5 Natural Home-Made Cleanses For Oily Skin

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Today’s guest post is by Matt Neputin of Guillermo’s Salon:

It’s hard for many of us to imagine, but not that long ago there were no skin-care products on the market. Our ancestors didn’t have a favorite brand of shampoo, they made their own. While today the modern woman uses products that can be expensive and worse, often contain toxins.

Fresh fruits and vegetables were used for skin clearing all around the world for a millennia. Even Cleopatra took milk baths and I know from experience that in Poland not as far back as 50 years ago, women would use butter as a moisturizer.

The trick with using those natural fruit and vegetable ‘cosmetics’ is that different combinations of fruits and vegetables are optimal for different skin types.  Since our skin reacts profoundly to climate change, different treatments have to be applied during different seasons.

This article will be dedicated to those of you that have oily skin and will teach you how to perform natural skin cleanses throughout the year.

During Winter Clean Your Skin With Papaya

Papaya literary digests dead skin cells and is optimal for oily skin.

You’ll need:
½ ripe papaya (Fresh frozen if fresh is not available)
5 teaspoons of witch hazel

  1. Peel the papaya, cut it in half, and remove the seeds.
  2. In a food processor or blender, mix the ingredients together.
  3. Then pour a small amount of this onto a clean wet sponge or washcloth.
  4. Gently wash your face and neck with this every morning and evening.
  5. Rinse it off with warm water.

Or Alternatively Use Pomegranate

The red juice found in pomegranate is rich in antioxidant. This recipe also contains dairy to provide soothing exfoliation and alkalizing baking soda.

You’ll need:
¼ cup pomegranate juice
¼ cup nonfat milk
1 teaspoon baking soda

  1. Combine all of these ingredients in a blender and pour a small amount of this onto a clean wet sponge.
  2. Gently wash your face and neck with this every morning and evening.
  3. Rinse with warm water.

During Spring Try The Milk And Baking Soda Cleanser

This natural cleanser is a great detoxifier. Baking soda neutralizes acidity so when mixed with water, it’s the perfect way to keep oily skin sparkling clean all spring.

During Summer Try Grapefruit

The citric acid found in grapefruits rejuvenates the skin and closes pores.

You’ll need:
¼ cup grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon of olive oil
½ teaspoon flour

  1. Combine the grapefruit juice and olive oil in a blender and mix them well.
  2. Then pour it all into a bowl and add flour to thicken it.
  3. To apply, pour a small amount of this onto a sponge.
  4. Gently wash your face with this every morning and evening, and rinse with warm water.

During Autumn Try Apple- Cleanses

In this cleanse we’ll use 2 tablespoons of apple juice. 1 tablespoon of old-fashioned oatmeal (Not the instant or steel-cut kind you find so often in stores)  and ¼ cup of  mineral water.

The oatmeal in this recipe gently cleanses your skin, while the mineral water’s high silica content strengthens the cells between the collagen and elastin fibers.  It also slows the formation of wrinkles. In turn the apple juice has a toning and softening effect which will allow your skin to stay flawless all autumn.

  1. Combine the oatmeal and apple juice in a small bowl.
  2. Then slowly add the mineral water to create a thick, creamy mixture.
  3. After preparation. Pour a small amount of it onto a  sponge and gently wash your face  and neck with it every morning and evening.
  4. Rinse it with warm water.

Matt works at Guillermo’s Salon in Sarasota, Florida and enjoys writing about skin care solutions and alternative medicine.

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