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7 Natural Cleansers You Can Use Instead Of A Face Wash

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We do not need any homemade natural cleansers, why would we switch it to our perfectly fine face wash, isn't it?

We wash our face minimum three times in a day. That is roughly 1095 times a year and 21 times a week. Our face wash is an irredeemable product of our skin care routine, and goes just about anywhere we go.

Natural Face Wash

But, did you know your ever-so-reliable face wash comes with dark secrets?

Commercially bought cleansers are packed with toxic chemicals, artificial fragrance, synthetic ingredients and preservatives, which in the facade of cleaning your skin, suck it dry. And add just about 5 years to your age!

Skin damage is least of your worries, the hidden toxicity of cosmetic face wash gets absorbed by your system directly, which permanently disrupts your molecular structure.

Thankfully, there are natural ingredients for clear skin, which are free of toxic substances, cost nothing and also give amazing results. Don't believe us? Try it yourself!

Here are 7 home remedies to clear your skin of the dirt, which work like a charm!


Coconut Oil

It contains ample amount of antioxidants, fatty acids and antibacterial properties that flush the skin of toxins, remove dirt from the deep epidermal tissues and act as a protective barrier against the free radicals.

How It Works
Take a few drops of coconut oil in a cotton ball. Rub it gently across your face, until you feel that the dirt and grime build-up has come off. Rinse your face repeatedly with cold water. This is one of the most tested tips on how to clean your face naturally!



Milk has natural acids that not just remove dirt from deep, but also shrink pores and nourish the skin.

How It Works
Dip a cotton ball in a bowl of cold water. Squeeze out the excess. Rub it gently to remove dirt from the skin. Rinse it off with cold water. This natural face cleanser will leave your face visibly soft and fair.


Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has powerful antioxidants and aloesin that together cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin all at once.

How It Works
Take aloe vera extract in a bowl. Keep it in the refrigerator to chill for 5 minutes. Apply it on to your skin. Let it dry off. Once you feel your skin stretch, dip a cotton ball into water, squeeze out the excess and use it to wipe your face. You will see a thick layer of dirt come off. Use this homemade natural cleanser every day for best results!


Honey + Lemon Cleanser

Lemon has antiseptic properties that help prevent breakouts and honey acts as natural humectant that moisturises the skin.

How It Works
Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply it on to your face. Wait till it dries and then rinse it clean. Use this natural ingredient for clear skin as and when required.



Probably one of the best natural face wash, yogurt is a rich source of protein and lactic acid, which remove the dead skin cells, tighten pores and hydrate the skin from deep within.

How It Works

Gently massage your face with a thin layer of yogurt. It will help loosen dirt build-up. Wait for 5 minutes, and then rinse your face with cold water.


Baking Soda + Jojoba Oil

Baking soda exfoliates the skin, and jojoba oil nourishes the skin. This is one of the best homemade natural cleansers you could use.

How It Works
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 20 drops of jojoba oil. Use the concoction to scrub your skin and then rinse it off with cold water. Use this homemade face cleanser every day for skin that is visibly soft and clear.



Cucumber has natural coolant and cleansing properties that help hydrate your skin and, at the same time, remove the dirt from the deep skin layer.

How It Works
Apply a thin coat of cucumber juice on to your face. Wait till it dries and then rinse it clean.

If you have any more tips on how to clean your face naturally, do share them with us at the comment section below!

Read more about: face wash, coconut oil, olive oil, yogurt
Story first published: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 14:30 [IST]
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