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Have you ever tried powder cleansers? They are becoming a rage these days and many brands are coming up with amazing powder cleansers which are not only mild on the skin but work better than conventional foaming cleansers too. Read this article and try making your own cleansing grains or powder cleansers.
WHAT ARE POWDER CLEANSERS?
Powder cleanser or cleansing grains are a powdered facial cleanser that is made of clays, ground oats, nuts/seeds, herbs, and other powdered ingredients that can be used to cleanse your face.
You need to wet a small amount of the powdered blend, in the palm of your hand, and cleanse your face with the wet muddy concoction as you would with your normal soap cleansers. The less watery your mixture is, the more exfoliating it will feel. For a gentler wash, add more water. Instead of plain water, you can also make a mixture using our organic hydrosols. Mixing them with honey works amazing for the skin too.
For an extra treat, you can use herbal tea, honey, yogurt, milk, or even freshly squeezed juice, instead of water and leave this concoction on your face for 4-5 minutes.
DIY POWDER CLEANSERS
They can be made using clays, grounds oats, nuts, seeds, pulses, and herbal powders. You can choose herbs according to your skin type and blend them all together and store in an airtight jar. Make sure the powders are fine enough to be used daily as a cleanser.
- 1 Tablespoon finely ground Oats
- 1 Tablespoon Kaolin Clay
- 1/2 tablespoon Organic Licorice Powder (optional)
To use: Mix a half tablespoon with rose hydrosol and rub it gently on the skin.
Oatmeal is packed with chemical compounds called saponins, which are known for their natural cleansing activity. It can also help to soothe inflamed and dry skin. As a gentle cleanser, kaolin removes the impurities and dirt from the skin without drying it or causing any redness or irritation. We added licorice for its added benefits such as healing pigmentation and healing skin discoloration.
NORMAL/ COMBINATION SKIN
To use: Mix a half tablespoon with Lavender hydrosol and rub it gently on the skin.
OILY/ACNE PRONE SKIN
- 2 Tablespoons Kaolin Clay
- 1 Tablespoon Gram Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon organic Turmeric
- 1/2 Teaspoon Activated Charcoal
To use: Mix a half tablespoon with Basil hydrosol and rub it gently on the skin.
In this cleanser, gram flour & kaolin clay work effectively in removing dirt and excess oils from the skin. Activated charcoal deeply cleans the pores and turmeric does it work to heal acne and other skin issues.
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