Taking care of your appearance includes a beauty routine that also includes a thorough facial cleansing and that allows cell regeneration, for a radiant, healthy, and toned-looking face.
It is often not easy to take care of the face: thorough cleaning of the face should be carried out regularly, 3-4 times a month -.
What to do, therefore, to carry out a homemade facial cleansing, which may also use some natural ingredients, already present at home? Let’s find out together.
How to clean your face at home
The steps of skin care are not many and, if followed carefully, they can give the same results as a cleansing of the skin of the face as by the beautician.
Not only that: but often the foods we keep in the kitchen pantry can help to create DIY masks and scrubs, which are natural and effective at the same time.
Constantly cleansing and moisturizing the face allows you to keep the skin smooth and smooth, giving it a healthy and youthful appearance.
The complexion will also benefit: away from the grayness or pallor of the face, or irregular discolorations that weigh it down. In this way, it is also possible to promote faster cellular regeneration, which allows avoiding (or at least delaying as much as possible) the appearance of wrinkles, imperfections, and fine lines that age the face.
For the results to be lasting and constant over time, it is important to carry out the skin routine once a week (or at least every 10 days).
Cleaning your face at home is simple and can become a pleasant moment of self-care, to take care of yourself and disconnect from every day worries. I encourage you to read more about this blog here: Curl Training For Beginners Tips And Tricks
Follow these 6 simple steps to get a regenerating facial cleansing with tangible results.
Do-it-yourself facial cleansing: the first step
For do-it-yourself facial cleansing, the first step is undoubtedly to remove all impurities, dirt, and dead skin cells.
Therefore, it is essential to remove make-up and cleanse the skin through the use of cleansing milk (or micellar water or a foaming cleanser), so that the make-up and impurities layered on the skin during the day. are deleted.
The ideal product – cleanser or make-up remover balm – should be chosen based on the characteristics of your skin. For example, if you have oily skin, cleansers with a milky consistency should be avoided, as they are too rich and tend to further fatten the skin.
To eliminate blackheads, open the pores: the second step
A correct facial cleansing at home requires a second preliminary step, which we must never forget: it is, in fact, essential to open the pores of the face, to completely remove toxins and blackheads that afflict the skin at any age.
By dilating the pores, subsequent skin care treatments will be more effective, as they will be able to penetrate better into the skin texture, ensuring greater action. Follow these steps:
First, bring water to a boil in a medium-sized pot, adding two tablespoons of baking soda.
Once the fire is off, position yourself with your face over the pot.
At this point, with your head covered by a towel, lower your face towards the scents, inhaling the steam.
Remain in position for about ten minutes (fifteen at the most).
Do-it-yourself facial cleansing for oily skin also requires adding lavender, bay leaf, or rosemary branches to the water for even greater effectiveness.
If, on the other hand, you have sensitive skin or suffer from couperose (or you tend to redden easily) do not carry out this step, as the skin could become further irritated.
Gentle scrub for the third step
For a natural facial cleansing, it is advisable to prepare a homemade scrub, with products such as honey and sugar.
The scrub is particularly suitable for removing dead cells, which make up the most superficial layer of the skin: in this way, the do-it-yourself facial cleansing for blackheads will have its maximum yield.
To replicate the effect of the microspheres with the exfoliating action of many scrub products on the market, mix sugar with honey (choose normal sugar, with a more regular and fine grain, if you have more delicate skin, or opt for brown sugar, coarse-grained, in case of combination skin).
If you have oily skin, you can add a few drops of lemon juice to the scrub, with an astringent and detox action; If, on the other hand, your skin tends to dry out easily, a smart option is to replace honey with yogurt, which has an emollient and refreshing power.
In case your skin is very sensitive, it is better to mix honey with water, and add some baking soda.
The scrub should not be carried out by those suffering from couperose.
Once you have the perfect mix, based on your skin’s needs, follow these simple steps:
Moisten your face.
Apply the homemade scrub by massaging with circular movements.
Insist more on those areas of the face that form the so-called “T-zone” (forehead, nose, and chin) where comedowns and blackheads abound.
Avoid the eye contour area, which is too delicate for the scrub, as the skin here is really thin.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove any residue and pat the skin with a delicate cloth to dry it.
Step number four: the mask
The skin cannot be said to be truly purified if a natural face mask is not applied.
The face mask is another of those inevitable steps that you should not neglect for homemade facial cleansing. In addition to being pampered and a moment to relax, the mask is a very delicate phase for face care:
Choose the one specific to your skin type.
Spread the mask on your face.
Be careful to delimit carefully and not cover the mouth, eyes, and nostrils.
Once applied, leave the mask on for at least ten minutes.
If you have oily skin, a green clay mask is ideal. To this, you can add a few drops of essential oil and a teaspoon of natural yogurt. Processing time: 15-30 minutes.
On the contrary, if your skin is dry, the honey mask is the one to prefer, with egg or olive oil. These are ingredients with a soothing and moisturizing action. Alternatively, try a mask made with extra virgin olive oil and avocado, or one with low-fat yogurt and banana.
Sensitive and easy to redness skins will find an aloe vera-based mask perfect, with a refreshing and soothing power, to be mixed with a few drops of chamomile and calendula (or with cucumber juice and a teaspoon of yogurt. ).
What about combination skin, very impure and with abundant blackheads? Try one of these four masks:
egg and flour;
tea tree oil;
green clay and sage essential oil;
baking soda and lemon;
black mask with vegetable carbon.
Step number five: pre-hydration tonic
The tonic is one of those products that easily end up in oblivion. Nothing more wrong!
The ideal type of tonic prepares the skin to then receive the right hydration.
If you have oily or combination skin, it is better to opt for a tonic with astringent and purifying power, which allows you to reduce excessively dilated pores or limit the appearance of sebum, also mitigating the greasy effect to which these skins are more subject.
Is your skin dry or particularly sensitive? Choose a soothing but energizing product, which helps you to give the complexion radiance and elasticity, without risking drying the skin too much or irritating it more.
In any case, the tonic should be used with a cotton swab, impregnated with the product, which must then be tapped on the face, always paying attention to avoid the eye area.
Sixth and final step: hydration
After testing your skin with all these steps, aimed at deeply removing all types of toxins and impurities, don’t forget to moisturize your face.
Deep cleansing if this last step is not carried out, can cause the skin to dry out, redden or crack. What to do then?
Choose a good quality cream, suitable for the needs of your skin (normal/dry/oily / combination and also pay attention to young/mature skin type).
Apply a good dose of cream, gently massaging the face with circular movements, to promote capillary microcirculation.
Use modern tools such as silicone or quartz massagers to stretch the skin and promote the absorption of the cream. The message must be from the bottom up.
But how to choose the right moisturizer? If the skin is dry or particularly sensitive, the cream should be rich and very nourishing.
Oily skin? The solution is a purifying and light lotion (oil-free) and not too rich, to avoid the reappearance of blackheads and pimples.
If, on the other hand, the skin is irritated or with a tendency to redden, it is better to opt for a soothing product.
And remember that a good massage on the skin with the chosen product is always the most suitable action for an effective and long-lasting result, to restore elasticity to the skin, as well as a homogeneous and luminous complexion.