and milk together and mix well to create a paste.
  2. Apply all over your face avoiding the eye area.
  3. Relax for 15-20 minutes while the ingredients sink into your skin to remove any dirt and help to repair any damage.
  4. Rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

Try adding a few drops of lemon juice to the mixture to boost vitamin C and restore elastin.

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