Cleaning your skin is essential for hygiene, but also to protect it and delay the effects of skin aging. For this, there is no need to use cosmetic products saturated with chemicals: nature is full of natural ingredients that are just as effective. Discover in this sheet how to clean your skin naturally.
Remove your makeup naturally every day
The first step to clean and healthy skin is to remove makeup. A step often skipped for lack of courage and time. However, it only takes a few minutes to clean your skin.
- Moisten a cotton ball, or a washable makeup remover square for a truly ecological makeup removal.
- Pour a little vegetable oil (sweet almond, olive, jojoba) on the cotton.
- Remove your makeup from your face and eyes.
- Rinse your face with a new cotton ball soaked in hydrosol adapted to your skin type:
Mixed to oily skin: nettle, witch hazel or peppermint hydrolate;
Sensitive skin: lime blossom or Roman chamomile hydrolate;
Problem skin: eucalyptus globulus, linanol thyme or tea tree hydrolate.
Deep cleanse your skin every week
Every week, your skin needs a deep cleanse to remove dead skin cells, impurities and excess oil from oily and combination skin.
Try a steam bath with essential oils
- The steam bath will open up your pores and soften dead skin cells for easy exfoliation.
- Boil the equivalent of a large bowl of water.
- Transfer the water to a large enough container.
- You can add 6 drops of essential oils such as lavender, lemon, grapefruit or rosemary.
- Place your face over the container, cover your head with a towel and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes.
Do a natural scrub
To deep clean your skin naturally, follow up with a natural skin exfoliation with natural ingredients:
- Baking soda: 2 tablespoons mixed with a little warm water.
- Powdered sugar: 1 tablespoon mixed with the same amount of vegetable oil.
- Grated coconut: 2 tablespoons mixed with 1 tablespoon of liquid honey and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt.
To make your scrub:
- Apply your mixture to clean, damp skin.
- Make slow and soft circular motions to avoid aggressing the skin.
- Avoid the eye area, whose skin is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the face.
- Rinse thoroughly with clear water to remove grains and product remains.
Eliminate toxins with a natural clay mask
Finally, to cleanse your skin naturally, make a clay face mask. Its benefits are multiple:
- On oily and combination skin, clay will absorb excess sebum.
- On all skin types, clay will also work in depth. It will attract toxins and, in exchange, give the skin its minerals and trace elements. This is what is called the adsorbent power of clay.
Take care to choose a clay adapted to your skin type:
- Green clay: recommended for combination to oily skin, it absorbs excess sebum.
- Red clay: ideal for giving radiance to dull skin.
- Yellow clay: recommended for mixed skin, it will balance the secretion of sebum in oily areas and nourish dryer areas. It
- can also be applied to sensitive skin with an oily tendency.
White clay: softening, it can be applied to sensitive skin.
To make your clay mask:
- Mix 2 tablespoons of green clay powder with a little warm water.
- Apply the paste in a thick layer to the face, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave on for 10 minutes.
- Rinse off before the clay hardens completely.
- To finish your treatment, apply a moisturizer.