Struggling to find the perfect face wash for your skin type? Why not make one for yourself! Homemade face washes are a natural alternative to store-bought ones, and they don’t require a lot of work and can be used daily! Plus, you can edit the recipe as and when you like, adding or subtracting ingredients, based on your individual skin needs. Here is some best homemade face wash that you need to try, according to your skin type!
- 1. Face Wash for Oily Skin
- 2. Face Wash for Sensitive Skin
- 3. Face Wash for Dry Skin
- 4. Face Wash for Combination Skin
- 5. Face Wash for Normal Skin
1. Face Wash for Oily Skin
- Cucumber and Tomato Homemade Face Wash
Women with oily skin struggle the most when it comes to picking the right cleanser for their skin type. It is important to choose a product that works to balance the sebum on the skin’s surface while not being so harsh that it strips away moisture. This is where cucumbers and tomatoes come in handy. This DIY formula for a cleanser combines the lightening properties of tomatoes and the cooling effect cucumbers have on our skin. Together, they work to remove dirt and control greasiness, which is all an oily skinned girl can ask for!
How To: Grind half a cucumber and one small tomato to make a paste. Apply it on cleansed skin and let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse with normal water. Pat skin dry and follow up with an oil-free moisturiser.
2. Face Wash for Sensitive Skin
- Honey Chamomile Homemade Face Wash
For someone with sensitive skin, it is always best to pick a face wash that helps calm the skin. This skin type comes with pre-existing conditions and its cleansing process needs to be simple enough to help prepare it for the other steps in the routine. With its anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile can calm irritated, sensitive skin. It is also astringent in nature, thus offering skin-tightening benefits along with the removal of toxins from the skin. As for honey, it is a rejuvenating element that repairs damaged skin.
How To: Soak some fresh chamomile flowers (10 nos) in a jar of raw honey (60ml) and set aside for a week. Strain this infusion with a cheesecloth and store it in a clean glass jar. Apply the mix on damp skin, massage for a few minutes and let it sit for a minute. Wet a washcloth in warm water and place it on your face for about 20 seconds to let all the chamomile and honey goodness seep into the skin. Wipe away with the same washcloth and wash the residue with lukewarm water. Follow up with a moisturiser.
3. Face Wash for Dry Skin
- Oil-based Homemade Face Wash
K-beauty gurus popularised the oil cleansing method that melts makeup, but the practice goes way back to 14th-century Asian beauty rituals. Cleansing oils were the only thing available to take off the white paint-like base that these women wore traditionally. The idea is to use cleansing oil to loosen and melt the sebum, makeup, dirt, and grime present on our skin’s surface and get rid of them. Certain combinations of oils can work wonders to strip away any impurities, especially when used on dry skin.
How To: A mix of jojoba, castor and lavender oil in equal parts can be worked onto dry skin, massaged for a couple of minutes with the fingertips and then wiped away with a damp washcloth. You can also rinse with lukewarm water to let the oil stay on your skin for longer. Do not rub your face as that can irritate your already dry skin; be sure to follow up with a light moisturiser.
4. Face Wash for Combination Skin
- Versatile Ingredient Homemade Face Wash
Women with combination skin are always working with versatile skincare in order to manage it. For context, this type of skin is identified by an oily T-zone and relatively dry cheeks. That is why when you are making your own natural face wash at home, you need not a couple, but a bunch of ingredients that work on the different types of your skin. The recipe for a cleanser best suited for combination skin is made up of dry ingredients only.
How To: Mix these ingredients in a dry container: oats powder (10 tbsp), besan (5 tbsp), turmeric powder (½ tbsp), neem powder (1 tbsp), and lemon peel powder (1 tbsp). Take a little bit of this mixture on your palm, mix it with a couple of drops of water and apply the paste on your face. Massage well by focusing on your T-zone, leave on for a couple of minutes and rinse with water. Oats powder and besan work as exfoliating ingredients, turmeric and lemon peel powder help in lightening dark spots and brightening oily skin patches. As for the neem powder, its antibacterial properties work wonders for acne-prone skin.
5. Face Wash for Normal Skin
- Dry Yeast Homemade Face Wash
For women blessed with well-balanced normal skin, you can push the envelope when it comes to experimenting with ingredients. With barely any repercussions of using offbeat ingredients on your skin, we have found a perfectly quirky blend of cleanser for you. Baking fanatics will agree, dry yeast is a magical ingredient that makes for the fluffiest of bread, buns and turns out faces, as well!
When applied topically, yeast is a hydrating, collagen-producing, anti-ageing, and brightening ingredient. It also works as an anti-pollution agent, strengthens skin structure and helps repair surface damages. Incidentally, many luxury skin products already use yeast in their formula so it makes sense to make one at home without breaking the bank.
How To: Dissolve 1 tbsp of dry yeast in 2 tbsp of warm milk and add 1 tsp of honey to the skin. Pat the mixture all over your face, avoid the eye area, and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and follow-up with a moisturiser.
FAQs about Homemade Face Wash:
1) Is a homemade face wash safe for daily use?
A. Yes, homemade face washes are safe to use on a daily basis, granted they are made with ingredients that aren’t too irritating for the skin. Face washes targeted towards specific issues like acne or dark spots should be used every other day in order to avoid over-irritating the skin.
2) Can you use honey as a face wash?
A. Yes, you can use honey as a face wash. Mix it in equal parts with other exfoliating ingredients (oats, besan, etc.), leave on the face for a couple of minutes and wash off. You should always follow up on a honey face wash with a warm washcloth-wipe in order to get rid of all the stickiness.
3) What can I use instead of a face wash?
A. There are many alternatives to store-bought face washes that can be used to cleanse your face. From homemade face washes to oil cleansing, you can use a number of ingredients already found in your kitchen for the same.