Are you afraid of the toxins and harsh chemicals that are often present in skincare products? You are not alone! With increased awareness about the dangers of certain popular skincare ingredients, many people are gravitating towards clean and green beauty. And what could be greener and safer than food-grade ingredients? DIY skincare recipes are trending and are gaining new followers every day.
Beauty blogger of the week Jenni Raincloud (@jenniraincloud) is a staunch supporter of the green beauty movement. She believes that if you can’t eat it, you should not put it on your face, for the most part. Jenni loves to create DIY skincare recipes with clean and organic ingredients. Moreover, Jenni is an esthetician with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. So, her DIY face cleanser is certainly worth a shot!
Jenni’s DIY Exfoliating Cleanser Recipe
Jenni has recently discovered the intriguing concept of cleansing grains. These are dry ingredients that you can use as an exfoliating cleanser or mask. All you have to do is prepare your cleansing grains and store them in a jar.
For each cleanse, take out a small amount of the mixture, add water, then massage all over your face. She says that this is her go-to cleansing routine when she isn’t wearing makeup, and it is suitable for sensitive skin too!
How To Prepare Jenni’s DIY Cleanser
To prepare this effective cleanser cum mask, you will need the following ingredients:
- Kaolin Clay – The gentlest form of clay to unclog and deep clean the pores.
- Organic Oatmeal – Contains saponins that have skin-cleansing properties while being gentle.
- Lavender and Chamomile – Soothing herbs that will calm your skin and senses.
- Coconut Milk Powder – Soothing and hydrating.
Add all the ingredients except the Kaolin clay in equal proportions to a grinder. Grind to a fine powder and add an equal portion of kaolin clay. Mix well and store in a clean and dry container.
How To Use Jenni’s Cleansing Grains
To use the cleansing grain mixture you have prepared, mix a small quantity of the powder with water or a hydrosol of your choice. Once you get a paste, apply it in circular motions to your face. You can rinse it off after massaging for a minute or leave it on for 10 minutes as a mask. The cleansing grains will leave your skin clean and calm and without dryness or irritation.