The cleansing milk and facial tonic are the basis for cosmetic facial cleansing, supermarkets and stores are stocked with all kinds of brands and variations to suit everyone’s needs, but there are also recipes for getting these cosmetics at home, saving you money and knowing what they are made of. Let’s see how to realize them.
Cleansing milk and facial tonic natural ingredients
A great DIY cleanser can be made with yogurt. Milk and dairy products contain substances that nourish the skin from the outside, since it transfers the latter protein cells and vitamins. Cleopatra knew that well, and to maintain her beauty took baths in milk on a daily basis. Without exaggeration like the queen of ancient Egypt, here’s what it takes to make the cleanser:
- 1/2 cup of yogurt, organic recommended, more rich in vitamins and antioxidants (never use however flavored yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 3 drops of essential oil, perfect for soothing, like chamomile or eucalyptus
- 1 teaspoon of oil enriched with vitamin E
Cleansing milk and facial tonic – preparation process step by step:
Put the yogurt in a regular sized bowl and when it reaches room temperature, add the lemon juice, which plays an astringent effect, and finally the soothing essential oil.
Stir everything until it’s mixed well, once you got your cleanser ready pour it into a container or bottle.
It’s necessary to keep the container in the refrigerator for no more than 10 days, since it goes bad easily.
The substance you just made has nourishing and cleansing effects and is applied in small amounts, gently rubbed and massaged into the skin, after that removed and rinsed with warm water.
Now that you got your home made cleanser, we move to the next phase: facial cleansing ends with the application of tonic, which balances the pH levels, closes the pores and prepares the skin for creams and beauty products. A tonic suitable for all skin types can be done at home using pine needles and witch-hazel extract.
Witch-hazel is a concentrated combination of many beneficial substances; flavonoids, tannins, mineral salts, acids and is a valuable venous vasoconstrictor that acts on microcirculation, decongestant and mineralizer.
Pine needles, on the other hand, are rich in vitamin C and have antiseptic properties. These two ingredients give life to a tonic with a mild astringent and cleansing function, suitable for all types of skin. Here’s how to prepare it:
- 1 cup of pine needles (in a bio pharmacy or better yet, collected from a walk in the mountain)
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 1 cup of witch-hazel extract
Put the pine needles to boil with distilled water, when it comes to a boil state turn off the heat and let it cool, remove the needles, filter the liquid and add the witch-hazel extract, afterwards put everything in a clean glass bottle, that can hold at least 250 gr. of the product. Store in a cool and dark place.
For use, spread on the face with a cotton ball without rinsing at the end.