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DIY Cleansers For Oily and Acne Prone Skin

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Cleanser is what we use to cleanse our skin am and pm, since soap and water cleansing can be too drying for some.
There are some natural homemade cleanser recipes for all skin types, as you all know cleansers same as other beauty treatment should according to one’s skin type. (Knowing your skin type)

DIY cleanser for oily/acne prone skin

All-purpose honey cleanser
2 tbsps. liquid soap (liquid castile soap works well)
¼ cup of honey
¼ cup of rose water (distilled water may be used instead
Stir all ingredients, being careful not to beat as this will cause the soap to foam. Pour in a clean container one with a pour spout or pump is nice.
Pour a small amount in your palm and massage gently in to skin( can also be used as shampoo or body wash). Rinse thoroughly off with tepid water.

Strawberry cleanser
6 whole strawberry (cleansed don’t have to remove the bulls)
3 tbsps. witch hazel
2 tbsps. honey
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a jar and cover, keep in refrigerator.

Citrus fruit cleanser
Peel (any citrus fruits) one grapefruit
2 tbsps. grapefruit juice (or any citrus fruit)
2 tsps. Of olive oil/jojoba oil/ grape seed oil
3 tbsps. honey
Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 2 minutes until very hot but not boiling to release all the essential oils from the citrus peels, or by placing the bowl in a pan of boiling water.
Let the mixture cool completely. Pour the mixture through a strainer to remove all citrus peel. Store in a airtight container
Use instead of soap to cleanse your skin.

Yogurt cleanser
3 tbsps. organic plain yogurt
1 ½ tbsps. Honey
I capsule of probiotics
Mix together and use. This cleanser should be when you need to use and can also be used as cleansing mask (facial mask link)

ABS Cleanser
1 African black soap melted to form liquid
¼ cup of glycerin
¼ rose water
Mix together well and place in air tight container and use when needed. Can be also as body wash.


½ cup equivalent to 8 tbsps. And ¼ is to 4 tbsps.

Cleansers should rinse off with tepid water then follow by splashes of cold/freezing water to seal pores.

All traces of make should be removed before using cleanser.

Double cleansing i.e. cleansing the skin twice instead of once is beneficial, first cleanse remove dirt and dead cells, while second cleanse cleanses the pores well.

Cleanse your face twice daily morning and night.

Moisturize after cleansing with lotion, oil or cream suitable for skin type.

Make sure hands are clean before using cleanser, so as not to be transferring dirt back in to your skin.

If you don’t care for your skin, who will?

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