A daily regimen of cleansing, toning and moisturizing of the skin is very important part of skin care and if it is done religiously, it will help to get a visibly clear, healthy and problem free skin.
The skin becomes dull and looks lifeless as it is daily exposed to the UV rays of sun, excessive dirt and pollution. Further makeup aggravates the situation. Hence it is important to cleanse the face thoroughly to remove all traces of dirt and makeup.
There are many cleansers available in the market, but every body has different types of skin. Oily skin and sensitive skin people have to choose such cleansers that do not irritate the skin and lead it into breakouts; similarly people with dry skin have to choose cleansers that will not make their skin excessively dry. Hence, the best way to deal with this is to use cleansers made at home as they are safe and natural, and have no side effects.
A solution can be made by mixing luke warm water and lemon juice. This can be used for washing the face several times a day. People with dry skin can make cleansers at home by the following methods. A facial cleanser can be made by mixing milk, almond oil and honey.
This can be used to cleanse the face regularly. Another good home made cleanser can be made by heating bees wax, petroleum jelly and baby oil and adding little rose essence, this can be used to clean the face and gently removed by a moist cotton.
Those having oily skin can make a cleanser by mixing skim milk, apple juice and honey together. This has to be applied on the face and gently rubbed with the fingertips, and then rinsed off with lukewarm water. Slices of ripe papaya can be gently rubbed on the face. This is very beneficial for people with oily skin.
A facial cleanser can be made using honey, yellow sugar and lemon juice. This has to be applied on the face for sometime and then washed with lukewarm water.
Honey, aloe vera gel and egg yolk have to be mixed in a bowl and whipped nicely. This has to be put on the face and kept for 5-10 minutes and then rinsed off with mild warm water.