Oily skin can be very problematic and people who have oily skin know best how difficult it can be to get it under control. Usually oily skin leads to large and visible pores which can be really unattractive and difficult to fix, and acne breakout and blackheads, all sorts of skin problems.
The thing about skin problems is that they should first be resolved from the inside, which means avoid certain types of food which led to them in the first place. For example, refined sugars are notorious acne-causers and should be avoided at all costs, stick to organic, healthy and nutritious food if you want to have a spotless face.
Then we need to choose the right cleaner, face wash and moisturizer, which can be tricky. There are a number of over-the-counter products which can help you shrink your pores and make them less visible, prevent acne breakouts or deal with the annoying blackhead, but they can also make your problem worse if they don’t suit your skin just right. Which is why you need to turn to natural remedies at home which can be more effective than the store-bought ones and have no unwanted side effects. When I started researching, I was afraid I will run into a long list of ingredients and complicated preparation instructions. To my surprise, the following DIY face wash recipes require just a few ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make. Try them out and you’ll see! The best part is that they’re amazingly effective!
DIY Face Wash Recipes
DIY Foaming Face Wash for All Skin types:
- Coconut oil – ½ tsp
- Castile soap – ⅓ cup
- Filtered or distilled water – ⅔ cup
- Lavender essential oil – 10-15 drops.
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until everything is well combined. Pour the mixture in an empty container and use it as you please.
Face wash for acne prone or oily skin:
- ½ cup organic honey
- ¼ cup Apple cider vinegar
- 10 drops of tea tree oil
Just mix all the ingredients until they’re blended and pour the mixture in a small container. When you wash your face take a small amount and massage it onto the face. Wipe it off with a moist cotton ball and rinse with warm water.
DIY face cleanser for dry skin:
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 1 cup mild castile soap
- 20 drops Jasmine fragrance
- 1 cup distilled water
Again, you just need to mix them all together nicely and pour the mixture in a small container. Use it as needed.
Face wash gel for dry or oily skin:
- ¼ cup aloe vera gel
- 1 or 2 tsp sweet almond oil
- a few drops of your choice of essential oil (optional)
Mix everything together in a small bowl until you get a homogenous mixture and pour it into a container. This recipe is for dry skin, but if you have oily skin you just swap the almond oil with liquid castile soap.
Basic face wash:
- ½ cup liquid castile soap
- 1 – 2 tbsp. oil
- 10 drops of essential oil
Just mix all up in a small bowl and pour the mixture in an empty dispenser. If you have oily skin swap the oil for aloe Vera gel and if you want an exfoliating cream add some coffee grounds. You’ve got yourself a multipurpose cleaner for every occasion.
After trying these DIY face washes you’ll never spend another dime on store-bought face care products. Prepare one of these recipes tonight and pamper yourself a bit!