Skin care products are all the rage these days. It seems like there is a lot of trust placed into the claims of them working wonders. They advertise ‘disappearing acne,’ ‘natural beauty,’ and ‘flawless skin.’ So, there are countless skin care products on the market, from cleansers, peels, scrubs and face wash to creams, moisturizers, and serums.
Let`s take the facial cleanser for example. Examining the back of it is a bit irritating. What does this term actually mean? Even if you ask someone knowledgeable on the topic, you will not get an answer as most of the words are confusing. So, who can explain what these treatments actually do to our faces?
The Inside View on What You Are Rubbing On Your Face
When it comes to skin care, besides the many unhealthy ingredients, many products are placed on the market without satisfactory testing:
“There are industry trade secrets and formulations that for industry reasons are kept from the consumer,” says Elizabeth Sword, executive director of the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition. “This prevents the consumer from making fully informed decisions.”
The good news is that there is a way to separate yourself from the health risks and to get rid of the skin blemishes at the same tine: making your own facial scrub.
Coconut Oil as a Facial Moisturizer
Coconut oil is widely known for its moisturizing and antimicrobial properties which are ideal for cleansing the face. Amazingly, it is capable of killing off the bacteria that create pimples. The oil will hydrate and moisturize your skin, without making it feel irritated as other products do. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that relieve the symptoms of conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Baking Soda for the Skin
Baking soda is an essential part of any kitchen cabinet, and is typically used as rising agent in foods. However, it turns out that it works as great face exfoliator as well, which is especially beneficial for removing blackheads. Rubbing this scrub on your face will make it feel soft and rejuvenated. Baking soda also soothes sunburns, so this DIY facial cleanser is ideal for those who burn easily.
DIY Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Facial Scrub
Using coconut oil as facial moisturizer will definitely change the way you look at your skin. You probably have these ingredients at home already, so that is an added bonus. Don’t wait any longer! Grab coconut oil and baking soda and prepare this facial cleanser right away. It is simple, all-natural, cheap, yet extremely effective.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup baking soda
If your coconut oil is liquidy and warm, it will be much simpler and easier to use. Mix the ingredients until fully combined. Simple as that! Transfer the facial cleanser in a shallow jar for easier access and use. Scrub the face as you usually do and feel the huge difference.