Washing your face on a daily basis is both a satisfaction as well as a basic need for your face. Whether it is a part of your daily routine, or a special treatment for your face once a week, you would still want to know what it contains.
That is very hard to find out, as practice has shown. If you ask a pharmacist to tell you the difference between one facial and the other, or give you an explanation about the content of it, you will get surprised. They are not familiar with it thoroughly, and some of the ingredients are also hidden, i.e. cannot be found in the content of the product. Facial cleaners can be found in various forms and packages.
Their price can vary from the cheapest ones you can find on sale to the extremely expensive ones, produced by well-known brands on the market. The cheapest ones may just clean your face daily, but the most expensive ones can “improve” acnes, remove makeup, and “give” you a new face. However satisfying this may look, most of these facial products contain a lot of chemicals that can seriously harm your health.
They contain a lot of fillers and toxic ingredients unsafe for eating, let alone to put on your face. The key ingredient in these facial brand creams is the main component of plastic – phthalates.
Unfortunately, this ingredient is left unnoted in the labels. Many of the products are put on sale without being properly tested previously. Additionally, consumers face the trade secrets when dealing with the content. Some products are kept as a secret that the consumers are not allowed to know.
Make your own facial
There is a simple solution to the endless checking on the labels in the market. You will never have to worry about spending so much money to find the perfect product that will work for you particularly, because every skin is different.
It is both cheap and satisfying. It is cheap because you surely have it at home and you don’t even have to buy it, and at the same time satisfying because there is nothing better than preparing your own facial on a lazy Sunday.
This easy facial is quickly prepared at home using natural ingredients and will provide all the nutrients for a clean, shiny, and healthy skin. You only need two products that you surely keep in your cupboard at home: coconut oil and baking soda. This combination is absolutely free of any chemical found in the market facials and is both safe and beneficial for your skin.
Why you should use baking soda
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate is used as a cooking ingredient, but it can also be used as a polishing agent or as cleaning and deodorizing agent in the household. Moreover, people have started using it in cosmetics, for cleaning their teeth and as a deodorant. What most people don’t know, though, is that it can be used in treating acnes.
Soda can correct the skin’s pH balance because it is an amphoteric compound and helps in healing breakouts. These healing breakouts are common when there is such an imbalance. Skin health says a lot about a person’s overall health condition and what is going on in the body from the inside as well as from the outside.
Therefore, it is of crucial importance that you nourish it. Your face will be grateful if you rub baking soda on it, because it will become soft. Baking soda also soothes sunburns, so it is also recommended for people who burn easily.
How can coconut oil help?
Coconut oil has various healing, moisturizing, and antibacterial qualities, which can aid in nourishing and soothing the skin’s blemishes. This ingredient is much softer than baking soda, and will therefore provide a balance for the “harsh” baking soda. Even the most sensitive skin will appreciate this facial because it is so natural and reviving.
The coconut oil will help in killing the bacteria, which are to blame for the creation of pimples. Also, it will provide moisture to the skin. Some studies show that coconut oil can alleviate the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. When you decide to buy coconut oil, make sure you get a wet-milled virgin one, as it is richer in antioxidants.
Recipe for the facial
You will need:
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup baking soda
Important note: if your skin is sensitive, you can use the oil and the baking soda in a 2:1 ratio, respectively.
In order to have a successful facial, use a warm coconut oil to ease the process.
- Mix the two ingredients and add a little warm water if necessary. The texture needs to be a bit gritty.
- Place it in a shallow jar so that it is easy for you to access.
- Apply the mixture to your face. Scrub and massage your skin gently with circular movements.
- Wash off and feel the enormous difference in your skin, which is now softer and moisturized!