Using a facial cleanser as a part of your daily skin care ritual is one of the essential outward practices to maintaining clean, healthy skin. Many acneâ€“fighting and exfoliating facial cleansers and masks contain little beads to help â€œpolishâ€ the skin by taking dead layers off, while a creamy and cleaning base should help moisturize and condition.
Instead of shelling out money and being wasteful in the process of trial and error in trying to find a product that works for your skin, try making it 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 all the fillers and toxic ingredients in normal store-bought cosmetics, these two ingredients are safe for your skin.
These two products work together very well in treating acne, redness, scarring and removing excess dirt, oil and exfoliating dead skin off. Mixing two very different products together like coconut oil and baking soda to target every key goal needed in a cleanser for sensitive skin can produce some amazing results.
How to Use Baking Soda and Coconut Oil as a Deep Cleanser
Youâ€™ll only need two ingredients:
- Coconut oil
- Baking soda
To determine the amount of each needed, you first need to know what your skin type is and what results you are going for. For more sensitive skin, use at least a 2:1 ratio of coconut oil to baking soda. If you need more of an exfoliator, use a 1:1 ratio.
Simply mix the ingredients together and apply to your skin, wet or dry. From here you can leave it on as a mask for a few minutes for an even deeper conditioning treatment, or simply wash off with warm water using gentle circular motions.