Unfortunately, the products that have the antioxidants are usually the products that have oils (mostly natural, healthy oils); those do not go well with my already acne prone skin. Even the products with tea tree oil, and jojoba oil don't work for me.
After doing much research and testing, I found the best facial cleanser for my skin....and it's homemade! That makes it mostly natural, and cheap!
- 3 tbsp baking soda
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 packet green tea
- 1 tbsp honey OR 1 tbs puree (pumpkin or sweet potato)
Add baking soda to small jar (I use a baby food jar). Add lemon juice. Mixture should bubble. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Your cleanser should be at a thick paste consistency, similar to brownie mix. If it is too thick, or dry, add a little bit of water. Not too much, you want to be able to scoop your facial cleanser out with your finger.
To use, warm your face up with a warm wash cloth. place about a teaspoon of your mixture onto your fingertips. Rub on face in gentle circular motions.
Rinse off thoroughly with warm water, or use a washcloth.
I keep my cleanser refrigerated if I put the puree in it.
I use this every day. Occasionally I will use a store bought cleanser with make-up remover at night, but it is not necessary.
I don't use regular moisturizer anymore, since the honey (and even the puree helps) seems to keep my skin moisturized.
Have you had great results with a homemade beauty recipe?