It goes without saying, that when or if you have problematic skin, working on the outside isn’t the only solution.
Great skin comes from working on what you eat, simplifying your life (in terms of stress), and having great personal hygiene.
At one point in my life I struggled with acne, and problematic skin ~ and while I don’t currently, I have learned to make many changes along the way.
We switched to Raw Milk (which did wonders for my skin), eliminated processed sugar, and ate foods high in Vitamin (Carrots, Spinach), Probiotic Rich Foods (Kefir) and incorporated Flaxseed into our diets.
But in all honesty, a GREAT facial cleanser does help too 🙂 This facial cleanser clarifies the skin without leaving a greasy residue. It will support a healthy complexion and if that is what you are looking for, then give it a try.
Homemade (DIY) Foaming Facial Cleanser
In a 10-12 oz foam pump, mix together the following ingredients ~
- 1 C. Distilled Water
- 1/4 C. Dr. Bronner’s Mild Castile Soap
- 1 Tbsp Rosehip Oil (or, you can opt for Jojoba Oil)
- 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
- 6 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 6 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Normally with essential oils you would use glass ~ however, provided the oils are diluted, and you aren’t using Citrus oils, you are safe using those above as long as you are using PET Plastic (if the oils were in higher concentration you would need to use glass). Depending on your budget, Amazon has quite a few to select from.
To make: Mix all ingredients together carefully in a 12 oz foam pump – place the topper on and tighten, then gently turn the pump to combine the ingredients. Use morning, and night when you wash your face.
About the Ingredients:
Castile Soap: Mild Cleansing Soap for Skin that is plant-based
Rosehip Oil: Great to include in beauty products, especially for skin care
Raw Honey: Antibacterial, and gives the body wash a nice, golden color
Tea Tree: Tea Tree is great for supporting healthy skin and is known for its cleansing properties.
Lavender: Soothing and calming but also has a nice, fresh floral scent.
Rosemary: Not as common in skincare as it is in hair care, but when used in skincare it has great cleansing properties and is great to support circulation and promote healthy skin (especially for problem areas!)
If you haven’t yet done so, you can also make your own body wash, too!
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Not to mention, when you purchase the starter kit, we will send you $40 in FREE items including an Amazon Gift Card, and reference materials to help you get started on your oily journey, in addition to access to several Facebook groups for training, too.