7 Ways You Can Cleanse Your Skin Naturally At Home

Who doesn’t like to have a clean, soft, and glowing skin! True that the beauty industry is full of skincare treatments, but the fact that these skincare products are loaded with chemicals is often neglected. Harmful chemicals like parabens, synthetic colors, formaldehyde, artificial fragrances, and a lot more are found in them. This is why basic skincare using natural ingredients is necessary for your skin.

People have different types of skin: dry, oily, combination, acne-prone, and sensitive, to name a few. Skincare is heavily dependent on the texture and type of your skin. Remember that your skin texture can vary with seasonal changes as well. For instance, a person with normally oily skin may experience dryness in winter. So, your skincare regime should also take care of the seasonal change in your skin. Just head to the kitchen and use everyday ingredients that nature has gifted you with.

Here are 7 natural cleansers that can keep your skin soft and make it glow naturally.

1. Yogurt

If you have an oily to combination

type of skin, yogurt can be a great natural remedy. Yogurt contains probiotic bacteria that is food for radiant skin and beautiful hair, according to research done on animals.1 Cleansing your face with yogurt will clean as well as prevent your skin from any damage.

How To Use This Cleanse

For oily to combination skin:

  • Take 2 teaspoons of yogurt and massage your face and neck with it.
  • Do it every evening after you come back from work or after you are done with the day’s chores.
  • After a good massage, wash your face with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat this cleanse daily for the best results.

Note: If you feel that your skin has become too oily after the cleanse, do not worry as it is the result of the naturally oily texture of yogurt.

2. Papaya

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If you have a combination type of skin, you can use papaya for cleansing. Papaya has powerful cleansing enzymes such as papain to cleanse the skin and help in reducing tan and dark patches on the skin. Another benefit of papayas is that they can add natural alpha-hydroxy acids to the skin.2

How To Use This Cleanse

For combination skin:

  • Take some ripe papaya, mash it, and then, mix it with milk and oatmeal to make a scrub.
  • Massage your face and neck with this mixture to exfoliate your skin naturally.
  • Wash this natural scrub off with water.
  • Use this scrub once every week.

Note: If you feel that your skin has become dry after this natural exfoliation, use a light moisturizer.

3. Strawberries

Another effective cleansing remedy for oily to combination skin is mashed strawberries. Strawberries contain natural enzymes and powerful antioxidants, which are extremely beneficial for

the skin.3 4 With an external dose of vitamin C, strawberries will help your skin look smooth and will bestow a bright glow to it.

How To Use This Cleanse

For oily to combination skin:

  • Take three to four strawberries and mash them in a bowl.
  • Rub it on the face and neck and leave it on for 5 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.
  • You can use this strawberry cleanse once in three days.

4. Orange Peel And Lemon Juice

This cleanse is great for people with dry skin. If you want to clear the dirt,

makeup, and grime from the skin pores, use a mixture of orange peel and lemon juice on your skin. By using this cleanse, you will effectively remove any dirt and grime from the skin and gently exfoliate as well. Orange peel and lemon juice are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which are beneficial for the skin.5

How To Use This Cleanse

For dry skin:

  • Take the juice of half a lemon and mix 10 teaspoons each of almond oil and olive oil to it.
  • Take a teaspoon of this mixture at a time and add it to some powdered orange peel to make a paste.
  • Rub this paste gently onto the skin, including the area around your eyes.
  • Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.
  • Repeat this cleansing method two to three times a week.

Note: You can store the mixture of lemon juice, almond oil, and

olive oil in a bottle and make more of it using the same ratio.

5. Gram Flour

Ayurveda has been using gram flour as a cleanser for almost all types of skin for thousands of years. To use gram flour effectively, it needs to be mixed with yogurt to make a paste. This paste should be used to massage oily to combination types of skin. If gram flour is mixed with milk, it works incredibly well on dry skin. Milk and gram flour paste helps in cleansing and improving dry skin conditions.

How To Use This Cleanse

For oily or combination skin:

  • Take 1 tablespoon gram flour in a bowl.
  • Mix it with enough yogurt to make a thick paste.
  • Apply it evenly to your face and neck and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water to get oil-free skin.

For dry skin:

  • Take 1 tablespoon gram flour in a bowl.
  • Mix it with enough milk to make a thick paste.
  • Apply it to your face and neck evenly and
    leave it on to dry.
  • Wash it off with water to get beautiful skin.

6. Fuller’s Earth

Known as Multani Mitti in Ayurvedic circles, fuller’s earth has been used since time immemorial to clarify the skin and cleanse it thoroughly. It is a type of mineral-rich clay that comes in the form of a fine powder. Because it makes your skin dry, fuller’s earth works better for people with oily skin. Fuller’s earth helps in removing excess oil, dirt, and dead cells from the skin.

How To Use This Cleanse

For oily skin:

  • Take 2 teaspoons of fuller’s earth in a bowl.
  • Add a pinch of powdered camphor to it and mix it with water to make a paste.
  • Massage it onto wet skin and leave it to dry.
  • Once it dries, wash it off to get soft and bright skin naturally.
  • Add this remedy to your weekly beauty regime.

7. Tomatoes

Tomatoes help in cleaning the skin, tackle open pores, and make the skin look soft and
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Tomatoes are amazing when it comes to cleansing sensitive skin naturally. They contain salicylic acid that makes them effective cleansers for acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid has proven to be very effective in treating acne lesions.6 Tomatoes also contain lycopene, a compound that might protect people from sunburn. Apart from topical application, ingesting tomatoes also help improve sun-burnt skin and even prevent sunburns.7 Include tomatoes in your diet and apply tomato halves to tackle open pores, provide relief from acne, and make your skin supple by tightening it.

How To Use This Cleanse

For acne-prone, sensitive skin:

  • Take one half of a cold tomato at a time to rub it onto your skin.
  • Leave it to dry for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with water.
  • Repeat this process three days a week.

For sensitive, sun-burnt skin:

  • Take tomatoes and yogurt and blend them in a blender.
  • Apply the paste on the sun-burnt areas.
  • Leave it to dry for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off and pat dry.
  • Repeat this process three days a week.

With these natural skin cleansers at hand, you won’t have to worry about commercial skin cleansers anymore. Just use these home remedies wisely with the right combinations in right amounts. You will easily be able to flaunt your beautiful skin in no time.