Washing your face daily is essential to maintaining clear healthy skin and a glowing complexion. Equally important is what you use to wash your face with. Some facial cleansers are incredibly harsh and can end up harming the delicate skin on our faces, while others are weak and ineffective. If you’ve ever read the list of ingredients on the packaging of face wash, then you know they’re chock full of chemicals and things you’re likely unfamiliar with and can’t pronounce. Sometimes less is more, and when it comes to our faces, the simpler the better.
Instead of spending lots of money on products that may not even work for your skin, you can make your natural cream at home with only two ingredients you probably already have: coconut oil and baking soda. Not only are these two ingredients readily available, they are also highly effective in treating problematic skin. Unlike the chemicals and toxic ingredients in normal store-bought cosmetics, these two ingredients are safe for your skin, and can be eaten as well. This is exactly what you need when finding products to treat the body’s largest organ from both the outside and inside.
When mixed together, these two products work very well in treating acne, redness, scarring and removing excess dirt, oil and exfoliating dead skin off. The final results are amazing.
Sodium bicarbonate, or ”baking soda”, is often used in homemade baked goods, as a polishing agent, a deep cleaning and deodorizing agent for household use. It can replace many harsh and toxic household cleaners and provide excellent results.
Baking soda is used as cosmetic (such as teeth and deodorant) as well. It is a natural beauty solution, also highly effective in treating acne. Most often an imbalance in pH can cause skin breakouts, and being an amphoteric compound, baking soda can be used to correct the skin’s pH balance, therefore aid in healing breakouts.
Meanwhile, coconut oil has antibacterial, healing and moisturizing properties that condition, nourish, and soothe the skin’s blemishes. It is a much gentler product than baking soda, and when mixed together, coconut oil balances out baking soda’s harshness, making it safe for even the most sensitive skin. You can use any kind of natural coconut oil, but wet-milled traditional virgin coconut oils show better results.