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Homemade Facial Cleanser Recipe

This homemade facial cleanser can be made with items from your kitchen.
Story by Gina DeBacker, Recipe by Janice Cox
July/August 2013
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Facial cleansers should be a fundamental part of a daily skin-care regimen. With items from your kitchen, you can concoct a safe and effective blend. Oatmeal is a mild and soothing skin cleanser that is especially well-suited for sensitive skin, while honey is a natural antiseptic that can also work as a luxurious mask all on its own. For more DIY beauty recipes like this one, read the original article, 6 Basic Homemade Beauty Products.

Homemade Facial Cleanser Recipe

• 1 cup warm water
• 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
• 1 tablespoon honey

1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend  on high speed until mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour into a clean container with a lid. 

2. To use: Gently massage a dime-size amount of this cleanser into your skin. Scrub skin, rinse well with tepid water and pat skin dry. Makes 4 ounces.

Facial Cleanser Variations

Moisture Boost: For dry skin, add 1 teaspoon of natural oil, such as almond or sunflower, to make a moisturizing cleanser.

■ Astringent: Add 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice or witch hazel to your mixture to treat oily skin.

Skin Beautifier: Swap honey with 1 tablespoon agave nectar. Agave nectar is a natural humectant that also may provide anti-aging benefits.








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