3 Easy (All-Natural) Ways to Cleanse Your Skin
We’ve already talked about the importance of cleansing your face daily regardless of whether you wear makeup or not.Today I’d like to share with you 3 easy ways to cleanse your face, that are budget-friendly, all-natural and great for your skin. Let’s see what I have for you!
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Clay is hands down, the best detoxifying and purifying natural cleanser I’ve tried so far. It absorbs excess oils, draws out impurities, balances sebum production, tightens pores + gently exfoliates and cleanses. Impressive isn’t it?
Though it is true that most people use it as a face mask, it can be used as a cleanser too, and trust me – it gets the job done very well. Since there are different types of clay, it's essential to pick the right clay for your skin type.
How to: Mix the clay with water (if you have oily/combination skin), or with your favourite natural oil (if you have dry/dehydrated/mature skin). Massage gently for 30 seconds and leave on for 2-5 minutes, if you want a deeper cleanse. Wash with lukewarm water and towel dry.
What to Try: La Mav DNA Phyto-Guard Pink Clay Mask
Natural oils are not only beneficial for your skin but also effective for removing makeup (yes, even waterproof mascara).
Natural oils have the ability to dissolve 2 of the most common components found in waterproof formulas – waxes and oils (both synthetic and natural). Apart from that, oils help prevent pores from clogging, by dissolving thick sebum and impurities trapped in it, which not only keeps breakouts at bay but also minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores, leaving you with smooth, imperfection-free skin.
Note: When it comes to oil cleansing, it’s important to find the right oils (or a mixture of oils) for your skin type. Most people use jojoba, coconut or castor oil, so these 3 are great to start with. Don’t be afraid to mix them together – it’s all about experimenting and trying combinations out, until you find the best oil for you.
How to: Put a tablespoon of your oil of choice in the palms of your hands. Rub your hands together to warm up the oil, and then start massaging your face. Massage the skin for 2-3 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and towel dry. If you feel there is some greasy residue left, you can finish with a honey wash (for instructions – see the next paragraph).
What to Try: La Mav Hydra-Calm Cleansing Creme
If you wear a lot of makeup, this might not be the ideal cleanser for you, but if you don’t – chances are you’ll fall in love with it. Honey is the most potent cocktail of enzymes, vitamins and antioxidants nature has to offer. It has impressive anti-bacterial properties and is believed to enhance skin regeneration. This means it will not only cleanse your face but will also nourish and heal your skin. Honey is especially beneficial for those who struggle with acne, as it is a very effective, natural way to reduce inflammations
and post-breakout redness.
Note: For best results use raw, organic honey.
How to: Wet your face slightly and apply a teaspoon of honey all over it. Massage gently for 1-2 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. If you want to benefit from the ultra-nourishing compounds found in raw honey, you can leave it on your face for 5-10 minutes and then wash it off.
PS: Since honey can cause irritation in some individuals with sensitive skin, we recommend testing it over a small area of your skin, and see how you react to it.