New year is fast approaching . Have you guys made your 2017 resolutions yet? Well, I have made some and my important resolution for this year is self care. No matter how busy or lazy I am, i decided to take out some time for myself everyday — to take care of my skin and health, to feed my skin with healthy and natural ingredients. As a baby step towards my goal, i gave a break to my usual face wash and started washing my face with an all natural cleansing powder, which I am going to tell you now. I used to use this in my college days, but some how stopped using it on a regular basis.
Mix all the ingredients and store in an air tight container. You can put this over your bathroom counter and no need to worry about the mixture going bad as all the ingredients are in powder form. Use this to clean your face instead of your regular face wash. If you have normal to dry skin, mix it with yogurt and if your skin is combination or oily, mix it with rose water. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off by massaging in gentle, circular motion.
Usually In the mornings, I am in a rush and so I leave it for only 5 – 10 mins. But in the evenings, I stick to 20 minutes.
The ingredients used in this recipe are carefully chosen, keeping their acne curing benefits in mind.
Yogurt is a great natural cleanser. Lactic acid present in the milk is a naturally occurring Alpha hydroxy acid, which gently exfoliates the skin. People with acne are often suggested to eat foods rich in probiotics because the good bacteria in them maintain gut health and reduce inflammation. So, why not apply some of this awesome goodness topically? History says that Queen Cleopatra used to indulge in fermented milk baths. Is this one reason not enough for you to go rub some yogurt on your face now ? 😀
Any face wash meant for acne prone skin contains anti-bacterial properties and so does this one too!
Neem is rich in anti bacterial properties and is a natural source of salicylic acid.
Basil is a medicinal herb which kills acne causing bacteria like no other cream on the market.
Rose Water has astringent properties and is great for acne and scars.
NOTE: If you apply makeup, first remove it using a makeup removing wipe or oil and then, follow up with this mask. This mask will not help in removing makeup.
Try this out and let me know in the comments how it worked for you. Happy new year! Keep smiling and stay beautiful!