Skincare has become the latest buzz of the twenty-first century as millions of people worldwide actively follow beauty routines and splurge on buying skincare products. When it comes to skincare, nothing should be compromised as the skin is the most vital part of the body, and taking immense care of it should be the first priority.
Skincare is not just limited to chemical products. These days, many companies are switching to natural ingredients due to their countless benefits and decreased risks for the skin. That’s why at Glow & Green we want to give holistic overview when it comes to cleansing and detoxing your skin. Cleansing and detoxing is not only about We have came up with an excellent program which will help your skin cleanse inside out.
We can start with our mornings! Let me guess your morning routine... Most likely you take shower, with costly shower gel, may be scrub your face with a foaming fresh cleanser, then toner, serum, moisturizer, and (hopefully)sunscreen. But do you know when you talk about all these, you are exposing 100s of unknown ingredients to your skin? One time, I counted I used two hundreds different, unknown ingredients on my skin.
Don't you think, like we juice cleanse our tummies, we should cleanse and give little break to our skin? Don't you think your skin needs those natural, potent ingredients? If yes and yes then, this program is for you!
So, now, how to cleanse/detox your skin?
In this blogpost, I am more focused on cleansing but that's not the holistic cleanse or no. 1 detox approach. It is more geared towards cleansing face and body... So let's get started with how to cleanse your skin using simple kitchen ingredients.
Cleansing regularly is an essential part of the skincare routine, but many people are unaware of the potential effects of using the wrong cleanser for their skin type.
Using the wrong cleanser can do more harm than good therefore switching to natural ingredients can protect the skin and cleanse it effectively without any damage. Revamp your skincare routine by including natural ingredients that make your skin glow fresh and healthy.
Get instant results by applying the following top-notch natural cleaning tips to keep your skin hydrated and vibrant.
Starting the list with the best natural cleanser for exfoliating and smoothing the skin, i.e. oatmeal. Oatmeal comprises compounds such as phenols, saponins, and vitamin E that nourish the skin and make it soft and smooth.
Saponins in oats are emollient and create a foamy texture when mixed with water. Being natural cleansers, saponins break down dirt accumulate on the skin. Oats gently exfoliate the skin; therefore, they are suitable for sensitive skin.
The best way to apply oats is to grind them to make a fine mixture to cover more surface area. For application, combine a minute amount of oatmeal with water or aloe vera gel and make a paste on your palm. Apply the mixture of oats and water on your face and massage in circles. Keep massaging for about a minute, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. You would notice a visible difference on your face, and the skin would feel smooth and firm.
A widely available product of the pantry, milk not only strengthens the bones but proves to be an effective natural cleanser as well. Milk contains proteins, fat, and lactic acid that aid in removing dead skin cells and moisturizing the skin.
For better results, opt for whole fat milk instead of skimmed milk. For application, take a small amount of milk on your palm and massage it gently on your face. You can also mix aloe vera gel if you have sensitive skin or egg yolk if you have dry skin.
Keep massaging for about a minute and then wash away with cold water.
Lemons prove to be great cleansers as well as natural brighteners as they consist of antioxidants and vitamin C, which aids in brightening the dark spots or hyperpigmentation. Lemon is effective for those having oily skin as its acidic content cleanses the sebum and excess oil.
Vitamin C also helps in removing wrinkles and fine lines, making the skin appear youthful. For application, squeeze out lemon juice in a bowl and dip a cotton ball into it. Apply the lemon juice onto your face with the help of the cotton ball.
The lemon juice might sting a bit initially but later on leaves the skin looking fresh. If the stinging sensation increases, combine the juice with a little bit of water or yoghurt. Wash away the juice with cold water after a minute.
Sugar is probably the best natural exfoliator that strips away dead skin cells and deeply cleanses the facial skin. Grind the sugar to prevent abrasion. For application, combine two tablespoons of refined sugar with water or oil. Sugar can be combined with other liquids such as lemon juice and aloe vera gel for added benefit.
Massage the mixture on your face for about two minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Cucumbers relieve stressed skin, especially during summer, as the moisturizing tendency of cucumbers hydrate the skin and make it appear fresh and healthy. For application, cut slices of cucumber and rub them on the face. Afterwards, wash with cool water to get a cooling effect and plump skin.
Honey is perfect for moisturizing your face and healing inflammation as it has healing properties to calm irritation or breakouts. For application, combine honey with castile soap and apply the mixture on your face and let it rest on the inflammation for a while before rinsing it off with cold water. This would leave your skin looking relaxed and nourished.
Want to know more about natural cleansers? Then head on to the 7 Days Skin Cleanse Program covering natural DIY masks, skincare routines, and detoxifying drinks to make cleansing a fun process.
Why Cleansing is a Must?
Cleansing the skin aids in keeping skin free of dirt, grime, and oil that would otherwise irritate the skin and give birth to a multitude of skin issues. Avoiding cleaning can lead to clogged pores and dehydration of the skin, which results in itchiness, redness, and inflammation that would also make the skin appear dab and aged.
The itchiness would make you scratch your skin constantly, which would further aggravate the inflammation. Therefore cleansing regularly should be an active part of the skincare routine.
Benefits of cleansing naturally
Cleansing daily or at least weekly is beneficial for the skin as it:
1. Eliminating Buildup
The best benefit of cleansing is that it effectively removes buildup such as dirt, bacteria, dead skin cells, and other particles accumulated on the skin throughout the day. Cleansing makes the skin appear youthful and clean.
2. Hydrating the Skin
Regular cleansing helps moisturize and hydrate the skin as the natural ingredients aid in balancing the skin's pH and locking in moisture. As a result, skin looks plump and fresh.
3. Reducing Acne
Over time, the sebaceous glands present in the skin secrete sebum and oil that clog the pores when excreted excessively during summer. Cleansing helps in removing excess oil and unclogging the pores, which aid in eliminating acne.