Cleansers are a good product to invest in because they tackle all the impurities our faces go through, throughout the day. I tend to go for the more natural options where ever possible to keep my pores unclogged and to prevent breakouts.
1.Oatmeal face wash / exfoliator
Get some Oats and blend them so they get into a powdered consistency. Take a small amount (teaspoon) into the palm of your hand and add water & honey to make it turn into a paste. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse the paste off with warm water in circular motions to allow the Oats to exfoliate your skin and get rid of any dead skin or impurities, leaving your skin feeling soft.
The benefits are amazing : It absorbs oils and removes impurities, this is very good for sensitive skin as it is not harsh. it is also overflowing with anti-oxidants which is used to fight free radicals.
Watch a video tutorial here.
2.Honey facial cleanser
Squirt a small amount of honey (less than a teaspoon) into the palm of your hand. Rub the honey between your palms and then massage into your face before rinsing it off with warm water. Honey can be used on its own or mixed with milk or cream for a cleanser especially for dry skin. If you have extremely oily skin, try adding a little lemon juice to the honey.
3.Coal face facial soap
You can buy this from Lush and it lasts for a long time. Take a little into your hand and use water to create foam which you can scrub on your face. I can literally feel my face getting cleaner with every use. It sucks out all the dirt and makeup from my skin leaving it feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
4.Tea Tree Exfoliating scrub
Tea tree is known for its purifying and antibacterial properties. When I use this on my face and massage it in circular motions, I can feel the Walnut Shell granules exfoliating my skin. Once I rinse my face, it always feels so much clearer and looks brighter. The peppermint oil really opens up my pores giving me a cool sensation on my face which really revitalises my skin.
5.Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser
Aloe Vera is another minieral which is recognised for its soothing properties. It is long lasting and does not irritate your skin, so it is perfect for those who have sensitive skin. It is a bit expensive; £9.50 for 200ml from The Body Shop so it may not be the best product for those of us more budget conscious.