DIY: 5 Natural Ways To Make Your Own Facial Cleanser

As a woman who struggled with acne for more than a decade, I understand how frustrating it can be to spend thousands of dollars on doctor visits and special chemical-laden creams that don't work or even make your skin more irritated.

I started searching for alternatives and found that some of the best skin treatments are pure, whole-food based facials you can give yourself at home in minutes. In fact, you likely have many of these items in your fridge right now!

Find the facial ingredient that works best for your skin-type below, and witness the magic of Mother Nature doing her good work:

Raw honey

The enzymes in raw honey eat up dead skin cells and reveal your most smooth and supple skin. It’s great for people with sensitive, normal or combination skin. 


-Apply honey to dry skin.
-Leave on for 15 minutes.
-Rinse off with warm water.
-No need for post-facial moisturizer, the honey will leave your skin hydrated and soft as a baby's bottom.

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The healthy oils in the avocado soothe and moisturize dry or sensitive skin.


-Mash up your avocado facial in a small bowl. For combination skin, add a squeeze of a lemon or lime wedge (as a natural astringent) and mix it together.
-Slather on and let your skin soak up the moisture for 10 minutes.
-Remove with warm water and a washcloth.

Again, no need for post-facial moisturizer on this one either!


This one’s my favorite!

For skin that needs regular exfoliation, pineapple will become your new BFF. Plus, you'll smell like a tropical drink! 


-You can use the inside of the rind of fresh cut pineapple, or small pieces of the juicy fruit.
-Apply to dry skin, avoiding the eyes.
-Leave on for 5-7 minutes.
-Rinse with warm water.

The enzymes work like little Pac-Men, eating up all the dead skin cells, while bromelain offers anti-inflammatory properties.

If pineapple is too acidic, you can try strawberries instead.

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Raw egg yolk

This sulfur-rich mask is great for those with acne-prone skin. Make sure your yolk’s from a healthy, pastured, humanely-raised chicken, of course!


-Whip yolk in a small bowl.
-Apply to cleansed face, avoiding the eyes, and allow to dry.
-Remove with warm water and a washcloth. 


Cooling and soothing, cucumber is perfect for reducing redness, inflammation and puffiness.


-Pulse cucumber in blender and apply to face
-Leave on for 5 minutes.
-Rinse with warm water. 

This hydrating mask is especially wonderful after being in the sun.
For your eyes only; cut the cuke into discs and place over your eyes while in the bathtub, or apply while giving yourself another whole-food facial treatment.

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