Everybody wants to have clean, unblemished facial skin, and cosmetic companies are taking advantage of this by selling a variety of facial cleansers at insanely high prices. But why spend so much money on in effective cosmetic products when you can make your own homemade all-natural facial cream?
This is why I am going to present to you an effective homemade facial cream. This cream is only made up of two ingredients which you probably already have in your house-baking soda and coconut oil. These two ingredients are all you need to treat troubled skin. They are easily available, cheap and don’t contain any harmful ingredients.
Baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate) is often used in baking. People also use it as a polishing agent. This ingredient can act as a substitute for most household cleaners and don’t contain the toxins and chemicals that are found in them. It also just as, if not more, effective than these products.
Baking soda is also commonly used as a cosmetic product. It is used as a teeth whitener and deodorant. It is also very effective at treating acne. These there is a pH imbalance in the human body it can cause skin infections, and, being an amphoretic compound (meaning it can act as a base or an acid), baking soda can be used to correct the skin’s pH balance. This is why you can use baking soda as an aid in healing breakouts.
Coconut oil can act as both an antibacterial substance and a moisturizing substance. The presence of natural, healthy fats in coconut oil helps fight against moisture loss through the pores of your skin. Coconut oil can moisturize and sooth skin blemishes.
Although it may seem uncomfortable to put baking soda on your face, the coconut oil balances out the harshness of the baking soda, making it safe for sensitive skin.
How to clean your face with baking soda and coconut oil
It is important to know what type of skin you have when creating the substance that you will eventually put on your face. If you have sensitive skin, use a 2:1 ratio of coconut oil to baking soda. If you want to deeply exfoliate your skin, use a 1:1 raito of coconut oil to baking soda.
Mix these two ingredients and apply it to your skin gently. You can either leave the mixture as a mask on your face for a few minutes for a very deep skin cleansing treatment, or wash it off with warm water.
And there you have it! An effective, homemade face wash without all of the harmful chemical additives of store bought ones.
Baking soda polishing agent: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3867493/
pH imbalance and skin infections: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535073/
Baking soda amphoretic properties: http://www.sodiumsulfate.org/Sodium-Bicarbonate.html
Coconut oil antibacterial properties: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24328700
Coconut oil moisturizing properties: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/coconut-oil-for-skin.html