Cleansing/ washing the face happens to be the only recurring step in our skincare routine. It is a crucial step to maintain healthy and glowing skin. Which means, we might wanna reconsider our cleansing product in terms of quality and effectiveness.. Some facial washes are harsh and inadequate others are simply not effective. Nowadays, and specifically if you ran out of your favorite cleansing wash, don’t panic, there exists a fabulous home-made cleansing wash that proves to be far more beneficial and effective for your skin..
The benefits of coconut oil are tremendous, add to that baking soda and rest assured the result will be an outstanding combo! This quarantine life has somehow brought us back to basics, all natural, organic and toxin-free never sounded better. As you mix this homemade concoction you will realize how easy and available within your kitchen ingredients it is. Read along..
The main two ingredients are organic coconut oil and baking soda. Simply combine and mix. Portions of each differ according to skin type..
People with sensitive skin should use a ratio of two parts coconut oil to one part baking soda, 2:1. Those who wish to exfoliate their skin should use equal parts of each ingredient, 1:1. Mix it together well and then massage it gently onto your face in circular motions. You can leave it on for a couple of minutes as you would a facial mask, or you can wash it off immediately using warm water.
Why Does It Work?
Here’s a breakdown.
Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial agent and helps to unclog pores by fighting against and ridding it of germs. Baking soda works well at cleaning our skin because it’s effective at regulating pH since it’s not overly acidic or too alkaline, rather it falls right in the middle. When it interacts with things in our pores or on our skin that are either acidic or alkaline it naturally reacts to neutralize them and leaves us with neutral, balanced skin.
What Simple Tweaks Would Do
In order to extend the benefits even more you can customize this concoction according to your needs. For example, I prepared 2 portions of the above recipe; one for my 2 teenagers and one for myself. The purpose differs, they need acne-free skin, I need a younger-looking and an anti-aging potion. These different needs call for simple tweaks, or rather additives.
For acne treatment- I added 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil.
For anti-aging purposes- I squeezed a vitamin E oil gel pill.
For Whiter Teeth- Use as your toothpaste!
What Are the Results When Used 3 Times A Week?
One month after incorporating this wash into your skincare regimen, you and the people around you will witness the following..
- Skin will be smooth, calm, and polished.
- The treatment plus fading of breakouts and acne scars.
- Clean and moisturized skin as the combo works well at exfoliating rough, dry skin
- Even-toned complexion, as the combo acts as a skin lightener so pigmentation will diminish with time..